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Fifty years and counting, crossing guard keeps protecting students

Plus: Towing to resume as parking enforcement gears up again; Health secretary pushes back as senators call for mandatory vaccines in schools

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Fifty years and counting, crossing guard keeps protecting students

For the past 50 years, through all kinds of weather, Doris Rodgers continues to blow her whistle and escort Takoma Park students on their way to and from school. [Montgomery Community Media]

Towing resumes Nov. 1 as parking enforcement gears up again

Booting and towing will return to Montgomery County on Nov. 1 after a nearly 20-month hiatus due to the pandemic.

It was initially suspended because of the financial burden many were feeling last year. [Patch]

Health secretary pushes back as senators call for mandatory vaccines in schools

Senators this week continued to push Maryland Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader to exercise his authority to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for eligible school-age students. 

Since school has been in session, the sharpest increase in COVID positivity rates in the state has been among children, according to a presentation from the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability for the Department of Legislative Services. [Maryland Matters]

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