The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board seeks public comments on a new section of the Patapsco Regional Greenway in Carroll County and Howard County

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), as the metropolitan planning organization for the Baltimore region, seeks public comments through Friday, June 11 on a new section of the Patapsco Regional Greenway in Carroll County and Howard County. In 2017, the BRTB approved a concept plan for the Patapsco Regional Greenway, which will be used by bicyclists, hikers, runners, walkers, and in some...

Howard County exceeds 70% of eligible residents age 16+ having received their first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine

The following was posted by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on May 9th: According to the Maryland Department of Health, 74.3% of eligible Howard County residents 16+ have received their first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. This percentage includes those who may have received a first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. The only way we can go back to...

Howard County leads the state with 55.5% of eligible residents 16+ are fully vaccinated according to the Maryland Department of Health

Reported by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on May 9th: As of May 8th, Howard County leads the state with 55.5% of eligible residents 16+ are fully vaccinated according to the Maryland Department of Health. We continue to work with the Howard County Health Department and the State to ensure residents receive the vaccine safely and efficiently, as we receive...

Howard County Baseball: Centennial Wins Over Atholton, 5-4 on May 8th

It was a frigid opening Saturday for the Howard County varsity baseball season as the Centennial Eagles faced off against the Atholton Raiders. And although it was the Raiders that came on strong with the early lead, it was the Eagles who rallied late and got the victory off of two back-to-back sacrificial fly balls from Dylan Watson and...

Weekly COVID-19 tracking charts for Maryland, Howard County and Carroll County – May 8th

Here are my weekly COVID-19 charts for Maryland, Carroll County and Howard County that will provide you a look at the trends in 2021 to date: Here is the weekly look at the number of COVID-19 cases: Weekly look at the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Maryland: Weekly look at the number of people “hospitalized” in Maryland: Number of...

Peter Banyas from Howard High School is elected as the 2021-22 Student Member of the Board 

The following information was shared by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on social media: Please join me in congratulating Peter Banyas, from Howard High School, for being elected the 2021-22 Student Member of the Board. It’s important that the voices of our students are heard and represented. I’m certain that Peter’s experience as Class of 2022 Student Government Association president,...

Carroll County Government – Employment Opportunities – May 7th

The following is a listing of employment opportunities shared by Carroll County Government on May 7th (via email): Canoe/Kayak Instructor – Recreation and Parks – Piney Run Park $15.12 hourly, 40 hours per week, contractual position Hours are typically Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in July Apply by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021. Canoe/Kayak Assistant – Recreation and...

Howard County Executive will announce additional HoCo RISE Business Grant funding on May 10th at the Periodic Table in Columbia

Howard County Executive to Open Applications for Additional Business Grants Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will announce additional HoCo RISE Business Grant funding on Monday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. at the Periodic Table in Columbia. “During the course of the past year, our small local businesses have pushed forward through extraordinary circumstances and unforeseen obstacles, the very least we can...

Carroll County Public Schools has been recognized among the Best Communities for Music Education by The National Association of Music Merchants

Carroll County Public Schools has been recognized among the Best Communities for Music Education by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding music education programs for the fifth consecutive year. The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for this award,...

Howard County Mass Vaccination Site Opens at Mall in Columbia

On May 6th, Governor Hogan joined Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for a tour of the newly opened mass vaccination site at The Mall in Columbia. The site is located in the former Lord & Taylor department store, with over 55,000 square feet of space dedicated to vaccinations and the capacity to vaccinate as many as 3,000 people per...