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News for Carroll County and Howard County on October 23rd: Booster updates, Main Street in Sykesville closed this afternoon for an event, Chamber letter about minimum wage legislation and...

I am continuing to track some of the recent news updates for Carroll County and Howard County. Here is a recap of what I talked about today in the video: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Updates from: Governor Larry Hogan Howard County Health Department Carroll County Health Department In Sykesville: Main Street will be closed at Church Street down to Baldwin...

Carroll County Football: Week 8 scores and standings from October 22nd plus updated power rankings

Week 8 of Carroll County High School Football is in the books. Here is my video recap of the Scores, Standings, Power Rankings and comments from the games on October 22nd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_lJFzR8I-8 Here are slides I used in the video: Scores: Standings: Power Rankings from Scott E's Blog: Schedule for Week 9 (October 29th): Here are links I mentioned in the video: County Sports Zone information from...

Howard County Councilmanic Redistricting: Address Lookup and Demographic Data now available

Here are some updates about the Councilmanic redistricting proposals (watch the video for details and comments): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGxFC5wBNN4 Here are some links you might find useful: Redistricting page: https://cc.howardcountymd.gov/About-Us/Commissions-Task-Forces-and-Special-Reports/Councilmanic-Redistricting-2021 Interactive Map of Redistricting Proposals Demographic data for Redistricting Proposals Redistricting Search Tool To view the plans, click to open. Plan A Plan B Plan C Plan D Maps can also be viewed in the Lobby of the George Howard Building ### Scott E

News for Howard County and Carroll County on October 22nd: CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Boosters, Check your onions, Legislation to Establish Police Accountability Board in HoCo

I have some important updates this morning to the articles on the blog related to Howard County and Carroll County. Here is a recap of what I talked about today in the video: Update to "Howard County shares update about COVID-19 boosters; FDA approved Moderna and J&J but administration cannot begin until the CDC authorizes use" CDC Expands Eligibility...

Carroll County Health Department provides information about recall and illnesses linked to whole, fresh onions from ProSource Produce and Keeler Family Farms

Shared by the Carroll County Health Department on October 21st: SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified ProSource Inc. (also known as ProSource Produce, LLC) of Hailey, Idaho as a source of potentially contaminated...

Howard County shares update about COVID-19 boosters; FDA approved Moderna and J&J but administration cannot begin until the CDC authorizes use

Shared by Howard County Executive on October 21st: Last night, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of COVID-19 boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. While the FDA has approved the use, administration cannot begin until the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorizes use, which is expected in the coming days. This chart...

Howard County to Establish Police Accountability Board

New Board will establish critical independent oversight, makes misconduct complaints public Howard County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed legislation to establish a Police Accountability Board, continuing his efforts to ensure a safe and engaged community. The Board will be responsible for receiving complaints regarding police misconduct and will work with Howard County Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s Office to improve...

Carroll County and Howard County news on October 21st – School systems COVID-19 updates, Maryland vaccine milestone and FDA approves additional boosters

Today was another Live Broadcast update of Howard County and Carroll County news. I expect most updates will happen around 7:00am. Here is a recap of what I talked about today in the video: Howard County Public School System latest COVID-19 updates: New cases and number quarantined Carroll County Public Schools latest COVID-19 updates: New cases and number quarantined ...

The Carroll County Department of Planning seeks public input on the county’s first Transportation Master Plan

Public Input Needed on Transportation Master Plan The Carroll County Department of Planning seeks public input on the county’s first Transportation Master Plan and asks residents to complete a new online survey. To help address the updated transportation needs for Carroll County, its citizens and businesses, as well as provide a vision for future needs, Planning began the task of creating...

Carroll County Public Schools reports 134 active COVID-19 cases and 340 quarantined on October 20th

Continuing my school COVID-19 updates…Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is reporting 134 active cases of COVID-19 on October 20th. These numbers are updated every Wednesday of each week. Here is the breakdown of the numbers this week: 131 Students 3 Staff Note: Numbers reflect active confirmed positive cases for each week. As a result, these students and staff are in...