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Democratic county executive candidate Courtney Watson released her third policy platform on Monday, a multi-point plan on aging and providing support for the county's senior citizens. The platform is the second released by Watson's campaign in less than a week.
But he said stopped short of buying a vineyard on the Eastern Shore when he realized it just how tough it would be to grow quality grapes in Maryland. He noticed that more Marylanders were drinking craft beers but suspected that the supply wasn't meeting demand.
Howard County community leaders, school system officials and politicians gathered in front of the county government seat in Ellicott City Monday evening for a unity rally to protest recent displays of the Confederate flag. "Every great community has a time it's tested, for without this test there can be no community testimony, no shared vision," County Council Chair Calvin Ball told the three dozen people assembled for the rally.
If you see a burning building this week in part of Clarksville, there's no need to call 911-Howard County firefighters will already be at the scene, conducting training. Fire and rescue personnel will be training at 11986 Hall Shop Road, doing a live burn on Tuesday, Sept.
More than 100 people filled the largest chamber of Howard County's executive office building in Ellicott City Thursday night to testify on a zoning conditional use request, but unlike many who come before Hearing Examiner Michele LeFaivre, they weren't there to fight against the proposal. Instead, every single one turned out to support Highland resident Scott Shearer's campaign to save the fire truck collection he stores in two of the white dairy barns on his small farm.
A man accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at the Diamondback Tavern in Ellicott City Friday faces multiple charges including arson, according to the Howard County Police Department. Kenneth Norman Conway, 24, of the 6800 block of Sanctuary Court in Elkridge, was being held at the Howard County Detention Center Friday in connection with a fire outside the restaurant.
For the past 12 years, the name Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has been most associated with its outdoor productions in summer and fall, reached by trekking up a hill to the rustic ruins of Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. Audience seating typically involved folding chairs or blankets.
The students' display of confederate flags also sparked a wave of controversy at Glenelg High School. One student was disciplined after displaying the Confederate flag at a football game, two others were disciplined for their actions supporting the first student.
A Reisterstown woman was sentenced Thursday for her role in the execution-style shooting and wounding of a 15-year old boy in 2012. The Howard County State's Attorney's Office said Laura Christian Karr, 27, received a 15-year sentence, eight years of which were suspended by Howard County Circuit Court Judge Richard S. Bernhardt.
Though a decision was handed down by Maryland's second highest appeals court nearly a month ago, the aftershocks of a citizen-led campaign to bring multiple zoning decisions to referendum continue to play out, this time in a bitter dispute over a County Council resolution. Bill Erskine, an attorney for several developers involved in the referendum case, is up for reappointment by the council to the Board of Directors for the Howard County Economic Development Authority, and members of the Citizens Working to Fix Howard County have come out strongly against renewing his term.
After more than four hours of hearings before Howard County's hearing examiner, residents of the Ashleigh Knolls and Fulton Ridge communities, located off of Scaggsville Road in Fulton, will take the podium Monday night to testify against a local temple's plan to allow communications company AT&T to build a cell phone tower on its property. Residents say the tower, which would be built on the Temple Isaiah property at 12200 Scaggsville Rd. and would stand 160 feet high with a six-foot lightning rod at its pinnacle, could damage property values for the surrounding neighborhoods.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 06:18 am
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