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Howard County

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  • Arkansas family visits Western Maryland, makes history

    Arkansas family visits Western Maryland, makes history
    Not since Brooks Robinson has any Arkansan been more welcome in Maryland than David Wrightam. And in the tiny Western Maryland hamlet of Williamsport, he may be getting top billing -- at least since last Friday, when he visited the town's Desert Rose...
  • Howard's Trey Clark wins pole vault gold 'Down Under'

    Howard's Trey Clark wins pole vault gold 'Down Under'
    Howard's Trey Clark has had a summer to remember. Instead of partaking in the typical beach vacations, summer camps or extra-curricular activities that many high school students do, the rising senior had a goal to accomplish first: win a track and field...
  • Omar Delen of Marriotts Ridge attends leadership summit [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    The Bank of America Charitable Foundation offers an annual Student Leaders Program to a select group of high school upperclassmen who qualify based on their passionate commitment to improving their communities. Those selected receive an eight-week paid...
  • Traffic: Northbound traffic closed on MD 462

    Traffic: Northbound traffic closed on MD 462
    Northbound traffic on MD 462 in Aberdeen is closed at MD 132 due to emergency roadwork at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The southbound left traffic lane is bi-directional, DOT said. A two-vehicle collision on...
  • As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy

    As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy
    Amid the latest fray in a case to bring about a dozen Howard County zoning changes to referendum this fall, there is a final deadline in sight. August 18 – less than a month away – is the drop-dead date for a referendum question to be...
  • Bits & Pieces: Alliance created to help regulate area sports

    Bits & Pieces: Alliance created to help regulate area sports
    Last week, the Howard County Youth Program's Bernie Dennison, who will be inducted into the Community Sports Hall of Fame in October, informed me of the formation of the Maryland Youth Sports Alliance — a non profit organization "dedicated to...
  • Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.

    Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.
    Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
  • For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'
    Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin. With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...
  • County should take better care of the Little Patuxent [Letter]

    Howard County prides itself on being the "greenest" and most environmentally protective jurisdiction on the planet. Yet, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Little Patuxent River has for years been deemed "impaired," noting...
  • Teachers union appears greedy and manipulative [Letter]

    As a former teacher and as a teacher educator who has observed classrooms in almost every school system in Maryland, I feel I'm qualified to make the following comments, even though negativity towards Howard County Public School System and its teachers is...
  • Columbia developer breaks ground on 9-story complex downtown

    Columbia developer breaks ground on 9-story complex downtown
    It has been more than a decade since a new commercial office building was built in downtown Columbia, a drought some say contributed to a vapid atmosphere downtown.  David Costello knows the story, and the environment, all too well because his company,...
  • Sykesville designated as 2014 National Main Street [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Sykesville designated as 2014 National Main Street [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]
    The National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, helps communities maintain and revitalize their historic districts and sets 10 performance standards that act as benchmarks for measuring success. These...