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March 30, 1994
A 24-year-old woman was raped in a community park on Riva Road early Sunday morning, county police said yesterday.The woman was near the entrance to the park in Annapolis Landing about 1:45 a.m. when she was attacked by a masked man, police said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | May 1, 2014
One incumbent and two newcomers were elected to serve on the Columbia Council in contested races in the village dections held Saturday, April 26.  Newcomer Jeanne Ketley narrowly unseated longtime Town Center representative Suzanne Waller by a vote of 141-75. In Hickory Ridge, where a quorum was reached for the first time in recent years, incumbent Gregg Schwind defeated challenger Harry Schwarz, 189-147. Alan Klein will succeed long-serving Harper's Choice representative Cynthia Coyle, who did not seek re-election, after defeating newcomer Bob Fontaine by a vote of 196-179.
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May 18, 1998
The Hampstead Lions Community Park expansion is almost complete.The baseball, football and soccer fields have been seeded, but backstops must be constructed, and fields cut to each sport's specifications.About 900 children are expected to play games at the expanded park next year.The Lions have paid more than $45,000 of the $60,000 cost of the project. The club hopes to raise an additional $20,000 to complete the fields.A plaque listing the names of donors is planned for the park.Contributions are needed.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 21, 2014
Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, that takes place on April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. The National Historic Tome School, on what was the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, is a new location this year, as is Conowingo Creek Boat Launch in Conowingo. Other River Sweep sites include locations in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and Garrett Island.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | November 9, 1997
25 years ago While election votes were being counted in the fire hall, the New Windsor Town council met upstairs Tuesday night and voted to start an investigation regarding purchase of property for a community park. With a large contingent of the recently formed New Windsor Recreation Council in attendance, Councilman Doug Manger introduced a proposal for a community park to meet the present and future recreational needs of the New Windsor area. Manger outlined methods by which such a park might be financed, indicating that with federal and state funds available, the cost to New Windsor could be as little as one-eighth of the total.
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February 3, 2012
Symphony Woods Park is one of the Columbia Association's greatest open space system assets, and I, the Registered Landscape Architect at CA, and others are doing our best to ensure that it becomes a great park for the community. In last week's Flier , Joyce Potemkin advocated that residents unite to save 53 trees in Symphony Woods slated for removal. While it is unfortunate that 53 trees could be removed for phase one of the park, the space will retain its wooded character: Hundreds and hundreds of trees will remain.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2001
A long-awaited community park in North Laurel is moving closer to fruition, thanks to an unusual land swap due for introduction before the Howard County Council tomorrow night. A private builder is willing to trade 11 small lots subdivided more than a century ago to the county for inclusion in the park in exchange for 12 lots nearby on which he can build homes. If the swap is approved, county officials say they will need only a handful more of the small, heavily wooded lots to make the 25-acre community park a reality.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
I was excited to read your May 11 article entitled "Aquarium begins work on Middle Branch Park," which highlighted the planned transformation of a brownfields site along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River into a community park. Given the magnitude of some of the environmental challenges faced by Baltimore and most cities across our nation, citizens should not simply expect that the public sector will be able to do all of the work. True collaboration will be required, if we are really serious about environmental restoration and the promotion of sustainable practices for the future.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | January 15, 1993
The Carroll County commissioners may have torpedoed plans for a public pool in Mount Airy, but Frederick County's plans for new parks may keep the town's efforts afloat.The New Market Regional Plan Update calls for the county to develop two parks near Mount Airy, either of which could include a pool, according to Beth Pasierb, a Frederick County planner. Mount Airy straddles the Frederick-Carroll county line.The update, which projects growth and identifies where public facilities should be placed over the next 20 years, calls for the creation of a 100-acre district park west of Mount Airy and a 20- to 50-acre community park north of the town, Ms. Pasierb said.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1997
More people and building in Anne Arundel County might mean more traffic and development, but it also means more and bigger parks.A record $2.8 million in state funds for new and larger parks in the county has been earmarked in the past year under the 30-year-old Program Open Space, which parcels out money to )) counties based on their growth.The funds marked for Anne Arundel have been increasing steadily since the mid-1980s.In a complex funding ritual, the county must now get final state approval for proposed park projects before roping off property, but county recreation and parks officials expect this year's seven projects to sail through.
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By Dan Singer | March 29, 2013
Laurel residents gathered at Discovery Community Park Thursday evening for Community Fun Day, an event organized by city officials following the recent fires at the park and two other local playgrounds. The park, located at the intersection of Greenhill Drive and Harrison Street, suffered $150,000 in damages due to a March 3 fire that authorities are investigating as an act of arson. With the damaged equipment removed and the playground area covered in black tarp and fenced off, the event stressed togetherness in the community and celebrated the city's plan to rebuild all three parks.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has proposed selling the Towson fire station at York Road and Bosley Avenue to raise money for the county ("Balto. Co. plans to sell buildings," Dec. 11). He has stated that the funds would be used to build a new fire station and to help fund air-conditioning at Dumbarton Middle School. I applaud the county executive for finding creative ways to fund projects. And, yes, Dumbarton badly needs air-conditioning, while the fire station is very old and needs replacing.
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December 11, 2012
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has proposed to sell the Towson fire station, located at York Road and Bosley Avenue, in order to raise money. He has stated that these funds would be used to build a new fire station and to help fund air conditioning at Dumbarton Middle School. I applaud the county executive for finding creative ways to fund projects. And, yes, Dumbarton badly needs air conditioning and the fire station is very old and needs replacing. However, the cost to the community is too great, because part of his solution is to build a new fire station on park land.
EXPLORE
February 3, 2012
Symphony Woods Park is one of the Columbia Association's greatest open space system assets, and I, the Registered Landscape Architect at CA, and others are doing our best to ensure that it becomes a great park for the community. In last week's Flier , Joyce Potemkin advocated that residents unite to save 53 trees in Symphony Woods slated for removal. While it is unfortunate that 53 trees could be removed for phase one of the park, the space will retain its wooded character: Hundreds and hundreds of trees will remain.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
A private group will be allowed to build a mountain bike training course in Rockburn Park in Elkridge, following a unanimous Wednesday vote by the county's Recreation and Parks Board to go ahead with the contested project. The board had delayed a March vote on the matter after a contentious two-hour hearing in which people opposed to the project said it would bring more traffic, parking problems and loitering, as well as nighttime activity and drug use. Opponents also complained that the project had been rushed through without sufficient notice.
NEWS
May 11, 2010
I was excited to read your May 11 article entitled "Aquarium begins work on Middle Branch Park," which highlighted the planned transformation of a brownfields site along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River into a community park. Given the magnitude of some of the environmental challenges faced by Baltimore and most cities across our nation, citizens should not simply expect that the public sector will be able to do all of the work. True collaboration will be required, if we are really serious about environmental restoration and the promotion of sustainable practices for the future.
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By Jamal E. Watson and Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1999
North Laurel residents are one step closer to getting the community park they've wanted for years.Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced yesterday that the state Board of Public Works had approved more than $2 million in Department of Natural Resources' Program Open Space funds to acquire 23 acres at Washington, Howard and Park avenues in North Laurel, next to Laurel Woods Elementary School.Glendening said the park, when developed, will serve the needs of more than 16,000 residents.``Today, we have preserved the only remaining large tract of open space in North Laurel Park, one of Howard County's most highly developed communities,'' Glendening said in a statement.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has proposed to sell the Towson fire station, located at York Road and Bosley Avenue, in order to raise money. He has stated that these funds would be used to build a new fire station and to help fund air conditioning at Dumbarton Middle School. I applaud the county executive for finding creative ways to fund projects. And, yes, Dumbarton badly needs air conditioning and the fire station is very old and needs replacing. However, the cost to the community is too great, because part of his solution is to build a new fire station on park land.
NEWS
By Jenny Hopkinson and Jenny Hopkinson,Sun reporter | August 13, 2007
What's the best way to create the perfect skate park? Don't make it look like a skate park. Turns out that concrete skate bowls, pre-fabricated ramps and half-pipes are so yesterday. Many who've been weaned on ESPN's X-Games would rather ride and grind in a "skate plaza" with benches, stairs and rails as props for their acrobatics -- essentially the same type of public places from which skateboarders are often banished for upsetting pedestrians. "The city of Baltimore probably has a plaza that's really good to skateboard," said Gary Ream, president of USA Skateboard.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2004
With no real alternative, Maryland's Board of Public Works approved a $534,114 payment yesterday for Howard County's Western Regional Park, ensuring that roads, parking lots and the first five playing fields will go forward as scheduled. Two weeks ago, the board delayed voting on the money after park opponents protested the lighted fields and the size and scope of the park, even though the state had spent more than $4 million on the project. In Annapolis yesterday, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recommended -- and Howard County Executive James N. Robey agreed -- that the county form a citizens committee to monitor the park's development and include Glenwood residents in its operations when the park opens next fall.
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