| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Maryland voters will head to the polls to pick the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor nine weeks from today, and the state of the race thus far is pretty depressing. Most of the oxygen in the contest is being sucked up by an unilluminating...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a murder-suicide at The Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring in June after 28 years with the department....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:58 PM
How do you celebrate the 100th birthday of a man who never relished a lot of fuss, and who preferred to save his cake-cutting skills for parties that honored the city he created and loved?
That's the question a cast of Columbia pioneers, business...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The issue of mulching on agricultural land in the county has, in the span of just about two months, risen from obscurity to become one of the hottest topics since comprehensive zoning to land in the County Council's lap.
Monday night, County Executive...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:20 AM
The Columbia Association Board of Directors voted to change its representation within the Inner Arbor Trust by electing Nancy McCord to replace Ed Coleman as one of the board's two representatives on the Trust's board of directors.
Gregg Schwind was...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Ten years ago, a study showed that the Elkridge library needed to be more than twice its current size in order to meet the needs of the community.Then five years ago, a feasaibility study determined that renovation of the existing building would not be an...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said Thursday he has proposed a bill that would force downtown developer Howard Hughes Corp. to relinquish ownership of Merriweather Post Pavilion as early as later this year.
"The fact remains we have not seen any of...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's running mate came out swinging at front-runner Anthony G. Brown on health care Tuesday as the three Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor met in their only scheduled television debate.
Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Work will begin Thursday on a long-planned project to expand a portion of Route 29 in Howard County that is considered a "major commuter bottleneck" near Columbia's town center, officials said.
The $32.7 million project will see three miles of...