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Maybe we should defund the police

Maybe we should defund the police

When I first heard about the “defund the police” slogan, I thought it sounded ridiculous. Now I’m not so sure. Although I don’t agree with the underlying motive of the architects of the slogan, that defunding the police would ensure what happened to George Floyd will never happen again, there’s no denying the police routinely …

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Hagerstown Speedway shut down by health department

Health department closes the Hagerstown Speedway

The Washington County Health Department closed the Hagerstown Speedway. The reason? For non-compliance with Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hagerstown Raceway has been non-compliant for months now. They’ve been holding races open to the general public in defiance of the law. People haven’t practiced social distancing. People have not worn …

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Walmart exempts those who have ‘difficulty breathing’ from wearing masks

I went to the Hagerstown Walmart Thursday afternoon. Even though the state of Maryland mandates all indoor retail businesses require customers and employees to wear face coverings, it’s not being enforced at the Hagerstown Walmart. I spotted a good many Walmart shoppers without face coverings and not practicing social distancing. Why were so many people …

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Antietam Broadband removes ridiculous data usage caps

Antietam Broadband permanently removes data usage caps - BENT CORNER

My high-speed internet provider Antietam Broadband announced it is permanently removing data usage caps. From Ars Technica: The coronavirus pandemic caused big ISPs to put data caps on hold for a few months, but one small ISP is going a big step further and canceling the arbitrary monthly limits permanently. Antietam Broadband, which serves Washington County in …

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Governor Larry Hogan lifts the stay-at-home order for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan lifts the stay-at-home order for Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that he is lifting his stay-at-home order. The state of Maryland will start Phase 1 of recovery Friday, March 15, at 5 PM. Nothing’s changed to make such a move warranted. The number of people infected and sick from COVID-19 grows larger each and every day. I cannot imagine …

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