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I-270 ramp meters will fully activate on Wednesday

Plus: General Assembly committee approves mask mandate in public schools; Nonprofits can apply for Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grants

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I-270 ramp meters will fully activate on Wednesday

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is fully activating new ramp meters on I-270 in Montgomery County on Wednesday.

The traffic control system, which will cover 23 ramps to southbound I-270 in Montgomery and Frederick counties, has gone through testing since late June. [Montgomery Community Media]

General Assembly committee approves mask mandate in public schools

By a 10-7 vote, a Maryland General Assembly joint committee approved a mask mandate for all public schools in the state.

Sen. Sarah K. Elfreth, a co-chair of the committee, said the measure took effect immediately. [WJZ]

Nonprofits can apply for Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grants

Nonprofit organizations, such as local watershed groups, community associations, faith-based organizations, service and civic groups, can apply for grants ranging from $30,000 to $100,000.

The money is available through the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program. [Montgomery County]

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy, with a high around 91 and a low around 68

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