Category "News"

I was honored to attend the Howard County Fire & Rescue Service’s Annual Awards ceremony last week. However, one moment stood out for me personally, when the HCF&RS members and volunteers (pictured here) who responded to the Ellicott City flood received an award and special pin for their brave and selfless service. There is no doubt that these women and men saved many lives and prevented injury by their heroic acts.

Thank you to this group of amazing public safety personnel and to the entire team at HCF&RS.

I was thrilled to host a great group of Girl Scout Ambassadors last week. Our day started in the Banneker Room to discuss my Council responsibilities. The Scouts followed up with an impressive set of questions leading to a great discussion about issues and ideas for the County. After a guided tour of the council offices we ended our visit with a meeting with County Executive Kittleman. For over 30 years I have been involved in youth leadership organizations and events, promoting the development of young people’s leadership skills.

This group of young leaders is extremely impressive and gives me hope for the next generation’s readiness to lead our community.

Great news for the neighborhoods along Frederick Road: the FY19 Proposed Capital Budget includes the first phase of a project to install sidewalks along Frederick Road!

I’ve included sidewalks along Frederick Road in my budget requests to the County Executive for the past couple years and I’m very pleased to learn that this project is moving forward. This $650,000 project will extend from Gray Rock Drive to the Little Patuxent River, where a pedestrian bridge will be constructed.

You can view the project description as well as other projects in the FY19 Proposed Capital Budget here: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=0cRfqXQNPX0%3d&portalid=0

By Kate Magill : Contact Reporter
Howard County Times

Maryland U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin visited Wilde Lake High School on Friday to discuss school safety and gun control with students.

The Democratic senator’s visit with about 50 students was part of ongoing discussions he is planning to have with community members in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., an aide said.

The discussion, which also included schools Superintendent Michael Martirano, County Council chairwoman Mary Kay Sigaty and Councilman Jon Weinstein, focused on students’ concerns regarding their safety in school.

Cardin chose to talk with students at the 1,200-student Columbia school because of its recent experience with gun violence, according to spokesman Tim Zink. In September 2017 Wilde Lake teacher Laura Wallen was shot to death and her former boyfriend has been charged with her murder.

“I was extremely impressed by the energy level of the students. They had a great deal of interest in the subject matter, they were extremely articulate, they asked great questions and I found it extremely encouraging for the future of Howard County, Maryland and this nation,” Cardin said. “They are concerned about their safety, they are concerned about their classmates’ safety. They recognize that we have problems in this country, they want to know why we are unable to pass gun safety legislation.”

Continue to the full article here:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-cardin-at-wilde-lake-0301-story.html

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