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  • High school rodeo saddles up for inaugural ride at Howard fair

    High school rodeo saddles up for inaugural ride at Howard fair
    Forget what you think you know about a mule being an obstinate creature, given to sitting down with a frustrated rider on its back if the impulse strikes. Madison and Miranda Iager of Woodbine say they will be working to debunk the "stubborn as a mule"...
  • Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come

    Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come
    Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception. Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
  • Howard school board, teachers' union reach tentative agreements

    Howard school board, teachers' union reach tentative agreements
    The Howard County school system and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, avoiding potential arbitration and resolving disputes that lingered throughout the past school year. The one-year deal announced Friday,...
  • Howard police ready for National Night Out Aug. 5

    Howard police ready for National Night Out Aug. 5
    Howard County police are preparing for National Night Out, a community event in which officers engage with residents in a fun, family-friendly environment. “National Night Out is an annual demonstration of the department’s strong partnership...
  • Emmy Dallam named Miss Harford Farm Bureau 2014

    Emmy Dallam named Miss Harford Farm Bureau 2014
    Emmy Dallam of the Bel Air area was named Miss Harford County Farm Bureau for 2014 Thursday evening at the Harford County Farm Fair. "It was a very good contest," Emmy, 17, said after the contest, which was held in the pavilion at the Harford County...
  • Maryland group home where boy died had staffing shortage, nurse says

    Maryland group home where boy died had staffing shortage, nurse says
    On the night that 10-year-old Damaud Martin died at a troubled group home in Anne Arundel County, there were not enough staffers to handle the care specified for its severely disabled residents, according to the nurse on duty at the time. Mary Zelio,...
  • Intimidation tactics in play in referendum case [Letter]

    We, as attorneys for many Howard County residents who circulated a referendum petition to put on the ballot comprehensive zoning changes proposed by Ken Ulman and the Council in July 2013 and whose clients are now subject to developer issued subpoenas for...
  • Mixed-use project has goal to revive Columbia's commercial office space

    It has been more than a decade since a new commercial office building was built in downtown Columbia. But a new project promises to reverse that trend. "It's starting to become more vibrant, but it was dead. It was dead for 10 years," said David...
  • Awesome Aces junior tennis competes at States

    Email sports copy by 9 a.m. Monday to howardcountysports@patuxent.com. Tennis The Howard County Awesome Aces junior tennis teams competed in the Maryland State Championships held at the Montgomery TennisPlex on July 12-13. The 18-U Beginner Team/...
  • Howard CAC receives $212,800 from State for Head Start program

    Howard CAC receives $212,800 from State for Head Start program
    The Community Action Council of Howard County has been awarded $212,800 as part of the Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014, the Maryland State Department of Education announced this week. According to a CAC news release, the Prekindergarten...
  • Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care

    Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care
    The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday. With...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year
    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...