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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
An 8-inch water main break in the 2600 block of Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore left 80 homes without water Wednesday night, the city Department of Public Works said. There were eight other active water main breaks in the city Wednesday night, according to the department, though they were not as serious. The department said the number of breaks they were repairing as not as high as it was a couple of weeks ago, when freezing temperatures resulted in dozens of broken mains.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to thrive," said a son, Michael Townsend, who edited The Baltimore Sun's Harford Sun from 1980 to 1993 and lives in Burlington, Vt. The son of a hunting and fishing guide and a restaurant worker, William Dumond Townsend was born and raised in Timonium.
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November 28, 2009
Howard County's Department of Public Works will begin a four-year program to update some of its aging infrastructure by replacing the radio transmitters on residents' water meters. The transmitters send data to meter-reading trucks to compute water bills. The current devices use batteries with a 10-year life span, while the replacements should last 20 years. Bureau of Utilities staff will schedule appointments with residents whose water meter is inside their home. For more information, call 410-313-4900 or go to howardcountymd.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
A broken water main in Pigtown Sunday evening caused water to be shut off to about 200 homes, a school and several businesses all day Monday while the city worked to fix the pipe, according to the Department of Public Works. "Barring any unforeseen underground problems," water was expected to be restored overnight Monday, Public Works spokesman Jeffrey Raymond said in a statement. The 20-inch pipe in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. ruptured around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, flooding the basements of about 10 homes and causing police to evacuate 16 residents, Raymond said.
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By Liz F. Kay | November 8, 2009
The problem:: A construction site on Clipper Mill Road sits idle for months, detouring drivers. The backstory:: Anyone misplace a backhoe? That's what Greg Madison has been wondering as he meanders through Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood, following a detour around construction on Clipper Mill Road while commuting between his Woodberry home and Mount Vernon office. In July, workers erected a Jersey wall and began some construction. Shortly afterward, however, work stopped and equipment including a backhoe remained idle, according to Madison.
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Staff Reports | November 29, 2012
The proposal for a bike route through Towson will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., in the Historic Court House, Room 118, 400 Washington Ave., Towson. The county's Department of Public Works will on on hand to discuss the proposed route, which has been dubbed the Bike Beltway. The route is designed to circle central Towson and help provide bicycle access to Towson University, Goucher College, the downtown business district and the government center.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is advising residents to be on alert for imposters posing as city water workers trying to get into their homes. One possible case was reported in northeast Baltimore County Thursday, according to the department. Employees of the department are not permitted to enter homes without consent, and will wear uniforms and have photo identification. Public Works encourages residents to ask to see the worker's employee identification card and to call the department for verification if they have any doubts.
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August 4, 2002
The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road construction projects for this week. For information on the following projects, call the county Bureau of Engineering, 410-386- 2171. Pipe work: Gillis Road from Woodbine Road to Route 27; Hoods Mill Road from Route 97 to Woodbine Road. Waterline installation: Raincliffe Road from Route 32 to Slacks Road. Bridge replacement: Houcksville Road Bridge, from Route 30 to Carroll Street. Inlet work along shoulders: Bollinger Mill Road from Route 32 to the end. Road construction: Ladiesburg Road, closed at Route 75. Road improvements: East Main Street from 140 Village Road to Route 97. Paving, shoulder backup: Keysville South.
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July 5, 1997
BALTIMORE HAS to spend less, but not every budget cut made by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke should go unquestioned. He failed to get City Council approval for a tax increase and was unwilling to support alternative ideas. Consequently, the council-approved budget he signed provides less money than requested.To make ends meet, the mayor asked every department for a cost-cutting proposal. But he isn't waiting to streamline the Department of Recreation and Parks, whose embattled director abruptly resigned.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Jeffrey H. Douglas, a former Caroline County Department of Public Works supervisor, died of heart failure Wednesday at Seasons Hospice in Northwest Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 59. Born and raised in Lutherville, Mr. Douglas was a 1972 graduate of Dulaney High School, where he was an outstanding lacrosse player and kicker for the varsity football team. He attended the Naval Academy and Salisbury University. He moved to the Eastern Shore in 1978 and had lived in Still Pond, Denton and Preston.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is advising residents to be on alert for imposters posing as city water workers trying to get into their homes. One possible case was reported in northeast Baltimore County Thursday, according to the department. Employees of the department are not permitted to enter homes without consent, and will wear uniforms and have photo identification. Public Works encourages residents to ask to see the worker's employee identification card and to call the department for verification if they have any doubts.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
An 8-inch water main break in the 2600 block of Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore left 80 homes without water Wednesday night, the city Department of Public Works said. There were eight other active water main breaks in the city Wednesday night, according to the department, though they were not as serious. The department said the number of breaks they were repairing as not as high as it was a couple of weeks ago, when freezing temperatures resulted in dozens of broken mains.
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Staff Reports | November 29, 2012
The proposal for a bike route through Towson will be the subject of a public hearing scheduled Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., in the Historic Court House, Room 118, 400 Washington Ave., Towson. The county's Department of Public Works will on on hand to discuss the proposed route, which has been dubbed the Bike Beltway. The route is designed to circle central Towson and help provide bicycle access to Towson University, Goucher College, the downtown business district and the government center.
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By Nick Cafferky, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
In order to help the estimate 300 people still without water in the East North Avenue corridor, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works has opened four stations to provide free bottled water for residents to help stay hydrated. According to a press release, Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx said the four stations - located at the Oliver Recreation Center, Lanvale Towers, the intersection of Belair Road and North Avenue, and 1401 E. Oliver St. - are open to all of those affected, but residents must bring either a valid Baltimore I.D. or a bill to prove they live between Belair Road and Aisquith Street.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
Jeffrey H. Douglas, a former Caroline County Department of Public Works supervisor, died of heart failure Wednesday at Seasons Hospice in Northwest Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 59. Born and raised in Lutherville, Mr. Douglas was a 1972 graduate of Dulaney High School, where he was an outstanding lacrosse player and kicker for the varsity football team. He attended the Naval Academy and Salisbury University. He moved to the Eastern Shore in 1978 and had lived in Still Pond, Denton and Preston.
NEWS
November 28, 2009
Howard County's Department of Public Works will begin a four-year program to update some of its aging infrastructure by replacing the radio transmitters on residents' water meters. The transmitters send data to meter-reading trucks to compute water bills. The current devices use batteries with a 10-year life span, while the replacements should last 20 years. Bureau of Utilities staff will schedule appointments with residents whose water meter is inside their home. For more information, call 410-313-4900 or go to howardcountymd.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to thrive," said a son, Michael Townsend, who edited The Baltimore Sun's Harford Sun from 1980 to 1993 and lives in Burlington, Vt. The son of a hunting and fishing guide and a restaurant worker, William Dumond Townsend was born and raised in Timonium.
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By Liz F. Kay | November 8, 2009
The problem:: A construction site on Clipper Mill Road sits idle for months, detouring drivers. The backstory:: Anyone misplace a backhoe? That's what Greg Madison has been wondering as he meanders through Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood, following a detour around construction on Clipper Mill Road while commuting between his Woodberry home and Mount Vernon office. In July, workers erected a Jersey wall and began some construction. Shortly afterward, however, work stopped and equipment including a backhoe remained idle, according to Madison.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | November 18, 2006
Perry William Stewart Sr., who began as a laborer and retired as a Baltimore Department of Public Works supervisor, died of a stroke Sunday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Ednor Gardens resident was 75. Born in Baltimore and raised on Boone Street in Waverly, he attended Dunbar High School before enlisting in the Navy. He served as a cook. After his discharge he worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point shipyard for several years until he took a job with the city Department of Public Works.
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