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Howard County Council Unanimously Supports Aging in Place Tax Credit Legislation for Seniors and Veterans

The Howard County Council has filed a bill to amend the existing County tax credit for seniors who are 65 years or older and who have lived in the County for at least 35 years. The credit also applies to retired members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and their surviving spouses, but those individuals are not...

Howard County Executive to Hold 2nd FY22 Resident’s Budget Hearing on March 9th

Residents can sign-up to testify or give budget testimony online Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his second Resident’s Budget Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget cycle on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s budget hearing will be held virtually and can be watched live from the County Council’s streaming website; the hearing will be...

The Howard County Education Association Work-To-Rule decision makes national news

The decision by Howard County Education Association members to participate in the "Work-To-Rule" procedures has made national news. Last night on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Fox News: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6235098973001#sp=show-clips Ok...a couple of things about this mention on national news: He calls us Baltimore. When you are not from around here that is what we are called by most people. Yep -...

Howard County Health Department reports that another COVID-19 vaccination sign up link has been made made public 

Reported on February 24th by the Howard County Health Department: IMPORTANT: Our team has been informed that a link to register for the COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic on Thu (2/25) has been made public. This clinic is ONLY for adults with developmental disabilities and medical documentation of a person's diagnosis will be required. The intent of this group is...

Arrest made and suspect charged with assault after incident in Columbia on February 23rd

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Assault Columbia, 21045: 6600 block of Cradlerock Way, Feb. 23 6:10 p.m. An adult female victim and two juvenile female victims reported that they were in their vehicle in the parking lot of the library when a male suspect approached the vehicle, displayed a sharp object, and threatened them....

Howard County Government letter to the Board of Education concerning the proposed HCPSS FY22 budgets

On February 24th a letter was sent from Howard County Government (Holly Sun - HoCoGov Budget Office) to the Howard County Board of Education concerning the proposed HCPSS FY2022 Capital and Operating budgets. I am going to give you the big spoiler (about the operating budget request) right up front here in this article: "Given the limited amount of available funding...

Howard County School Buses Outfitted with External Cameras; Citations to be Issued

Joint announcement from the Howard County Police Department and Howard County Public School System: Howard County School Buses Outfitted with External Cameras; Citations to be Issued School buses serving the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) have been outfitted with external cameras in order to ensure student safety by discouraging motorists from passing buses illegally, through an initiative implemented in...

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Carroll County

I thought I would take a little time this morning and document the various locations where you can obtain your COVID-19 vaccination in Carroll County. This was a bit of a popular and helpful post for Howard County posted yesterday. Here are the locations in Carroll County listed by the State of Maryland: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine Vaccinations are available through hospitals, local...

2021-2022 Student Member of the Board of Education in Howard County Election to be Held Online May 3-5

2021-2022 SMOB Election to be Held Online on May 3-5, 2021 The Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) will hold its online general election for the 2021-2022 Student Member of the Board (SMOB) on May 3-5, 2021, with students voting on Canvas. The 2021-2022 SMOB candidates are Peter Banyas of Howard High School and Dhruvi Mirani of Glenelg High...

Approximately 4.7% of the Howard County Public School System workforce responded in the latest survey they do not intend to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

During the COVID-19 Vaccination Update Press Conference held by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on February 23rd the following statement was made by Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano: "Many staff members as you know it will return to their schools and offices tomorrow in preparation for the first group of students returning to in-person instruction...