Sykesville hires new town receptionist
Residents stopping in at the Town House this week will see a new face at the front desk.
Colette Perugia began training yesterday for her job as town secretary and receptionist. She will replace Debbie Onheiser, who will be moving with the town police to their new headquarters in about three weeks.
Ms. Perugia, who lives on Norris Avenue, was among 40 applicants for the $11,000-a-year position. On the recommendation of James L. Schumacher, town manager, the Town Council approved her employment last week.
"We decided to bring her on board a little ahead of the move, so Debbie can train her and then begin working for the police full-time," said Mr. Schumacher.
Mrs. Perugia, a mother of two young sons, said she is excited about "working in the warm, friendly atmosphere" at the Town House. The family moved here in January when her husband, John, became regional maintenance manager with Browning Ferris Industries.
Liberty High students score in top 5 percent
Four students of Liberty High School have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as 1993 Commended Students.
The students are Jason Griego, Brandon Schreiner, Cindy McCloskey, and Laura Veise.
Commended Students are honored for placing in the top 5 percent of 1 million entrants who are judged based on outstanding performance on the 1991 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
* Sykesville: A report of a house fire on Carnie Lane at 2:47 p.m. Sunday summoned firefighters from Winfield and West Friendship to assist those from Sykesville. No one was injured.