November 29, 2011
The local trucker who police say was driving the tanker that leaked a 40-mile ribbon of roofing asphalt onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, snarling holiday traffic and damaging hundreds of cars, has been issued two tickets. George Delaney, 50, of Glen Burnie, received citations from Pennsylvania State Police for failure to secure a load and failure to obey a state trooper. The trucking company, MTS Express LLC of Stevensville, has placed Delaney on administrative leave and impounded the truck.
May 27, 2011
"The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work" is a potent grass-roots documentary — and it's all the stronger because its leaves of grass poke up through the asphalt. Writer-director-editor Richard Yeagley salutes the virtuoso craft, practical intelligence and fraternal cheer of Maryland's honest tradesmen without prettifying their hard work or playing down the costs it exacts on bodies and souls. He weaves vignettes of (mostly) men on the job into a lament for the growing sociopolitical bias against blue-collar workers.
December 20, 1992
A truck carrying asphalt overturned yesterday, spilling it contents onto railroad tracks near Sykesville, state police said.The noon accident, near Route 97 and Hoods Mill Road, caused no delays in train service, a spokesman for CSX Transportation Inc. said.A police report was unavailable, and it was unknown whether the truck driver suffered injuries. State police could not provide the driver's name.Don Brannan, the owner and operator of Carroll County Cab, said he saw the truck as it lay on its side near the embankment just before the train tracks.
December 3, 1990
David Michael Byrnes, 43, former operations manager for a Baltimore asphalt company, died of lung cancer yesterday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.Mr. Byrnes had retired from his job at E. Stewart Mitchell Asphalt Inc. in October because of illness.A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road in Govans.Mr. Byrnes lived in the Cedarcroft section of north Baltimore. A son of the late Baltimore Supreme Bench Judge Joseph R. Byrnes, he was a lifelong resident of the city.
March 17, 2004
Lorraine S. Lambert, who was co-owner of an asphalt company and worked as a benefits manager at a hospital, died Saturday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Mount Washington resident was 74. Born Lorraine Stiegler in Baltimore and raised on North Linwood Avenue, she was a 1947 Patterson Park High School graduate. She was the administrative assistant at the Baltimore Asphalt Paving Co. and later co-owned Lambert Paving Co. in Glen Burnie with her husband, Louis Lambert.
July 21, 1993
Miller Asphalt Products Inc. in Finksburg is operating according to state regulations and likely will be allowed to continue treating contaminated soil, Maryland Department of the Environment officials said last night.Ten people attended a public information meeting at the Reese Fireman's Building to discuss the company's application for an oil operations permit. Several asked questions about the plant operation and how it's regulated.The company, on Dede Road, has been treating contaminated soil for two years.