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The Carroll County Board of Elections is seeking approval from the state to provide 13 voting centers, a third of the facilities that would typically be offered for Election Day.

When the COVID-19 crisis changed the world, Kirby and her team went to work to find new ways to support children and their families in our community. As soon as schools closed, TWOI created a food pantry, and a delivery service to 60 houses/week providing meals to students and their families. In 12 they provided 4,500 individuals with food. They are facilitating weekly ZOOM and mentoring sessions to continue to support students emotionally during this challenging season. They are even getting their students involved in giving back to others in their community.

Carroll County Public Schools unanimously ratified agreements with three employee bargaining units Wednesday, with an average step increase of 2.65% for the bulk of educators, just in time to start bargaining over the next contract.

Carroll County’s commissioners voted Thursday to redirect $500,000 of its federal coronavirus relief funding to helping prevent evictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have installed over 400 ‘Be Kind’ signs in public spaces,” Eric Hyde Miller said. “People also purchase the signs, ranging in price from $15 to $50. That money goes to help us keep the messages going.”

Maryland requires masks to be worn in gyms and fitness centers in some circumstances, but the policy has left some room for different interpretations at Carroll County facilities.

In 1960, the population of Carroll County was about 53,000. Recreation could be had in the neighborhood — and so could getting in trouble by hitting a home run through a neighbor’s window.

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Sandy Oxx, former Carroll Arts Center executive director, spent five days in the hospital fighting COVID-19. Now, she is sharing her story of survival.

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