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Daily news overview | June 3, 2024


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Today…

A cyclist was hit by a vehicle in Annapolis. The Pride Parade and Fest were amazing. Spirit Airline Employees Caught Fighting at BWI. Gas taxes are going down in Maryland in July, but don’t get too excited. The MDTA is requesting proposals for the new Key Bridge. Some podcast news and more!

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Ann Covington of CovingtonAlsina is here with the Monday Money Report!

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Good morning, it’s Monday, June 3, 2024 and THIS is your Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief presented by Annapolis Subaru and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

I made a discovery last night. Regardless of the street, it must be an Eastport thing to drive like you’re driving at the bottom of Chesapeake Avenue: swerve and then duck behind a parked car to let someone pass. I was on President Street and same thing – even though that road is considerably wider – I think people just take their half off the middle!

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Anyway, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do, okay?

We don’t have much information on this, but yesterday, just before 2pm, a 69-year-old cyclist was hit on Hilltop Land & Primrose Road near the Pip Moyer Rec Center. The injuries warranted being flown by helicopter for treatment. Check back with EyeOnAnnapolis.net for the details.

Saturday was the Pride Parade and Festival and all I can say is WOW. Just a great day full of fun, laughter and love, something we could all use more of! The crowd rivaled, if not exceeded, the St. Paddy’s Day Parade, and no wonder US News and World Report said it was one of the best on the East Coast. I have a bunch of photos and will try to get a few albums online today, but I’ll leave a dropbox link here so you can see them all until I do.

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Several Spirit Airlines employees have been suspended after a physical altercation at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The incident involved ground crew members and resulted in minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fight and Spirit Airlines has expressed its commitment to maintaining a safe work environment. The airline is cooperating with the investigation and is taking measures to prevent such occurrences in the future.

Maryland officials have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify a contractor for the replacement of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The bridge, a critical infrastructure component, connects Interstate 695 over the Port of Baltimore. The new span, expected to be completed in 2028, is expected to cost $1.9 billion. The Maryland Department of Transportation is prioritizing the selection process to ensure the bridge meets modern standards and can meet future transportation needs. So if we have bridge builders in the audience, sharpen those pencils; but be careful, the timeline is very tight!

Good news on the tax front for a change! Maryland gas taxes will drop slightly starting in July. The reduction, while modest, is the result of adjustments to the state’s inflation indexing formula. This change will provide some relief to motorists in light of fluctuating fuel prices. The current tax rate will drop by a few cents per gallon, easing the financial burden on motorists. State officials acknowledge the limited impact of the reduction, but emphasize it as a positive step toward supporting Maryland residents.

Hopefully you saw our Canines and Crosstreks on Friday with GRace, a 3-year-old poodle mix who has had a tough life so far. But with the care and treatment from the SPCA, she is ready to thrive in a forever home! If you missed it, go back and listen!

On Saturday we spoke in the Local Entrepreneurship spotlight with Evie and Christina from Main & Market, so if you missed that, take a listen.

To remind. June 22nd is Eastport A Rockin’, and if you go to EastportARockin.com and use the code EOAEAR24 you will save $5 on all general admission tickets. And general admission tickets for Bands in the Sand are selling fast! So, there’s your warning!

Okay, that’s all – first of all, thank you, and also a quick thank you to our sponsors for today’s Daily News Brief – Annapolis Subaru, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Solar Energy Services and Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Ann Covington is here with her Money Monday Report. And of course, George Young from DCMDVA Weather is here with the only locally forecast weather report you’ll find! That’ll all come up soon, so hang in there!