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Governor, cabinet members tour Howard County

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and members of his cabinet kicked off today’s tour of Howard County, with visits scheduled to county businesses and institutions, on a somber note. The morning was overshadowed by the sudden death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford opened...

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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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  • David V. Brant, book editor and longtime Columbia resident, dies

    David V. Brant, book editor and longtime Columbia resident, dies

    David V. Brant, a retired book editor and avid reader, died Friday from heart failure at his Columbia home, where he had lived since 1975. He was 80. David Vincent Brant was the son of Vincent Brant, former head of the mathematics department for Baltimore County public schools, and Fern Brant,...

  • County testing lane shift to slow traffic in Ellicott City

    County testing lane shift to slow traffic in Ellicott City

    Following a fatal accident in the west end of Ellicott City’s historic Main Street last month, Howard County officials are crafting plans for slowing traffic in the residential area. The Department of Public Works plans to shift the center lane marker on the roadway, moving the line along a curve...

  • Investment in health: Hospital looks to taxpayers for funding

    Investment in health: Hospital looks to taxpayers for funding

    When Howard County’s hospital opened in 1973, Columbia Hospital and Clinics Foundation, as it was called, only served members of the Columbia Medical Plan in Jim Rouse’s burgeoning city. A year later as residents continued to pour into the county, the hospital incorporated as the independent Howard...

  • County Council puts off votes on mulch, landlord regulations

    County Council puts off votes on mulch, landlord regulations

    Two controversial bills being reviewed by the Howard County Council — one setting rules for mulching operations and the other changing renters’ rights — were tabled last night. Last week, County Executive Allan Kittleman announced that he wanted to see a bill that would allow large-scale mulching...

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