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Utilities can send shutoff notices to Maryland homes starting this week. But help is available.

Utility companies could soon send termination notices to Marylanders who are behind on their bills, as a months-long moratorium on shut-offs comes to an end.



Under a ruling by the state’s Public Service Commission, residents will have 45 days notice to address unpaid bills with their utility company once they receive a termination notice. They will not have their service disconnected if they work out a payment plan or apply for energy assistance.


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Under a ruling by the state’s Public Service Commission, residents will have 45 days notice to address unpaid bills with their utility company once they receive a termination notice. They will not have their service disconnected if they work out a payment plan or apply for energy assistance.

A state prohibition on residential disconnections began in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A moratorium remains in place for water, gas and electric service turn-offs until Nov. 15, but notices can begin going out Oct. 1.

Consumer advocates, state officials and utility companies all have the same message: Reach out now if you need help.

They said people should contact their utilities and apply for assistance as

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Bobcat wildfire destroys homes, LA nature center; 6 in hard-hit Oregon accused of starting blazes

A wildfire burning through a swath of Los Angeles County for more than two weeks remained virtually unchecked Monday as fire managers struggled to gather resources needed to douse the inferno.

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The Bobcat Fire is one of scores of major fires burning across the West – including Oregon, where at least six people have been accused of igniting some of the blazes.

The Bobcat Fire has burned more than 160 square miles in and around the Angeles National Forest, destroying an unknown number of homes and an iconic nature center. Thousands of residents have fled the flames.

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“We’re still in the thick of a good firefight,” U.S. Forest Service public information officer Andrew Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times.

The fire

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Starting a Handyman Business – Pros and Cons

There are always good and bad aspects of any business. The handyman business is no exception. Yes it can be very good for the right people and very bad for the wrong type of people.

In order to become successful in this type of business, you:

Must be experienced:

If you are reading this article today, you have either been your own boss before or would like to be your own boss now. The handyman business is a good idea and fit for the type of person who is very skilled with their hands. You should have some kind of prior experience working in this line of work. This type of business is not recommended for those who have little to know experience in this trade. Lacking the experienced required could cause legal issues against you should you damage a customers property.

Must be a self starter:

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Read This Before Starting A Bathroom Remodeling Project

Completing repair work, maintenance, and upgrades on your home is not a matter to take lightly. Many important decisions go into completing such endeavors and it is always in your best interest to step back, take some time to access the situation, consider options, and make a well informed decision. The consequences of failing to do so are too great. When it comes to remodeling your bath, you need to make sure you have weighed all your options so you have a great outcome and things turn out well. Here is a guide you need to read before starting a bathroom remodeling project.

  1. Make sure you have enough room

Believe it or not, some spaces are more conducive to a make over than others. In some instances, a bathroom can be sized and shaped in such a way that a total construction re-do is the only way to go if … Read More