After a week of constant downpours, the rain held off and the sun finally poked through the clouds for the masses of red, white and blue making their way down Hesperus Drive, in Columbia, in the name of tradition.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has created a 35-member council aimed at assisting youth with disabilities in their transition from secondary education into the workforce, his office announced this week.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Monday at a West Baltimore bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue, picking a spot of significance to African-American history as she offered support for Brown's bid to become Maryland's first black governor.
Taxpayers rarely react well to the notion of paying more taxes, even when the reason is as seemingly altruistic as an environmental cause. The state's Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, know to opponents as "the rain tax," is no exception.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is seeking a do-over on his county's stormwater fees. After an earlier plan that involved calculating fees for each of tens of thousands of properties proved too difficult, Ulman is proposing a simpler set of fees.
Just over a week before the stormwater fee, more commonly known as the rain tax, structure approved by the Howard County Council in March was set to take effect, County Executive Ken Ulman introduced a model described as simpler and more efficient.
The new 33,000 square-foot station, which replaces Station 6 previously located on Lincoln Street, has six vehicle bays and will operate two fire engines, one rescue engine, two paramedic ambulances and one brush truck. The station will be staffed by 21 career personnel from Howard County's Department of Fire Rescue Services and approximately 80 volunteer personnel.
The old low-income Hilltop Housing project in Ellicott City has given way to another world: new apartments in facades of soft-colored siding and stone, and a recreation center with the latest in exercise gear, including a retractable-roof indoor swimming pool.
State Sen. Allan Kittleman described himself as an independent voice for Howard County residents as he officially announced his campaign for county executive Tuesday in front of more than 250 supporters at Clyde's in Columbia.
One of the reasons many people came to Columbia was to live in a well thought out and carefully planned community. Columbia was the antidote to the hodgepodge exemplified by routes 1 and 40 and to escape the insidious and unethical practice of redlining!
Chief among his accomplishments, according to Ulman, is the development of the Burgess Mills community near historic Ellicott City, which when completed will include a new Roger Carter Center, a mix of affordable housing and market rate housing and add 122 public parking spaces for downtown.
State Sen. Allan H. Kittleman announced Tuesday that he's running for Howard County executive, hoping to become only the second Republican elected to the office since the position was established in 1968.