Saturday, October 1, 2016

In This Issue:

Getting Flood Donations to the Right Place »

First came the torrential — and historic — inundation the night of Saturday, July 30, that dumped more than six inches of rain in just more than three hours to Downtown Ellicott City, including a period that accounted for more than 75% of the total in about 90 minutes.

The BWI Region: Poised for Growth »

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) promotes two distinctly different destinations to leisure and business travelers: Annapolis and the BWI region.

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Latest News

BizWeekly 9/27/2016
Kittleman Asks for Fitzgerald’s Resignation After OHR Report
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has requested the resignation of Sheriff James Fitzgerald. The request came after the county’s Office of Human Rights (OHR) substantiated claims that Fitzgerald created a hostile work environment and retaliated against deputies who didn’t support his re-election.

The OHR report sustained allegations that Fitzgerald has made numerous derogatory comments about African-Americans, women and Jews, including previous County Executive Ken Ulman. Last Thursday, Kittleman sent a letter to the sheriff, urging him to resign.

Fitzgerald plans to hold a press conference this Thursday.

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Guest Article

Historic Savage Mill Celebrating 200 Years

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

Savage Mill is marking its bicentennial on Sept. 17 with free historic tours, live music, demonstrations, a sidewalk sale and a live broadcast from radio station Mix 106.5.

“Stop by the welcome tables that day,” urged Aimee Troglio,the mill’s marketing and operations manager. “The first 100 guests will get a special gift.”

Specifically, the mill will celebrate the 200th birthday of the Carding Building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the mill has since been renovated and is now home to many shops, restaurants, studios, services and historic sites.

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