County reopens most public aspects of landfill

Many aspects of the county’s landfill facility at 9031 Reichs Ford Road in Frederick have been reopened to the public. The transfer station, yard waste drop-off, Citizens’ Convenience Center and recycling drop-off center are now open to the public, and mulch and compost sales have resumed, according to a county press release.

Administrative offices remain closed for walk-in service, and any paid transactions must be done by check or credit card. Residents who applied for and received a temporary permit to use during the coronavirus pandemic restrictions no longer will need those, but will need to pay for transcactions at the time of service.

Customers must wear face coverings or masks and maintain social distancing with six feet in between individuals. The landfill and related facilities are resuming its normal hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Facilities will be closed Monday, May 25 due to Memorial Day.

For more information, visit or call 301-600-7405.

FCC partners with University of Baltimore to ease transfer process

Frederick Community College has entered a partnership with the University of Baltimore that will allow students to be admitted to both schools simultaneously.

The partnership, called the University of Baltimore BeeLine Program, is meant to streamline the transfer process for FCC students when they’re ready to continue studies at University of Baltimore as well as give students early access to University of Baltimore services and resources.

“Many of our students who plan to transfer are looking for programs and opportunities within the region,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said in a statement. “This partnership with the University of Baltimore provides a seamless transfer process and opportunity for our students who intend to earn their bachelor’s degree in a specialized field.”

Through the program, FCC students will have their transcripts evaluated early to determine what credits transfer, receive invitations to financial literacy workshops, and have access to University of Baltimore recreation facilities.

To finish the program, students must complete an associate’s degree at FCC and meet admission requirements at University of Baltimore. Students are eligible for the program at UB’s main campus, it’s Shady Grove/Rockville location, or online.

—Steve Bohnel

— Katryna Perera

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