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With bills soon to arrive, county bypasses lower tax rate recommendation

In the cover letter to his 2019 budget proposal, County Executive Allan Kittleman notes his administration’s ability to keep property tax rates from increasing this year. It’s the same sentiment from last year’s budget, when Kittleman wrote that the county was “holding the line” on taxes. Why will...

Columbia turns 50

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  • Columbia turns 50

    Columbia turns 50

    Columbia celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, but young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown. Follow...

  • Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    The closing event of the six-months-long Columbia 50th celebration included a dedication of Gail Holliday's poster tree sculpture in Kennedy Gardens on the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi and was followed by a Columbia Orchestra concert and entertainment at lakefront.

  • Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia capped its six-month long golden anniversary celebration on Sunday by dedicating 22 iconic posters that evoke the city’s visionary beginnings while also looking toward tomorrow. The posters were dedicated as part of the festival’s closing ceremony, which also included an evening theatrical...

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