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February 13, 1997
A Hagerstown contractor will build a comfort station at Millard Cooper Park in Sykesville.The Town Council received a $54,000 state grant to pay for the restroom. Officials reviewed 10 bids before awarding the work Monday to Buildall Construction Corp., which will do the job for $46,590.The town will use the rest of the grant to run sewer lines under Springfield Avenue and hook into the Freedom sewer system. Construction should begin this spring and be complete by summer.Gamber fire company installs 1997 officersGamber and Community Fire Company recently installed 1997 officers at its annual banquet.
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By Jim Joyner | May 23, 2014
For many area families, Memorial Day weekend means a trip to the beach. Last year, nearly 3,000 people took part in that tradition at two Baltimore County parks - without ever going near the Bay Bridge. Baltimore County government doesn't operate outdoor public pools, but beginning Memorial Day weekend, many residents swarm to a pair of county-run beaches - Rocky Point in Essex and Oregon Ridge in Cockeysville. On the east side of the county, the 375-acre Rocky Point Beach and Park (410-887-2818)
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1999
The question's grown stale for Denise Whitman, manager of the Fells Point antiques shop Another Period In Time.Patrons pose it at least a dozen times a day as they wander through the collection of antiques merchants in the 1700 block of Fleet St."Is there a public restroom anywhere in Fells Point?"She hesitates to send them to the comfort station at 1621 Aliceanna St. because, she said, plaster is falling from the walls, only cold water runs from the tap, and there's no soap. The city said it would fix it, but it hasn't.
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By Nayana Davis | January 23, 2014
An astronomy observatory is among the new additions coming to Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville. The observatory is part of the Howard Astronomical League's public outreach efforts to encourage the community to learn more about astronomical science in a direct, hands-on manner, according to a release announcing the project. It will feature a dome 15 feet in diameter, Watson telescope and an observing platform. One of the structure's four walls will be used as a projection screen to view live images captured by the telescope and for educational presentations.
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By Jim Joyner | May 23, 2014
For many area families, Memorial Day weekend means a trip to the beach. Last year, nearly 3,000 people took part in that tradition at two Baltimore County parks - without ever going near the Bay Bridge. Baltimore County government doesn't operate outdoor public pools, but beginning Memorial Day weekend, many residents swarm to a pair of county-run beaches - Rocky Point in Essex and Oregon Ridge in Cockeysville. On the east side of the county, the 375-acre Rocky Point Beach and Park (410-887-2818)
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By Nayana Davis | January 23, 2014
An astronomy observatory is among the new additions coming to Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville. The observatory is part of the Howard Astronomical League's public outreach efforts to encourage the community to learn more about astronomical science in a direct, hands-on manner, according to a release announcing the project. It will feature a dome 15 feet in diameter, Watson telescope and an observing platform. One of the structure's four walls will be used as a projection screen to view live images captured by the telescope and for educational presentations.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2005
With a plan to transform a public bathroom into a visitor center, would the city be flushing potential revenue down the toilet or helping a neighborhood clean up? Federal Hill Main Street Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission of revitalizing historic business districts, wants to renovate a city-owned vintage comfort station into a Federal Hill welcome center. The group wants the prime East Cross Street site for $1 a year with an option to buy, which is no bargain for the city, Baltimore's Planning Commission ruled last week.
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September 18, 1996
IN 1968, Baltimore County bought land for the Southwest Area Park in Lansdowne. It took 17 years to get the first phase of the project built -- three tennis courts and a picnic area. Today, 28 years later, it still isn't finished.In the summer of 1995, the county began planning a restroom comfort station at a ballfield in the same neighborhood. It isn't scheduled for completion until early 1997.Nearly two years to build a 20-by-12 comfort station? Nearly three decades to build a park? These are the kinds of delays that recently drove P. David Fields, director of a program to revive neglected neighborhoods, to look for ways to circumvent the bureaucratic process.
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Staff Reports | September 30, 2013
Baltimore County officials are scheduled to break ground Tuesday, Oct. 1, on the Gough Park on Honeygo Boulevard. The 17-acre park will feature athletic fields, walking trails, a comfort station and pavilions. Officials said development of the site is intended to address a shortage of playing fields in the Perry Hall area. The park is expected to be completed in about a year. Last spring, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz included $5.6 million in the county budget to finish the park.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | February 17, 1999
City Department of Public Works officials said last night they will renovate the Fells Point public comfort station within the next few months.To speed renovation, Public Works Director George G. Balog said he will declare the public restroom at 1621 Aliceanna St. a public health emergency.The funds for the project -- $48,000 from city funds and $20,000 from the department -- exist, so it's mostly a matter of executing the work, Balog said."I'm going to request that an emergency contract is issued so we can begin within a week," Balog said, adding that the work will take about 60 days.
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Staff Reports | September 30, 2013
Baltimore County officials are scheduled to break ground Tuesday, Oct. 1, on the Gough Park on Honeygo Boulevard. The 17-acre park will feature athletic fields, walking trails, a comfort station and pavilions. Officials said development of the site is intended to address a shortage of playing fields in the Perry Hall area. The park is expected to be completed in about a year. Last spring, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz included $5.6 million in the county budget to finish the park.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2005
With a plan to transform a public bathroom into a visitor center, would the city be flushing potential revenue down the toilet or helping a neighborhood clean up? Federal Hill Main Street Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission of revitalizing historic business districts, wants to renovate a city-owned vintage comfort station into a Federal Hill welcome center. The group wants the prime East Cross Street site for $1 a year with an option to buy, which is no bargain for the city, Baltimore's Planning Commission ruled last week.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1999
The question's grown stale for Denise Whitman, manager of the Fells Point antiques shop Another Period In Time.Patrons pose it at least a dozen times a day as they wander through the collection of antiques merchants in the 1700 block of Fleet St."Is there a public restroom anywhere in Fells Point?"She hesitates to send them to the comfort station at 1621 Aliceanna St. because, she said, plaster is falling from the walls, only cold water runs from the tap, and there's no soap. The city said it would fix it, but it hasn't.
NEWS
February 13, 1997
A Hagerstown contractor will build a comfort station at Millard Cooper Park in Sykesville.The Town Council received a $54,000 state grant to pay for the restroom. Officials reviewed 10 bids before awarding the work Monday to Buildall Construction Corp., which will do the job for $46,590.The town will use the rest of the grant to run sewer lines under Springfield Avenue and hook into the Freedom sewer system. Construction should begin this spring and be complete by summer.Gamber fire company installs 1997 officersGamber and Community Fire Company recently installed 1997 officers at its annual banquet.
NEWS
September 18, 1996
IN 1968, Baltimore County bought land for the Southwest Area Park in Lansdowne. It took 17 years to get the first phase of the project built -- three tennis courts and a picnic area. Today, 28 years later, it still isn't finished.In the summer of 1995, the county began planning a restroom comfort station at a ballfield in the same neighborhood. It isn't scheduled for completion until early 1997.Nearly two years to build a 20-by-12 comfort station? Nearly three decades to build a park? These are the kinds of delays that recently drove P. David Fields, director of a program to revive neglected neighborhoods, to look for ways to circumvent the bureaucratic process.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | May 10, 1998
25 years ago: The Carroll County Bank and Trust, Farmers and Mechanics National Bank and Taneytown Bank and Trust Co. are among 51 banks around the state selected as distribution centers for Maryland State Lottery tickets. According to George P. Mahoney, chairman of the State Lottery Commission, the banks will begin getting their tickets May 9. They will then distribute the tickets to sales agents, who will pick them up weekly beginning May 15 at bank branches near their places of business.
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