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Ellicott City

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  • Ellicott City is ready for its portrait

    Ellicott City is ready for its portrait

    It's heartwarming to walk along Main Street in Ellicott City and see how well it has recovered from last summer's devastating flood. One gets the same impression walking through the exhibit "Paint It! Ellicott City 2017" at the Howard County Center for the Arts. This annual plein air paint-out...

  • 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...

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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