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MDE shuts down shellfish from Dorchester waters

(AP) State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a ...

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Md. rural counties lobbying group files report

FREDERICK — A 10-county partnership is lobbying state lawmakers on behalf of rural Maryland. The Frederick News Post reports that the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition’s first report shows the group spent $27,500 on lobbyists and $8,578 hosting events for lawmakers ...

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Disaster loans available to Eastern Shore counties

ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal disaster loans are being made available in six Eastern Shore counties. The loans are being made available to small businesses, agriculture cooperatives and non-profit organizations affected by drought and excessive heat ...

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Bill would require license code for sex offenders

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Richard F. Colburn wants to make sure police officers in Maryland know what they’re dealing with when they stop a sex offender on the road, especially if that sex offender has a child in the car. ...

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Poverty in 4 Md. school systems above average

More than one in four school-aged children in Somerset County and Baltimore City school districts live in poverty, the highest rates in the state, according to recently released census data. In these two school districts, plus those in Dorchester and ...

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