Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, a Perry Hall...


July 31, 1998|By From staff reports

PERRY HALL -- Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, a Perry Hall Democrat, will launch his re-election bid for a third term tonight at the Father Burgraff Knights of Columbus Hall, 4110 1/2 Pine Hill Road.

Gardina, who faces two opponents in the 5th District, said he will continue to attempt to manage growth in Perry Hall and push for the revitalization of the Essex and Middle River communities.

"Also, we've been successful obtaining new school funding through teamwork in Towson and Annapolis and rezoning neighborhoods to eliminate the potential for an additional 5,000 apartments," Gardina said.

County to vote on first step in selling farm rights


TOWSON -- Several North County farms would be allowed to apply for entry into the federal Agricultural Preservation Program and sell their development rights if the County Council gives its approval Monday night, in the first step in a long process.

Applying are the 158-acre Richardson Farm, in the 6000 block of Williams Road in Hydes; the 296-acre Troyer Farm, in the 20000 block of Ensor Road, in White Hall; and the 144-acre Swift Farm, in the 17400 block of Troyer Road, in Monkton.

The 128-acre Lippy Brothers Farm, on the south side of Dover Road near Bortner Road in Arcadia, is on standby in case one of the others drops out. All the farms are contiguous with other preservation areas, but purchase of their development rights depends on getting federal funds and the landowners accepting the contracts.

Pa. township says Rite Aid chairman violated ordinance


GREEN SPRING VALLEY -- The chairman of Rite Aid Corp. -- who already faces some $6,000 in fines for landing a helicopter in a highly restricted agricultural part of the valley -- is being accused of violating similar zoning restrictions in a Pennsylvania community.

Officials of East Pennsboro Township, near Harrisburg, say Martin L. Grass has violated a local ordinance by landing his helicopter in a company parking lot in his commute from his Green Spring Valley home.

Rite Aid is challenging the ordinance -- passed in response to local complaints about the helicopter -- saying it is in compliance with state and federal aviation regulations regarding use of the helicopter.

Police said yesterday that a woman whose body was found in her East Baltimore home Tuesday died of blunt force trauma, and her death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy by the state medical examiner.

Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said a relative found the body of Arnita Williams, 49, about 1: 15 p.m. in the bathroom of her 2-story, low-rise home in the 1000 block of Webb Court. He said there were no signs of forced entry or evidence that any property was missing.

Jury finds two men guilty in 1996 slaying

A Circuit Court jury has found two Northwest Baltimore men guilty of first-degree murder in the 1996 slaying of a teen-ager during a robbery.

After a three-day trial before Judge Mabel H. Hubbard, a jury late Wednesday found Malachi Thomas, 23, and Timothy Brigman, 21, guilty in the shooting death of 18-year-old Terry Jackson. Jackson was shot once in the chest in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave. about 11 p.m. on Oct. 21, 1996, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to court records.

Hubbard set sentencing of Thomas, of the 3900 block of Reisterstown Road, for today. Brigman, of the 2100 block of Chelsea Terrace, will be sentenced Aug. 5.

Pub Date: 7/31/98

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