Howard County

A contemporary twist to Black History Month in Howard County

Howard County schools’ annual Black History Month events, which included last weekend’s Black History Expo, speakers and classroom projects, had a new participant this year: The local chapter of the national Black Lives Matter in our Schools. Black Lives Matter in Schools organizers, who held a...

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  • Meg Boyd: Howard County's plastic problem [Commentary]

    Meg Boyd: Howard County's plastic problem [Commentary]

    Howard County has a single use plastic problem, as does the world. The ubiquity of these non-recyclable, or under recycled items, is an expense, an environmental problem and in some places, a crisis. Unfortunately recycling does not prevent plastic waste, it just delays its entry into the landfill...

  • Howard County rolls out plans for $8 million in bike network improvements

    Howard County rolls out plans for $8 million in bike network improvements

    Howard County on Tuesday announced an $8 million improvement program for the county’s fledgling bike network, one of its first steps to implement its BikeHoward Master Plan. The “BikeHoward Express” initiative is a three-year plan to bring the first wave of new bike lanes, designated shared roadways...

  • State Del. Lam to run for Senate seat

    State Del. Lam to run for Senate seat

    Del. Clarence Lam will run for the District 12 seat in the Maryland legislature being vacated by longtime state Sen. Edward Kasemeyer. The decision to run, Lam said, was made in collaboration with the other two delegates who represent the district, Terri Hill and Eric Ebersole. “What was a priority...

  • Howard County Open attracts all types

    Howard County Open attracts all types

    There is a lot of artwork by Howard County artists on display in “Ho Co Open 2018” at the Howard County Arts Council. This annual non-juried exhibit features a salon-style installation in which the gallery is agreeably crowded with work in various media. Owing to the local nature of this group...

  • Former Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleads no contest in killing of 13-year-old girl

    Former Virginia Tech student from Maryland pleads no contest in killing of 13-year-old girl

    A former Virginia Tech student from Columbia pleaded no contest Friday in the 2016 killing of a 13-year-old girl. David Eisenhauer, 20, entered his plea to all three charges against him in the stabbing death of Nicole Lovell: first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a body. The plea came on...

Laurel

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  • Throwing curling into the limelight in Laurel

    Throwing curling into the limelight in Laurel

    Eli Clawson was sitting around his home in Clarksville watching the 2006 Winter Olympics with his two older brothers, Caleb and Hunter, when the television showed curling from Italy. “We saw it and it looked like a lot of fun,” recalls Clawson, now a junior at River Hill High School.The three brothers...

  • Two possible routes chosen for high-speed maglev train linking Baltimore to DC

    Two possible routes chosen for high-speed maglev train linking Baltimore to DC

    A federal review has narrowed the possible routes for a proposed high-speed, magnetic levitation train linking Baltimore and Washington down to two. Both routes more or less track the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. A route that would have run along the heavily developed Penn Line operated by Amtrak...

  • Footnotes to Laurel history, through the past colorfully

    Footnotes to Laurel history, through the past colorfully

    While researching stories from Laurel’s past, I accumulate lots of brief, and sometimes odd, items that don’t lend themselves to the usual long form. These columns give me a chance to clean out that file. There will be more in the future. (The first volume was published in the Leader on May 19,...

  • Laurel's new Emergency Operations Center reopens, ready for anything

    Laurel's new Emergency Operations Center reopens, ready for anything

    To the average civilian, the heart of Laurel’s upgraded Emergency Operations Center would appear appears to be a room filled with desks, computers and walls lined with monitor screens. For Stephen Allen, emergency manager in the city’s Office of Emergency Services, the center room is a dream come...

Western Howard County

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  • Band students reach new musical heights [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    The West Friendship Elementary School Band student’s for the month of February are: Jacob Adams, Serena Venginickal, Arianna Roman, Jaden Adams, Heidi Schwaiger, Avery Saylor, Aadi Doshi, Jaden Song, Calgary Fowler, Morgan Swidersky, Samuel Switzer, Arianna Benjamin, Gabriel Summerfield, Hannah...

  • Horse clinics offered for new and seasoned riders [Lisbon/Woodbine]

    Horse enthusiasts should add to their calendars a preseason Trail Horse Clinic presented by Alex Falk on March 18 and a Ranch Riding Clinic offered by Terry Helder on March 17 at Oak Spring Equestrian Center at 15195 Bushy Park Road in Woodbine. Each will have an a.m. and a p.m. session at a cost...

  • Irish music and writing at home in Howard County

    Irish music and writing at home in Howard County

    The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society’s Evening of Irish Music and Poetry is always a festive occasion, but its step dancers may be stepping even higher than usual as this event observes its 40th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Community College’s Smith Theatre. Irish...

  • Howard County tightens limits on housing development

    Howard County tightens limits on housing development

    After months of research and debate, the Howard County Council Monday night narrowly approved updates to rules designed to ensure that development doesn’t overburden roads and schools. The 3-2 vote brought a warning from a builders’ trade group that the new regulations will shut out development...

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