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  • Howard schools planning to stage more student events at Merriweather

    Howard schools planning to stage more student events at Merriweather

    Howard County students will soon be able to perform on the same stage as some of their favorite musicians at Merriweather Post Pavilion. In a new partnership between the county school system and the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, students will have the opportunity to participate...

  • A smooth opening day at one Howard early-voting center

    A smooth opening day at one Howard early-voting center

    When Yvonne Creek drove into the parking lot of Ridgely’s Run Community Center in Jessup on the first day of early voting in her shiny, gray 2017 Honda Accord, she brought three friends from Morningside Park, an independent senior living community, down the street from the Howard County polling...

  • Along Ellicott City's Korean Way, mixed views on North Korea summit

    Along Ellicott City's Korean Way, mixed views on North Korea summit

    Along Ellicott City’s Korean Way, a five-mile section of Route 40 named after a plethora of Korean-owned businesses, workers and residents expressed mixed views on President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summit in that ended in Singapore Tuesday. “It’s a miracle,” Eunsuk Mavaffari,...

  • As Ellicott City flood recovery continues, other Howard public works projects stalled

    As Ellicott City flood recovery continues, other Howard public works projects stalled

    It’s been just over two weeks since devastation struck Ellicott City with the second deadly flood in two years, and crews have made progress in cleanup efforts on the historic Main Street. Much of that work is thanks to crews from the county’s Department of Public Works, which in the days immediately...

  • Plans glide along swimmingly for North Laurel pool

    Plans glide along swimmingly for North Laurel pool

    North Laurel is on track to be the home of the county’s second public pool. Funds for the project were included in the capital projects budget approved by the County Council late last month. The budget includes $5 million for the pool, which includes $1 million for project designs and $4 million...

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  • ManneqArt no longer moving to Baltimore

    ManneqArt no longer moving to Baltimore

    ManneqART, a Laurel-based art museum and studio, announced its scheduled move into the Bromo Arts District in Baltimore has been postponed indefinitely. “We would love to move to Baltimore … [but] we weren’t able to work out final arrangements with the building,” Executive Director Al Scolnick...

  • Laurel Council approved a $34.2 million budget in May

    Laurel Council approved a $34.2 million budget in May

    Laurel City Council approved a $34.2 million operating budget — an increase of 6.7 percent from last year’s budget -- last month but did not increase tax rates. The budget holds the city’s property tax rate at 71 cents (per $100 of assessed property value) and the personal property tax remains...

  • School bus attendant arrested for assault

    School bus attendant arrested for assault

    A Prince George’s County school bus attendant from Laurel was arrested Sunday and accused of assaulting a 7-year-old boy who was riding to a special-needs school in Largo, according to Prince George's County police. DeQuan Brooks, 22, of Laurel, was charged with second-degree child abuse and second-degree...

  • Early voting for the primary begins

    Early voting for the primary begins

    Primary election day is more than a week away but early voting begins June 14 and continues through June 21. For Laurel voters, local races include Prince George’s County Council and for the Democratic Central Committee District 21 and District 23 members and members at-large. District 21, in Prince...

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