Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined with three other former county executives in a ceremony Monday marking 50 years of charter government in the county. Voters adopted the charter and elected Omar Jones as the first county executive in November 1968.
Granville Warren “Sonny” Wehland, a retired Howard County highways chief and longtime active member of the Maryland Democratic Party, died of a stroke March 18 at Lighthouse Senior Living in Ellicott City. He was was 83.
With the 2018 election a little over two years away, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has pooled a sizable campaign coffer — outpacing the funds of previous county executives in their first two years of office.
Towson University has hired former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to find ways to strengthen its relationship with the community and businesses and to consider locations for expansion, university officials announced Tuesday.
It's been a little more than a year since Allan Kittleman assembled his transition team in late 2014, promising to improve, not transform, Howard County and the foundation set by former County Executive Ken Ulman's administration.
The Howard County Council on Monday voted to give County Executive Allan Kittleman permission to sell a property at a prominent corner along Route 1, which had been targeted for redevelopment under former County Executive Ken Ulman.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman plans to announce a decision Monday on a newly passed nutritional standards bill, which would require a certain percentage of the food and drink offerings in county vending machines to meet a set of caloric, fat and sugar guidelines.
Conceptual plans for Columbia's Long Reach Village Center began to emerge Thursday night at the third of four community meetings the county is hosting to garner public input for ideas on how to revitalize the area.
Proposed nutritional guidelines for Howard County vending machines are similar to those implemented by a 2012 executive order during former County Executive Ken Ulman's administration and repealed by current County Executive Allan Kittleman in December; but these guidelines include more wiggle room. Popular county events such as Wine in the Woods and the Fourth of July fireworks on Columbia's lakefront would be exempt from the rules, as would nonprofits that collect money through concessions sales, such as youth sports booster clubs.
While politicians' culinary contributions remain popular, they are only a small part of the appeal of "Men in the Kitchen," marking its 21st year as the major fundraising event of the Howard County Center of African American Culture.
In a flash, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman's first 100 days in office are already behind him. The Republican, elected in November and sworn into office on Dec. 1 last year, passed the benchmark without any fanfare on March 10.
In his first-ever State of the County speech, newly installed Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman laid out a set of priorities for the early days of his administration, with a focus on sustainability -- a term he used to encompass much more than its typical connotation as an environmental buzzword.
Less than a month after the Howard County Council introduced a bill intended to launch "phase one" of a revitalization project for Columbia's Long Reach Village Center, a key part of the plan has hit a wall.
Howard County famers shared their thoughts on the state of agriculture in the county today -- and their predictions for the future -- at a roundtable Wednesday morning with County Executive Allan Kittleman.
A group of east-side political activists is reinventing the Baltimore political club, with the goal of getting more young people involved in politics. They've formed the BEST Democratic Club, which has been sponsoring events from happy hours for young adults to General Assembly trips for students as it reaches out for members.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake dined at Johnny's in Roland Park Monday evening — the latest of the Republican's efforts to reach across the aisle to the state's leading Democrats.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has formally named Gary L. Gardner as the county's chief of police. Gardner has been acting chief since July when he was named by then-County Executive Ken Ulman upon the retirement of longtime chief William McMahon.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has officially overturned a ban on the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snacks on county property and at events sponsored by the county, his office said Thursday.
Nearly $275,000 in donations from the Baltimore area flowed into two political committees supporting the successful bid of Larry Hogan and Boyd Rutherford for Maryland State House in 2014, according to campaign-finance data, compared to a little over $1 million going to the failed campaigns of Democrats Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman.
Newly elected Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and the five members of the Howard County Council struck a conciliatory note at their inauguration Monday night, with speeches emphasizing progress over party.
The culmination of an election campaign season that reached back more than a year will be realized Monday when Howard County Executive-elect Allan Kittleman and the County Council are sworn into office in a ceremony at Glenelg High School.
Shoppers searching for gifts in historic Ellicott City will have one less hassle to worry about this holiday season: the town's parking lots are free from Black Friday until Jan. 1, according to county officials.
At 32, Ken Ulman became the youngest person in the state of Maryland to be elected to the position of county executive. Eight years later, as he prepares to step down from Howard County's top post at age 40, he's got a whole life ahead of him. At the same time, others reflect on his legacy as the county executive.