Howard County Executive Ball Pre-Files Legislation to Address Schools Health Fund Balance

This week, County Executive Ball pre-filed a resolution amending the Howard County Board of Education (BOE) Operating Budget for FY2020. The resolution allows the BOE to appropriate $7.2 million from its FY2019 unassigned General Fund Balance to its FY2020 Operating Budget Fixed Charges category to reduce the Howard County Public School System’s (HCPSS) $39.2 million Health and Dental Fund...

Howard County Police ask for help identifying the man in these photos

Posted by Howard County Police Department on Facebook: COLUMBIA, MD: Can you help us ID the man in these photos? Just after noon on Tuesday police responded to Stanford Boulevard at McGaw Road for a report that a male suspect on an RTA bus got into a verbal altercation with the bus driver, stole her jacket and exited the bus....

Chat with the candidate intro – Howard County Board of Education Series

On this episode I will discuss my upcoming “Chat with the candidate” podcast interviews with candidates running for Howard County Board of Education. If you are a candidate and want to get on the schedule…be sure to reach out to me soon. scott@scotteblog.com is my email address or via the blog contact us form. A recording event has been scheduled from 12:00pm to...

A little about Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Columbia, MD

I had the opportunity to visit a new business in Howard County (Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Columbia, MD) and take a few photos. Here is some information the business sent to me to share on the blog: We are a kick-axe exciting new place that hosts events, birthday parties, corporate events and more. We are the first hatchet house to open...

XFL Passing, Rushing and Receiving Leaders after Week 2

Week 2 in the XFL was another fun and exciting weekend of football…here are the XFL leaders in passing, rushing and receiving after 1 week of play: Passing Leaders: NAME TEAM CMP/ATT YARDS TD INT RATING Cardale Jones DC 39/63 (61.9%) 511 4 1 102.0 P.J. Walker HOU 43/70 (61.4%) 449 7 1 107.4 Jordan Ta'amu STL 50/64 (78/1%) 493 4 2 106.6 Brandon Silvers SEA 28/58 (48.3%) 308 4 3 65.8 Landry Jones DAL 28/40 (70%) 305 1 2 79.7 Notes: Cardale Jones leads the league in yards passing. PJ Walker (HOU) leads the league in TD’s and in QB rating. Rushing Leaders: PLAYER POSITION TEAM ATT YARDS AVG TD Matt...

Ulman Foundation BREWS, BANDS, and the Cancer BEATDOWN happening on March 21, 2020

The Ulman Foundation will be holding their fundraiser "BREWS, BANDS, and the Cancer BEATDOWN" again at Nottingham's on March 21st. Back in 2019 the foundation held this event and it was a super big time local event: https://scotteblog.com/2019/03/11/photos-from-the-brews-bands-and-the-cancer-beatdown-event-benefitting-the-ulman-foundation/ Here is the flyer for the event:   Notty's is donating 20% of the food & drink proceeds - so come HUNGRY! And THIRSTY! This is...

Suspects displayed a handgun in Carjacking in Columbia on February 17th

Noted in the HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Carjacking Columbia, 21045: 7400 block of Hickory Log Circle, Feb. 17 1:55 p.m. An adult male victim reported that he parked his vehicle and began walking when he was approached by two male suspects, one of whom displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s car keys. The suspects drove off in...

You Only Get To Vote For 1 Howard County Board Of Education Candidate In The 2020 Primary

There has been some confusion and questions about how voting for the Howard County Board of Education candidates would go this election cycle now that candidates run by council districts and not countywide this election cycle. Maryland State Board of Elections posted links to the upcoming primary ballots that confirms what many us of thought...you only get to vote for...

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open at Miller Branch Library Site

County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the completion of new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Miller Branch Library complex in Ellicott City. This is the first of several planned sites to add electric vehicle charging in partnership with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE). As part of the We’re Still In commitment to combat climate change, Howard...

MPIA request documents notes HS #14 pushed back due to lack of quantitative need in Elkridge

This topic started floating around on social media yesterday and I thought it might make for a good article on the blog this morning. High School #14 (HS #14) will be something continued to be talked about locally for some time...especially with the significant overcrowding that still exists in some of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) high...