Howard County

Howard County plans more Ellicott City flood control projects

Howard County is drawing up plans for new projects aimed at slowing and controlling stormwater in streams that flow through Ellicott City's historic district — the same streams that swelled into a deadly and damaging flood nearly one year ago. Four projects announced Wednesday will cost an estimated...

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  • Howard County Council weighs special taxing district in Laurel

    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...

  • 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...

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  • Summer fun continues with carnivals and county fairs [Lisbon/Woodbine]

    Vacation time is upon us and it seems that the Lisbon/ Woodbine community is taking full advantage of it. Almost everyone I interviewed was on their way to see family or friends or having family in. Yet, when you are in town, there remains plenty to do here in Woodbine. Carnivals almost every night...

  • After web attack, Howard County orders security audit

    After web attack, Howard County orders security audit

    Weeks after the Howard County government's website was hacked and pro-Islamic State messages were written on the site, County Executive Allan Kittleman announced Tuesday that an industry expert will work with the county to conduct an audit of the breach and of the public website's host, vendor...

  • Howard County Council emphasizes need for community input in redistricting discussions

    Howard County Council emphasizes need for community input in redistricting discussions

    At a joint meeting Monday between the Howard County Council and Board of Education, council members emphasized the need for community input on impending school redistricting for the 2018-2019 school year. The school system's 2017 feasibility study, which was released in June, recommends an extensive...

  • 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...

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