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Howard County’s first medical marijuana dispensaries ready to open

Howard County will soon be home to two medical marijuana dispensaries, as the state’s first licensed dispensary locations begin to open their doors. Remedy Columbia and Greenhouse Wellness in Ellicott City are set to open in the coming weeks to bring residents some of Maryland’s first legal medical...

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  • Columbia house fire displaces seven

    Columbia house fire displaces seven

    A fire ripped through a Columbia home Tuesday night, displacing seven people. Howard County firefighters responded to the fire in the 7400 block of Sandalfoot Way around 9 p.m. and extinguished the blaze in a little over an hour, according to fire department spokeswoman Denise Weist. No injuries...

  • Howard County, Aetna partner to put naloxone in county buildings

    Howard County, Aetna partner to put naloxone in county buildings

    County Executive Allan Kittleman on Tuesday announced a partnership between Howard County and its health insurer, Aetna, to have the provider donate 408 naloxone kits to the county. The partnership, the first of its kind between Aetna and a county government, is part of the county’s effort to train...

  • Kathleen Dragovich, fund raiser and Columbia activist, dies

    Kathleen Dragovich, fund raiser and Columbia activist, dies

    Kathleen Francis Ward Dragovich, a fundraiser for local charities who was a former Columbia Council member, died of cancer Nov. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. She was 55 and lived in Dorsey’s Search. “As a Columbia neighborhood representative, Kathleen was a model of how to conduct yourself...

  • Two charged with attempted murder for October attack in Jessup

    Two charged with attempted murder for October attack in Jessup

    Howard County police charged two men with attempted murder in what they believe was a planned attack of a Sykesville man at a Jessup gas station. Malcolm Xavier Littlejohn, 20, of Silver Spring, and Eric Ricardo Exum, 48, of Washington, D.C., are both charged with attempted first-degree murder,...

  • Over quarter century, Columbia archivist made her own mark in history

    Over quarter century, Columbia archivist made her own mark in history

    Many people who moved to Columbia in its early decades were attracted by founder James W. Rouse’s vision to create a new city from the ground up. Barbara Kellner, who is retiring this month after 25 years as the director of the Columbia Archives, wasn’t one of them — at least not initially. The...

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  • Winter brings new chances for a nature escape at Patuxent Research Refuge

    Winter brings new chances for a nature escape at Patuxent Research Refuge

    The eastern screech owl perched on Jennifer Chin’s arm outside the Patuxent Research Refuge had perfected the stink eye. The bird, whose species is known for their squinty eyes and ability to blend into their forested surroundings, is one of two birds specially brought out at the Laurel nature...

  • Laurel school volunteers, businesses partner to provide holiday meals

    Laurel school volunteers, businesses partner to provide holiday meals

    This past Thanksgiving, Ronald Dortch helped provide 72 families – more than 200 individuals – a holiday dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, beans, yams, cranberries and more. The Laurel resident, who is PTSA president of Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School and a PTSA executive board member at...

  • Proposed maglev draws opposition from Laurel city officials

    Proposed maglev draws opposition from Laurel city officials

    Laurel Mayor Craig Moe has voiced his opposition of the proposed high-speed maglev rail line that would connect Baltimore to Washington, D.C. and could potentially run through South Laurel. The Northeast Maglev project, estimated at $10 to $12 billion, would shorten the trip between Baltimore and...

  • Title-winning Dalmatian, Taco, supports Laurel Police Department

    Title-winning Dalmatian, Taco, supports Laurel Police Department

    Before a run, Taco the Dalmatian is six feet in the air, bouncing with excitement to sprint the 600-yard course in under two minutes for an American Kennel Club ability test. Taco’s owner, Laurel resident Linda Davis, said the five-year-old bundle of energy completed five successful runs last weekend...

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