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Chesapeake Conservancy is photo-mapping the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for a funny-looking red raft, rigged with a 10-foot pole topped with cameras, cruising the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River. The pontoon boat is run by the Chesapeake Conservancy, an Annapolis-based environmental group, and a Virginia technology company,...
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Howard public works to garner community input on Centennial Lane streetscape project Sept. 8
Officials from Howard County's Department of Public Works will gather public input during a meeting Thursday, Sept. 8 on ways to improve pedestrian and bicycle zones along Centennial Lane between Old Annapolis Road and Frederick Road. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., officials will meet with residents inside...
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Park service plans more paddling access to Potomac in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says it plans to expand public access for kayaking and rowing on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia's Georgetown neighborhood. The agency said in a statement this week it has approved a plan for the phased development of 42,000 square feet ...
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Ellicott City businesses push street parking to rebound from flood
In the latest sign that the historic district is trying to bounce back from the summer's devastating flash flood, merchants in Ellicott City are pushing officials to reinstate public parking along Main Street, where roughly 70 on-street spaces are now off limits, reducing foot traffic. Howard County officials designated the ...
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Historic mill village home with views of Patapsco River on the market for $625,000
A granite house in the historic mill town of Ellicott City is on the market for $625,000. The three-bedroom, 31/2- bathroom home with views of the Patapsco River has been reimagined from two adjacent rowhouses into a 2,596-square-foot, single-family home with modern amenities while keeping true...
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No injuries reported in Carrollton Ridge house fire
No injuries were reported in a vacant house fire in Carrollton Ridge overnight Wednesday, Baltimore city fire officials said. The blaze was reported at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in a vacant home in the 300 block of S. Monroe Street. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to officials....
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A building moratorium brings unnecessary clouds [Commentary]
In the wake of the summer's Ellicott City flood, calling for a nine-month freeze on development in the area is a reflexive move that will do little to provide answers about the adequacy of Howard County's stormwater management policies and practices. The idea of a moratorium in under consideration...
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Solar development divides farmers, Ellicott City development halt draws strong support
Two proposals to dramatically alter development patterns in Howard County drew mixed testimony at a County Council hearing Monday night. Hundreds of acres of Howard County farmland protected from development at taxpayer expense could become fertile ground for commercial solar development. The measure,...
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Unveiling of painting found in Ellicott City flood symbolizes recovery
On Friday, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and Cunningham unveiled the painting, which they hailed as a symbol of a community coming together in the wake of a flash flood that swept through the historic district, and outlined a timeline for recovery. Kittleman: "We want to avoid putting...
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