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Carroll County Commissioner Dennis Frazier files to run for Delegate in District 5 in 2022

Carroll County Commissioner Dennis Frazier (District 3) today filed to run for Delegate in District 5. Here is that filing: See the filing online here:  https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/primary_candidates/gen_cand_lists_2022_1_01605.html With Delegate Shoemaker making the move to run for State's Attorney in Carroll County...this left an opening in the House of Delegates in District 5 in the 2022 election cycle. I could not find any type...

WalletHub Study on Maryland’s Most and Least Equitable School Districts; Carroll County ranks 11th, Howard County ranks 24th

Information via Wallet Hub: With more than half of teachers reporting significant learning loss during the pandemic but poorer districts disproportionately impacted, WalletHub today released its report on the Most and Least Equitable School Districts in Maryland. To find out where school funding is distributed most fairly, WalletHub scored the equitability of each school district in Maryland based on two...

Howard Hospital Foundation names Zack Shariff board chair

Howard Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital, named Zack Shariff chair of the board of trustees. Shariff is CEO of Allen & Shariff Engineering, a multidisciplinary professional service provider with offices in the U.S., Abu Dhabi and Dubai. A trustee of the Howard Hospital Foundation board since 2014, Shariff said, “There is an Arabian proverb...

Employees and visitors at Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services facilities are required to wear masks starting August 2nd

On August 2nd the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services announced the following: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT The Department of Community Resources and Services counts the safety and health of all of our community members as its top priority. We continue to monitor rates of infection and hospitalization associated with the coronavirus Delta Variant. Out of an abundance of caution and...

County Executive Calvin Ball announced Howard County Government buildings are now fully reopened to the public

Howard County Government Buildings Reopen to Public Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced Howard County Government buildings are now fully reopened to the public. Face coverings should be worn by anyone who is not vaccinated, and six-foot physical distancing is still encouraged. All employees and visitors should feel comfortable wearing a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Some County...

Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: What we know up to this point

One of the things parents will be watching closely is the mask mandates in schools due to COVID-19. Here is what we know various jurisdictions have announced as of early August 2021: Requiring masks for students and staff: Baltimore County Baltimore City Charles County Frederick County Howard County Montgomery County Prince George's County Encouraging the use of face masks by students...

Howard County continues to lead the state with 85.3% of eligible residents 12+ who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Shared by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on August 1st: Last week, Howard County became the first county in Maryland to reach 80% eligible residents fully vaccinated. Howard County continues to lead the state with 85.3% of eligible residents 12+ who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 80.3% are fully vaccinated, according to the Maryland...

Howard County police are renewing their plea for information about the shooting of a pregnant woman in Columbia one year ago today

On the anniversary of the death of Rabiah Ahmad, investigators offer reward up to $30,000. Howard County police are renewing their plea for information about the shooting of a pregnant woman in Columbia one year ago today, which resulted in her death and the death of her baby. Rabiah Ahmad, 30, was 28 weeks pregnant when she was shot while inside...

Working outside on the new house

For those that follow my personal accounts on social media you have seen a lot of pics of me working on the weekends since moving to Carroll County. Here are some of the things I have been doing on the weekends the last couple of months: Fire Pit: We had an area of the yard that was used for a fire...

Howard County Announces 2021 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” Induction Class

In honor of July’s National Park and Recreation Month, Howard County Recreation & Parks (HCRP) has revealed the name of the six newest inductees of the Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame: Judy DeJong, Tim Krause, Eric McLamb, Vernon Seibert, Don Van Deusen and Laura Wetherald. Each year, the Community Sports Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals for...