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Motion to exempt rising juniors passes and motion to keep current walkers to remain as walkers does not pass

The following was posted by Howard County Board of Education Member Vicky Cutroneo: This is excellent news...many people in the community were in favor of this and it is good to see the HoCoBOE take this issue on early on in their work sessions. Of course the downside of this will be the costs associated with it...because it could be a...

Maryland Youth Cricket Association Calls On HCPSS For Construction Of New Cricket Pitches

The following announcement can be found here:  https://www.mdyouthcricket.org/announcements/34964/our-view-howard-county-public OUR VIEW: HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHOULDN'T DENY CHILDREN ACCESS TO CRICKET After months of efforts by local parents and the intervention of some elected officials, the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has rejected requests for the construction of new cricket pitches, despite the fact that they would have come at no cost...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to Lay Wreath and Hold Vigil for Congressman Elijah Cummings on October 18th

Announced via press release: County Executive Calvin Ball to Lay Wreath and Hold Vigil for Congressman Elijah Cummings Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and other Howard County leaders will gather for a vigil and wreath laying to honor the memory and legacy of the late United States Representative Elijah Cummings. The ceremony will take place at Congressman Cummings’s Howard County district...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Major Updates To Forest Conservation Act

Announced via press release: County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Major Updates To Forest Conservation Act Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced major updates to the Howard County Forest Conservation Act, which had not been updated since the 1990s, to bring it into compliance with state law and strengthen environmental regulation. The Maryland Forest Conservation Act was created to minimize the loss...

Statement on HCPSS Boundary Review Process by District 12 State Legislators

Statement on HCPSS Boundary Review Process by District 12 State Legislators As the elected representatives of District 12, we recognize that the strength of our public school system is a fundamental component of the success and vibrancy of our community. Education drives the future health of our economy and our democracy. From this perspective, we have a deep interest in...

Congressman Elijah Cummings Passes Away On October 17, 2019

It is being reported that Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has passed away this morning. Here is an image shared by Anne Kramer of WBAL: Here is the social media post: #Breaking from @RepCummings his office says he has passed away @wbalradio pic.twitter.com/CHRRR6QNo6 — Anne Kramer WBAL (@AnneKramerWBAL) October 17, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js --- It is sad to lose such an icon here in Maryland. I am sending...

Upcoming Interview With Forward Maryland Podcast On October 20th

I am scheduled to be on the Forward Maryland Podcast on October 20th. Here is a promo for that show (that was recorded on October 15th from Episode 57 of Forward Maryland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrtJqLB5uqc I was a guest on Forward Maryland back in May of 2019. I enjoyed being on the show and said I was happy to be back on the...

WYPR Reports On The Howard County School Redistricting Plan

WYPR today talked in air about the Howard County Public School System redistricting plan and process. You can watch the on air discussion via video from their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WYPR881FM/videos/660929144431811/ Guests on the show included: Jess Nocera, of the Howard County Times; Howard County NAACP president, Willie Flowers; and anti-redistricting advocate Dr. Hemant Sharma. You can read the article posted on the...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball To Make Major Forest Conservation Announcement On October 17th

Announced via press release: County Executive Calvin Ball To Make Major Forest Conservation Announcement  SAVAGE, MD – Tomorrow, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will announce major updates to the Howard County Forest Conservation Act, which has not been updated since the 1990s, to bring it into compliance with state law and strengthen environmental regulation. The Maryland Forest Conservation Act was created to...

Columbia Resident and New York Times Bestselling Author Invites You to a Book Signing on October 26th

Before I tell you all about my upcoming book signing at Barnes & Noble in Columbia, I should tell you who I am and what I write. I started out as an author of hardboiled mystery fiction. My first novel, Identity Crisis, introduced my lawyer/sleuth Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae. I like to think of her as being like a female...