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Carroll Baldwin Hall Renovations Funded

Howard County has announced the beginning of a $600,000 project to restore deteriorated portions of historic Carroll Baldwin Hall, in Savage. The project will restore the historic Foundry Street and Williams Street facades, while also making the facility more accessible to users with disabilities. It will also renovate the room that once served as the county’s Savage […]

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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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Anne Arundel Breaks Ground on Three Schools

Anne Arundel County officials recently took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for three long-awaited elementary school projects in Edgewater, Annapolis and Glen Burnie. A 2015 facilities utilization study by MGT listed the Tyler Heights, Edgewater and Richard Henry Lee Elementary schools as among the worst in the county for building condition. In May, Schuh proposed […]

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Arundel Announces Revitalization Plan

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has announced a new  (ACR) Fund revitalization initiative designed to target and promote redevelopment within existing developed neighborhoods. “Encouraging redevelopment in existing areas – especially older or challenged communities – is a win-win across the entire planning, zoning, land use and economic development spectrum,” said Schuh. “The focus is intended […]

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Talbott Springs School Gets State Support

The designees for the Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC) agreed to support the construction of a replacement school building for Talbott Springs Elementary School, in Columbia. The decision reverses an earlier IAC decision, and follows a re-evaluation and redesign of the project by Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to address issues previously […]

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Buy Maryland Cyber Tax Credit Opens

The Maryland Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the new Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax Credit, designed to encourage small businesses to purchase cybersecurity technologies and services from qualified Maryland cybersecurity companies. The tax credit passed during the 2018 legislative session. To register as a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller (QMCS), Maryland companies must meet certain […]

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Howard Holds Conference on Human Trafficking

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and the Office of Human Trafficking Prevention recently held the county’s first conference to highlight efforts to identify, eliminate and prevent sexual and labor trafficking in the region. The more than 140 individuals attending the conference heard from survivors, national experts and law enforcement officers and spent the day strategizing […]

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Schuh Signs Mental Health Legislation

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh recently signed legislation to expand mental health services for residents. The $470,000 annual effort will fund two new Mental Health Agency Mobile Crisis Response Teams.  The teams are designed to respond primarily to calls from police. County staff is then dispatched to assist in stabilizing the individual and connect them to […]

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Anne Arundel Candidates Sign Tax Pledge

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh and seven of the 14 County Council candidates have signed the Anne Arundel’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. All candidates for county executive and the county council were invited to sign the pledge, but County Executive Candidate Steuart Pittman and seven County Council candidates did not sign. County Council candidates in […]