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Gaithersburg 8-year-old who opened food pantry was featured in inauguration

Plus: Flower Avenue liquor store temporarily closed due to COVID-19; Hogan presents $49.35 billion budget for fiscal 2022

Gaithersburg 8-year-old who opened food pantry was featured in inauguration

An 8-year-old who started his own food pantry was featured on national television as part of the “Celebrating America” special for President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.

Cavanaugh Bell spoke in a segment from his hometown of Gaithersburg. [Today]

Flower Avenue liquor store temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Montgomery County has temporarily closed its Flower Avenue Liquor and Wine store in Silver Spring after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county.

Alcohol Beverage Services learned of the diagnosis Wednesday and immediately closed the store, according to the county, and the employee’s last day of work was Monday. [Montgomery Community Media]

Hogan presents $49.35 billion budget for fiscal 2022

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) predicted this week that leaders of the Democratic-controlled General Assembly would not have much to complain about when he released his $49.35 billion budget for fiscal 2022.

Democrats who received a briefing from Hogan and state budget officials Wednesday said they are largely pleased with the priorities the governor put forward, which boost funding for K-12 education, include record spending for school construction and provide help for some Maryland residents and small businesses affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. [Washington Post]

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