2021 | News

Gaithersburg handyman gives family the gift of life

Plus: Kagan sponsors bill to ease dirty doorknob dread; Students' prodding leads county officials to sign Green New Deal letter

Gaithersburg handyman gives family the gift of life

A Gaithersburg family says a friend who normally handles odd jobs for them around the house gave them the gift of life.

The family’s 62-year-old handyman, Daniel Reynolds, told 75-year-old Tony Antonelli, that he would give him his kidney. [Fox 5]

Kagan sponsors bill to ease dirty doorknob dread

State Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-Rockville) has introduced a bill that would require medical facilities in Maryland to configure public restrooms so that people can exit without the dreaded doorknob touch on the way out.

Senate Bill 579 would require hands-free paper towel dispensers and a device that allows someone to exit without touching the door handle at all public restrooms in health care facilities by Jan. 1, 2023. [Maryland Matters]

Students’ prodding leads county officials to sign Green New Deal letter

Sunrise Silver Spring, a local youth-led climate change and social justice organization, announced Monday that Montgomery County will sign onto a letter in support of the proposed Green New Deal.

The county government will sign onto the letter to the Biden administration and members of the U.S. Congress this week, urging the federal leaders to support the deal, which the students said would create new jobs, aid in the economic recovery of the neediest communities, and clean up the environment. [Montgomery Community Media]

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