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Howard County Board of Education Cluster Assignments 2018-2019

I saw a post on social media from one of the new Howard County Board of Education members (Vicky Cutroneo) and thought this would be good to document on the blog...the new HoCoBOE "cluster assignments" are out...here they are (via Board Docs): Board School Cluster Assignments 2018-2019 Approved - December 3, 2018 Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which...

Photos From County Executive Ball First Listening Session – December 10, 2018

I was able to make it out to the event today for just a little bit and took a number of photos while I was there...for those interested...here they are (via Facebook): I am guessing around 100 people attended the event this morning...it was an excellent turnout from the community. Scott E

Baltimore Ravens Remain In 6th Place After Loss To Chiefs

After a crazy overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday...the Baltimore Ravens remain in 6th place...keeping them in the playoff hunt...but with three weeks to go in the season...the Ravens need to play well in order to keep that position. Here are the current AFC playoff standings: 1  (x) Kansas City West 11-2-0 2  New England East 9-4-0 3  Houston South 9-4-0 4  Pittsburgh North 7-5-1 5  Los Angeles West 10-3-0 6  Baltimore North 7-6-0 STILL ALIVE SEED TEAM DIVISION RECORD 7  Indianapolis South 7-6-0 8  Miami East 7-6-0 9  Tennessee South 7-6-0 10  Denver West 6-7-0 11  Cleveland North 5-7-1 12  Cincinnati North 5-8-0 Four teams are all tied at 7 -...

County Executive Ball First Listening Session – December 10, 2018

Today kicks off a series of "Listening Sessions" being held by our new County Executive in Howard County. This will be the first of seven sessions around the county over the next month or so (plus an online session on Twitter). Here is some information about the sessions: Calvin wants to hear from you about your experiences, hopes and dreams...

Joe Flacco Inactive Against The Kansas City Chiefs In Week 14

In what might be the best move by the Baltimore Ravens this season...Joe Flacco will be inactive for the game against the Kansas City Chiefs (according to multiple sources). Lamar Jackson is on a three game winning streak and there is no reason yet to do anything that might mess with that streak. RG III will be the backup again...

Ranking Howard County High Schools Via Maryland State Report Cards

By now you have heard or read about the 2018 Maryland School Report Cards rolled out by Maryland State Department of Education. I thought I would see how each of the high schools did on the "report cards". Here is the data listed in the system with the star rating for each school, total points received, % earned and...

Washington DC Bag Tax Revenue Increases Every Year

As our State Senators and State Delegates continue to consider proposing a law that will allow the local government to bring forward a bag tax for Howard County...I thought it a good idea to look at the DATA from DC and see how it has reduced the number of bags used / taxed at point of sale over the...

Howard County Police Chief Gary L. Gardner announces retirement

The Howard County Police Department announce the retirement of Police Chief Gardner via social media: News Release: Police Chief Gary L. Gardner announces retirement After a 35-year career with the Howard County Police Department, Police Chief Gary L. Gardner is announcing his retirement. His final work day will be Dec. 31. “It has truly been an honor and pleasure working with so...

WordPress 5.0 – To Update Or Not To Update

Wordpress 5.0 released today (https://wordpress.org/news/2018/12/bebo/) and the big question is...should you update now or wait? There have been others providing advice:  https://xomisse.com/blog/wordpress-gutenberg/. Here is my take: If you are using a recent Wordpress theme (within the last couple of years) and you have kept your plugins updated...you are probably OK to upgrade to 5.0. If you have an old theme or one that...

Howard County Chamber of Commerce Comments regarding Howard County Local Bills

If you read the Baltimore Sun article (Opposition mounts to calls for a plastic bag fee in Howard County) you may have noticed that the article mentions a "letter" from the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and some excepts from the letter. I decided I would reach out to the Chamber and see if I could get the full...