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    Proposed subdivision would double population of this tiny Cecil County town
    The housing development is the latest plan for growth in the rural county that abuts the Delaware state line.

    8 things you need to know this morning
    Good morning Baltimore! Today will be cloudy with temperatures in the mid-70s, and we may see a shower or thunderstorm during the day. Here's what you need to know today. It's primary election day in Maryland, but the majority of voters won't be heading to the polls. This is the first full-scale election in the state to be conducted by mail due to the ongoing pandemic. If you haven't already, you have until 8 p.m. tonight to either take your ballot to a drop-off location in your jurisdiction,?

    Why some analysts pick Southwest Airlines to recover the quickest
    The biggest carrier at BWI has a "remarkably clean" balance sheet compared to competitors, some analyst think.

    Battle for control of a rural Maryland bank escalates to lawsuit, state investigation
    The proxy fight between the bank and an activist shareholder continues to escalate heading into the June 11 annual shareholders meeting.

    Turns out, Baltimore's field hospital had a lot more capacity than was needed ? so far
    The emergency field hospital erected inside the Baltimore Convention Center is equipped to treat 250 coronavirus patients recovering at a time. Five weeks after its opening, it has treated fewer than 100 patients in total. The field hospital operation cost about $5 million to stand up, including about $1.2 million in rent and utilities, according to state records. On a recent day, data provided by Johns Hopkins showed just 16 of the hospital's 250 available beds were occupied. Given the low patient?

    Downtown Baltimore merchants express solidarity, caution amid protests
    Will Stirling is not thrilled about the out-of-towners stopping by his Water Street all-day breakfast spot, Saturday Morning Cafe, to brag about their plans to sow chaos. This past weekend, a group of six came in saying they were visiting Baltimore from Georgia. ?They said, ?Hey, we just came down here to break some windows. We?re going back.? They?re not locals.? But he's happy to see Baltimoreans "coming together" to protest injustices peacefully. "Saturday Morning Cafe is with?

    Masks, online classes could be the norm at Greater Baltimore colleges this fall
    Many of Maryland's colleges and universities have laid out initial campus reopening plans, after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to rely nearly exclusively on online learning for the majority of the spring and summer terms. Plans are not yet entirely comprehensive or finalized, and schools have made clear that they are subject to change depending on public health and regulatory shifts in the state. The schools hope these plans can help prepare college-goers and their families for what the?

    Flying Dog Brewery isn't reopening its tasting room ? likely until 2021
    It's going to be awhile before you can visit the tasting room of Maryland's largest brewery ? likely an entire year. Flying Dog Brewery has made the call to keep the visitor area of its Frederick facility closed for the time being, saying in a statement Monday that the company will reevaluate the possibility of reopening in June 2021. Instead, CEO Jim Caruso said the nearly 30-year-old brewery is turning its focus to core brewing operations and supporting its restaurant, bar and other business?

    Emergent gets $628M contract for Covid-19 vaccine work
    Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has been doubling down on Covid-19 vaccines and treatments. Now, the federal government is betting on the Maryland biotech with an expanded contract valued at up to $628 million. The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, has expanded a contract with Emergent (NYSE: EBS) to speed up the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines across the U.S. Under the agreement, Emergent will provide manufacturing support for coronavirus vaccine candidates through 2021,?

    WillScot offers $500M in senior notes ahead of Mobile Mini merger
    Willams Scotsman's parent company plans to raise $500 million in a notes offering to pay off debt connected to its pending merger with Mobile Mini Inc. Baltimore-based WillScot Corp. said Monday the senior secured notes will be due in 2025. The proceeds will be combined with funds from a $2.4 billion asset-based credit facility that WillScot will enter into at the closing of its merger. WillScot, a maker of portable offices and classrooms, plans to close a "merger of equals" with Phoenix-based?