Howard County Executive Hosts Transportation Town Hall

County Executive Calvin Ball hosted a virtual Transportation Town Hall on Wednesday evening to discuss transportation safety, Complete Streets, future projects, and more. Ball was joined by County officials from the Office of Transportation, Department of Public Works, Howard County Police Department and the Regional Transportation Agency. To view a recording of the town hall, please click here. To view the presentation slides, please click here.   “Throughout this year, many of...

2,910 new COVID-19 cases in Maryland; 101 new COVID-19 cases in Howard County reported on November 19th

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 2,910 new cases of COVID-19 on November 19th. The Department of Health is also reporting 101 new cases of COVID-19 in Howard County. Here is a quick look at the numbers from the dashboard today: For Maryland: This is the highest single day total of new COVID-19 cases ever reported in Maryland (2,321...

The last evening for late night dining and drinking in Howard County for a while

Tonight (November 19th) is the final night for late night dining and drinking across the state of Maryland (and yes here in Howard County) for a while. The Emergency Order from Governor Hogan starting tomorrow (November 20th at 5:00pm) states "10 PM CLOSURE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS STATEWIDE. All bars, restaurants, and venues serving food and alcohol must close...

Online petition asks the incoming Howard County Board of Education members to reverse the decision for HCPSS to remain virtual for the 3rd quarter

I have seen this online petition shared around Facebook recently. It is asking the incoming Howard County Board of Education members to relook at the decisions recently made by the current Board members "Howard County Board of Education votes for HCPSS to remain virtual for quarter three of 2020-2021 school year". Here is the full text of the online...

Federal tax return non-filers who have not received an Economic Impact Payment need to provide information by November 21st

November 21 at 3 p.m. ET Deadline to Request Your Economic Impact Payment If you did not: file a 2019 federal tax return, get an Economic Impact Payment, register for an Economic Impact Payment already. Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here is a free IRS tool that allows you to easily and quickly provide us the necessary information about yourself and your family....

A grand jury has indicted a Sykesville man for negligent manslaughter in a fatal March collision in Columbia

Man indicted for manslaughter in fatal March collision A grand jury has indicted a Sykesville man for negligent manslaughter in a fatal March collision in Columbia. John Anthony Bryant, Jr., 26, was also indicted for vehicular homicide as a result of negligent driving while impaired by drugs, and related traffic charges. He was arrested on Nov. 17 and released on $20,000...

Howard County Executive Announces Nearly $6 Million CARES Act Funding for School System and Funding Dashboard

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball announced nearly $6 million in CARES Act funding will be allocated to the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to offset COVID-19 related expenditures for virtual instruction and lay the groundwork for safe and effective instruction moving forward. The funding will support technology, meals for students, public health and safety supplies, and increased unemployment costs. Ball also announced a CARES Act spending dashboard that will track...

Howard County now over 7,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19

The Maryland Department of Health dashboard is now showing that Howard County has 7,005 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is an increase of 60 new cases over the past 24 hours. Testing % positivity rate in Howard County is now at 4.94% (as reported by the state). Other significant items noted on the dashboard today include: Maryland added 2,018 news...

Maryland State Police conducted 566 traffic stops and issued 365 citations during the launch of the state’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign on November 17th

Earlier this week, troopers across the state joined other law enforcement agencies to participate in the launch of the state's "Click It or Ticket" campaign to support seatbelt safety awareness. Nearly 40 law enforcement agencies across the state enforced Click It or Ticket with a multi-state Border-to-Border (B2B) effort – a national one-day initiative that included an enforcement period to...

Final summary from the campaign finance reports of candidates for Howard County Board of Education – November 2020

The campaigns for Howard County Board of Education are over…here is a look at the final campaign finance reports (Post-General Report) of candidates running for Howard County Board of Education in 2020. These reports cover campaign transactions from 10/19/20 to 11/10/20. Here is a basic summary of money received, spent and cash on hand for each candidate in each...