$68.7 million in Howard County funds to support the HCPSS capital program is the largest investment in 14 years

The following was posted by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Facebook: Education continues to be our top funding priority in Howard County. Our FY21 proposed capital budget provides funds to renovate aging school buildings, build new schools to address overcrowding, support renovations, add classrooms, and improve technology. Our investment of $68.7 million in County funds to support the HCPSS capital...

Rims and tires stolen from four vehicles in Hanover on March 23rd

Noted in the Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Monday, March 23, 2020 Theft from vehicle Hanover, 21076: 7000 block of Southmoor Street, March 23 2:56 a.m. Tires and rims stolen from three vehicles ### A little more detail I obtained on the situation from HCPD: There were four vehicles with rims and tires stolen - three on Southmoor and one in the elementary school...

Howard County Launches “HoCo Food Go” Delivery and Carry Out Resource

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launched an innovative new map for Howard County restaurants and bars to list their delivery and carryout options. The resource, “HoCo Food Go” is available online and via mobile device and allows customers to see an overview of restaurants, including their website, phone, hours and location. To date, 94 restaurants provided information for...

Maryland Department of Health reports 142 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 1,985 cases in Maryland on April 1st

Maryland Department of Health is reporting 142 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 25 from yesterday) and 1,985 cases in Maryland (up 325 from yesterday) on April 1st. Here is the new daily update video from Scott E’s Blog on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yx5EqVE5F4&feature=youtu.be One correction - the increase for Howard County was 25 from yesterday (not 24 as stated in the video) Notable...

Distribution of Chromebooks from HCPSS for use by students for distance learning will begin on April 2nd

Announced on March 31st to the HCPSS community by Superintendent Michael Martirano: Distribution of Chromebooks for use by students for distance learning will begin on Thursday, April 2. High school families who requested a device, either through the Student Technology Survey or directly from a staff member or interpreter, will receive an email from the HCPSS Information Technology Office with...

WordPress launched version 5.4 on March 31st

If you own a WordPress site you may have noticed that yesterday WordPress version 5.4 was released. Here is some information about this release from WordPress.org: Welcome to WordPress 5.4 Every major release adds more to the block editor. More ways to make posts and pages come alive with your best images. More ways to bring your visitors in, and keep them...

Tires stolen from vehicles in four locations in Columbia March 29-30 overnight

Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in Columbia, 21045: 8600 block of Cobblefield Drive, 8500 block of Montgomery Run Road, 5700 block of Phelps Luck Drive, 8900 block of Tamar Drive, March 29-30 overnight, multiple vehicles: tires ### Locations: Cobblefield Drive: https://www.google.com/maps/place/8600+Cobblefield+Dr,+Columbia,+MD+21045/@39.2081981,-76.8124277,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7e06cca3ca6ff:0xd83160661bb74d05!8m2!3d39.2081981!4d-76.810239 Montgomery Run Road: https://www.google.com/maps/place/8500+Montgomery+Run+Rd,+Ellicott+City,+MD+21043/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7e017a2d2e4ed:0x9e6c11ed2498bbc7?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiX6ZTSy8XoAhVblHIEHdt3AQQQ8gEwAHoECAgQAQ Phelps Luck Drive: https://www.google.com/maps/place/5700+Phelps+Luck+Dr,+Columbia,+MD+21045/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7e00bc24a62c7:0x89d88d2fbb0d668?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjn3OPby8XoAhUkYTUKHVUkCkAQ8gEwAHoECAwQAQ Tamar Drive: https://www.google.com/maps/place/8900+Tamar+Dr,+Columbia,+MD+21045/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7e00c50272411:0xe91f1843c3ba6eb8?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiBoPHly8XoAhXSknIEHdyiBdgQ8gEwAHoECAsQAQ Scott E

Podcast interview with Howard County Board of Education candidate in District 2 – Antonia Watts

I continue my podcast interviews with candidates running for Howard County Board of Education in 2020. My 11th interview I was able to get successfully on the books and recorded is with Antonia Watts (candidate for HoCoBOE in District 2 in 2020). Given all of the concerns around Coronavirus and practicing “social distancing” we conducted the podcast interview using Zoom. It...

Maryland Department of Health reports 117 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 1,660 cases in Maryland on March 31st

Maryland Department of Health is reporting 117 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 21 from yesterday) and 1,660 cases in Maryland (up 247 from yesterday) on March 31st. Here is the new daily update video from Scott E’s Blog on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GWIXxFGbM4 Notable items reported over the past 24 hours noted in the video: (Image) “Stay At Home Order”: https://scotteblog.com/2020/03/30/maryland-governor-hogan-is-issuing-a-stay-at-home-order-effective-8-pm-on-march-30th/ (Image) The...

Suspects broke front glass window and stole jewelry from Reyes Jewelry & Cash for Gold in Ellicott City

Commercial burglary Ellicott City, 21043: Reyes Jewelry & Cash for Gold, 8100 block of Main Street, March 29 3:42 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking the front glass window and stole jewelry. ### Here is that area: Scott E