Howard County

Howard County Council weighs special taxing district in Laurel

Howard County Council members worked at their session on Thursday to better understand how the creation of a special taxing district in Laurel could impact both residents and a planned development. A bill being considered would establish the special taxing district as part of a tax incremental...

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Ellicott City

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  • Attempted shoplifting at Ellicott City Walmart leads to drug bust

    Attempted shoplifting at Ellicott City Walmart leads to drug bust

    Six people were arrested at an Ellicott City Walmart after reports of shoplifting led Howard County police to their car, where they found a loaded shotgun and drugs. Officers were called to the Walmart at 3200 North Ridge Road on July 7 after it was reported that the individuals were attempting...

  • Location hunt underway for county's first detox center

    Location hunt underway for county's first detox center

    As Maryland continues its battle against opioid abuse, Howard County is taking steps toward opening its first residential detoxification center, something officials say is desperately needed and overdue. The county's fiscal 2018 budget began on July 1, and with it came $250,000 to help fund a capital...

  • Howard County schools launch website for Public Information Act requests

    Howard County schools launch website for Public Information Act requests

    Howard County schools interim superintendent Michael Martirano emphasized the need for transparency at a press conference Friday that formally launched the school system's new Maryland Public Information Act request website. The website, which has been live since July 1, allows users to submit...

  • New Americans naturalized in Howard County

    New Americans naturalized in Howard County

    In 2012, Benish Irfan and her young children left behind everything they knew in Lahore, Pakistan. They traveled more than 7,000 miles to join Irfan's husband, an American citizen, stepping off the plane in a country where Irfan couldn't speak the language. The family found a home in Ellicott City...

Laurel

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  • Living the legacy of a pioneering newspaper woman

    Living the legacy of a pioneering newspaper woman

    As the Laurel Leader approaches its 120th year this September, one editor was at the helm for a good third of its life. Gertrude Poe, who died July 13 at the incredible age of 101, is widely recognized as a pioneering woman in journalism who guided her weekly broadsheet as four decades of American...

  • Gertrude Poe, 101, edited Laurel Leader for 41 years

    Gertrude Poe, 101, edited Laurel Leader for 41 years

    Gertrude L. Poe, who guided the Laurel Leader for 41 years as editor before retiring in 1980, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home in Ashton. A family member, Vicci Rodgers, confirmed her death. Ms. Poe was 101. Her career at the Leader began in 1939 when, after graduating from Washington College...

  • Organizers, vendors hope Laurel Farmers Market catches on

    Organizers, vendors hope Laurel Farmers Market catches on

    Laurel Farmers Market and Bazaar has been a tradition for more than 20 years. From June to October, the market offers fresh produce, baked goods, honey and more every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since opening in June, this year the market has struggled to attract vendors and the grassy lot at...

  • Retired Chief Judge 'got to be part of something that made a difference'

    Retired Chief Judge 'got to be part of something that made a difference'

    The noise of rustling papers and hurried footsteps at the Prince George's County Courthouse subside inside the second-floor office of Chief Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr. Adjacent to his desk, a Panasonic radio softly plays classical music in the background as Nichols signs search warrants from local...

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Clarksville

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  • A family-affair bakery promises more than just sweets [Clarksville]

    A new cupcake bakery has opened to tempt your sweet tooth with tasty goodies. Kupcakes & Co., which opened July 11 at Clarksville Commons, offers a rotating menu of over 110 flavors of cupcakes and cakes, including gluten-free options. Kupcakes & Co. also bakes cookies, cake truffles, French macaroons,...

  • McFadden sisters share podium at international event for first time in Team USA sweep

    McFadden sisters share podium at international event for first time in Team USA sweep

    The United States women’s trio of Tatyana McFadden, Cheri Madsen and Hannah McFadden won gold, silver and bronze, respectively, to sweep the T54 200-meter wheelchair race Saturday at the World Para Athtletics Championships at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This marks the first time the...

  • Fourteen candidates now vie for County Council seats

    Fourteen candidates now vie for County Council seats

    The race for Howard County Council is gearing up to be a crowded one, with more than a dozen candidates now competing for a seat. Campaigns are now under way for every district in the county, with a total of 14 candidates having declared their intentions to run for seats as of Monday. Four of the...

  • Howard County launches BikeShare program in Columbia

    Howard County launches BikeShare program in Columbia

    As Howard County's BikeShare program officially launched Thursday morning at the Columbia lakefront, dozens of bicyclists tested some of the new wheels dispersed across seven stations in Columbia. Canadian transportation manufacturer Bewegen Technologies installed the station kiosks last week at...

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