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9 min ago | The Baltimore Sun

Lutheran group breaks ground on $140 million retirement community in Ellicott City

A Lutheran-based group broke ground Thursday on a $140 million retirement community to be built off of Frederick Road in Ellicott City .

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

5 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Howard County fire contingent ranks drop to one

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a bill last week aimed at increasing benefits awarded to the county's veteran volunteer firefighters.

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Related Topix: Fire

7 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Q & A with Howard Co. Police Chief Gary Gardner

On July 1, Gary Gardner replaced Bill McMahon as Chief of the Howard County Police Department.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Frederick, MD, Eastern Kentucky University, Montgomery County, MD

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Cooksville man dies in crash on I-70 in Howard County

A Cooksville man was killed Wednesday on Interstate 70 when the car he was driving rear-ended a box truck that had broken down, according to Maryland State Police.

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Related Topix: Cooksville, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Richard Walton brings his smooth jazz combo to Columbia lakefront

Among the changes guitarist/bassist Richard Walton has seen over the decades he's been involved in the area music scene, some of the more recent ones have taken wind from his sails.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Catonsville, MD, Progressive-Rock, Yes

The Baltimore Sun

Third-place District 9A candidate may run write-in campaign

Mirabile, a self-employed landscape contractor from Woodbine, lost the second nomination for the district's two delegate seats by just 65 votes in last month's primary.

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Related Topix: Woodbine, MD

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Howard County Council passes online data, developer transparency bills

The Howard County Council voted Monday night to pass two bills aimed at increasing public involvement and transparency in government and development projects.

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Patch.com

County Executive Pledges Support for Ellicott City's Main Street

Ellicott City is known for having an active Main Street but local leaders including the county executive are hoping to take its recognition to the next level.

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Related Topix: Street, MD, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

Our view: County's restrictions on unhealthy drinks and snacks at county-sponsored events or venues are no ban but a measured response to obesity epidemic In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary ... (more)

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Cake, Life, Dessert, Food, Baked Goods, Opinion

Sun Jul 06, 2014

CBS Local

Prison Knitting Class Not Necessarily About Knitting

In a library room with bare shelves, Lynn Zwerling dumped balls of yarn, needles and scissors onto two folding tables and sat down to knit with her class.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Knitting, Prison, Jessup, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Overlawyered

Fireworks on the 4th? Bring your own Coke

Eight of the twelve most affluent counties in the United States are in the Washington, D.C. area , and high among them stands Howard County, Maryland , where the celebrations tomorrow will be a bit constrained : Some find it a damper on the festivities to bring Howard County's Fourth of July fireworks into compliance with County Executive Ken ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, US News, Conservative Political News

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Vendors question rules on festival fare

Howard Countians celebrating the Fourth of July at Columbia's Lakefront this year can complement classic Independence Day fare such as hot dogs and hamburgers with a low-calorie side of reduced-fat chips or a pack of vegetables and wash it all down with a Diet Coke.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Food, Vegetables

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Daily Record

Vasoptic Medical awarded NIH grant

Vasoptic Medical Inc., a resident company of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship - Howard County's technology incubator - in Columbia has been awarded a two-year grant totaling more than $650,000 from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD

The Baltimore Sun

New route names, expanded service with RTA launch

With Tuesday's launch of the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland an intercounty bus service linking Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties and the city of Laurel that has replaced Central Maryland Regional Transit as the county's transit provider Howard bus riders will see some changes and improvements to their routes, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Laurel, MD, Annapolis, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Columbia, MD

Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Howard County rekindles plan to increase benefits for volunteer firefighters

Plans to enhance the benefits package for volunteer firefighters in Howard County have begun to heat up again as County Executive Ken Ulman has proposed a new bill enhancing payments to long-tenured volunteers.

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Related Topix: Fire, Elkridge, MD, Ellicott City, MD, West Friendship, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case

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Related Topix: Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Cockeysville, MD

Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Strong primary showing bolsters Dyer's bid to return to school board

A year ago, the Maryland State Board of Education upheld a Howard County school board request to oust fellow member Allen Dyer - and it didn't matter that the Ellicott City resident's term had long since expired.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department

Police Chief William McMahon, left, was presented with a retirement badge after a 30-year career in law enforcement, including eight as the head of the department.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Patch.com

Man Charged in Maple Lawn Indecent Exposure

A man was charged with indecent exposure in connection with an incident outside a supermarket in Fulton, police said.

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Related Topix: Fulton, MD, Harris Teeter, Grocery, Beltsville, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Design team, Clarksville community consider Route 108 guidelines

With new development projects in the pipeline, the stretch of Clarksville Pike near the River Hill Village Center and Route 32 overpass is set to see some substantial change in the near future.

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