Sandy was one for the record books. Whatever it was named – from Frankenstorm to Hurricane Sandy to Superstorm Sandy and finally post-tropical storm Sandy – this week's storm affected more than 13 states, leaving nearly 6.5 million customers without power, according to a CNN report. By Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, Laurel's schools were open, buses and commuter trains were running and most people were heading back to work. At 8 a.m., Prince George's County officials said all state
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults said Wednesday it would continue to work with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong, even as Lance Armstrong stepped down from his role as chairman following his doping scandal.
In 2010, when Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was running for re-election, he paid salaries to five campaign staff, all of whom were hired to work in his administration after he was elected. In addition, two of the people Ulman paid campaign salaries to in 2006, during his first run for county executive, also were hired to work in the administration.
The Howard County Council is the first county legislative body in the state to request the Maryland Public Service Commission to investigate electric power reliability in certain areas of Howard County and the first to institute a tax credit to encourage property owners to make their homes more accessible to seniors and persons with disabilities.
Laurel's central location between four major jurisdictions makes it an ideal place for the state's new regional workforce center, where people can go to find job training, employment connections and host of other services.
Howard County government's Downtown Columbia Master Plan was recognized with a downtown merit award by the International Downtown Agency (IDA) at its annual conference, according to a County news release.
A group of local housing advocates have put together the necessary documents to present to the County Council for recognition as the nonprofit that will provide affordable housing in downtown Columbia.
A transportation study conducted by Howard Hughes Corp. concluded that the use of a transit bridge over Route 29 connecting downtown Columbia and Oakland Mills would not be great enough to justify the expense of building such a bridge, according to county transportation administrator John Powell.
Approximately 20 people participated in an interactive hands-on CPR training and choking relief course inside of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services administrative offices in Columbia on Wednesday evening.