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Final candidate listing for the 2020 Special Primary for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District

The filing deadline for the 2020 Special Primary for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District was yesterday and now we have a final listing of candidates running...here is that listing: Republican: (8 candidates) Anderson, Christopher M. Arnold, James C. Bly, Ray Brown, Brian L. Hawkins, Reba A. Klacik, Kimberly Matory, Liz Newton, William Democrat: (24 candidates) Baker, T. Dan Branch, Talmadge Brown, Alicia...

Howard County Board Of Education Set To Make Final Vote On Redistricting Today

The Howard County Board of Education will meet today at 4:00pm and a final vote is scheduled on the Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan (or better known as the redistricting process). See the agenda here: https://hcpsstv.new.swagit.com/events/4336 I looked again this morning (on BoardDocs) before writing this article and still have not seen the following items in advance of the...

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary’s Statement on the 7th Congressional District Special Election

On October 17, 2019 I wrote, “Heaven has another angel...”. The passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, a friend and mentor, was startling and has left a gaping hole in the Maryland political landscape that in many ways can never be filled. Since my election to the General Assembly in 2014, I have worked diligently to represent the 13th District and...

Updated HCPSS Redistricting Maps From Community Resident

A community resident (Grant Vix) has put together updated maps based on the last Howard County Board of Education redistricting work session. Here is a post he made about it online: I put together a few more maps to help me understand what is happening. My original became really busy with all the layers, so I broke it out by...

Today is the filing deadline to enter the 2020 Special Primary for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District

Today is the filing deadline to enter the race for the special primary for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Here is a listing of candidates that have filed so far: Republican: (8 candidates) Anderson, Christopher M. Arnold, James C. Bly, Ray Brown, Brian L. Hawkins, Reba A. Klacik, Kimberly Matory, Liz Newton, William Democrat: (19 candidates) Baker, T. Dan Branch, Talmadge Brown,...

Handguns displayed in robbery at Laurel Pizza Hut on November 18th

Noted in the HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Robbery Laurel, 20723: Pizza Hut, 9100 block of Maier Road, Nov. 18 9:40 p.m. A store employee reported that two male suspects with their faces partially covered entered the business, displayed handguns, and stole the cash register drawer before fleeing. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing. SUSPECTS: two black males...

Howard County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Announced via press release: Robert Awtrey, age 71, of Ellicott City, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before Howard County Circuit Court Administrative Judge William V. Tucker today. Sentencing is scheduled for February 28, 2020 in Howard County Circuit Court. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received a tip on January 2, 2019 that pornographic images were being...

Baltimore City Council passes plastic-bag ban and Howard County holds public testimony on plastic bag fee

The Baltimore City Council gave final approval to a bill which would prohibit retail stores from giving customers plastic bags at checkout and charge a 5 cent fee for other bags provided at checkout. That bill is now headed to the Mayor for signature. I love that they are banning plastic bags from stores...I really dislike the idea of charging shoppers...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Updates Ellicott City Flood Mitigation Progress

Announced via press release: County Executive Calvin Ball Updates Ellicott City Flood Mitigation Progress Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today provided a progress report on the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan launched last December for Old Ellicott City’s ongoing recovery from recent flooding events. County Executive Ball detailed latest developments regarding acquisitions and Main Street restoration, flood mitigation projects, ensuring...

HoCoBOE Straw Votes On HCPSS Redistricting Passes 5 – 2

The Howard County Board of Education (HoCoBOE) ended the final HCPSS redistricting work session last evening by taking straw votes on the plans for high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. All votes were approved 5 - 2 (voting Yea: Kirsten A Coombs, Mavis Ellis, Jennifer Mallo, Sabina Taj, Chao Wu and voting Nay: Vicky Cutroneo, Christina Delmont-Small). Here...