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Where have all the trees gone in HOCO?

In Howard County, for decades, more trees have been cut down than State law allows. Development waivers, allowing more tree removal than regulations permit, have been granted because county decision makers have been too lenient. State Forest Conservation law requires a higher standard than just economic need. Yet, for 20 years developers have reasoned that […]

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Ribbon cut for HCGH expansion

Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) has officially opened its two-story, 50,000-square-foot expansion. The project houses a new entrance and waiting area for the emergency department, replaces observation and psychiatry units, and cost approximately $45 million. Howard County General Hospital (HCGH), which serves approximately 220,000 people each year, is the only hospital in the county and […]

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New leader steps up for innovation: Q&A with Chuck Bubeck

Long-time tech executive and entrepreneur Chuck Bubeck is an adept builder, especially since he just sold a Managed Cloud Services Provider, Columbia-based EaseTech, that he and colleagues built from the ground (of his basement) up, then created numerous spinoffs. After that success, he could have retired but instead he’s now running the Maryland Innovation Center […]

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Superintendent presents 2020 State of HCPSS

On Jan. 16, Superintendent Michael Martirano presented the State of the Howard County Public School System at an event hosted by Bright Minds, HCPSS’ educational foundation. Martirano celebrated accomplishments by teachers and staff, and detailed the collective work occurring to fulfill the targeted outcomes of HCPSS’ equity-based Strategic Call to Action. Martirano covered HCPSS’ priorities […]

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Site search for Howard High School No. 14 continues

Progress toward identifying the future site of High School no. 14 is continuing as Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) of the Timbers at Troy and Troy Hill Park properties were released, evaluating the environmental condition of each potential location. The ESA was performed in addition to a feasibility study by the Department of Recreation and Parks, showing there is […]

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Roy Rogers partners with Singer EVI

Roy Rogers Restaurants has partnered with Glenelg-based Singer EVI to provide equipment fulfillment and kitchen design support for its existing and future quick-service restaurant locations. Roy Rogers Restaurants have been focusing intently on investments to strengthen its operations, infrastructure and its consumer and franchise offerings in preparation to mount an aggressive expansion campaign. The company […]