Covering COVID-19

JIM NORMANDIN

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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I would like to thank the police of precincts 9,11 and 12 and first respnders for all that they do to keep us safe.

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Everyone deserves to be free, but over 40 million people are trapped in slavery today. On Thursday, June 25, the U.S. State Department released the 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The TIP Report sheds light on this hidden crime and ranks 187 countries, including the U.S., on their …

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As a natural resource specialist, I am often asked the question, “Is this a weed?” However, there is no “yes or no” answer to this question because a weed is merely an unwanted plant.

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This Sunday, the United States will celebrate an inconspicuous but critically important occasion: 245 years since the Continental Army formed under the command of Gen. George Washington on June 14, 1775. Its creation united the 13 colonies in their fight against British forces and was a majo…

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As a member of the Ways & Means Committee, I have been informed of all of the changes to our voting system as a result of COVID-19. This was a complex transition as we converted to mail-in ballots for the Presidential Primary. There was an opportunity to vote in person at four voting pre…

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People of all different backgrounds and races have had different reactions to how George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin and the protests that have sprung up across the nation in response to Floyd’s death.

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We have learned many lessons since the COVID-19 outbreak. One important lesson is just how critical it is for every Marylander to have access to health care. As more Marylanders lose their jobs and the health of our communities is at risk, the state’s health insurance marketplace, Maryland H…

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Delegate Ric Metzgar (R-6) will host the Annual Pause for the Pledge on Flag Day, June 14th 3 p.m. at Trinity Temple Interfaith Church 914 Essex Avenue off North Marlyn Avenue in Essex.

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Now that Maryland is starting to reopen we need to look into rebuilding our economy in the coming months and years.

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James Trudeau is a Middle River resident photographer who has captured the Covid-19 epidemic. He is also a healthcare worker on the front lines at Johns Hopkins university.

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America’s biopharmaceutical industry dwarfs most other economic sectors. It’s one of our nation’s single biggest job creators, supporting close to a million positions across the country. And its products save countless lives each year.

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There is good news from COVID-19 for this Memorial Day. We won’t be getting stuck in traffic jams. And, the meat shortage will keep us safe from our outdoor grills.

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Local Pastors will hold An Open Church Rally on Friday May 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. on the parking lot of Eastern Assembly of God, 7923 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 21222. Participants at the Open Church Rally are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. For more information, please c…

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We are killing people . They are testing wrong people for corona someone needs to test those with no symptoms as they are spreaders. Not hospital patients who we already presume covid.

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This Memorial Day we must remember and honor all the brave men and women that have fought to defend our freedoms and have given their lives to protect these precious freedoms.

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