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Editorial: Thumbs up for the week of August 1

Thumbs up: The Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center is helping teens get experience in the workforce through its administration of the Maryland Summer Connections program, which matches 16- and 17-year-olds with local employers. Teens are paid $8.25 an hour to work at small businesses in Carroll, and they receive training in job skills, and workplace etiquette, as part of the deal. The program is offered through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and BERC got a grant of about $25,000 to run it this year. Today's job market can be tough for teens, and for many this program is a first taste of the responsibilities and benefits that come with...