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Howard County Police have made an arrest in a Nov. 28 robbery in the 7000 block of Montgomery Road in Elkridge

Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Thursday, January 21, 2021 ARREST: Robbery update Police have made an arrest in a Nov. 28, 2020, robbery in the 7000 block of Montgomery Road in Elkridge. An adult male victim reported that he was approached by five male suspects with their faces partially covered who assaulted him and stole his sneakers and cell phone...

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Call On Maryland Schools to Reopen for In-Person Learning By March 1

State Health Officials Provide School Reopening Protocols Union Leaders Asked to Aid Effort to Get Students Back Into Classrooms President Biden Signs Executive Order Supporting Safe Reopening of Schools Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon today called on all Maryland school systems to return to hybrid instruction—a combination of in-person and virtual learning—no later than Monday, March...

Howard County Kicks-Off Winter Restaurant Weeks January 18-31st  

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Visit Howard County kicked-off the Winter Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages at Walker’s Tap & Tavern. Restaurant Weeks runs from January 18-31, 2021, with curbside and delivery options. More than 32 restaurant and craft beverage creators are featuring specialty menu items and beverages over the next two weeks. A full list is available here. Photos of the event can be found here. Video can be...

Howard County Police investigating at least 19 thefts from vehicles in the Columbia area in the overnight hours of Jan 19-20

Do you recognize this suspect? Police are investigating at least 19 thefts from vehicles in the Columbia area in the overnight hours of Jan. 19-20 and believe that they may be related. In some cases, like as seen on the video, the suspect(s) broke out car windows; in other cases, car doors were left unlocked. Victims reported that the...

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE’s service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic. Applications Now Open Eligible...

Show Me The Money – 2021 Annual Campaign Finance Reports for Howard County Councilmembers

The annual campaign finance reports are in for all of the Howard County Councilmembers. Here is a quick summary of the money raised, spent and cash on hand reported in January 2021 for 2020: ALCE = Affidavit of Limited Contributions and Expenditures (the candidate does not intend to receive contributions or make expenditures in the cumulative amount of $1,000 or...

Understanding the confusing COVID-19 vaccination data between what is reported by the state, Howard County and Carroll County

I wrote "Confusing COVID-19 vaccination data between what is reported by the state, Howard County and Carroll County" on January 19th. The COVID-19 vaccination data being talked about by the state and the local jurisdictions did not match and that was a concern to me. Since that article was published I have reached out to to the state and the...

Campaign Finance report shows Howard County Executive Calvin Ball raised more than $380,000 in campaign funds in 2020

Today is the filing deadline for the annual campaign finance reports in Maryland so I thought I would start taking a look at a few. Not everyone in Howard County has filed as of this post but our County Executive has filed his annual report. Here is a quick summary: Nearly $692,000 cash on hand is not a bad place...

Restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining and bars in Maryland by county due to COVID-19 – Updated January 20th

Here is a listing (that I updated on January 20th at 2:45pm) of restrictions by county in Maryland on indoor and outdoor dining and bars due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Statewide: November 10th – INDOOR DINING CAPACITY REDUCED TO 50%. The governor issued an emergency order reducing indoor operations for bars and restaurants from 75% to 50%. Bars and restaurants in the State...

County Executive Ball’s $6.5 Million Emergency Pandemic Aid Approved by Howard County Council

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball signed emergency legislation providing $6.5 million in pandemic aid to support residents and businesses. Tuesday night, the Howard County Council unanimously voted to pass the bill, which was introduced by the County Executive in December 2020.  The aid includes:    ·       $2 million for the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) to issue additional grants;     ·       $1 million for Howard County...