| May 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
As cars whizzed by, state and county officials gathered on Old Columbia Road Thursday morning to break ground on a project to widen three miles of northbound Route 29 between Route 32 and Route 175 from two to three lanes.
The $32.7 million project is...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Necessity, it's said, is the mother of invention. It moved Jason Orndorff to reinvent his look to resemble something from "Star Trek."
As he wheeled into Friday's Bike to Work Day event at The Mall in Columbia, a red light flashed from the back of his...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Ellicott City's Main Street is getting spruced up this spring.
For the past few days, painters have been at work caulking and priming in the historic district, and on Wednesday morning Howard County Executive Ken Ulman gave the "Main Street Matters"...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The Howard County Council on Wednesday passed capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015 that together totaled about $1.29 billion and provided funding for a plan that will accelerate the renovation and hand-over of Columbia’s Merriweather...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Howard County will purchase the iconic Columbia Flier building as a new headquarters for its Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Thursday. The county has an agreement to purchase the building for $2.8 million....
| May 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Emily Bazelon, author of a deeply researched book on teenage bullying titled "Sticks and Stones," tells this story on herself.
She is riding a subway and a group of teens starts tormenting a vulnerable — poor or perhaps homeless — man. She...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Funding for mental health services, downtown Columbia's Inner Arbor and resources for the county's foreign-born residents were the main talking points at the Howard County Council's last budget hearing Wednesday.
The hearing was the final opportunity...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The Town Center Village Board has requested that the Howard County Council temporarily withhold $1.5 million pledged to the Inner Arbor Trust in the 2015 proposed budget.
The Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation created by the Columbia Association...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Students at Ducketts Lane Elementary School have taken part in a Spanish language development program for kindergarten through second grade since the beginning of the school year.
Starting with basic vocabulary during 25-minute classes each day,...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Baltimore County officials co-opted the media coverage of a man's invasion of the WMAR-TV studios in Towson last week — the latest in a string of news events in which politicians were given center stage for no apparent reason.
| May 20, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Howard County government and developer Howard Hughes Corp. have agreed to a five-year, $19-million renovation plan for Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Monday.
Renovation is expected to be complete in 2019...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:25 AM
A project to build a new Elkridge branch of the Howard County Library System is set to receive more funding in County Executive Ken Ulman’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 than previously announced, county budget administrator Ray Wacks said...