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T idewater Trader May 20, 2020 Page 40 NO BAY BRIDGE TO KENT Your comments and letters are STILL NEEDED to oppose a Bay Crossing to Kent County. PLEASE WRITE TODAY! Online: at “Public Involvement/ Submit Comments” www.baycrossingstudy.com Mail to: Heather Lowe MDTA 2310 Broening Highway Baltimore, MD 21224 www.kentalliance.org Help Programs for Small Business in Maryland This link is for several new programs de- signed to help small businesses. Please visit this website for details: https://gov status.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business. Andifyouhaveanydirectquestions,ateamofCom- merce folks is still answering questions sent to this address: secretary.commerce@maryland.gov. Financial Assistance & Taxes: The Maryland Department of Commerce is offering three new business assistance programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund – This $75 million loan fund of- fers no interest or principal payments due for the first 12 months, then converts to a 36-month term loan of principal and interest payments, with an interest rate at 2% per annum. Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund – This $50 mil- lion grant program offers grant amounts up to $10,000, not to exceed 3 months of demonstrated cash operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020. Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund - This $5 million in- centive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) that is urgently needed by hospitals and health-care workers across the country. Maryland Department of Labor has launched the new COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, which is designed to support businesses undergoing economic stresses due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs. The award (up to $50,000 per applicant), will be a quickly deployable benefit and customizable to the specific needs of your business to minimize the need for layoffs. Can You or Your Business Help? Here are some email addresses to use if you have resources to provide or sell: Resource requests for supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): request.mema@maryland.gov Businesses wanting to sell items: resource.mema@maryland.gov or dgs.mema @maryland.gov Volunteers wishing to serve or make donations: ngs.mema@maryland.gov or the site: https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/ Level: 1 2 3 4 © 2020 The Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved. 5/20/20 Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contain every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www. sudoku. org.uk SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE Sudoku on your cell phone. Enter 783658.com in your mobile Web browser. Get a free game! COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING Queen Anne’s County Department of Health 410-758-0720 x 4509 Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening & Treatment Program Maryland Through June 20th - Looking for driftwood for artist to incorporate into design for a textured art piece for a local restaurant; To contribute dry, driftwood, 8-12 in. long, 2-4 in. thick, well preserved, drop off in large box in front of 337 High St., Chestertown; laura@kitcare.org. Through Summer 2020 - Sale of Bricks for Compass Regional Hospice renovations; $200 donation reserves a customized 4 in. x 8 in.; Call 443-262-4106; Send emails to kleager@compassregionalhospice.org. Through Aug. 15th - Summer Rockfish Sea- son; Fish must be minimum 19 in.; One fish per person per day; Additional season Sept. 1st-Dec. 10th; www.eregulations.com/ maryland/fishing/striped-bass. POSTPONED - Sat, May 23rd 8pm-11pm - Live Band at Millington VFW Post #652, 30922 River Rd.; Public welcome; Call 410-928-3234. Sat, May 23rd 11am-??? - Pit Beef Sale next to Peoples Bank in Rock Hall; Pit beef or turkey sandwich $8/each; Benefits Sons of American Legion; Hosted by Sgt. Pres- ton Ashley American Legion, Rock Hall; Call 410-639-7081. Tues, May 26th - Deadline for registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absen- tee ballot; 410-778-0038, 410-758-0832, 410-996-5310 or 410-770-8099; Visit www.kentcountyelections.org. Wed, May 27th - Deadline to register to vote in Primary Election on June 2nd and deadline to update your address; Call 410-778-0038, or 410-770-8099; Visit www.elections.maryland.gov. Fri, May 29th - Deadline for registered vot- er to request an electronic absentee bal- lot; Call 410-778-0038 or 410-758-0832; www.kentcountyelections.org. CANCELLED - Sat, May 30th 7am-10am - All You Can Eat Breakfast at Chester Lodge #115 A.F. & A.M., 124 Speer Rd., Chestertown; $9/adult, $4/child; Call 410-708-6281. Sat, May 30th 10am-12pm - Free Shred- ding Day hosted by Chesapeake Invest- ment Advisors, 106 Spring Ave., Ches- tertown; Shredding by Shred Instead; Certificates of destruction available; Call 410-810-0735. Tues, June 2nd - Deadline to vote by mail in Maryland Primary Election; In Kent Coun- ty, vote in person at Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown, 7am- 8pm; Call 410-778-0038 or 410-758-0832; www.kentcountyelections.org. Tues, June 2nd - Deadline for local boards to receive absentee ballots by mail; Must be postmarkedonor beforeJune2nd; Call 410- 778-0038, 410-758-0832, 410-996-5310 or 410-770-8099; Complete details online at www.kentcountyelections.org. ROSER: Is this 33? Congrats! MMIH: Twinkles and sun, love and fun! C eck with Org nizations for future scheduling of these postponed events

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