Friday, November 2, 2012
County Executive Ken Ulman said he would vote Friday.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman wrote in a blog post Friday that he was going to vote for school board candidates Janet Siddiqui, Jackie Scott and Ellen Flynn Giles as part of early voting at the Florence Bain Center on Friday. "I have worked with both Ellen and Janet for a number of years, and I know how committed they are to ensuring our students receive a top-notch education," wrote Ulman on why he made the decision to support those three candidates in a competitive Howard County Board of Education race. "Jackie Scott is a leader who will bring energy and passion to the Board, and I am proud to call her my friend." In addition, Ulman said he would vote yes on Question 4, the Dream Act, Question 6, in support of gay marriage, and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
20 to 25 million gallons of wastewater entered Little Patuxent during the power outage that began Monday night.
County Executive Ken Ulman said 20 to 25 million gallons of wastewater entered the Little Patuxent River in Savage after the county's wastewater plant's two electricity feeders lost power Monday night during Hurricane Sandy. The Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant lost power at 11 p.m. on Monday and wastewater continued to enter the river until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Ulman. Once power was restored, the plant was no longer releasing wastewater into the river, according to county officials at the plant on Tuesday. “This is a very serious issue,” said Ulman, standing on top of one of the wastewater tanks next to the river. “We need to work with BGE to get more reliable power here.” He pointed across the river to a woodsy …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Ulman, a 38-year-old Howard County native, is the youngest contender in the hypothetical gubernatorial race.
Monday, October 22, 2012
By JULIE BAUGHMAN Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - Howard County Executive Ken Ulman attended the Democratic National Convention last month for the fourth time in his career, and the second time as a delegate. While the convention's purpose was to re-elect President Barack Obama, Maryland Democrats spent a lot of time talking about another important upcoming race - the one to replace term-limited Martin O'Malley as governor. Ulman's was one of four names swirling around the rumor mill of potential Democratic candidates in the 2014 race. "I've heard the rumors and I'm doing nothing to dissuade them," Ulman said. "I'm honored that people mention my name ... to me it means that people think we've done a good job in Howard County." Baltimore…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman writes about the development of Downtown Columbia in the wake of last week's Whole Foods announcement.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker went for a run this morning in Prince George's County.
About a month and a half ago, Patch posted a photo of County Executive Ken Ulman and Howard County Council Member Calvin Ball posing in boxing stances as part of a men's health fair article. In response, Patch commenter Ohai wrote, "Look at the pic of Ulman and Ball- they are so out of shape they couldn't do 3 chinups between them." So, at the ribbon-cutting for Wegmans Patch asked Ulman if he thought he could do five chin-ups. (We upped the number ourselves) Ulman responded that he wasn't sure, but now that he has a challenge he would attempt to meet it. On Wednesday morning, it looked like Ulman was getting himself in shape by going for a run with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, PG councilmember Eric Olson and some Prince…
Monday, July 23, 2012
The county executive will invite resident to ask him questions Monday night.
Do you have an issue you wish county government would resolve? Or is there something great it’s already doing, and you want to shine a light on it? Tonight (Monday) is your chance. County Executive Ken Ulman is holding his sixth annual public forum, where six county department heads will join him. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, at 6692 Cedar Ln. Last year, the forum started a county-wide discussion on the diversity of the Howard County school board. Tell us your questions for Ulman in our comment section too. What issues would YOU like to see raised? Elkridge Patch Editor Elizabeth Janney will be covering the event and reporting on what she hears. Are you on Twitter? Use the hashtag #…
Monday, April 30, 2012
The new facility will expand the operations of two local theater companies.
A 200-seat theater that will feature two established local adult and youth drama companies broke ground on Red Branch Road in Columbia on Thursday. The theater is a partnership between the Drama Learning Center, an educational and professional youth drama company, and its sister group, the Red Branch Theatre Company, a semi-professional drama company. Both groups currently share a 120-seat theater and learning space at 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. The new facility will feature a 200 seat arch-ceilinged theater, a large lobby and reception area, according to an article on Baltimore Broadway World. Tiffany Underwood Holmes, managing director of Red Branch Theatre, said the new facility will also have two huge rehearsal studios, more…