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Join Alliance for the Bay’s Project Clean Stream

     Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. 

     One way to get out and enjoy the warm weather is to join in the annual watershed cleanup.

    Volunteers are needed to help Alliance for the Bay’s Project Clean Stream team collect trash.

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Body Count

In Anne Arundel County, Pittman pushes to get 2020 Census right

      The big 10-year census does not happen automatically. 

     The census is a hugely complicated enterprise, and the 2020 count promises to be more difficult than ever because of several factors, including lack of funds and the shift to a mainly online count.

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Historic town founded 125 years ago
    Rarely do you hear it said, “My home town hasn’t changed a bit since I was a kid.”
     Much more common is regret for the good old days. This town isn’t what it was, you might hear. It used to be so much better when we were young …
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Our heritage, our legacy

      The Old Line State turns 385 years old this week. While the official date of the founding of the colony is March 25, sites in Anne Arundel County will celebrate the weekend of March 29 thru 31.
     A wealth of historic locales, farms, parks, businesses and museums invite you in to explore for just $1 or free. 
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$10K helps make veteran-service dog matches

      Trained to retrieve items, alert their partner to important sounds such as a doorbell or alarm, operate light switches and seek help in an emergency, service dogs help many veterans and first responders with disabilities achieve independence. Partnering with a service dog is free.

       But preparing those dogs is an expensive and specialized business. The cost of the dog, medical fees and training can run close to $25,000.

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London Town joins UNESCO’s Slave Route roll

       Another historic Chesapeake site joins UNESCO’s roll of Sites of Memory.

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Your ideas wanted

      Speak up on what improvements our state roads need — sometimes desperately). Maryland Department of Transportation is seeking comment on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which includes state, regional and local plans.

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New effort to protect Chincoteague ponies

      Those wild ponies roaming Assateague Island have been around since the 17th century after surviving a shipwreck, as the story goes. They’ve withstood wars, hurricanes, drunk drivers and tourists trying to feed them potato chips.

      But four centuries after their arrival, the Chincoteague ponies may be falling victim to another scourge: climate change.

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At home or on the town

      St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17, is the anniversary of the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Kidnapped as a teen, Saint Patrick was brought to Ireland but eventually escaped to his native Britain. He later returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish. He died in the fifth century. But on March 17, at least in America, everybody is Irish....