Tuesday August 10

Aug 10, 2021

The weather today will be a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82 and a low around 67. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

UScellular has deployed an initial 5G network for faster data speeds and a more responsive mobile experience for their customers in West Virginia.

It’s Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week! Clothing and footwear $100 or less will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. Additionally, the first $40 of any backpack purchase will also be tax-free.

The Comptroller’s Office is offering a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship as contest prizes. To enter, students must email a creative photo or video (less than 60 seconds) promoting tax-free week, showcasing their purchases and their support of Maryland retailers to SHOPMDTAXFREE@marylandtaxes.gov. Entries also should be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok using the hashtag #shopmdtaxfree. For best consideration, submissions should display and tag the name of the retailer and explain why it’s their favorite place to shop tax free.

Double Oak Farms has sweet corn — self-serve daylight to dark.

Have you shopped gean & olive? g&o is a unique boutique by Craeve and Co. focused on celebrating products curated and created by women entrepreneurs in downtown Oakland.

No local word on mask mandates but the city of Baltimore is implementing masks in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status as of 9am today. Also, the CDC recommends masking indoors in areas that it has deemed to have a high or substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Most counties in Maryland currently meet that “high” or “substantial” criteria — including Garrett County.

Shooters Bar & Grill in DCL is temporarily closed due to staffing shortages.

Reminder — this week the railroad crossing on Swanton Road is closed for maintenance and repair to the crossing.

Garrett County Health Department Clinic in Oakland is offering COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments may be scheduled at the link or call 301-334-7698 for assistance. Available Vaccines: Pfizer (12 and older), Moderna (18 and older), J and J (18 and older).

From 3:30pm – 6:30pm today is GoVax at the Southern Garrett High School – Gym.