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Winchester youth coalition receives grant for drug prevention work

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December 23, 2020 WINCHESTER — A Winchester-based youth coalition is slated to receive more than half a million dollars in federal grant money to help prevent substance misuse among local teenagers. The coalition — created in 2018 through the nonprofit, faith-based community service agency Salt & Light Ministries —will receive $125,000 annually for five years, starting Dec. 31. […]

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Niswonger Foundation receives $8 million federal grant focused on STEM education

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December 20, 2020 Greeneville – Scott M. Niswonger, Chairman and Founder of the Niswonger Foundation announced the award of an “Education Innovation and Research” (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will focus on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This five-year grant, with the required matching funds, will provide […]

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Visit Baltimore head defends $5M spent on a ‘safe travel’ campaign during Covid-19

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December 24, 2020 Visit Baltimore President Al Hutchinson defended money spent on a tourism campaign created and launched during the pandemic after it drew questions from city officials this week. The tourism agency’s short-lived “We’re Ready” campaign rolled out in mid-November and was pulled from billboards, social media, radio and television less than a month […]

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Federal grant helps with town hybrid daycare program

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December 25, 2020 SCARBOROUGH — The use of a Coronavirus Relief Fund grant has helped with expenses for Community Services hybrid daycare program in the first 10 weeks. Beginning on Oct. 5, Scarborough Community Services started an all-day hybrid daycare service on Payne Road, which fills a need for families with students out of school […]