At symposium, Van Hollen stresses support for scientists, seriousness of climate change

COLUMBIA, Maryland — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday stressed the urgency of understanding climate change and dismissed Trump administration efforts to ban the term as “all nonsense.” The Democrat, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told the…

‘Our North Star’: Congress mourns loss of Cummings

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings was fondly remembered in Washington Thursday across the political spectrum as a leader with a strong moral compass and deep commitment to civil rights as a politician in Baltimore for over 36 years. Members of…

Baltimore businesses brace for possible Preakness move

BALTIMORE – After nearly 150 years of calling Baltimore home, the Preakness Stakes could be leaving the city in 2021, a move that would take one of the area’s biggest party days of the year – and a lot of…

Howard County unveils plan to curb youth suicide

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 in 2017. Howard County is on a mission to change that. Awareness, reducing stigma, and prevention are just a few parts of the plan. For one Howard County mother, it was her loss that moved her to action.

Howard County Executive updates Ellicott City flood mitigation efforts

Ellicott City has endured two deadly floods just within two years. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball updated efforts to deal with the town’s flooding problems on Thursday saying they are considering alternatives to a plan that calls for tearing down a number of the buildings on Main Street.

Ellicott City: Historic Town, Historic Water – Podcast Episode Seven

Episode Seven: Belling the cat (Run time: 31:10) Synopsis: We have a conversation with hydrologist Jason Elliott of NOAA about rain conditions preceding a flash flood. We also speak with Howard County’s director of emergency management, Ryan Miller, about emergency…

Ellicott City: Historic Town, Historic Water – Podcast Episode Three

Episode Three: The Historical Society (Run time – 20:57) Synopsis: Before we move forward into the story of present-day Ellicott City, we thought it would be a good idea to learn more about the history of this Maryland mill town…

Ellicott City: Historic Town, Historic Water – Podcast Episode Two

Episode Two: The flood mitigation plan (Run time – 18:47) Synopsis: The Howard County Council listens to the community’s opinion about a flood mitigation plan that had been announced by County Executive Allan Kittleman and Councilman Jon Weinstein on Aug.…

With new plan on pause, Ellicott City business owner feels stuck

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — After a 2016 flood destroyed Great Panes Art Glass Studio on this city’s Main Street, the owners resolved to rebuild. Sherry Fackler-Berkowitz, 65, has run the business in the historic mill town with her husband Len…

Ellicott City rainfall is predictably unpredictable

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —  Ellicott City, Maryland, sustained two cataclysmic flash floods in the span of 22 months, the first in July 2016, the other in May.    “Although the two events are considered abnormal weather phenomena, the fact remains that…

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