Category archives for: News

30 DUI Arrests Made Super Bowl Weekend

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Howard County police managed to arrest 30 people this weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol. Most of this was one on Route 40, with the intent of keeping impaired drivers off the road. The effort was part of the “40 on 40″ campaign.

High Tech at Howard County General Hospital Helps Make Injections Less Scary

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The Pediatric Emergency Department at Howard County General Hospital has some new technology. Did you hate needles as a kid? What about when it didn’t work the first time, so they had to try again. And again. And again. It was terrible. Now, the hospital has this tool that uses near-infrared light to detect where [...]

Pay Attention to Distraction Burglaries

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The Howard County Police Department wants to warn people about “distraction burglaries”. What’s a distraction burglary? It works like this: One burglar rings the doorbell, says they’re from a particular utility company, and they need to check the meter. So you take this guy to go look at your meter, and his buddy standing outside [...]

Homebuyers Assistance

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Howard County Housing announced today that funds are now available to help families who qualify buy homes in Howard County through the Department’s Settlement Downpayment Loan Program (SDLP). The Housing department has committed $400,000 toward the deferred second mortgage loans, which can be used by preapproved homebuyers for settlement costs and downpayments. Read More >>

Preschool/Child Care Information Fai

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Howard County Office of Children’s Services will be holding an information fair for preschool and child care. Parents and guardians will be provided with a variety of information on how to improve their childcare abilities.  Read More >>      

Closings for MLK Holiday

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Various government institutions and buildings will be closing for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Click here to see the full list.

Kittleman Presents Reorganization Plan

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Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman today presented to the County Council plans to reorganize two important government Offices. The roles and responsibilities of the Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission and the Office of Environmental Sustainability would be updated and their authority enhanced under the new plan.  Read more >>

Christmas/New Year Holiday Closings

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Government Offices CLOSED – Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2 Senior Centers CLOSED – Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2 County Parks OPEN BUT NOT STAFFED – Thursday, December 25 OPEN – Friday, December 26 through Friday, January 2 See more >>

Sugar Sweetened Beverage Ban Reversed

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County Executive Allan Kittleman signed an executive order repealing the law, which had banned the sale of sugar sweetened beverages on County property and at County-sponsored events. “We fully support efforts to control obesity and disease caused by poor eating habits, and to encourage regular exercise,” Kittleman said. “But there is an appropriate role for government [...]

Howard County Gov Building to Glow Orange

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Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan who has thrown out the first pitch at big-league games and who cherishes baseball memories dating to Memorial Stadium, will flip a switch tonight – Monday, September 29 – to bathe the Howard County Government Headquarters in an orange glow to kick off what is [...]

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