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Howard County Executive-elect Calvin Ball (D) spent much of the past year focused on his campaign. With just four weeks to spend on the transition to office, he’s now focused on aligning his administration’s priorities. Ball tapped State Sen. Guy Guzzone to lead his Transition Steering Committee, which includes former County Executive Ken Ulman, Horizon […]

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Standards Lacking for Cybersecurity

Insurance and data privacy safeguards muddled Adequate cybersecurity measures are difficult enough for any business to achieve. When it comes to the privacy and protection of customer data, the lack of a national standard means companies must adhere to different requirements for each state they do business in. Cybersecurity insurance presents a logical choice for […]

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Calvin Ball Wins Howard County Executive Seat

Democrat Calvin Ball unseated his Republican rival, incumbent Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, in a decisive election victory Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Ball claimed 52.3 percent of the vote, while Kittleman garnered 47.6 percent. An extension of voting hours in Prince George’s County due to ballot shortages prompted the Maryland Board […]

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Inaccessible Patapsco Valley State Park Needs $4.5 M While Main Street Ellicott City, a major economic driver, received emergency funding, government attention, armies of enthusiastic volunteers and widespread fundraising support from businesses throughout the region after the devastating flood of May 27, Patapsco Valley State Park didn’t. In fact, less than a mile downstream from […]