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Sep 13, 2011

Historic Howard County property will stay untouched

Ringed by crowded residential developments in central Howard County, much of what remains of the nearly 300-year-old Doughoregan Manor property will stay untouched. The county settled a preservation deal this month with the owners of the property, descendants of founding father Charles Carroll of Carrollton, to leave 500 acres of fields and forests undeveloped. That […]

Sep 7, 2011

O’Malley, Gansler to attend gay marriage fundraiser

CHEVY CHASE — Equality Maryland is holding a fundraiser to help boost the group’s bid to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Tickets to the event Wednesday evening in Chevy Chase are $50. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has announced he will be sponsoring legislation in next year’s session to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, is […]

Aug 3, 2011

Grasmick to head Howard County education panel

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced he has appointed retired state school superintendent Nancy Grasmick to chair a study commission to review the structure of the Howard County Board of Education and develop recommendations for possible improvements. The panel will submit proposals by Sept. 26 for how a local education system’s governing body can best […]

Jul 12, 2011

Smoking to be banned in Howard County parks

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman says he will issue an executive order expanding a smoking ban to all county parks. The order would apply to all 57 park properties, but does not include open space and parks owned by the Columbia Association. Ulman tells The Baltimore Sun that the ban, which would take effect on […]

Apr 14, 2011

On the move: 4/15/11

Accounting Beth McNally and Michael Marinaro of the technology solutions group at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, in Baltimore, have passed the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance exam. McNally is a Sage Certified Consultant and certified in Microsoft Dynamics GP (Financials) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Marinaro is a Certified Public Accountant and a Microsoft […]

Mar 28, 2011

On the Move, 3/28: Westerman joins Ascend One as chief marketing officer

Mark Westerman has joined Ascend One Corp., a debt-management company based in Columbia, as chief marketing officer. He previously worked at West33 Consulting Group after serving as vice president/global marketing communications at FILA (Cerberus Capital Management). He began his career at Doner Advertising in Baltimore as an account executive and was promoted to vice president […]

Mar 3, 2011

Web app aids Howard County with health coverage

WASHINGTON – Howard County Executive Ken Ulman attended a health care conference in Phoenix three years ago to learn more about improving coverage options for his constituents, a trip that ended up yielding an ideal solution to his county’s health insurance woes. “This California company had a ‘one-e-app’ that streamlined all their health care programs […]

Jan 17, 2011

On the Move, 1/17: Mandel named VP of Van Eperen & Co.

Jennifer Mandel has been named vice president of Van Eperen & Co., a marketing and communications consulting firm in Bethesda. Mandel previously was the director of marketing communications for E-Luminate Group, a marketing and public relations firm specializing in education technology and education policy. She has also served as the senior political analyst at the […]

Jan 4, 2011

Purple passion invades the halls of local government

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Tuesday afternoon that for the next week, he has banned the use of the word “chief.” For now, the two chiefs on his payroll — Police Chief Bill McMahon and Fire Chief Bill Goddard — will be called Bill #1 and Bill #2, respectively. If you haven’t caught on […]

Dec 13, 2010

News briefs: Pebblebrook, WeatherBug and Vitamin

Sun staffer’s new role David B. Nitkin, a longtime reporter and editor at the Baltimore Sun, has been hired as Howard County’s director of policy and legislative affairs, effective in January, County Executive Ken Ulman announced. In other executive changes in county agencies, Ned Cheston, the county’s lobbyist in Annapolis, is being named acting cable […]

Dec 13, 2010

Howard County’s Ulman makes administrative changes

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Monday announced executive changes in three county agencies for his second term. John Byrd, who has been serving as acting director of the county’s Recreation and Parks system since the death of Gary Arthur in May, has been named the new director, effective immediately.  Also, David B. Nitkin, longtime reporter […]

Oct 4, 2010

Time to notice registers of wills, court clerks

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was introducing Democratic candidates around the room at a fundraiser for a House of Delegates candidate last month when he spied Byron MacFarlane. He’s running for register of wills, Ulman said. “You can ask him what they do.” What indeed does a register of wills or a clerk of a […]

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