Howard County Public School System retirees 65 and over are outraged and scared because of a three-year health plan assigned to them starting Jan. 1. As of Dec. 6, HCPSS is trying to fix the problem. Still retirees aren't sleeping well these days, but sleep will be the least of their problems, if this plan goes into effect on Jan. 1.
A change in benefits for retired Howard County Public School System employees will compromise their health care. Superintendent Renee Foose said the school system is working with United Health Care to address concerns, and health care costs will be covered by the system if a solution isn't reached.
When Maryam Qayumi started working for Chase Brexton Health Services in Columbia in August 2012, the center didn't have a specific employee dedicated to managing the new patients that walk through its doors everyday in search of health care options.
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of leukemia complications Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
The Howard County Farmers Market Board told vendors earlier this month that the Thursday market at the East Columbia Library and the Saturday market at the Glenwood Library will not be opening next year.
Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 56.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The 20th annual Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive-through more than 70 holiday light displays in Symphony Woods off Broken Land Parkway in Columbia, will open Monday, Nov. 25, and continue through Jan. 5.
Dr. Joseph S. Ardinger, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered more than 4,000 babies in nearly 50 years of medical practice, died of pneumonia complications Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 92.
Students from across the 12 high schools in the Howard County Public School System take part in career academies at the Howard County Applications and Research Laboratory, which has come a long way from its days as a vo-tech center.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep has opened at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, the hospital announced Tuesday. While the hospital has had a sleep center for several years, officials said, the new center will offer an outpatient clinic as well as inpatient services, and provide consultations with various Hopkins specialists.
The Historic Ellicott City store owners welcome costumed kids and their families to a free evening of trick-or-treating on Main Street. Visit participating shops on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. for candy and fun.
Jeffrey F. Ritter, a physician's assistant who was recalled for his beside manner and willingness to listen, died Friday of cardiac arrest related to kidney disease at Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Westminster resident was 55.