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The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: August 2018

Join the Delegates and me August 7 at the Beltsville Police Station

Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and I, along with Council Member Mary Lehman, hope to see you Tuesday night, August 7, 6–8 pm, for the 35th annual National Night Out. It will be held at the police station at Sellman and Montgomery Roads. Everything is free, including food, drinks, and fun activities for families. It's a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community, see friends and neighbors, and display Beltsville's commitment to keeping crime out of our neighborhoods.

Tax-Free Shopping Week August 12–18

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Maryland is helping working families by having a week of tax-free shopping. Clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less per item will be exempt from Maryland’s sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack or book bag purchase is also tax-free. A more detailed list of eligible items is available on the comptroller’s website at

Permanent cooling centers during extreme heat

Anyone who needs relief from the August heat is welcome to take advantage of our nearby community facilities. Each of the locations below is open to the public and offers a cooling area with seating anytime temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher:

  • Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Road, Beltsville, 301.937.6621

  • Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, 301.206.3350 —closed Sundays

Contact us

Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. Moreover, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can help you. Just email or call 301.858.3141.

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