| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The official motion to deny a liquor license for a store on the second floor of the recently opened Columbia Wegmans was based on the determination that the store was "not necessary for the accommodation of the public."
But members of the county...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:58 AM
"One of the reasons [Whole Foods] came into Howard County, and specifically Columbia, was the community feel that already exists." ("Whole Foods confirms it will open store in Columbia," Aug. 2.) I could not have imagined better news to follow so soon...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Opponents of a planned Owings Mills retail center at the former Solo Cup site urged Baltimore County Council members Monday to reject the proposal, saying they're worried about traffic gridlock on Reisterstown Road.
The council chambers were filled for...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 11:54 AM
I can assure Howard County Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board member Anne Santos that the reason only one person showed up at the board meeting to support a liquor license for Wegmans was not because of lack of interest, but rather not knowing such a...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Martha Stewart might be the guru for decorating and creativity, but the Owings Mills area has its own local source: Centerpieces for Tzedakah.
A team of volunteers create customized centerpieces and decorative baskets, which are rented out at an...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Harford County has a civilian labor force of approximately 140,000 people with a population of about 249,000.
The private sector accounts for the largest share of jobs held by county residents, 62,000 in all. According to the Harford County Office of...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For 17 generations, members of Catherine Webb's family have worked or lived on Springfield Farm in northern Baltimore County, where chickens and turkeys roam the hilly ground and, three days a week, Webb sells eggs and chicken meat from a farmhouse...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
A suitor for the fire station site in Towson shared its plans for the York Road property with the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations on Thursday, the first proposal for the site to be made public.
David Strouse, president and CEO of...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:01 PM
It would be easier to redevelop large, historic manufacturing sites in Baltimore County under legislation approved Monday by the County Council.
Under the bill, tracts of land 40 acres or larger that are zoned for heavy manufacturing and include...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
A fire was reported at the popular Wegmans grocery store in Abingdon late Sunday evening, causing a brief evacuation of the store by employees and customers.
No injuries were reported, and the store re-opened shortly after the fire was contained, a...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
With the swipe of an excavator, a demolition crew began taking down the abandoned Solo Cup factory in Owings Mills on Thursday, work that will clear the way for new development that was once threatened by opposition.
When the abandoned plant is...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:15 AM
On Monday evening, volunteers from Atholton High School, the Arc of Howard County and other organizations gathered at the Wegmans grocery store in Columbia to assemble 800 Thanksgiving dinners, complete with yams, beans, corn, collard greens, macaroni and...