Search the Carroll County community newspaper archives


>> Click here to search for stories published AFTER 2011

>> Use this search box to find stories published prior to 2011.
Note: All Words is a more strict search. Implied operator is "AND."
Ex: Charles Dickens"
From
subscriber services email print comment


HAMPSTEAD -- The State Highway Administration this week partially opened a new roundabout -- officially the first road segment to open in conjunction with the $41 million Hampstead Bypass.

On April 16, the SHA began shifting traffic along Hampstead Mexico Road to the roundabout, located at the Route 30 relocated intersection.

The SHA opened the eastbound and westbound movements of the roundabout only; motorists will not have full use of the roundabout -- or the full bypass -- until it opens completely this summer.

Upon completion, the Hampstead Bypass will allow motorists to travel around Hampstead on the west side without traffic signals.

For more information, call SHA's District 7 Office at 301-624-8100 or toll free at 1-800-635-5119.

-- Jim Joyner

Media center to broadcast town election forums

WESTMINSTER -- The 2009 Municipal Election Candidates Forums, hosted by the Carroll County League of Women Voters, will be broadcast from the Community Media Center, on cable channel 19, Carroll Public Access and on channel 23, Town and Community TV.

The forums are scheduled for the evenings of Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, and will be rebroadcast on both channels in the days running up to municipal elections.

The public is invited to attend and to submit questions to the candidates, but each question must pertain to the specific municipality where the candidate being questioned is running.

Candidates should let the League know they will attend by contacting League Vice President Karen Donaldson at 443-220-4675 or karendrelo@aol.com, or President Carol Blackburn at 410-875-2340 or carolmta@comcast.net. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 21 -- 7 to 7:30 p.m. Taneytown; 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. Westminster; 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. New Windsor.

Wednesday, April 22 -- 7 to 7:30 p.m. Sykesville; 7:30 to 8 p.m. Union Bridge; 8 to 8:30 p.m. Hampstead; and 8:30 to 9 p.m. Manchester.

-- Bob Allen

Police arrest suspect in Manchester burglars

MANCHESTER -- Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputies last week arrested a Manchester man and charged him with burglarizing two homes.

On April 14, police arrested Christopher Matthew Mather, 18, of Manchester, and charged him with two counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of theft.

According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Bruce VanLeuvan spotted Mather walking along Hallie Avenue while VanLeuvan was responding to a burglary on Hartzdale Drive in Manchester.

VanLeuvan recovered from Mather a wallet, checkbook and credit cards taken from two homes in Hallie Hill Farms.

Mather was released on $2,500 bail.

Sheriff's detectives are working with the Manchester Police Department to investigate a third burglary reported in Hallie Hill Farms. Anyone with information may call Det. Richard Hart at 410-386-2571 or the TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-8477.

-- Charles Schelle

Church book sale benefits American Cancer Society

MOUNT AIRY -- Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy, will host its "Attic Books" sale Friday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., as well as Saturday, April 25, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, noon to 5 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For details, call 301-829-0358.

Commissioners hit the dirt to celebrate Arbor Day

WESTMINSTER -- The Board of County Commissioners will plant four trees on the grounds of the County Office Building Tuesday, April 21, at noon to mark National Arbor Day.

Commissioners will plant three maple and one elm tree outside 225 N. Center St. in Westminster.

Commission President Julia W. Gouge will make brief remarks in Room 003 of the County Office Building.

Flood preparedness is subject of county meeting

NEW WINDSOR -- A free information meeting for county residents with homes or businesses near one of Carroll's waterways will be held Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m., at the New Windsor Fire Hall, 101 High St., New Windsor.

For details, call 410-386-2455 or e-mail emergencymgmt@ccg.carr.org.

-- Bob Allen


user comments (0)


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic

The Baltimore Sun

Mueller report

More

More news

After going separate ways for lacrosse, Schneidereith quadruplets ready to be one again

More Maryland news

see more
Moores Mill Road closure delayed to May 6

Moores Mill Road closure delayed to May 6

The previously announced closure of Moores Mill Road that was set to begin Monday has been delayed until May 6. Harford County Government stated the contractor is able to start some work Monday without closing the road, according to a news release. Beginning May 6, Moores Mill is expected to be...

Two injured, six displaced in Baltimore County apartment fire

Sports

More sports

Opinion

More opinion
  • Del. Maggie McIntosh should be the next House speaker

    Del. Maggie McIntosh should be the next House speaker

    When members of the House of Delegates reconvene next month for a special legislative session, they won’t vote to replace the late speaker, Michael E. Busch. He is irreplaceable. But delegates will vote on the leader for the next chapter of the House’s history, and among the three announced and...

  • CIA over censors former employees' writing

    CIA over censors former employees' writing

    I have joined in a lawsuit with four former federal employees to end the government’s censorship of our writings on national security issues. The current publications-review system of our intelligence agencies is dysfunctional, inhibiting our ability to participate in national security debates....

  • Witcover: Time to abolish the Electoral College

    Witcover: Time to abolish the Electoral College

    In recent days, at least three 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called for getting rid of the Electoral College. In 2016, it handed the Oval Office to Donald Trump even though he lost the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million ballots. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of...

  • Goldberg: Trump is hell-bent on 'owning the libs'

    Goldberg: Trump is hell-bent on 'owning the libs'

    President Donald Trump is looking into giving a free trip to San Francisco, New Orleans or other great American cities to tens of thousands of refugees from Central America. All so he can own the libs. "Owning the libs" is one of those phrases to have emerged over the last few years that vacillates...

Video

More video

Business

More business
  • Popularity of shared work spaces propels expansion of Spark Baltimore

    Popularity of shared work spaces propels expansion of Spark Baltimore

    Co-working spaces have proliferated in recent years in and around Baltimore, with about two dozen opening their doors to entrepreneurs and young companies that aren’t ready for their own offices or not enthusiastic about working in isolation. Among those benefiting from the desire for collaborative...

  • Columbia biotech company that makes skin substitutes is sold to a London-based firm

    Columbia biotech company that makes skin substitutes is sold to a London-based firm

    The sale of one of Maryland’s most promising, but also once-troubled biotechnology companies, Osiris Therapeutics Inc., to a British medical equipment maker is complete, the Columbia-based company announced. Smith & Nephew plc paid $660 million for Osiris, which focuses on developing and marketing...

  • Under Armour's head of North America is leaving apparel maker

    Under Armour's head of North America is leaving apparel maker

    The head of Under Armour’s North America division will leave the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker at the end of the month, the company said Thursday. Jason LaRose, president of the division, moved into that role in October 2016. LaRose will leave the company on April 30, according to a filing...

  • Maryland is set to become the first state to go foam-free. What will it cost?

    Maryland is set to become the first state to go foam-free. What will it cost?

    About 115,000 polystyrene foam cups and carry-out containers washed down Baltimore’s Jones Falls last year — but that’s only an estimate, because so many of them are reduced to fragments and tiny pellets by the time they float into the Inner Harbor. One of the most common plastics, the foam is...

Entertainment

More entertainment

Lifestyle

More lifestyle
  • Can you guess these cities by their most famous landmarks?

    Can you guess these cities by their most famous landmarks?

    Paris and the Eiffel Tower, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Agra and the Taj Mahal: Some of the world's top travel destinations go hand in hand with their most iconic landmarks. While experiencing the local art, culture and food is a must on any vacation, for certain cities it's practically...

  • The most famous hats in history

    The most famous hats in history

    While a hat isn't a formal must-have fashion accessory like it was in generations past, hats continue to experience trends such as the recent resurgence of the "dad" baseball cap, the bucket hat and the beret. While certain toppers fall in and out of fashion, there are certain iconic hats that...

  • The day the Babe rocked Oriole Park

    The day the Babe rocked Oriole Park

    It’s April 18, 1919, and Oriole Park is all abuzz. Despite chilly winds, more than 2,000 fans have settled in and are craning their necks to see Babe Ruth, the hometown boy who, at 23, has made it big in the major leagues. Ruth, whose pitching and slugging led the Boston Red Sox to the 1918 world...

  • Baltimore's Best: Food, arts and more favorites for 2019

    Baltimore's Best: Food, arts and more favorites for 2019

Events

Find or submit events

Sun Investigates

More Sun Investigates

From the Vault

More Retro Baltimore