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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Prison knitting class imparts empathy, life lessons and accountability

In a library room with bare shelves, Lynn Zwerling dumped balls of yarn, needles and scissors onto two folding tables and sat down to knit with her class.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Knitting, Prison, Jessup, MD, Columbia, MD

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Patch.com

Threat of Fires Heightened This Week in Maryland

Conditions over the next two days are conducive to fires for most of Maryland, and the National Weather Service has issued a pair of alerts as a result.

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Related Topix: Weather

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Attorney from Ellicott City seeks school board seat

Sporting a Maryland flag bow tie and carrying a Diane Ravitch paperback under his arm, Mike Smith says education today isn't nearly as rigorous as it should be.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Towson, MD, Colgate University, American University

The Baltimore Sun

Help wanted: lab workers [Commentary]

A health care crisis is quietly unfolding in our nation's laboratories. This crisis has developed largely off the public's radar screen.

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Related Topix: University of Maryland Baltimore, Opinion

Patch.com

Transportation Funding Doubles, Record School Spending: HoCo Operating Budget Proposal

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman rolled out his proposed $1.695 billion operating budget this week, including what he said was record funding for the Howard County Public School System .

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Jessup, MD

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Employees step up to save Elkridge company

A paper-thin sheet of polyester thousands of feet long was running nearly five miles an hour through a coating machine, filling the space at Elkridge Coating Technologies on Monday afternoon with a steady, low hum.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Baltimore County, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Ulman releases operating budget with focus on mental health, education spending

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman released on Monday a $1.026 billion operating budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, his last before his second term ends in December of this year.

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Related Topix: Hanover, MD, Columbia, MD

Business Journal

Victoria Gastro Pub owners to open Howard County's first farmhouse brewery

The owners of Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia are on track to open Howard County's first farmhouse brewery later this year.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Patch.com

3D Maryland Opens in Columbia

What you imagine can become a reality, at Columbia's newest tech venture. 3D Maryland , an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority , officially opened this week, according to a statement from the county.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Columbia, MD, Printers

The Washington Post

Whiskey Bottom is brimming with history in Maryland

In the slice of North Laurel known as Whiskey Bottom, reminders of the freewheeling world of bootlegging and revenuers live on in street names - Moonshine Hollow, Sylvan Still Road, Bourbon Street.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Laurel, MD, North Laurel, MD, Home Listing, Home

Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC2 Maryland

Howard Co. Food Bank receives $6,000 grant

Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 2:13PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore City Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 2:13PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford Frost Advisory issued April 17 at 1:09PM EDT expiring April 18 at 8:00AM EDT in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Two charged with stealing ATM from Ellicott City CITGO

Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary and theft of an automatic teller machine from an Ellicott City CITGO last week, Howard County police said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Hyattsville, MD, Beltsville, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard work-study program prepares students for next step

At 19, Craig Knill has a varied work experience. Over the past four years, he has worked for libraries, at bookstores as a custodian and as a clerical worker in the offices of the Howard County Council.

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Related Topix: Glenelg, MD, Fulton, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard police release photo, video of High's armed robbery

Howard County police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Cooksville High's store earlier this week.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

Bean Hollow on Main Street Displays Patrons' Art

Art created in the shadows of Ellicott City's Bean Hollow is now on display. The coffee shop on Main Street doesn't have wireless internet as many others do, encouraging guests to unplug from their devices and connect with one another.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Participants navigate Howard housing at annual fair

The eighth annual Come Home to Howard County fair on Saturday, April 12 attracted 900 people who spent half of a sunny, 70-degree day at Long Reach High School, sitting in information sessions, taking community tours and hoping to win a housing lottery.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ellicott City, MD, Elkridge, MD, Bowie, MD, North Laurel, MD

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

At Kake Korner, Ulman touts Route 1 tax credit program as sweet deal

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced on Wednesday a new tax credit program aimed at incentivizing revitalization along the aging Route 1 corridor.

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, North Laurel, MD, Elkridge, MD

Patch.com

HoCo Judge Sentences Man to 50 Years for Kidnapping, Rape

At a recent hearing on a rape charge related to a kidnapping in Marriottsville, there was a dramatic turn of events, according to a report from the Howard County State's Attorney's Office .

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Related Topix: Marriottsville, MD, Hampstead, MD

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Patch.com

Wheels Turn on HoCo Bike Sharing Project

Would you like to have a bike for a day? Howard County is exploring the possibility of launching a bike sharing program, which would enable people to use a credit card to rent a bicycle from a self-service station.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD

CBS Local

Howard County Police Arrest 3 Men In Series Of Thefts At Home Depot

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -Howard County Police have arrested three men wanted in connection to a series of thefts from Home Depot in Ellicott City.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Baltimore, MD, Reisterstown, MD

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