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Howard signs Camp Ilchester purchase agreement

Howard County has completed the purchase agreement for Camp Ilchester. In May, the Howard County Council approved the County Executive Calvin Ball’s proposal to include $6 million in the budget to acquire the 21-acre property from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Howard County intends to preserve Camp Ilchester as green space, keeping up to 105 housing units out of the development pipeline […]

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Bipartisan Council majority passes Arundel’s fiscal ’23 budget

The Anne Arundel County Council passed County Executive Steuart Pittman’s fiscal 2023 budget in a bipartisan 6-1 vote. Voting in favor were Chair Lisa Rodvien, and Councilmembers Andrew Pruski, Sarah Lacey, Allison Pickard, Nathan Volke and Amanda Fiedler.  The budget includes a tax cut that lowers the income tax rate on the first $50,000 of […]

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MEA partners with X-energy, Frostburg State

The Maryland Energy Administration announced a partnership to determine the potential for siting an Advanced Small Modular Reactor with Maryland-based X-energy and Frostburg State University through a collaborative study.  Depending on these findings, this research will provide information on available clean energy opportunities to the state. A Maryland fossil fuel site will be examined for […]

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APL-led study culminates in development of long-range discrimination radar

Research by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, for the Missile Defense Agency Ground Sensors Directorate recently culminated in Lockheed Martin building and installing the multi-mission Long Range Discrimination Radar at Clear Space Force Station, Alaska. LRDR is a multi-mission, multi-face radar capable of conducting integrated missile defense and space domain awareness (SDA) […]

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MEA starts offshore wind website, announces awards

The Maryland Energy Administration has developed a new Maryland offshore wind website,, in partnership with the Business Network for Offshore Wind.  The website will act as a centralized source of information and resources for individuals and businesses looking to learn more about offshore wind in Maryland, the economic opportunities, and how to get involved in the […]

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Hospice of the Chesapeake acquires Calvert Hospice

Hospice of the Chesapeake has finalized the acquisition agreement of Calvert Hospice. The two organizations are now under the Hospice of the Chesapeake umbrella, which also includes Chesapeake Supportive Care, Chesapeake Life Center, Chesapeake Kids, John & Cathy Belcher Institute and Hospice of Charles County. The finalization of this acquisition brings together two local nonprofit […]

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Loyola students gain experience with U.K. firm

Loyola University Maryland students worked with Synchronoss Technologies, of Bridgewater N.J., to refine the sign-up process for Synchronoss Personal Cloud, the tech company’s app for storing, organizing and protecting digital content.  Students were tasked with examining the app’s onboarding interface as part of a project management course for undergraduates offered by Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business. […]