Posted inAnne Arundel County

Brewers brace for demand shock

After 15 months of survival mode, Maryland’s breweries are seeing a skyrocketing resurgence in popularity and sales. “Customer volume has drastically increased and we’re busier than normal,” said Ty Kreis, director of sales and marketing at Hysteria Brewing Company in Columbia. He credited vaccinations and cabin fever as the primary catalysts driving people to celebrate […]

Posted inHoward County

What can be done to fix Route 1?

If there’s one thing that developers and smart growth advocates see eye to eye on, it’s the failure of Howard County’s Corridor Activity Center (CAC) zoning district. Created in 2004, CAC zoning sought to revitalize the Route 1 Corridor by transforming mobile home parks, auto salvage operations and unsightly stretches of frontage property into pockets […]

Posted inPolitics

GOP drops to third place

The Republican Party became a minor party in Howard County in December 2020. It’s too early to predict what bearing this will have on political but business leaders, party officials and political analysts have taken notice. Unaffiliated voters now outnumber registered Republicans in Howard County by a slim margin of 451, but the Republican deficit […]

Posted inTechnology

APL maintains 2020 foresight

For many, 2020 was a throwaway year that couldn’t end soon enough but at the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) work not only went on but paid fantastic dividends. APL’s researchers in Laurel achieved significant milestones while working through the pandemic and garnered weighty recognition. In November, the NASA Astrobiology program announced the […]