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July 29, 1998
Freedom District Lions Club recently installed officers for 1998-1999.Officers are Vince Sanzone, president; Don Van Cleve, first vice president; Kyle Zollers, second vice president; Chuck Stanley, third vice president; Ben Hartmann, secretary; Robert J. Miller, treasurer; Robert Valis, immediate past president; Jerry Howsden, membership chairman; Mike Rioux, tail twister; Jay McCamant, lion tamer. Directors are Joe Moreau, Jim Skolaski, Dale Keefer and Joe Self.The club last year celebrated its 50th year.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | May 20, 2007
Carroll County will break ground on a new Freedom District Water Treatment Plant in Eldersburg tomorrow, which, when operable by February 2009, will more than double the amount of water the system can process, county officials said. The amount of water that would be processed would go from 3 million gallons a day to a total of 7 million gallons a day, officials said. No new subdivisions can be approved or developed in portions of South Carroll until the new plant comes online on the grounds of the existing system, county public works director Mike Evans said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1998
A recent transportation study of the Freedom District recommends service roads be built along the busy Route 26 corridor and long-planned connector roads be completed.The proposed roads would give local traffic other options than the main thoroughfares, Routes 26 and 32. Both concepts were also included in a 21-year-old master plan for the Freedom District, but the roads were not constructed. The county has not abandoned those projects and recently paid $200,000 for a 1.5-acre parcel on Route 26 west of Monroe Avenue that will serve as a link in a long-planned service road.
NEWS
September 14, 2004
The Freedom Area Citizens' Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Christian Church in Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg. Speakers will be Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning; Capt. Scott Yinger, Westminster barracks commander for the Maryland State Police; and Steven D. Powell, chief of staff for the county commissioners. They will discuss the council's recent proposal for a police substation in the Freedom district and the status of other crime-prevention activities in the community.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2000
The judges pick up the glasses, swish the liquid around ever so gently, then sniff. They hold the glasses up to the light, the better to ascertain clearness. Then they take sips. They judge the liquid on appearance, odor, flavor and aftertaste. Finally, after deliberation, a winner is chosen. The best of show goes to ... South Carroll. The best water, that is. If you're served by the county's Freedom District Water Treatment Plant, the water you're drinking is prize-winning stuff. So next time you go to your faucet for a long, cool drink of H2O, savor it slowly.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1996
Because South Carroll is to bear the brunt of the county's growth, its residents are demanding a much larger role in planning it.The county Planning and Zoning Commission has approved the formation of a community council for South Carroll. Volunteers will work with the commission on growth issues and on a major revision to the 18-year-old Freedom District miniplan, set for completion in early 1997."We are enabling you to put together your master plan for the next 20 years," county Planning Director Philip J. Rovang told the slow-growth group, Better Solutions for South Carroll, last week.
NEWS
September 14, 2004
The Freedom Area Citizens' Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Christian Church in Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg. Speakers will be Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning; Capt. Scott Yinger, Westminster barracks commander for the Maryland State Police; and Steven D. Powell, chief of staff for the county commissioners. They will discuss the council's recent proposal for a police substation in the Freedom district and the status of other crime-prevention activities in the community.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | May 20, 2007
Carroll County will break ground on a new Freedom District Water Treatment Plant in Eldersburg tomorrow, which, when operable by February 2009, will more than double the amount of water the system can process, county officials said. The amount of water that would be processed would go from 3 million gallons a day to a total of 7 million gallons a day, officials said. No new subdivisions can be approved or developed in portions of South Carroll until the new plant comes online on the grounds of the existing system, county public works director Mike Evans said.
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By From Staff Reports | June 19, 1994
The unusually hot and dry late spring has officials of four of Carroll County's eight water systems taking conservation measures.Hampstead has banned outdoor water use. County officials, who run the Freedom District system, and those in Manchester and Taneytown are asking residents to cut water use voluntarily.The lack of rain is causing a critical situation for those tied into the Freedom District water supply, said Micki Smith, county public information director.The situation became more critical Wednesday, when the county Utilities Department received a call that a hydrant had been opened in the Freedom District.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | October 30, 1991
Water and sewer rates for county utility customers should be raised to reduce an operating deficit and make the systems more self-sufficient, say the county commissioners."
NEWS
October 7, 2003
Digests, Datebook If you have information for the community digests or datebook, call Ellie Baublitz at 410-751-7910 during the day, leave a voice mail message after hours, or fax news releases to 410-751-7916. Former state Treasurer Richard N. Dixon will be the guest speaker at the South Carroll Democratic Club meeting tomorrow. The group will meet at 7 p.m. in the community room of Carrolltown Center on Liberty Road in Eldersburg. Information: 410-795-2896. Freedom District residents to hold council meeting The Freedom Area Citizens' Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Christian Church in Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.
NEWS
December 17, 2000
25 years ago: "Christmas Party for Local Kiddies" -- Fifty-six youngsters from the area attended a Jaycees-Jayceettes Christmas party December 13. The children watched movies, sang and munched on cookies watched over by the Jayceettes. Meanwhile Jaycees members sneaked out and did a little shopping. On the way to the party they had asked their young guests, just out of curiosity, what they wanted for Christmas. Later Santa visited the party and presented each child with a gift. The organizations had been planning the delicate logistics of the party for many months headed by Jay Breakiron.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2000
The judges pick up the glasses, swish the liquid around ever so gently, then sniff. They hold the glasses up to the light, the better to ascertain clearness. Then they take sips. They judge the liquid on appearance, odor, flavor and aftertaste. Finally, after deliberation, a winner is chosen. The best of show goes to ... South Carroll. The best water, that is. If you're served by the county's Freedom District Water Treatment Plant, the water you're drinking is prize-winning stuff. So next time you go to your faucet for a long, cool drink of H2O, savor it slowly.
NEWS
June 13, 1999
It's not the weather ; it's mismanagement Just when you think you've heard everything from "King Donald" Dell, the Carroll County commissioner, he pops up with yet another gem. This time, it is in response to a water shortage in Freedom District. He tells us he "can't do anything about the weather." Bear in mind that Freedom District has the same weather as every other part of the county, and, in fact, there is sufficient water for the fountain in front of Mr. Dell's office to spout day and night.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1999
Calling the water shortage in South Carroll "critical," the county commissioners enacted an immediate ban on outdoor water use yesterday for the Freedom District, the county's most populous region. The ban extends only to the 6,500 households that use the Freedom water system. The district, which encompasses Sykesville and unincorporated Eldersburg, is home to more than 28,000 people. Residents must discontinue "lawn watering, car washing and outside water usage until further notice," according to a news release issued late yesterday.
NEWS
July 29, 1998
Freedom District Lions Club recently installed officers for 1998-1999.Officers are Vince Sanzone, president; Don Van Cleve, first vice president; Kyle Zollers, second vice president; Chuck Stanley, third vice president; Ben Hartmann, secretary; Robert J. Miller, treasurer; Robert Valis, immediate past president; Jerry Howsden, membership chairman; Mike Rioux, tail twister; Jay McCamant, lion tamer. Directors are Joe Moreau, Jim Skolaski, Dale Keefer and Joe Self.The club last year celebrated its 50th year.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1996
County Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown has sent a scathing letter to the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission calling for a residential building moratorium in the Eldersburg and Hampstead areas."
NEWS
May 10, 1998
A postscript on charterI would like to thank the thousands of voters in the Freedom District for their support of the charter initiative. You are to be congratulated for attempting to carry Carroll County into the 21st century.It is regrettable that more residents from this troubled district didn't vote.Had just 4,000 more of us gone to the polls, we would have prevailed and been able to shove charter down the throats of the rest of the county, just as they have shoved development on us.The fact that all the precincts in the Freedom District went for charter should be a strong message to leaders.
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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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