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High-tech flood monitoring planned for Ellicott City watershed

In an effort to better monitor the “veins” of the heart of historic Ellicott City, its waterways, officials on Monday announced plans to install “EKGs,” as county councilman Jon Weinstein called them— stream gauges that experts say will help them analyze water flow patterns and buy residents valuable...

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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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  • Dispute over slice of land has pizza food truck in limbo

    Dispute over slice of land has pizza food truck in limbo

    A popular Ellicott City food truck, which has leased a spot on Tonge Row since 2015 and sold pizza daily during warmer months, is caught in the middle of a land dispute between a property owner and the county. Susan Duff, who has leased space on her property to River House Pizza Co., and Howard...

  • Governor, cabinet members tour Howard County

    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...

  • 'The food's fresher' is the refrain as Howard's farm markets open

    'The food's fresher' is the refrain as Howard's farm markets open

    Farm market season got off to a sunny start on Wednesday at the first market of the year outside Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. Fifteen vendors are planned for each of the three markets run by the Howard County Farmers Market Board: at the library in Ellicott City on Wednesdays, at Clarksville...

  • 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,...

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