Howard County Executive Calvin Ball attributed the diligent work of the county’s first responders to Columbia, a suburban-planned community, being ranked as America’s safest city for the third year in a row in a recent study by the personal financial website WalletHub.Read More
Howard County Fire Marshal: Masonry company pumped hazardous chemicals without a permit at its Columbia facility
The Howard County fire marshal paid two visits to the Columbia facility of a New York-based masonry company last week and cited the company for having a blocked fire exit, and warned that the company needs to have a permit to pump hazardous and corrosive materials.Read More
This is the first of a series of 12 monthly essays over the next year leading up to Columbia’s 50th birthday celebration next June. In this first installment, Len Lazarick looks at how a new town with ambitions to be a real city “not just a better suburb” came to be on 14,000 acres of Howard County farmland with lofty goals that faced some hard realities. Includes links to all 12 parts of series now published as a 200-page book.Read More
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