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Handgun used in robbery of Taylor’s Collective in Ellicott City on January 26th

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Robbery Ellicott City, 21043: Taylor’s Collective, 8100 block of Main Street, Jan. 26 11:13 a.m. A store employee reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered approached the front counter, displayed a handgun, threatened the employee, and demanded cash. The employee complied and the suspect fled. No...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will provide a vaccination update to the community on January 28, at 11:00 a.m

Howard County to Provide Vaccination Update Tomorrow  Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will provide a vaccination update to the community on January 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Marriott’s Ridge High School. Ball will be joined by Howard County Health Officer Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Public School System Superintendent (HCPSS) Dr. Michael Martirano, Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) Interim President Dr. Shafeeq Ahmed, and Department of...

Is it time for Governor Hogan to consider easing restrictions on bars and restaurants in Maryland?

This morning I thought I would take a little time to do an opinion / data piece on the topic of restrictions on bars and restaurants in Maryland. Bars and restaurants in Maryland have two significant statewide restrictions imposed by Governor Hogan back in November 2020: The governor issued an emergency order reducing indoor operations for bars and restaurants from...

Restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining and bars in Maryland by county due to COVID-19 – Updated January 27th

Here is a listing (that I updated on January 27th at 5:00am) of restrictions by county in Maryland on indoor and outdoor dining and bars due to the COVID-19 pandemic: (two updates below - Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties) Statewide: November 10th – INDOOR DINING CAPACITY REDUCED TO 50%. The governor issued an emergency order reducing indoor operations for bars and restaurants...

Carroll County Government – Employment Opportunities – January 26th

The following is a listing of employment opportunities shared by Carroll County Government on January 26th (via email): Park Assistant – Department of Recreation and Parks/Piney Run Park $11.75 hourly - 11 positions available - 4 positions 40 hours per week and 7 positions 25 hours per week Hours are varied and include evenings, weekends, and holidays Apply by 5:00 pm on February...

Howard County Receives $9.7 Million from U.S. Treasury for Rental Assistance

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) was awarded a $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury to provide rent and utility assistance. The funds can be used to pay up to nine months of past due rent or utilities for residents that suffered a COVID-related loss of income, reduction...

Howard County Board of Education Approves Schedule for HCPSS 2020-2021 Hybrid In-Person Model

At its work session January 26, 2021, the Howard County Board of Education approved a phased-in hybrid model for students to return to school in person. The approved model will bring students back to in-person instruction over the course of four phases beginning March 1, 2021. All students will have the option to continue receiving fully virtual instruction. The Board’s action follows...

Howard County Board of Education votes to begin to bring students back into schools starting March 1, 2021

The meeting is still going at the time of me writing this article but I thought I would share this update from Howard County Board of Education member Vicky Cutroneo: It became clear the Superintendent's proposed phased in plan did not have majority support and that a compromise would be necessary to move us forward. Though I articulated my concerns with delays...

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Mass Vaccination Sites, Expansion of Pharmacy Program

State-Run Sites to Begin Opening Next Week, Starting With Prince George’s County and Baltimore City Vaccinations Expand Next Week to Safeway and Rite Aid in Targeted Areas Broader Distribution Network Will Help Supplement Vaccination Efforts in Hospitals and Local Health Departments Supply is Extremely Limited: 2 Million Marylanders Are Currently Eligible, State Receives 72K/Week From Federal Government Governor Larry Hogan today announced new...

Howard County COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan from County Executive Ball on January 25th

The following Howard County Vaccine Distribution Plan was shared by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball via The Ball Bulletin email on January 25th: We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together...