November 16, 2007
Democrats ignore will of the people Early Sunday morning, the Democratic leaders of Maryland sneaked across the border of common sense and fiscal responsibility and invaded the wallets of hard-working families ("Compromise near on taxes," Nov. 11). Leaving only a trail of higher taxes and fees, our elected representatives ignored the will of the people. At no point in Maryland history has this level of pillaging ever been achieved. It is a sad day for representative democracy and fiscal responsibility.
February 22, 2005
U.S. funds for food, shelter assistance to be distributed Carroll County will receive $29,395 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. A local board made up of members of the Circle of Caring Homeless Board will determine how the funds will be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. Agencies receiving funds must be private nonprofit organizations or governmental entities, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination and demonstrate the ability to administer emergency food or shelter programs.
January 21, 2005
THE NATION'S mayors gathered in Washington this week for their annual conference, where homeland security, tax reform and budget cuts topped the agenda. No less urgent, though, were sessions on poverty and hunger - topics big-city, suburban and rural mayors have become well acquainted with as unemployed parents and low-wage workers increasingly turn to local governments and charities for help feeding their children, paying heat and medical bills, even holding on to their homes. A recent survey of 27 major American cities by the U.S. Conference of Mayors found requests for emergency food assistance by families with children rose 13 percent in 2004, and 12 percent for the elderly.
February 21, 2001
County to get $17,605 for food, shelter programs Carroll County has been selected to receive $17,605 under Phase 19 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The program is designed to provide shelter, food and support services for homeless and hungry people nationwide. Operating principles include: fast response; allocations to neediest areas; public-private sector cooperation; minimum, but accountable, reporting; and local decision-making.
December 17, 1999
In Baltimore County Police seek man wanted in 4 robberies in Middle River Baltimore County police are searching for a man who they believe committed four robberies in Middle River in two days. The first occurred Dec. 9 at 2: 22 a.m. at the Royal Farm Store in the 1600 block of Middleborough Road. At noon the same day, a second robbery occurred at Ballard Liquors on Ballard Avenue. On Dec. 10, the Dunkin' Donuts in the 1600 block of Eastern Blvd. was robbed at 1 a.m. Four hours later, a robbery occurred at the Royal Farm Store in the 1300 block of Windlass Drive.
March 11, 1998
Many of the unemployed and working poor are hungry and outside the mainstream, but not necessarily homeless, the Maryland Food Bank said yesterday.As part of a 1997 national study released yesterday, the bank interviewed at random 395 people statewide using emergency food providers it served. It also received 269 questionnaires filled out by the food pantries, shelters and food kitchens.Among key findings about the Maryland hungry:76 percent of the unemployed clients were seeking employment.