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Jul 6, 2023

Md. counties expand rural broadband with $92M from state

Maryland’s counties have announced in recent weeks how they will use their share of $92 million in grants the state government allocated earlier this year for expanding high-speed internet access.

Dec 11, 2019

Howard County opens facility to help with substance abuse

A facility to help people suffering from substance abuse has opened in Maryland's Howard County.

Nov 18, 2019

Maryland city provides update on flood recovery and plan

An update is scheduled for the latest developments in a plan to mitigate flooding in the historic district of Ellicott City, Maryland.

Nov 13, 2019

Md. lawmaker wants developer campaign cash curbed in Howard Co.

A Maryland lawmaker intends to keep pushing legislation intended to ease development pressure on Howard County by restricting builders’ ability to dole out campaign contributions. Del. Warren Miller, a Republican, said he plans to press a bill restricting developers’ ability to furnish campaign contributions to county elected officials while builders seek government approvals on matter[...]

Aug 23, 2019

Howard Co. executive: New development fees to protect Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball filed legislation his administration says protects Ellicott City from future flooding by tightening development regulations and fees. Ball filed a pair of resolutions with the Howard County Council on Friday to add requirements if developers are pursuing projects that may add to flooding in the Tiber Branch and Plumtree Branch […]

May 10, 2019

Ball set to unveil plan for Ellicott City’s flood-prone Main Street

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is slated to reveal Monday his plan to protect Ellicott City’s flood-prone Main Street. Options available to Ball involve razing as many as six buildings in historic Ellicott City. The cost of implementing the proposals could be as high as $175 million. The decision comes after Ball vowed in April […]

Jan 3, 2019

Local Maryland officials to support prescription drug board

Leading local officials in Maryland's largest counties are expected to support a proposal to create a state board to review the affordability of prescription drugs.

Nov 14, 2018

New Howard officials to weigh flood plan’s future

Howard County’s new five-member council and executive will have to hit the ground running on a $50 million flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City.

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