Pasadena

April 05, 1993

Solley school design money approved

The state has approved a $1.6 million grant in planning money for a new Solley Elementary School, clearing the way for construction of a facility that would relieve crowding in three local schools.

The state Board of Public Works turned down the county's request last January but approved the funding last week.

"I'm tickled pink with it," said Pasadena Councilman Carl G. Holland. "We've been working tremendously on this for two years."

Mr. Holland also said that Jane Ness has donated almost five acres of property to the school system with the understanding that it be used for the new school.

The new school, which is scheduled to be completed in 1995, will reduce crowding at Solley, Sunset and High Point Elementary schools.

Seafood restaurant damaged by fire

A fire caused $180,000 damage to the roof and rear of the Anne Arundel Seafood Company on Mountain Road at Solley Road, fire officials said.

Firefighters arrived about 10:15 p.m. and found flames coming from the rear of the building, said Capt. Gary Sheckells, a department spokesman. No one was injured.

The captain said it took 26 firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. He said the main part of the restaurant was not badly damaged, though it may be some time before it can reopen.

Captain Sheckells said officials believe the blaze began in a refrigeration unit near a loading dock in back of the one-story building.

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