25 years agoJoseph W. Alton Jr., Anne Arundel county...


December 24, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington from the files of the Anne Arrundell County Historical Society

25 years ago

Joseph W. Alton Jr., Anne Arundel county executive, said yesterday that Tower school enrollments and a decline in real property tax revenues have combined to produce a possible deficit of $2.4 million and a job freeze. -- The Sun, Dec. 3, 1970.

Joseph W. Alton, Jr., Anne Arundel county executive, thinks there is an "excellent" chance that the Baltimore Colts will build a stadium in the county despite his knowledge that the owners probably have a "more acceptable" stadium arrangement elsewhere. -- The Sun, Dec. 9, 1970.

The proposed reconstruction of downtown Glen Burnie, delayed since early this year, received a boost yesterday with the formation of a 14-member businessmen's committee to discuss the revitalization plan. -- The Sun, Dec. 9, 1970.

The city of Annapolis is apparently going ahead with plans to build a new police station and jail but the present jail may have to be closed down before the new one is ready. The county lockup may have to be used temporarily. -- The Sun, Dec. 26, 1970.

Anne Arundel county has a contract with a State College, Pa., meteorologist to predict snowfall and temperature to the inch and degree. Last Monday he saved the county $1,000 in road crew overtime by forecasting a no-freeze situation in central and south county. -- The Sun, Dec. 26, 1970.

St. John's College in Annapolis has received a gift of $1 million from Paul Mellon, the philanthropist, Dr. Richard D. Weigle, the college's president, announced today. Mr. Mellon attended St. John's for nearly a year in 1940. -- The Sun, Dec. 30, 1970.

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