| Jun 1, 2014
With the opening of the new 3,000-square-foot-addition to the Legacy School, Jamie Caplan no longer has to take private phone calls in the supply closet.
The founder and head of the Sykesville-based school for those with learning differences now has her...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland.
Officers will escort the Special Olympics...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:55 AM
The towns of Marriottsville, Sykesville and Woodstock all span the Patapsco River and thus are in two or more counties. Although this column focuses on Howard County, our day-to-day lives do not stop at the county line. Sometimes I like to include...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:04 AM
A runaway goat that sparked a school closure, rammed a car, leaped several fences to evade apprehension and triggered plenty of buzz in the Sykesville area for nearly a week has been captured and is resting comfortably at an animal shelter in Westminster....
| May 20, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Residents of rural western Howard County packed the County Council’s chambers Monday night for more than three hours of testimony focused on whether large-scale mulching, firewood processing and soil processing operations are appropriate on land...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Last week, the Howard County farmers markets kicked off the 2014 season with five markets — two in Ellicott City — that are now open through the last week of November.
This market is a great way for the community to buy locally grown...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Yerby R. Holman, a retired Western Maryland Railway executive and World War II veteran who had been active in civic and church affairs, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community. He was 98.
The son of Yerby R....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:47 AM
A helmet and a helmet liner. A belt with sand still in it. A parachute.
The items displayed on Frederick "Butch" C. Maisel III's table were all part of the Battle of Normandy.
Many were abandoned by soldiers soon after they landed on the beaches of...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:41 PM
"I don't intend to quit boxing as long as I am able to push a fist into the face of a rival and keep him from knocking me over the ropes."
George Chaney, 1923
He hailed from the squalid streets of East Baltimore, an Irish-American kid with calloused...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:23 AM
It began with a simple bluebird house Gina Felter built on the North Carroll High School campus in her first year as assistant principal at the school.
On April 22, Felter and the rest of the Panther community learned their environmental awareness had...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Although the spring season may seem shorter this year because of its late arrival, outdoor activities are here already; this month marks the beginning of three annual open-air events in Sykesville.
One event is a free concert series, Sykesville First...