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When I moved to my current residence on McDaniel Avenue in Rosedale, I thought I now occupied a slice of country in the midst of a multitude of businesses. And that lasted for six whole years. McDaniel Avenue is the street of 7 residences (zoned DR5.5) surrounded by commercial enterprises (z…

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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It has been a busy session down here in Annapolis. The good news is that HB 1628 was defeated in my Ways & Means committee. This was the new tax bill that would have put a sales tax on everyday services such as haircuts, car repairs, legal fees, real estate transactions and so much more.

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I have received many emails about your opposition to the latest proposed rounds of tax increases. Let me start off by stating that I will never vote for any new tax increases!

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As climate change causes worldwide concern and prompts calls for governmental action, consumers are putting the onus on businesses to step up their sustainability standards and practices.

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Delegate Ric Metzgar (R-6) recently attended a Joint Briefing of the Baltimore City Delegation and Baltimore County Delegation about the proposed Pimlico development plan to improve Pimlico Race Course and keep the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, Horse Race in Baltimore.

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“U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign,” the Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reports, “making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become un-winnable.”

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Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives.

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The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick and choose a direction.

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In the November 7 edition of the The Avenue News, the article titled “Despite opposition, Middle River sports complex gets green light” made a series of statements that did not and do not reflect the final project plan.

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For the last three years, it has been my pleasure and a joy to serve as the editor of the Avenue News. However, this week's paper will be my last. 

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On April 15th, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the Baltimore County Council. The County Executive proposed several tax increases to balance the budget. While these are controversial, there is one area where there is broad agre…

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