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By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | June 25, 1995
100 Years Ago* A party of visiting fishermen at Annapolis caught four barrels of rockfish in the Severn River using a deep-water net. -- The Sun, Aug. 7, 1895.* The Annapolis water company has issued a circular requesting customers to practice water economy of hydrant water due to the exceedingly dry weather. -- The Sun, Aug. 15, 1895.* John Shepherd, of Bristol, appeared before the Board of County Commissioners today with a signed petition of the taxpayers of the eighth district, asking for the repair of the county wharf at Bristol.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun reporter | May 24, 2007
Amid warnings that Maryland's development laws and regulations are not strong enough to protect the Chesapeake Bay, the state Board of Public Works denied yesterday a key wetlands permit for a proposed 1,350-home waterfront community on Kent Island. In the most substantial evidence yet of the growing influence of environmentalists in Annapolis, the board voted 2-1 to deny the developer permission to disturb a small patch of wetlands for the proposed 562-acre Four Seasons project. "This is really important," said Cindy Schwartz, executive director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, "and I think it sends an incredible signal to the Marylanders out there who want to clean up the bay."
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April 22, 2001
The Carroll Board of County Commissioners will hold three community meetings around the county. The purpose of the meetings is to hear comments and listen to residents' concerns. The meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: April 30, Manchester Activities Building, York Street. May 21, Charles Carroll Elementary School gym, 3719 Littlestown Pike, Silver Run. June 12, New Windsor Fire Hall, Main Street. All residents are welcome. Information: 410-386-2973.
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January 21, 2007
The Susquehanna Hose Company was formed on Jan. 24, 1902, and incorporated in 1922. The company, consisting of 33 charter members, served Havre de Grace and the surrounding county. Initially, it was equipped with hand-drawn apparatus. Motorized trucks were purchased after 1910, including a 1934 Stutz pumper, a 1939 American-LaFrance truck designed to carry long ladders and a 1951 Mack pumper. In 1953, the company was made up of three divisions, on North Adams Street, Union Avenue, and at Market and Fountain Streets.
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By SUN RESEARCHER SHELIA JACKSON | January 8, 2006
1942: debt-free county The Board of County Commissioners paid off $25,000 to make Carroll County debt-free. Carroll County was probably the only county in Maryland in 1942 that could claim such a distinction. With a tax rate of 90 cents on $100, Carroll had the lowest tax in the state with the exception of Queen Anne's County. Two-thirds of tax money collected from county residents went to fund schools. [ Baltimore Sun, Jan. 2, 1942. Compiled by Sun researcher Shelia Jackson]
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April 17, 2001
The Carroll Board of County Commissioners has again applied for a $39,398 annual federal grant that would pay the salary and benefits of the county's housing coordinator. The housing coordinator helps low-income families find resources, such as child care and transportation, that they need to become self-sufficient within five years. The county has had a coordinator and has received the grant for several years. Funding is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fifty-four families receive aid. County officials expect to hear this fall whether the application is approved.
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March 17, 1997
Hampstead Mayor Christopher M. Nevin has been appointed to the county's Economic Development Commission.Nevin said he sought a panel seat because he wants the town to have a voice in the development of its land zoned for industrial use, particularly the 400-acre North Carroll Business Park."
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May 15, 1991
The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to make achange in the county farmland preservation program that will maintain consistency in incentive payments for farmers.The county Agriculture Preservation Advisory Board recommended the change, said William Powel, county program administrator.The change means the county will pay farmers incentives for preserving their land based on the average per-acre agriculture value, as determined by county appraisals during fiscal 1989.
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January 21, 2007
The Susquehanna Hose Company was formed on Jan. 24, 1902, and incorporated in 1922. The company, consisting of 33 charter members, served Havre de Grace and the surrounding county. Initially, it was equipped with hand-drawn apparatus. Motorized trucks were purchased after 1910, including a 1934 Stutz pumper, a 1939 American-LaFrance truck designed to carry long ladders and a 1951 Mack pumper. In 1953, the company was made up of three divisions, on North Adams Street, Union Avenue, and at Market and Fountain Streets.
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December 18, 1991
All but about 10 employees at the Aneco Trousers Corp. plant in Taneytown, which closed recently, have found employment at the company's plant in Hanover, Pa., a county official said Monday.The Taneytown plant employed about 90 people, said James C. Threatte, director ofthe Office of Economic and Community Development.The company consolidated operations in Hanover, the site of its corporate headquarters, Threatte said. The county's Job Training Partnership Act office provided employees with information about retraining, resumes and related issues, he said.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
The political landscape will definitely change in Carroll County this year, and with hundreds of residents participating in a countywide planning effort, the area's aesthetics might soon undergo subtle changes, too. The Board of County Commissioners will expand from three members, elected at large, to five, who were to be elected by district in November. The General Assembly, which was given the task of enacting an official district map, however, concluded April 10 without voting on a map defining the five districts.
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By SUN RESEARCHER SHELIA JACKSON | January 8, 2006
1942: debt-free county The Board of County Commissioners paid off $25,000 to make Carroll County debt-free. Carroll County was probably the only county in Maryland in 1942 that could claim such a distinction. With a tax rate of 90 cents on $100, Carroll had the lowest tax in the state with the exception of Queen Anne's County. Two-thirds of tax money collected from county residents went to fund schools. [ Baltimore Sun, Jan. 2, 1942. Compiled by Sun researcher Shelia Jackson]
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2004
The parents of a 23-year-old Gettysburg, Pa., man who died from heat exhaustion while on a training run for Frederick County fire service recruits filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the county and several members of its emergency services division yesterday. Gaithersburg attorney Kenneth M. Berman said filing a lawsuit was a last resort for James and Shirley Waybright, whose son Andrew J. Waybright collapsed and died in July 2002 after a morning of rigorous calisthenics, sprints and a four-mile run in hot and humid conditions.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2003
Cecil County could become the latest jurisdiction to limit housing development based on school capacity. That was one of the recommendations included in the final report by an 11-member citizens committee reviewing the county comprehensive plan. The report was presented to the Board of Commissioners last week. The committee suggested that the county establish adequate public facilities laws that would halt preliminary approval for new residential subdivisions in school zones where schools are 20 percent or more over capacity.
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January 13, 2002
What if bus driver were a non-Christian? In light of the many letters of support for Carroll County school bus driver Stella Tsourakis, I feel compelled to write and voice my support for the Carroll County School Board. I believe they were right to reprimand her for leading prayer on the school bus. How many would still be applauding Ms. Tsourakis had she been a Muslim or a Jew or a Buddhist and forced their Christian child to participate in a non-Christian prayer? I would bet that a lot of people would be screaming for her job. This is why prayer does not belong in the public school system.
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April 22, 2001
The Carroll Board of County Commissioners will hold three community meetings around the county. The purpose of the meetings is to hear comments and listen to residents' concerns. The meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: April 30, Manchester Activities Building, York Street. May 21, Charles Carroll Elementary School gym, 3719 Littlestown Pike, Silver Run. June 12, New Windsor Fire Hall, Main Street. All residents are welcome. Information: 410-386-2973.
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By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | August 27, 1995
100 Years Ago* Sen. J. Wirt Randall, of Anne Arundel County, has selected his seat in the coming Maryland Senate. He chose the second seat in the second row, to the right of the presiding officer and near the door. -- The Sun, Nov. 16, 1895.* The county commissioners have tightened the requirements in providing pauper burial at taxpayers' expense. It costs the county $8 per infant and $9 per adult, including the coffin and digging the grave. -- The Sun, Nov. 26, 1895.* The board of county commissioners authorized bids and plans for an iron bridge over Furnace Branch near Glen Burnie, and permission for a railroad crossing over the county road at Fairfield.
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September 25, 1991
The Board of County Commissioners agreed Monday to proceed with a study to determine how to zone industrial property with environmental impacts in mind.James C. Threatte, director of the county Office of Economic Development, said the county should consider environmentalimpacts before land is zoned for industrial use."From an industrial point of view, it's unnecessary for us to be at odds with environmental groups. We've got to get smarter," he said.The county will work through its Industrial Development Authority to obtain a matching $20,000 grant from the state for the study, Threatte said.
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April 17, 2001
The Carroll Board of County Commissioners has again applied for a $39,398 annual federal grant that would pay the salary and benefits of the county's housing coordinator. The housing coordinator helps low-income families find resources, such as child care and transportation, that they need to become self-sufficient within five years. The county has had a coordinator and has received the grant for several years. Funding is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fifty-four families receive aid. County officials expect to hear this fall whether the application is approved.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | August 15, 2000
Without a word of public comment, the Board of County Commissioners voted yesterday to pay $850,000 for farmland in Union Bridge - more than six times the property's value - to make construction of a road and railway spur possible. The motion was made by Commissioner Donald I. Dell, who played a key role in negotiations for the land. Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier seconded the motion, and the two voted in favor of the deal. Board President Julia Walsh Gouge abstained from yesterday's vote, though she had supported the board's decision to proceed with the deal during a closed meeting in May. Gouge and Frazier said they had objected to the price during negotiations.
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