Visitors to New Windsor will have to make more trips to the parking meter in some areas of town after the state Highway Administration installs new parking signs.
Some of the spaces designated as two-hour parking will be changed to 15- to 20-minute parking areas, Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. told the Town Council last week. Additional parking spaces will be provided on some corners, Mr. Gullo said, but it is unclear when the signs will be installed.
The mayor also said the town would petition the state to add stop signs to two trouble spots in town. The town has requested a stop sign for the southeast corner at the intersection of High and Main streets, which currently has three stop signs. Town officials also want a stop sign at the intersection of Route 31 and Springdale Avenue, which meet at a curve in front of the Brethren Service Center. Mr. Gullo said state highway officials told him New Windsor does not have enough traffic at the intersections to meet the requirements for more stop signs. But the state will install more signs to better identify the sharp turn near the service center, the mayor said.
* Taneytown: Firefighters from Taneytown and Rocky Ridge of Frederick County were sent to the scene of an accident in the 1000 block of Circle Drive, where an unoccupied automobile drifted into a passing Maryland Midland Railway train, about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured and the engines were out for 33 minutes.
* New Windsor: Engines from New Windsor, Union Bridge and Winfield were dispatched to a house fire in the 1900 block of Old New Windsor Road at 3:39 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 34 minutes.
* Keymar: Firefighters from Union Bridge, Taneytown and Frederick County responded for a chimney fire in a house in the 1000 block of Francis Scott Key Highway at 7:21 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for two hours. Authorities said the flames did not extend into the house.