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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | March 21, 1994
Westminster residents, get ready for those signs you dread: "Construction ahead."Beginning April 11, the East Main Street Reconstruction project will start for a second year as the State Highway Administration begins work on Phase II, Sections G and H, said Ron Ritz, on-site project engineer.East Main Street from Center Street to Little George's will be closed to vehicular traffic for at least nine weeks. The highway administration had to get permission to extend the closure from Sycamore Street to the convenience store, Mr. Ritz said.
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December 5, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Cockeysville Girdwood Road, 2400 block, between 8:25 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Dec. 1. DVD player and welder stolen. Rear sliding door pried open. Timonium West Aylesbury Road, unit block, at 4:12 a.m. Nov. 30. Clothing stolen from REI store. Entry by cutting gasket around front door glass, then smashing glass.
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NEWS
January 25, 1993
Next month, the projected 1 1/2 -year reconstruction of East Main Street and Washington Road in Westminster will begin. When the digging, paving and planting is finished come fall 1994, the streets' appearance will be improved -- although maybe not to everyone's satisfaction. Utility poles and overhead wiring will remain.As much as Westminster city officials may have wanted to bury the overhead wiring, they have decided it is just too costly. The price ranged from $2 million (if the poles were moved to the rear of the buildings along the street)
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By Jessica Fitzgerald and Jessica Fitzgerald,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2001
Two years after razing its East Main Street thrift shop because of structural damage, the Westminster Rescue Mission is looking to move out of leased space and into a permanent store on the other side of Railroad Avenue. The Rev. Clifford Elkins, the mission's executive director, said he is confident that the nonprofit organization will complete the purchase of a building at 28 and 30 W. Main St. The building houses Time-ly Gifts, which is closing, and was the home of Leister Gallery. The space, Elkins said, will require only minor renovations and the addition of a loading dock to open by late fall.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 22, 1993
Construction work that has blocked sections of Westminster's East Main Street for the past five months was scheduled to shut down for the winter Saturday.Meanwhile, Main Street reopened for traffic Nov. 15, a week ahead of schedule, reported Ron Ritz, State Highway Administration project engineer. Overall, the construction project is ending the year at least a month ahead of schedule, he said.The two-year, $3.15 million project that began in April will replace aging utility lines and reconstruct Main Street from Longwell Avenue to Washington Road and Washington Road to Quintal Drive.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | April 26, 1993
The sounds of summer in Westminster: birds singing, children playing, and heavy equipment tearing up the street.From now until about mid-autumn, residents and business people on East Main Street and the surrounding area will be dodging flaggers and construction workers as the State Highway Administration rebuilds the street.Some businesses already are feeling the effects, even before the road has been totally closed."I've lost several hundred dollars a day in business," said Robert Lowry, owner of Cockey's Tavern.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | June 2, 1991
The East Main Street Task Force is analyzing citizen comment on the downtown reconstruction project and preparing final recommendations to the City Council.But opinions are still welcome from the public."It's significant that the plans are still on tracing paper," Thomas B. Beyard, the city's director of planning, said at Thursday's meeting. "I hope you realize we do want to hear from you, and the task force will consider everything that is said."Plans include leaving East Main Street at its present width -- ranging from 34 to 38 feet-- and adding 6-foot pedestrian nodes or "bubbles" at various placesalong the street to accommodate people and trees.
NEWS
April 3, 1995
POLICE* Westminster: A resident of East Main Street told city police that someone broke into his house and stole items valued at $340 on Wednesday.
NEWS
July 21, 1993
FIRE* Lineboro: Lineboro responded to wires on fire on East Main Street at 9:26 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 12 minutes.
NEWS
August 4, 1993
POLICE* Westminster: An East Main Street resident told police someone removed the hubcaps from his car while it was parked at the rear of his residence on Monday. He estimated the loss at $10.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2001
The small park at Locust Lane in downtown Westminster could someday become a meeting place, complete with an outdoor cafe, a gurgling fountain and benches, according to recommendations from residents and businesses. "This is really the largest public open space in downtown Westminster," said Westminster Common Councilman L. Gregory Pecoraro. "It's like the town square." Between Davids Jewellers and the Optical Solution, Locust Lane was created in the 1970s as a shopping area and pedestrian walkway from Longwell Avenue parking lots to East Main Street.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2000
Westminster's Locust Lane could be refurbished with a kiosk to mark the beginning of a historic trail and an elevated surface to meet handicapped-accessibility needs for shops along the pedestrian mini-mall. "It's part of our overall downtown program," said Karen K. Blandford, the city's manager of housing and community development. She will ask the Westminster Common Council tomorrow night for permission to seek about $8,000 from the state's Main Street Improvement Program to redesign the city's pocket park on East Main Street.
NEWS
March 14, 2000
Fire Westminster: Firefighters responded at 1: 21 p.m. Sunday to a hazardous condition in the first block of W. Main St. Units were out 2 hours, 28 minutes. Westminster: Firefighters responded at 11: 44 a.m. Sunday to an odor of gas inside a building in the 300 block of Logan Drive. Units were out 49 minutes. Westminster: Firefighters responded at 10: 40 a.m. Sunday to a fire alarm in the 200 block of Memorial Drive. Units were out 37 minutes. Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 48 a.m. Saturday to an investigation in the 500 block of Baltimore Blvd.
NEWS
September 10, 1999
PoliceWestminster: Employees from Washboard Laundromat in the 140 Village shopping center told police Tuesday that money was stolen from the business. The loss was estimated at $780.Westminster: An employee from H & R Block on East Main Street told police Tuesday that the front windows of the business were damaged. Damage was estimated at $450.
NEWS
February 26, 1999
Police Westminster: An employee of Bitzel Associates on East Main Street told police Monday that the business was broken into and property taken. The loss is estimated at $287. Westminster: A resident of Eagles court told police Wednesday that property was taken from her vehicle. The loss is estimated at $650. Westminster: A resident of Crows Court told police Tuesday that the driver's-side window of her vehicle was smashed and property taken while it was parked at the home.
NEWS
March 14, 1994
POLICE* Westminster: The owner of Beltone Hearing Center on East Main Street reported someone threw a rock through a large display window of the shop March 3. Damage was estimated at $300 to $400.
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