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Laurel Independent to debut in July

Local news will soon be delivered directly to Laurel households and businesses with the launch of the Laurel Independent, a monthly newspaper powered by former Laurel Leader editors and a group of citizens dedicated to bringing local community news back to Laurel. Beginning in July, the 16-page newspaper will be mailed for free each month to all households and businesses […]

Posted inEducation

MEA announces $1.7M in for offshore wind grants

The Maryland Energy Administration has announced $1.7 million in grant awards to six businesses and/or training centers under the fiscal 2022 Maryland Offshore Wind Capital Expenditure Grant Program and the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Grant Program. The purpose of the programs is to establish an offshore wind supply chain in Maryland by helping workforce training centers and emerging […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Bill passed to fund veterans, Maryland military facilities

The House Appropriations Committee passed legislation funding veterans programs and improvements at military facilities, including $7.6 million for a new test fabrication facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground championed by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.  In all, the $314 billion Military Construction-Veterans Affairs funding bill for fiscal year 2023 provides $601 million for improvements at Maryland installations. […]

Posted inEnvironment

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 […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

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 […]