Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Carroll County from February 22nd 7:00AM until 3:00PM; snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches

It looks like more snow in on the way for Carroll County. Here is the latest Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 256 AM EST Mon Feb 22 2021 Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Northwest Montgomery-Northwest Howard-Northwest Harford-Western Loudoun- 256 AM EST Mon Feb 22 2021 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM...

Howard County Councilmembers Deb Jung and Opel Jones File Legislation to Expand Tax Credit to Help Seniors Age in Place

Councilmembers Deb Jung and Dr. Opel Jones co-introduced legislation that will allow those who have lived in their homes for 35 years or more and who are 65 years or older to take advantage of a tax credit to promote aging in place for the County’s seniors. CB23-2021 will expand the residency requirement so that more longtime residents can...

COVID-19 update from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on February 21st

Last week, we officially marked 11 months since we saw the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Howard County. Although vaccine distribution has started, it’s important that we continue to remain vigilant in our mitigation efforts. To date in Howard County, we have 15,523 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 8,252 active cases, 7,051 total recoveries, and 220 of our neighbors...

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Howard County reported as of February 20th; Doses administered to date

I thought I would take a look at the data related to COVID-19 vaccinations reported administered in Howard County. I am going to look at the numbers reported by Maryland Department of Health (via their dashboard) and Howard County Health Department (via their dashboard). I will start with the data reported here in Howard County by our Health Department. The...

The University of Maryland is implementing urgent interventions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus; One Week of Online Instruction, Resident Students to Sequester-in-Place

Information shared by University of Maryland on February 20th: Urgent COVID Actions: One Week of Online Instruction, Resident Students to Sequester-in-Place Dear Campus Community, Effective today, the University of Maryland is implementing urgent interventions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus: All students living in residence halls and on-campus fraternity and sorority houses must sequester-in-place, effective at 12:00 noon today. ...

Watch the discussion with Ken Ulman and Sabina Taj about The Rouse Project in Columbia

On February 20th I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Ulman and Sabina Taj about The Rouse Project. The goal of this discussion was to let the community know a bit more about this new entity in Howard County. Some of the things we talked about included: General overview and goals of The Rouse Project We talked about a couple...

Deaths due to COVID-19 on the decline; Weekly look at the data in Maryland, Carroll County and Howard County

Here is a weekly look at the number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Maryland, Howard County and Carroll County in 2021. I think this can give some additional perspective on the daily numbers most entities report. Deaths due to COVID-19 in Maryland: Here is my tracking chart from 2020: Deaths due to COVID-19 in Howard County (green) and Carroll County (orange): Here...

Carroll County Public Schools students brought home first place awards in 23 categories in the recent FBLA Regional Leadership Conference

Business Students Earn Awards at Regional Leadership Conference Students from Century, Liberty, Manchester Valley, South Carroll, and Winters Mill High Schools recently participated in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Leadership Conference. FBLA members competed in events that test their business knowledge and skills in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Carroll students brought home first place...

The Howard County Delegation will hold a meeting at 8:00am on February 24th

The Howard County Delegation will hold a meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. A copy of the agenda is below. This meeting will be held virtually and will be streamed live on YouTube. The live stream will be accessible through the Maryland General Assembly website home page (http://mgaleg.maryland.gov).  Scroll down to Today’s Calendar.  Click on the arrow next...

Howard County Executive Seeks Input for Transportation Funding Priorities; Public input being collected now through March 3rd

Howard County Executive Ball Seeks Input for Transportation Funding Priorities Public input being collected now through Wednesday, March 3rd Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking public input as Howard County Government prepares to submit its annual Priority Letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). "Increasing safe, reliable and accessible infrastructure is a priority as we work towards a more multi-modal...