February 17, 2005
On February 15, 2005, CHARLES HENRY LONG, beloved husband of the late Beverly Ann (nee Pepper); father of Matthew C. and Gregory A. Long; brother of Eldon D. Long, Raymond L. Long, Jr., Shirley M. Winebarger and Rolin W. Long. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services from the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Blvd), Friday, at 10 A.M. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. If desired, contributions may be made to the Carroll County Cancer Center, 555 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157.
June 30, 2002
New stop signs aimed to improve Center Street flow Carroll's Department of Public Works urges motorists to be aware of new traffic patterns on Center Street, north of Route 140 in Westminster. Stop signs were posted Tuesday on Cranberry Road at its intersection with Center Street. Stop signs will be posted next month on Gorsuch Road, making Center Street a throughway from the Town Mall of Westminster to Market Place. A traffic impact analysis for the new Winters Mill High School on Gorsuch prompted the changes, said Doug Myers, county public works director.
September 29, 2000
HRW Development of Baltimore broke ground yesterday for Westminster Marketplace, the newest retail center along Route 140 in Westminster. The 400,000-square-foot center will be anchored by Home Depot, BJ's Wholesale Club and Kohl's Department Store. In addition, Eastern Petroleum will build a freestanding 4,000-square-foot service station, convenience store and carwash. The center will open in July. The city annexed the 54-acre site in June 1999, at which time the Carroll County commissioners granted commercial zoning status to the area.
July 2, 2000
Carroll County Farm Museum will celebrate July 4 in its usual grand way, starting at noon and ending with a giant fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Families are invited to spend the day on the grounds of the 140-acre historic farm in Westminster picnicking, visiting the farm buildings and enjoying a variety of entertainment. WTTR-AM radio station will broadcast from the grounds throughout the day. The Westminster Jaycees will return to put on the fireworks display. Bring your food or buy freshly prepared fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, sodas, pizza, ice cream and more from the many food vendors on the grounds.
April 3, 2000
Fire Mount Airy: Firefighters from Mount Airy and Lisbon in Howard County responded at 3: 16 a.m. Friday to an alarm on Center Street. Units were out 10 minutes.
October 31, 1999
A line started forming the morning after the Westminster Common Council approved a program last week to provide $3,000 toward closing costs for city employees who choose to live close to downtown. Officials hope employers such as Western Maryland College and Carroll County General Hospital will participate in the state's 2-year-old Live Near Your Work program. "Obviously, this could be used as a recruiting tool," said Karen Blandford, manager of housing and community development for the city.