Statement from Howard County Executive on the vandalism that occurred this week inside the Harriet Tubman School

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball posted the following statement today: Our community is disheartened by the vandalism that occurred this week inside the Harriet Tubman School. As we work to renovate and create an impactful cultural center that will enrich our whole community, this act of violence is frustrating and upsetting. This site is where many Black Howard County residents...

Maryland adds more than 500 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate now over 2.5%

Here are some of the latest COVID-19 stats for Maryland, Howard County and Carroll County as reported by the Maryland Department of Health on July 29th: Maryland new COVID-19 cases: +505 (highest single day number since May 22nd - +522 that date) Maryland Positivity Rate: 2.58%. First time over 2.5% since May 16th: Carroll County Positivity Rate: 2.26% Howard County Positivity Rate:...

Howard County is First Maryland Jurisdiction With 80% of Eligible Residents Fully Vaccinated

Yesterday, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that 80% of eligible Howard County residents are fully vaccinated according to the Maryland Department of Health, becoming the first county in the state to achieve this metric. Howard County remains at the forefront of vaccine administration with 67.8% of its total population being fully vaccinated. “I’m so proud of our community. This...

Carroll County Commissioner Ed Rothstein files for re-election in District 5

Ed Rothstein (Carroll County Commissioner in District 5) filed for re-election in the 2022 election cycle on July 28th: View all local Carroll County candidates in the 2022 election cycle here: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/primary_candidates/gen_cand_lists_2022_1__by_county_07.html Here is a look back at the 2018 Primary results: Note: Commissioner Rothstein was unopposed in the 2018 General Election. I will do my best to continue to track new filings...

Indian Cultural Association of Howard County sends a letter to the County Council in opposition to the appointment of Sabina Taj to the Board of Library Trustees

It is not real often that you see significant opposition to pending appointments before the Howard county Council. I have seen it...but again...it does not happen often. There has been a number of social media posts recently about the pending appointment of Sabina Taj to the Board of Library Trustees in Howard County. The Indian Cultural Association of Howard County,...

Howard County Secures Land for Elementary School in Turf Valley

County Executive Calvin Ball announced (on July 27th) the acquisition of land for the future elementary school site in the Turf Valley development. This acquisition creates sorely needed school capacity in the County’s Northern Region for elementary schools, where all 6 elementary schools have been above 100 percent of capacity utilization for 6 of the past 8 years. With...

Howard County to Host Public Meeting on Ellicott City Safe and Sound Progress; the public meeting will be August 2nd

Howard County Government will be hosting a public meeting on Ellicott City flood mitigation projects on Monday, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. County officials will provide a progress update on the Ellicott City Safe and Sound plan, as well as other projects taking place in Ellicott City. The meeting will be held in-person in the Banneker Room at the...

Howard County Leaders Will Announce Site for Future Elementary School on July 27th

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be joined by Howard County Public School, state, and local officials to announce the site of the County’s 44th elementary school on Tuesday, July 27th at 11:30 a.m. WHAT: 44th Elementary School Announcement WHEN: Tuesday, July 27th at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Resort Rd. Near 10929 Atwood Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (curb cut on Resort Rd. north of Fairmont...

Howard County nears 80% of eligible residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Posted by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today: Howard County continues to lead the state with our vaccination progress, but we will continue to reach out to those who have not yet received a vaccine. Howard County leads the State with 84.7% of eligible residents 12+ who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 79.7% are...

Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees confirms that he will be running for Sheriff again in 2022

Sheriff Jim DeWees posted the following on July 24th: Over the past few weeks I've heard some crazy rumors about my future. I've enjoyed being Carroll County Sheriff over the past 7 years and plan to run again in 2022. I still have a lot of work to do and don't plan to leave office anytime soon. My wife has also...