Covering COVID-19


Dear readers,

As the evolving concern and impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus heightens, all of us at your local newspaper and APG Media of Chesapeake are dedicated to providing the most recent and relevant information to our community.

During these unprecedented times, it is crucial for all people to get local and reliable information from a trusted source.

As we see our role to inform and update our community of the latest news or announcements, effective immediately, all local news, public information and announcements surrounding the coronavirus will be accessible as a public service to all visitors to our websites.

If you have questions or would like to submit information, please submit your questions to us and our news teams will do our best to assist you in providing information.

Each and every day, we are grateful for the work of our associates, the support from our community and the trust our readers and clients bestow in us.

Be safe.

Jim Normandin

President and Publisher

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Bill Wolf, aka Mr. Bill, a beloved local mailman was embraced by the Essex Community Association and Essex residents this past Tuesday to celebrate his retirement. Bill has been a mailman for 36 and a half years at the Essex post office.

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Stacey Norton is proud to announce the graduation of her daughter Jennifer Ayers from Kenwood High school. So proud of you Jennifer. Love you-Mom

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Cascie Ann Kirk and Britian Andersen are happy to announce that they are engaged to be married!

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ESSEX — Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce that Richard Rohrs has been named the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Rohrs was honored May 14 at the annual Student Life Banquet, which this year was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ESSEX—People in education often get a frontline look at the trauma and poverty that young children experience growing up. Many wonder what they can do to combat those experiences and give those children the best fighting chance possible to make a good life for themselves.

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ESSEX—Mareisha Banga has combined her love for science and art into a painting, titled: Restoring the Reef, that has been chosen as a semifinalist for an international art challenge; Science Without Borders. The Avenue News reached out to Banga to learn more about her and her art work and ho…