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  • Columbia turns 50

    Columbia turns 50

    Columbia celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, but young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown. Follow...

  • Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    The closing event of the six-months-long Columbia 50th celebration included a dedication of Gail Holliday's poster tree sculpture in Kennedy Gardens on the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi and was followed by a Columbia Orchestra concert and entertainment at lakefront.

  • Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia capped its six-month long golden anniversary celebration on Sunday by dedicating 22 iconic posters that evoke the city’s visionary beginnings while also looking toward tomorrow. The posters were dedicated as part of the festival’s closing ceremony, which also included an evening theatrical...

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  • Four newcomers join the ranks of the Howard County school board

    Four newcomers join the ranks of the Howard County school board

    Two front-runners from the June primary were among the winners for four open seats on the eight-member Howard County Board of Education, according to unofficial results from the State Board of Elections. Vicky Cutroneo, Chao Wu, front-runners in the primary, as well as Jen Mallo and Sabina Taj...

  • Democrat Ball defeats incumbent Howard County executive Kittleman

    Democrat Ball defeats incumbent Howard County executive Kittleman

    Democratic County Councilman Calvin Ball will be the first African American Howard county executive as he secured a clear victory over Republican incumbent Allan Kittleman. “I feel phenomenal,” Ball said in an interview, an hour after unofficial results arrived. During his next four years as executive,...

  • Democrats maintain control of Howard County Council

    Democrats maintain control of Howard County Council

    The Howard County Council will have all new members after Tuesday’s election, but its party makeup will stay the same: four Democrats and one Republican. District 1, which includes Ellicott City, will be represented by Democrat Liz Walsh, who received 61.9 of the vote to defeat Republican Raj Kathuria....

  • Two sites suggested for future Elkridge high school

    Two sites suggested for future Elkridge high school

    A Howard County task force is recommending two sites for a new Elkridge high school, the county announced Friday. The 12-member group considered a dozen locations for what would be the county’s 14th high school before suggesting properties on Washington Boulevard and Mansion Lane. To have enough...

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