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 precipitation levels overall have been increasing in the mid-Atlantic region for the past 10 years,” said […]
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ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — After Howard County’s new five-member council and executive are installed in office on Dec. 3, they will have to hit the ground running as they face the pressing and complex issue of how to proceed with a $50 million flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City, Maryland. “Ellicott City will be an immediate […]
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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — If it were a horse race, the challenger would be considered a longshot. Nevertheless, in a contest for the Maryland comptroller’s seat, a little-known Republican candidate is more than willing to take on the well-established, incumbent Democrat all the way to the finish line. In a contest for the Maryland comptroller’s seat […]
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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —Maryland drivers can update their expression of Chesapeake pride and help with efforts to “Save the Bay” with a new license plate design that state transportation and environmental officials unveiled Thursday at Sandy Point State Park. The artwork for the new license plate was created by Tina Cardosi and Sujen Buford, of Frederick, […]
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ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — In a move to slow down Howard County’s flood mitigation plan, which would demolish 10 buildings in historic Ellicott City, a preservation group on Wednesday released a report that questions county officials’ decision-making methodology. The historic advocacy group Preservation Maryland contracted with an engineering firm, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., to […]
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ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland—The Howard County Council in a narrow 3-2 vote approved two bills on Monday night that will allocate nearly $17 million toward a controversial five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City. The bills represent the first phase of a $50 million strategy that aims to remove 10 buildings from lower Main Street to […]
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ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — Opinions are flowing in divergent directions over a five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City, Maryland, that Howard County officials announced last week. The county’s proposal includes razing a row of 10 tall, brick row buildings dating to the 1800s along the south side of Main Street, the path of the […]
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ANNAPOLIS — Statues of Thurgood Marshall and three companions are being sent away from Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. And it’s for their own good. The Board of Public Works voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve emergency funding for an underground infrastructure replacement project. The project involves replacing underground steam, chilled water and condensate pipes, installing […]
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The five grapes that are used in the production of red Bordeaux blends are: Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. All of them thrive in Virginia’s climate, terrain, and soil.
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Basic economic theory would explain the income drop as the expected result of a significant increase in the supply of workers. However, in the gig economy, reading market indicators has not been that simple.
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