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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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  • Police unions endorse Howard's county executive for re-election

    Police unions endorse Howard's county executive for re-election

    Republican County Executive Allan Kittleman has received re-election endorsements from three police unions, support he did not have in his first run for the job in 2014. Kittleman received endorsements from the Howard County Police Officers’ Association, the Police Supervisors’ Alliance Fraternal...

  • Wide search expected for new Howard fire chief

    Wide search expected for new Howard fire chief

    Howard County will search inside and outside the county for a new fire chief, an aide to the county executive said tonight. John Butler, the county’s first African-American chief who worked his way up the ranks of Howard’s fire and rescue service, is leaving this summer to take command of the larger...

  • Ellicott City school adding garden to help clean water flowing to the bay

    Ellicott City school adding garden to help clean water flowing to the bay

    When scientists announced last month that the Chesapeake Bay had seen “significant” improvements in water quality and aquatic life, some of the success was attributed to cleanup strategies throughout the region. Twenty percent of pollution in the bay is from contaminants in stormwater -- everything...

  • Six men accused by Howard police of trying to hire prostitutes

    Six men accused by Howard police of trying to hire prostitutes

    Six Maryland men have been nabbed in Howard County’s latest undercover sting targeting “would-be johns” trying to hire prostitutes, county police announced Wednesday. The men, including two listing Howard County addresses, were arrested at a hotel in the 8100 Block of Washington Boulevard in Jessup...

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