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Making body cameras part of Howard officers' apparel [Commentary]

A work group has assembled and is hashing out what it will take to begin a test program to outfit the county police with body-worn cameras. Officers across the country have been using the cameras – models are about the size of a cellphone – for years. High-profile police shootings have accelerated...

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  • Columbia artist's "Whimsy Gone Wild" in Annapolis

    Columbia artist's "Whimsy Gone Wild" in Annapolis

    Surrounded by nature trails, trees, fields and water, Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis is the perfect setting for Ken Beerbohm's newest exhibit, "Whimsy Gone Wild." Beerbohm's collection of animal figures – including birds, frogs, elephants and bears - looks right at home in the...

  • Citizen task force reviews pace of development and public facilities

    Citizen task force reviews pace of development and public facilities

    A panel tasked with reviewing the adequate public facilities ordinance, a land use policy that attempts to manage development and the pace of public facilities, is recommending stricter limits on residential development when area schools are crowded. However, the recommendation, crafted after more...

  • Generous school budget proposal is anything but 'devastating' [Commentary]

    Generous school budget proposal is anything but 'devastating' [Commentary]

    If the chairwoman of Howard County's school board ever contemplates a career change, she might consider comedy. During testimony this week before the County Council on the county executive's spending recommendations for schools in the coming fiscal year, Christine O'Connor said the budget put forward...

  • Howard County wheels its way to becoming a bike-friendly community

    Howard County wheels its way to becoming a bike-friendly community

    At Race Pace, a local bike business with shops in Ellicott City and Columbia, longtime staff like Jon Posner sell the biking experience. Posner, a store manager who has worked with the chain since 1995, began biking as therapy following knee-surgery in 1993. Since then, Posner has embraced the...

  • Forest Ridge Elementary school students launch magazine

    Forest Ridge Elementary school students launch magazine

    By the end of April, Zoe Rose will be a self-published author — and she's only 9 years old. "I'm working on a story about spring fashion for kids," said the fourth-grader, who attends Forest Ridge Elementary School in North Laurel. "And adults too." For the past two months, Zoe and eight other...

  • Two artist show at Kish displays nature and buildings in new light

    Two artist show at Kish displays nature and buildings in new light

    The current two artist exhibit at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House offers different ways of looking at things. Paul Kerris and Charles W. Bowers both respond to the real world that's all around us, but they artistically react in their own way. In a show titled "Graphite Stylings," Kerris...

  • One Howard school board member, five challengers advance past primary

    One Howard school board member, five challengers advance past primary

    Howard County Board of Education members Ellen Flynn Giles and Ann De Lacy have lost their bids for reelection, according to unofficial primary results from the state's board of elections. Giles has served on the board since 2004 and De Lacy, since 2012. With all early ballots and Election Day votes...

  • Funding public schools is a priority [Letter]

    I agree wholeheartedly with the opinions expressed by Kenneth A. Stevens in his April 21 letter, "Three disappointing actions from Annapolis." Regarding his first item, that of funneling taxpayer money to private and religious schools, I believe this is wrong on so many counts. Taxpayers should...

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