The Carroll County Public Schools Food Services Department has received a $10,000 Hometown Grant as part of Fuel Up to Play 60

CCPS Food Services Receives Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant The Carroll County Public Schools Food Services Department has received a $10,000 Hometown Grant as part of Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program. The school system is using the funds to help offset the cost of a van purchased to support  school and summer/emergency meal…

Reid Novotny will be sworn into the Maryland House of Delegates on January 13th

The following information was received via email from Reid J Novotny: Good Morning! This message will be short but I wanted to make sure all of you knew what was happening today. On December 1st, Delegate Warren Miller announced his retirement and — Today I will be sworn into the Maryland House of Delegates. — I plan to keep you all in the…

The Howard County Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 HCPSS academic calendar

The Howard County Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 academic calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The next school year will begin on August 30, 2021, for students and on August 19, 2021, for school staff. Winter break will be December 23-31, 2021 with schools reopening on Monday, January 3, 2022. Spring Break will…

The 61st Carroll County Board of Commissioners delivered their individual assessments on the state of Carroll County

2021 State of the County At the annual State of the County event on January 12th, the 61st Carroll County Board of Commissioners delivered their individual assessments on the state of Carroll County.  The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce event was held virtually due to COVID-19 precautions. The commissioners from each of the five districts highlighted thoughts and insights from the…

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission

Commission Will Lead Open and Transparent Process to Produce Fair Maps For State Legislative and Congressional Districts First Commission of its Kind in State History Governor Larry Hogan today issued an executive order establishing—for the first time in state history—an independent Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will be charged with drawing fair legislative and congressional maps for the 2022 elections. Throughout…

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $400 Million to Expand Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Contact Tracing, and Testing Capacity

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced that the Maryland Department of Health will receive $402,607,440 in federal funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, contact tracing, and testing capacity. “Support is on the way for Maryland as we continue to fight COVID-19 and…

River Hill Virtual Town Hall to discuss the Columbia Association Budget on January 12th at 7pm

The following information is from "The River Hill Village Voice". This resource is operated by Renee DuBois who is on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Association representing the Village of River Hill. Here is information about the event today: CA Staff Proposed FY 2022 Budget Have Questions? Want to participate? Suggestions or ideas? Concerns? I am listening. Attend the River Hill Virtual Town…

Howard County Selected to Apply for EPA Loan for Ellicott City Safe & Sound North Tunnel

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the County was selected to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finance the North Tunnel and other flood mitigation projects as part of the Ellicott City Safe & Sound plan. The invitation to apply, follows the County’s submission of a letter of interest last October…

Governor Hogan announced they have learned the UK variant of COVID-19 has been detected in the State of Maryland

During the press conference held by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan it was announced that the UK variant of COVID19 has been detected in the State of Maryland. Here is a recap of what was announced today via tweets from Mike Ricci (Communications Director for Governor Hogan): 1. Governor Hogan is beginning his press conference today by announcing we have just…

Update: Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision involving six vehicles on Route 32 in Dayton

UPDATE: Police investigating fatal collision involving six vehicles Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision involving six vehicles on Route 32 in Dayton. Officers were called to Route 32 about a mile north of Linden Church Road at approximately 2:47 p.m. Jan. 11 for a report of a collision involving multiple vehicles. Through preliminary investigation, police learned a Ford F550 driven…