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Governor Larry Hogan Signs 3 of 7 Howard County Delegation Bills Into Law

On April 18, 2019 Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law three Howard County Delegation bills passed by the General Assembly in 2019. These bills include: HB0590 - Howard County Board of Education – Election of Members Ho. Co. 01–19 HB1306 - Howard County - Howard County Housing Commission - Subsidiary Entities Ho. Co. 26-19 HB1406 - Howard County -...

Phase 2 of EC Safe and Sound Plan Announced

I am still playing catch up on items announced while I was out of town...I was happy to see phase 2 of EC Safe and Sound rolled out. Here is information from the press release (County Executive Ball Announces Phase 2 of Ellicott City Flood Plan): (April 17th): ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Phase...

Howard County Executive Ball Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget

By now many of you have heard some of the details of the 2020 proposed operating budget released by Howard County Executive Ball...if not...here is what his administration announce via press release on April 18th: ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released his Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget for Howard County Government. Projected General Fund...

Cyberbullying at Folly Quarter Middle School in Howard County draws media attention

It is being reported on numerous news outlets that Police and school officials are investigating "an extremely serious sexually explicit cyberbullying incident" in a Howard County middle school (Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City). You can read about this incident on the following links: 'Sexually explicit cyberbullying' investigated at Howard Co. middle school EXCLUSIVE: Howard County mother of severely...

Review Committee Report on the Office of Human Rights is released by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball

Via press release: ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released the report of the Office of Human Rights (OHR) Review Committee, formed by Executive Order in February. The OHR investigates discrimination claims and rights violations in Howard County. The OHR Review Committee was formed by Executive Ball following a recommendation from his transition team. The report...

Howard County Sheriff’s Office – Most Wanted Monday – Curtis Payne Wilson

This official Twitter account for the Howard County Sheriff's Office located in Ellicott City, Maryland has published a Most Wanted Monday post: Most Wanted Monday! If you have any information on the wanted individual posted below please contact the HCSO Warrant/Fugitive Unit @ 410-313-4174. Here is the text of the image: WILSON, Curtis Payne DOB: 12/13/1990 Last Known Address: 8205 Washington Blvd. Jessup,...

Information Session on the HCPSS Apprenticeship Maryland Academy – April 25th

Here is information from Howard County Public Schools: When / Where: Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m. – Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL), Room B-37, 10920 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City Parents/guardians of, and current high school juniors interested in learning how to begin your career while still in high school are invited to attend this information session on the HCPSS Apprenticeship Maryland Academy. Earlier...

2019 Howard County GreenFest

The 2019 Howard County GreenFest is happening today at the Howard Community College from 10am to 4pm. Here is information from the Facebook event: GreenFest is a free, fun and family-friendly event with: - Environmental Mall with tables hosted by local green businesses, environmental non-profits, and government agencies - Native plant sale - Children's activities - Workshops - Wildlife Room - Paper Shredding - 10am to...

The Data Not Discussed By Many When It Comes To The Howard County Bag Tax – Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this 3 part series I focused on the data of the number of bags taxed in Montgomery County and Washington DC to see if their bag taxes actually changes the behavior of shoppers by punishing shoppers with a tax for accepting bags from stores at checkout and get them into a habit...

Larry Pretlow II Issues Statement About Blog Post On Village Green/Town²

Local Howard County Blogger Julia McCready recently wrote a blog post on Village Green/Town² where she highlights some tweets and statements of Larry Pretlow II and at the end of the post she recommends "DO NOT vote to return Mr. Pretlow to the Board. His continued presence is a toxic force to contend with, not a help and support...