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Maryland director on Beltway, I-270 widening plan retires

Plus: Marylanders fear losing homes when eviction moratorium expires; Adoption center to offer weekly free rabies clinics for pets

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Maryland director on Beltway, I-270 widening plan retires

Maryland’s director on a controversial state plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 retired Dec. 31, in the middle of one of the largest procurements in state history.

The Maryland Department of Transportation confirmed Lisa B. Choplin’s retirement but declined to comment on the timing, one week after companies on Dec. 23 had submitted the first part of their highway widening proposals. [Washington Post]

Marylanders fear losing homes when eviction moratorium expires

Thousands of Marylanders who filed for unemployment months ago said they continue to have trouble getting their claims resolved.

Some Marylanders told the 11 News I-Team that they’re extremely worried about losing their homes if a state eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of this month is not extended. [WBAL]

Adoption center to offer weekly free rabies clinics for pets

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will host free appointment-based rabies clinics for dogs, cats, and ferrets of county residents.

The clinics will take place at the Ccunty’s animal shelter facility at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood on select Wednesdays beginning Jan. 20. [Montgomery County]

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