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New Howard school board members waste no time in calling for action

Following an election that many said was a call-to-action to address the current board's lack of accountability, Howard County School Board members Kirsten Coombs, Christina Delmont-Small and Mavis Ellis were sworn in Monday evening surrounded by more than 100 supporters. The three new school board...

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  • Light-as-a-snowflake farce soothes during hectic season

    Light-as-a-snowflake farce soothes during hectic season

    Light as snowflakes, the Laurel Mill Playhouse's fresh production of emerging playwright Tim Koenig's "Happy Hollandaise" passes on traditional holiday sentiment and heads straight for your funny bone. Currently the director of drama at Bethel Church in Lodi, Calif., the American playwright is...

  • Laurel business owner honors mother through USO holiday donations

    Laurel business owner honors mother through USO holiday donations

    This holiday season, Laurel Main Street business owner Cindy Senter says she will remember her mother with a collection box for donations to the United Service Organizations, or USO. Following the death of her mother, Marian Klein, in October, Senter said she and her daughter, Kari, wanted to keep...

  • New Laurel Library wows hundreds on opening day

    New Laurel Library wows hundreds on opening day

    Laurel readers returned to Seventh Street for Monday's opening of the reinvigorated Laurel Branch Library, three years after the original branch's closure. The original brick building, part of the county's Memorial Library System, was built in 1965 on land deeded to the county by the family of...

  • Share your blessings with others in Laurel

    Share your blessings with others in Laurel

    Throughout the area, there are dozens of local nonprofit groups who are committed to serving those in need. These groups can always use our help. Below is a listing of local helping organizations seeking donations of either money or items, or both. In this season of giving and Thanksgiving, please...

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  • Howard residents warned of utility calling scams

    Howard residents warned of utility calling scams

    Howard County's Office of Consumer Protection asks residents to stay alert this winter for calling scams made by individuals posing as local utility company representatives. During the call, officials said that the "representatives" claiming to work for the consumer's local gas or electric utility...

  • Glenelg man pleads guilty in large-scale marijuana bust

    Glenelg man pleads guilty in large-scale marijuana bust

    A Glenelg man is facing multiple drug charges after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to growing large amounts of marijuana inside his home. Daniel Earl Sims, 49, was found running a large marijuana operation from his home on Triadelphia Road, said Wayne Kirwan, spokesman of the Howard County State's...

  • Holiday shoppers urged to track package deliveries to prevent theft

    Holiday shoppers urged to track package deliveries to prevent theft

    Howard County police urge residents to track their deliveries from online shopping this holiday season to prevent theft of packages left outside front doors. Online purchases increase around the holidays, spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said, and packages are delivered to doorsteps and porches. The...

  • The poor in prosperous Howard [Editorial]

    The poor in prosperous Howard [Editorial]

    Howard County's per capita income last year was the highest in the Baltimore region – nearly $70,000, according to new Commerce Department calculations published last week. A separate report of the labor market noted that the October statewide unemployment rate was an impressively low 4.2 percent...

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