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  • Recovery houses offer path to a new life; if you can find a bed

    Recovery houses offer path to a new life; if you can find a bed

    The brick split level house on Donleigh Drive in Columbia looks like every other home on the street, with a garden out front and a sweeping lawn with a swing set out back. Photos line the bookcases, and a new plasma TV hangs in the living room. Inside lives a family of eight men, each in recovery...

  • Harriet Tubman Day marks milestone for former school

    Harriet Tubman Day marks milestone for former school

    The former Harriet Tubman High School will reopen its doors to former teachers, students and others in celebration of Harriet Tubman Day on Sept. 16. Hosted by the Harriet Tubman Foundation, the celebration has been an annual event since 2002 to bring together alumni and staff each year, according...

  • Martirano lights up first day of school for students, teachers

    Martirano lights up first day of school for students, teachers

    Among teachers, administrators and students at Worthington Elementary School’s first day on Tuesday, perhaps the person most excited to be there was Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano. Martirano bounded from one classroom to the next, hugging and talking with nearly every teacher and student...

  • Howard police program works to ensure safe school zones

    Howard police program works to ensure safe school zones

    The first day of school is underway today and Howard County police are patrolling nearby roadways to ensure students and teachers return safely as part of the Helping Arriving Students Through Enforcement program, also known as H.A.S.T.E. During the first two weeks of the school year, police said...

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Laurel

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  • St. Nicholas parish marks a milestone

    St. Nicholas parish marks a milestone

    On a lovely Saturday in September, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, celebrated the Mass of Installation assigning the Rev. Mel Ayala as pastor at St. Nicholas Catholic Church — a highlight of the year when the church embarks on a new chapter. The mid-sized South Laurel parish, which...

  • Mayor declares 'Dee Slater Day' for Laurel Dunkin' Donuts employee

    Mayor declares 'Dee Slater Day' for Laurel Dunkin' Donuts employee

    Dee Slater is a Laurel icon at the Route 1 Dunkin’ Donuts, where she’s welcomed customers with smiles and laughter for the past 38 years. Wednesday morning was just another workday, Slater said, but with an added bonus as Laurel Mayor Craig Moe stopped by to declare Sept. 13, 2017 “Dee Slater Day”...

  • September 11th attacks memorialized in Laurel

    September 11th attacks memorialized in Laurel

    After an airplane struck the south tower of the World Trade Center 16 years ago, a group of injured people huddled together on an upper floor as the fire spread and smoke filled the air. The group then heard the voice of a man who had found a stairwell and led them to safety. “He called for fire...

  • Brent Debnam appointed to state council on disabilities

    Brent Debnam appointed to state council on disabilities

    In a three-ring binder that sits neatly on a shelf in their home on Laurel Avenue, Laverne Debnam keeps records and mementos of her son Brent’s many achievements. There’s the 2001 letter from President George W. Bush to honor Brent Debnam, then in elementary school, as a winner of the President’s...

Western Howard County

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  • Howard County community reacts on social media following death of Laura Wallen

    Howard County community reacts on social media following death of Laura Wallen

    Following the news Wednesday that Wilde Lake High School teacher Laura Wallen was found dead in Damascus, current and former students, teachers and community members rallied together to share their thoughts, prayers and condolences. Wallen, who also previously taught at Murray Hill Middle School,...

  • Howard schools superintendent offers plan to delay proposed redistricting

    Howard schools superintendent offers plan to delay proposed redistricting

    Howard County parents and community members continued to rally against the Howard County Public School System’s proposed countywide redistricting plan Tuesday evening during a regional attendance area open house at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. However, interim superintendent Michael Martirano’s...

  • A prime prospect in Amazon [Editorial]

    A prime prospect in Amazon [Editorial]

    All up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the rush is on to lure one of the biggest corporate projects in generations: a second headquarters location for Amazon.com. The Seattle company and its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos have redefined retail and internet services and now they’re looking at an...

  • Testimony continues in Howard County on APFO, mulching bills

    Testimony continues in Howard County on APFO, mulching bills

    Residents came out in full force for Monday’s continuation public hearing on the hot-button adequate public facilities and mulching bills. Monday’s hearing, held in a packed room, was a spillover from the July 17 public hearing on the bills, which was capped due to the large number of people signed...

Elkridge/Savage

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Clarksville

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  • Glamorous camping wedding cake takes the prize [Clarksville]

    Congratulations to Kupcakes & Co. for creating the winning cake in a competition on “Cake Hunters,” a show on the Cooking Channel. The local, family-owned bakery beat out two other contestants and designed a seven-layer wedding cake for a soon-to-be-married couple who planned a “glamping,” or glamorous...

  • Opportunities and challenges await as schools open [Our View]

    Opportunities and challenges await as schools open [Our View]

    The dawn of a new school year always carries an air of excitement – and plenty of butterflies – before students, parents, teachers and staff settle in to a routine. This year also features a significant change in the top leadership of Howard’s system, one that for years has been able to boast of...

  • New terms for garage change funding options [Letter]

    An article, an editorial, (“Bill would repeal $90 million Columbia TIF,” and “The tiff over Columbia’s TIF plan,” Aug. 24 and 31) and even a cartoon were all focused on members of the County Council’s proposed legislation to stop a funding scheme after the county executive unilaterally changed...

  • War monuments are a tribute to bravery [Letter]

    It makes me somewhat sad to see all this controversy about Confederate monuments. My paternal grandfather and his five brothers served in the Confederate Army, and four of them were wounded in combat. The family was impoverished by the war. Now we are still fighting it out 152 years after the last...

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