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Harmful Bacteria Discovered in Freshwater Lakes, Streams Across MD

Water tests in Harford, Frederick and Howard counties have revealed that some lakes and streams contain high levels of harmful bacteria that may indicate the presence of fecal matter. According to a July 16 Baltimore Sun article, researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harford Community College, Hood College and Howard Community College discovered the water […]

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Extreme Heat in Southern Maryland Prompts Cooling Centers to Open

In response to extreme high temperatures and high humidity levels, communities throughout southern Maryland opened up cooling centers on Monday, July 20. According to SoMDNews.com, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory calling for temperatures reaching into the upper 90s — with a heat index of around 109 degrees — on Monday and Tuesday. […]

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Is Southern Maryland Doing Enough To Protect Disabled Citizens?

To help educate the public about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the many services it provides, the Charles County Commission on Individuals with Disabilities is hosting an event on July 20. From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Charles County government building, county officials and representatives from the College of Southern Maryland will attempt […]

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Students Face Dizzying Heat in Schools with No AC

Teachers and parents in Maryland schools are calling for changes to be made. With 30% of schools lacking air conditioning, students say that they are unable to focus on even simple tasks due to the suffocating heat. Luckily, four Baltimore area schools — Dulaney, Lansdowne, Patapsco and Woodlawn high schools — are slated for AC […]

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Chaney Foundation Gives Out 20 Beautification Grants

The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s Chaney Beautification Fund has given out 20 beautification grants to various nonprofits and schools in six different counties. The grants aim to encourage beautiful and sustainable landscapes in both Maryland and Virginia. The grants, which range to about $1,000, are given each year to 501(c)(3) organizations, government agencies, and […]