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Starting October 1, 2020, all stores in Howard County who provide customers a disposable plastic bag at the point of sale are required to charge 5 cents per bag

The following information is from Live Green Howard website (https://livegreenhoward.com/recycling-waste/plastic-bag-fee/) Starting October 1, 2020, all stores in Howard County who provide customers a disposable plastic bag at the point of sale are required to charge 5 cents per bag. Customers cannot be charged if they use their own bag for their purchases. Why a Bag Fee? The bag fee is in place...

Second Chance Saloon will be closing to the public on October 11, 2020

The following was posted on the Second Chance Saloon Facebook page on September 22nd: Sadly, I must announce that the time has come. After 12 amazingly eventful years, 2nd Chance Saloon will be closing to the public on October 11, 2020. (10/10/20 is our final night, so please come by!) It has been very hard to come to this decision,...

Maryland State Department of Education Provides $10 Million in Grant Funding to Support In-Person Instruction This Fall

Additional COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds to Support Local School Systems that Reopen Buildings to Students by Second Quarter of School Year As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall.  MSDE...

County Executive Ball and the Howard County Health Department Promotes Safe Halloween and Fall Season Celebrations

County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Health Department are reminding county residents about safety tips for celebrating the upcoming Halloween and fall season festivities to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The following infographic was published to the County Executive’s and Health Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and we encourage these posts to be shared by county residents. “As the air...

Elected officials in District 12 continue to weigh in on the Howard County Board of Education election in 2020

Elected officials in District 12 (State Senator Clarence Lam, State Delegates Eric Ebersole, Jessica Feldmark and Terri Hill) have been active in the election cycle for Howard County Board of Education (HoCoBOE) in 2020. Yesterday Matthew Molyett (HoCoBOE candidate in District 1) reported that all elected officials from District 12 have publicly endorsed his candidacy for HoCoBOE in District 1. During...

Weekly tracking charts of Coronavirus data in Howard County and Maryland – September 19th

Below are the weekly tracking charts in Howard County and Maryland I have been working on for some time now and some comments on the data this week. If interested in the data behind the charts I have this handy Google Sheet with the specifics of the data noted on the graphs in this article. Here are the weekly tracking charts looking at the...

The African American Coalition of Howard County General Election Political Forum – September 19th

The African American Coalition of Howard County General Election Political Forum is happening this morning (September 19th beginning at 9:30am). Here is some information about it: Reminder... Please join us this Saturday @ 9:30am for the AACHC General Election Political Forum. Participate via Zoom https://zoom.us/join: Meeting ID: 990 1832 3126/ Passcode: 2020AACHC or watch live on https://facebook.com/AfAmCoalition. Here is the agenda...

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released the following statement last night on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a revered jurist, a trailblazer for women’s rights, and a fierce advocate for justice. Throughout her 27 years of service on our nation’s highest court, and multiple battles with cancer, she displayed undaunted...

Following the Governor’s announcement, Howard County will move forward with the increase in restaurant indoor dining capacity from 50% to 75%

The following statement from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball was sent to Scott E's Blog concerning the plans for Howard County following the announcement "Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining, Marks Beginning of Maryland Restaurant Week": “Following the Governor’s announcement this evening, Howard County will move forward with the increase in restaurant indoor dining capacity from 50% to...

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining, Marks Beginning of Maryland Restaurant Week

Indoor Dining Capacity Increased from 50% to 75% Governor Visits Downtown Annapolis, Encourages Marylanders to Support Local Eateries September 18-27 Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with...