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Howard County Government Closings for  Labor Day Holiday on September 2

Howard County Government Closings for Labor Day Holiday on September 2

Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. As there will be no trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap collection on Labor Day, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect. For a complete explanation of the schedule, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/holidayschedule.
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New Merriweather Fire Station Opens

New Merriweather Fire Station Opens

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) held a dedication ceremony for the new Merriweather Fire Station, Fire Station 14, on Monday, August 19, 2019. The ceremony was immediately followed by station tours.
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County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

County Executive Ball Announces Enhancements to Opioid Alert Protocol

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, along with Police Chief Lisa Myers and Fire Chief Christine Uhlhorn, announced new enhancements to the county’s opioid alert protocol. The current system uses social media alerts to keep the public informed and raise awareness about overdoses in Howard County. The new updates include a more targeted use of data to give localized alerts, “bad batch” alerts to help prevent lethal overdoses, and regional alerts to strengthen prevention measures.
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