Howard County

Residents, leaders vie for funding at Howard County budget hearing

County Executive Allan Kittleman began the fiscal 2019 budget cycle on a somewhat somber note Monday night, telling those gathered for the first budget public hearing that it was “not going to be an easy year for us,” before hearing about the myriad of projects and initiatives they wished to see...

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  • 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...

  • Waterloo Elementary earns Blue Ribbon recognition

    Waterloo Elementary earns Blue Ribbon recognition

    Howard County’s Waterloo Elementary School was one of six Maryland public schools named Maryland Blue Ribbon schools Dec. 5. The Blue Ribbon Schools state and nationwide program honors schools for high performance and students’ improvement in reading and mathematics as measured by state assessments....

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