Howard County Week in Review

A look back at the top stories of the week.

Funding Could Be On Its Way to Main Street in Laurel

Could $300,000 in grants and assistance be the shot in the arm that Laurel's Main Street Needs?During a city council meeting this week, Laurel Mayor Craig Moe proposed the funding to help revitalize the Main Street corridor at the request of business owners. The funds would largely be for aesthetic purposes, allowing owners to improve facade, store signage and even interior space.


Despite the County Council's choice of a new councilmanic map that would keep two Ellicott City neighborhoods in District 1, County Executive Ken Ulman didn't sign it into law, effectively moving Wheatfield and Brampton Hills into District 2, which is primarily made up of Columbia neighborhoods. 

Wilde Lake Star Once Ripped Off a Wrestling Opponent's Shoes

Zach Brown, a former Wilde Lake High star athlete, may be a first-round draft pick in next month's NFL Draft. Doug Duvall, his former high school football coach, remembers some of Brown's amazing athletic feats.

Through a state grant and the capital budget, Howard County purchased one of two parcels on Montgomery Road for the new Elkridge fire station.

Patch asked admirers of Patty Rouse to share memories, as family and friends gathered in Columbia Monday for a memorial service to the local icon.

School Board Challengers Snag Education Association Endorsement

The endorsements of challengers David Gertler, Ann DeLacy and Jackie Scott show the educators association's frustration with the current make up of the board.


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