Suspects broke front glass window and stole je…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   6:01 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
Commercial burglary
Ellicott City, 21043: Reyes Jewelry & Cash for Gold, 8100 block of Main Street, March 29 3:42 a.m….

The Howard County Department of Recreation and…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   5:44 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
Recreation and Parks Announces Additional Closures 
The Department of Recreation and Parks is closing the following recre…

Another Pizza Delivery Robbery in Columbia on …

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   5:14 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
Robbery
Columbia, 21045: 9600 block of Basket Ring Road, March 28 5:54 p.m.

An adult male victim reported he was making a…


Virtual Residents’ Budget Hearing Hosted by …

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   5:02 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has announced that the Residents’ Budget Hearing, previously planned for Thursday, M…

Howard County Public School System Elementary …

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   2:57 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
The following update was sent to the HCPSS community by Superintendent Michael Martirano on March 30, 2020:
Today begins t…

Interview with the Comptroller of Maryland Pet…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   2:03 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
The Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot and I discuss a number of topics happening in Maryland during the Coronavirus …

Personal Budget Testimony for 2021 County Oper…

• DR. CHAO WU   1:06 PM ON MON MAR 30 2020
2020-3-30 Howard County Budget Testimony My name is Chao Wu. I am a member of Howard County Board of Education.  …

Maryland Governor Hogan is issuing a STAY AT H…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   11:26 AM ON MON MAR 30 2020
You can watch the press conference of the announcement about the “Stay At Home Order” issued by Maryland Gover…

Maryland Department of Health reports 96 confi…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   10:21 AM ON MON MAR 30 2020
Maryland Department of Health is reporting 96 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 15 from yeste…

District 4 Board of Education Candidate Q&A: H…

• THE MERRIWEATHER POST   9:01 AM ON MON MAR 30 2020
Elections are such an importance part of our democracy, especially in times of crisis as we turn to our elected officials a…

Marylanders are strongly encouraged to tune in…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   7:48 AM ON MON MAR 30 2020
One week ago today I wrote “Is Maryland headed towards a “Stay at Home” order today or in the near future due to…

Great Expectations

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   6:39 AM ON MON MAR 30 2020
I’d like to take a moment today to address the role of schools during our pandemic quarantine. There’s a story here, bu…

Coping

• ANNIERIE UNPLUGGED   8:00 PM ON SUN MAR 29 2020
It’s been three weeks of not going anywhere non-essential.
It’s not fun being “old”.
In two days we…

The Howard County Health Department today conf…

• SCOTT E’S BLOG   4:57 PM ON SUN MAR 29 2020
Statement from County Executive Ball on First Coronavirus Deaths in Howard County
The Howard County Health Department toda…

Some of the Lowest Gas Prices in the Country …

• HOCO COMMON SENSE   11:52 AM ON SUN MAR 29 2020

Seems a gas price war is occurring along the Anderson Highway Route 60 in Cumberland, Virginia. Multiple locations …


Behind the Door, Part ll

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   6:59 AM ON SUN MAR 29 2020
There’s life in the old gal yet. This gal:Back about a million years ago, in late February, I wrote about the present sta…

Who Lives Who Dies

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   7:18 AM ON SAT MAR 28 2020
The announcement that all child care operations in Maryland were ordered to close, save for the ones serving the children o…

Late Links

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   8:37 AM ON FRI MAR 27 2020
Since it’s Friday, and I overslept, I’m going to fall back on the time-honored HoCoRising tradition of Friday links.&nb…

My board member report on 2020-03-26

• DR. CHAO WU   10:40 PM ON THU MAR 26 2020
My Board Member report for today’s virtual board meeting (revised for publication here): This is a difficult moment w…

Celebrate!

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   7:56 AM ON THU MAR 26 2020
March is Music in Our Schools month! There are a lot of disappointed music teachers out there. Student performers, too…

Quarantine Chronicles, March 25. 2020: And the…

• 53 BEERS ON TAP   7:15 PM ON WED MAR 25 2020
Don't look now, but the costs of this pandemic are going up.
Of course, there are the most severe costs of all. The co…

Are we 30 cents from a quarter?

• PEOPLESVOICELLC   5:25 PM ON WED MAR 25 2020
The fiscal study by Urban Analytics, the current hit-piece on APFO (adequate public facilities ordinance) which regulates d…

Howard County Bikeshare System Closed

• HCCA   9:28 AM ON WED MAR 25 2020
The safety and health of the Howard County Bikeshare community is our priority.  With rising questions regarding the COVID…

First, Then

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   7:47 AM ON WED MAR 25 2020
As local children were returned to their homes from the school system for a period of self isolation, many parents began to…

Neighborhood News

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   5:55 AM ON TUE MAR 24 2020
News you can use from NextDoor: (Stevens Forest edition)Bear Hunt!A Bear Hunt is taking place in various parts of the count…

HARPER’S CHOICE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OFFICE…

• HCCA   4:51 PM ON MON MAR 23 2020
As of 5:00 pm today, March 23, 2020 and in keeping with the Governor’s directives, Association offices will not be st…

CA Closes All Tennis and Basketball Courts

• HCCA   1:47 PM ON MON MAR 23 2020
In order to protect our patrons from COVID-19, all Columbia Association tennis and basketball courts have been closed until…

The Best Meal in Howard County

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   6:51 AM ON MON MAR 23 2020
The best meal I have ever eaten in Howard County wasn’t a meal, exactly, but an evening of food and drink sampling put on…

Supermarket Sweep

• VILLAGE GREEN/TOWN²   8:41 AM ON SUN MAR 22 2020
First of all, thanks to all of you who have been sharing and recommending my blog in the last twenty-four hours. I very muc…

Howard County Toilet Paper and Merchandise Tra…

• HOCO COMMON SENSE   3:20 AM ON SUN MAR 22 2020

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