Thomas Goodwin Smith covers community news in Carroll County with a focus on education. Having joined Baltimore Sun Media in fall of 2022, he is Northwestern University alumnus and a former local news reporter/anchor for 1430 WNAV in Annapolis. He enjoys trivia and tabletop gaming and is the proud father of four chickens.
Kristen Naill of Taneytown has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and was sentenced to a five-year prison term in a February shooting, according to a news release from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County.
Although 85 pedestrian safety projects, such as new sidewalks, crosswalks, ramps, signage and pathways, were completed over the summer in Howard, parents say it is not enough for students who must walk to school.
Carroll County Public Schools students outscored Maryland in all categories, and outscored county test results from the 2021-2022 school year in most cases, according to data presented to the school board.
Howard County schools superintendent Michael Martirano said Wednesday that his new school start time plan had already showed success on its first day, as the Maryland School Bus Contractors Association on Thursday released a statement expressing its alarm at the transportation issues.
Dozens of concerned parents met in Columbia Tuesday night to express frustrations with Howard County Public School System officials and their handling of new school start times, canceled bus routes, consistently late buses and other issues, three weeks into the new school year.