Howard County

Council campaign war chests swell, executive race spending revs up

Just over a month before the June 26 primary, candidates for Howard County Council have stepped up fundraising efforts, according to the latest finance reports. The campaign account of the incumbent county executive, Republican Allan Kittleman, is more than three times larger than that of his likely...

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  • Laurel teen arrested, charged in shooting death of former Howard athlete

    Laurel teen arrested, charged in shooting death of former Howard athlete

    An 18-year-old Laurel man sought in the shooting death of a former Hammond High School wrestler was apprehended by authorities Monday night at the home of a family member in Wilmington, N.C. Steven Jerome Clark, of the 8100 block of Gorman Avenue, was arrested on a fugitive warrant and charged...

  • Howard updates school calendar to preserve 2019 spring break

    Howard updates school calendar to preserve 2019 spring break

    After weather-related closings forced county schools to trim spring break this year, the Howard County Board of Education has added another possible inclement-weather day to next year’s school calendar. Students’ last day next school year will be June 17, rather than June 14 as planned. The 2018-2019...

  • Howard's three-time champ spells his way to national stage

    Howard's three-time champ spells his way to national stage

    After more than four hours onstage at the Howard County Library System Spelling Bee, a single word — boudin, a Cajun type of blood sausage — stood between Saketh Sundar and victory. Not that he was rattled. “I had read the word before,” said Saketh, a seventh-grader at Clarksville Middle School....

  • First Amendment comes to life at Long Reach High School

    First Amendment comes to life at Long Reach High School

    When it came to choosing a topic for his entry in C-SPAN’s national student documentary contest, Long Reach High School sophomore Eli Kuperman thought about showing the ways the Constitution related to his life, settling on a provision that he said allows “me to be me”— freedom of speech. “The...

  • Seniors, disabled to get free rides on RTA regional bus routes

    Seniors, disabled to get free rides on RTA regional bus routes

    Beginning July 1, people age 60 and older will ride free on Regional Transportation Agency buses serving Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. The change, announced this week by Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, also provides free rides to people with disabilities on RTA buses,...

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  • The Comeback Kid

    The Comeback Kid

    Those who have known Laurel native Russell Phillips over the years have seen two versions of the man. In the past four years, Phillips has been a driven man, working two full-time jobs while writing a novel. He’s a sober, model citizen. The previous version his friends saw was a slow motion train...

  • In 'The Speed Twins,' three lesbians haunted by the past

    In 'The Speed Twins,' three lesbians haunted by the past

    Straight or gay? Man or woman? Or “intergender”? What would you choose if you could choose a life all over again? Decisions, decisions. If it strains the brain, best just hit the button on the jukebox for Little Eva’s “Locomotion” and hit the dance floor. Nothing eases the conundrums of life like...

  • City of Laurel: It's 'Laurel,' not 'Yanny'

    City of Laurel: It's 'Laurel,' not 'Yanny'

    A Maryland town is at the center of a viral debate — sort of. Similar to 2015’s “the dress” fiasco (blue and black or white and gold?), the internet is once again divided about what they perceive — and this time it’s over an audio clip featuring the possible pronunciation of “Laurel.” Youtube personality...

  • In diaper business, change is good

    In diaper business, change is good

    After the birth of first child in 2010, Mavis Mbi discovered something about diaper changing. “I always found wipes, diapers, changing pads and ointment were always in different places,”said Mbi, who went online to find what she needed. “I didn’t find anything suitable for what I wanted,” she said,...

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  • Long Reach Village Center redevelopment delayed, reviews on hold

    Long Reach Village Center redevelopment delayed, reviews on hold

    Residents will have to wait another year for the redevelopment of Long Reach Village Center in Columbia, after the county’s Zoning Board decided it would not review the project this spring. In October, the Zoning Board announced that all pending cases would need to be scheduled and heard by mid-April...

  • Howard County schools to petition state for waiver after latest snow day

    Howard County schools to petition state for waiver after latest snow day

    The Howard County Public School System will petition the Maryland State Department of Education for a waiver after closing for its sixth snow day of the year on Wednesday. Snow fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in the Baltimore area, with 3 to 7 inches expected by the end of the day. The...

  • A night of stars for Howard County's Arts Council

    A night of stars for Howard County's Arts Council

    Local supporters of the arts are planning what to wear for the Howard County Arts Council’s 21st annual Celebration of the Arts on Saturday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Howard Community College’s Horowitz Center. It’s an opportunity to dress up, meet and greet, watch performances and, yes, raise...

  • Howard County women who are leading in the age of #MeToo

    Howard County women who are leading in the age of #MeToo

    The white, one-room schoolhouse in Rockburn Branch Park may be historic, but it hasn’t always stood in the Elkridge park. Pfeiffer’s Corner Schoolhouse, which dates to the 1860s, was moved to its current home in 2003, 15 years after former Hammond Middle School teacher Pat Emard Greenwald helped...

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