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    Ellicott City: Safe For A Safe House?

    Ellicott City had a flood. Actually, it had 2 of them within 2 years. This isn’t a new problem for Ellicott City, which has seen its share of flooding since the 1800s. Some may think that the stated focus of solving the problem that is making it into the news is new, but it isn’t. Local government administrations have declared that they were going to solve the problem for as long as the oldest Howard Countian has lived on the earth. It would be fair to say that this will be the first time that the newly-elected County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball has had a crack at being at the…

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    Not Enough Flood or School Money, but YES, a “Civic Complex” in Howard

    We’ve all heard it. The County is alleging that there are no more funds available in order to do any more historic Ellicott City flood mitigation work other than that outlined in the 5 Year Plan announced by County Executive (and candidate) Allan Kittleman, and soon-to-be-ex-Council member Jon Weinstein.  While it initially sounded good to make that grand announcement, there have been many that have wanted to kick the tires and look under the hood before buying it. A huge issue that many are having (aside with the issues concerning the demolition of historic buildings and the perceived lack of transparency by the County for the who/what/where/hows) is why the…