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With 2016 session underway, Howard delegation hears residents' concerns

With 2016 session underway, Howard delegation hears residents' concerns

Howard County delegation to the General Assembly opened the floor to testimony from residents on statewide issues Thursday night, drawing reactions on issues ranging from studying oysters in Maryland to clustered housing on Haviland Mills to personal vignettes about child custody battles.

Topping the list were long-running concerns about noise levels caused by Merriweather Post Pavilion and overall transparency in the county's school system.

Several residents sounded off on a 2013 bill that created separate noise regulations for outdoor venues like Merriweather Post Pavilion. The bill drew varied responses from residents who urged the delegation for a repeal.

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