Brush fire burning in Baltimore County – WBAL-TV
Chief information officer escorted out of City Hall – Baltimore Brew
A Place Like Home – Baltimore Magazine
It’s been a long four months for historic Ellicott City, but the town wasn’t going to let its arduous flood recovery stop it from having some holiday fun.
Nearly four months ago, a flash flood changed the lives of business owners on Ellicott City’s Main Street by dumping six inches of rain and sending a surge of water crashing through their historic section of town. Tomorrow morning, most of those merchants will finally be back in business.
Last week, Steven Strauss, owner of Sign Central, Inc., was saddened to hear of a politically motivated act of vandalism against one of his business’s clients. Within 24 hours of Donald Trump being elected president, someone had gone out to Carroll Farm-to-Table along Route 144 and spray-painted “Trump 2016” in crude red script on the stand and its sign out front.
This presidential election proved to be very ugly, with taunts and insults lobbed from both sides and an outcome that has rattled many Americans. But the aftermath is particularly unpleasant for Chris Merdon, who found that someone had spray-painted “Trump 2016” several times across his Ellicott City business sometime in the last day.
A lot of attention will be focused on costumes and frights this weekend, but there’s also a chance to experience another rite of fall.
A quartet of local craft beer creators are set to debut the second beer to help Ellicott City in as many weeks.
A historic flash flood tore through Ellicott City over the weekend, a once-in-a-thousand-years kind of weather event that left two dead. The toll might’ve been worse, though, if not for the heroic intervention of a group of bystanders.