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November 12, 2003
On Thursday, November 6, 2003, DAMIAN C., beloved son of Michael and Denise Halstad; brother of Heidi Russell; grandson of Joan Halstad. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Memorial Mass will be offered on Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.
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November 12, 2003
On Thursday, November 6, 2003, DAMIAN C., beloved son of Michael and Denise Halstad; brother of Heidi Russell; grandson of Joan Halstad. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Memorial Mass will be offered on Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 18, 1999
The Westminster Common Council selected a new president at its reorganizational meeting last night.Councilman Damian L. Halstad, 37, a Westminster attorney in his second council term, replaces Edward S. Calwell in the nonvoting chairman's seat.Calwell, 53, a self-employed training consultant and antiques dealer, had been council president since November 1994.L. Gregory Pecoraro was chosen vice president, or president pro tem, of the council.Also last night, newcomer Kevin L. Dayhoff took his seat on the council.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2001
Westminster native Kevin E. Dayhoff has dreamed of being mayor of his hometown since 1958, when he ran away from home on his red tricycle and ended up meeting then-Mayor Joseph M. Mathias at City Hall. Last night, Dayhoff's dream came true. The 47-year-old self-employed businessman was elected mayor of Westminster by a narrow margin, defeating challenger and fellow council member Suzanne P. Albert by 51 votes. Dayhoff received 423 of the 807 votes cast to Albert's 372. In the four-way race for two Common Council seats, incumbent Damian L. Halstad was victorious, receiving 587 votes, the greatest number of any of the candidates.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | May 11, 1993
While bidding farewell to retiring City Council President William F. Haifley, Westminster council members welcomed a new face and two incumbents to their ranks last night.Mayor W. Benjamin Brown, who ran unopposed, got 524 of the 729 votes cast for mayor in yesterday's election.The two open seats went to Councilman Edward Calwell, who received 426 votes, and Damian Halstad, who received 597 votes. They will serve four-year terms.About 6,000 people are registered to vote in Westminster."I haven't felt happier since I met my wife," said Mr. Halstad, a 31-year-old lawyer, who attributed his victory to getting his name in the public eye early.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1999
The governor appointed Westminster lawyer Damian L. Halstad yesterday to fill a vacancy on the Carroll County Circuit Court bench. Halstad, 38, was the youngest of five nominees for the post.A Democrat with a civil law practice, Halstad succeeds Judge Francis M. Arnold, who stepped down in June at 70, the mandatory retirement age within the judiciary. Halstad is president of the Westminster Common Council. He served two years on the county Board of Zoning Appeals before his election to the council in 1993.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | October 26, 1993
Westminster City Council members balked last night for the second time at a proposal to limit elected officials' terms.Ordinances were introduced that would create a city environmental advisory board and require candidates for city offices to report campaign contributions over $50.Introduction is the first step toward adoption of the ordinances, which will be up for a vote at the Nov. 8 council meeting.Councilman Damian L. Halstad went into the Monday night council meeting believing he had support for a charter resolution that would limit the mayor and council members to two consecutive terms.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | September 9, 1992
Two new members this month will join Carroll's three-member county Board of Zoning Appeals, including a retired farmer whose property was the subject of the county's largest rezoning petition.The county commissioners have appointed Claude R. Rash, a Woodbine resident whose family ran a South Carroll family farming operation, to a three-year term. Mr. Rash will replace John Totura, a 10-year board member who has been serving as as chairman.The commissioners appointed Damian L. Halstad, a Westminster attorney, to fulfill the remaining two years of former commissioner John L. Armacost's term.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | September 13, 1993
An ordinance that would regulate sandwich signs on Westminster sidewalks is expected to be introduced at the City Council meeting tonight.Councilman Damian Halstad, who suggested the regulations about a month ago, said he plans to formally introduce an ordinance that would allow Public Works Director Thomas B. Beyard to approve the signs on a case-by-case basis.The 30-day permit, modeled after one that allows store owners to place merchandise on the sidewalks, would be automatically renewed if a merchant followed the regulations.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Mike Farabaugh and Anne Haddad and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1999
The question of who will be Carroll County's newest judge -- a post that embodies the principle of fairness and impartiality -- has set off a series of partisan volleys.The decision returns to Democratic Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who must consider Carroll County's overwhelmingly Republican political base, and whether anyone he chooses would face a battle for acceptance in the conservative county."Deal-making, political contributions, back-scratching -- all of the things political campaigns bring with them, you find being heaped upon the branch of government that was designed to be immune from them," said Damian L. Halstad, a Westminster lawyer who was appointed by Glendening to the Carroll Circuit Court bench Oct. 13.Halstad, a Democrat, announced Monday night he was declining the appointment because of the battle promised by Republicans in the next election.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1999
Three days after the sudden withdrawal of a newly appointed judge nominee, the governor yesterday named Michael M. Galloway, a veteran Westminster attorney, to fill the same seat on the Carroll Circuit Court bench.On Monday, Damian L. Halstad, Galloway's law partner in the firm of Hoffman, Comfort, Galloway & Offutt, turned down the post he had accepted Oct. 13 from Gov. Parris N. Glendening."It's a bittersweet feeling, receiving the appointment after my partner withdrew," said Galloway. "My immediate reaction is one of feeling very humbled, overwhelmed, hoping I am up to the job."
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1999
A confidential Carroll County Bar Association survey ranked Westminster attorney Damian L. Halstad, who suddenly withdrew Monday from an appointment to the Carroll County Circuit Court bench, as the lowest qualified of five nominees.Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed Halstad to replace Francis M. Arnold, who stepped down from the circuit bench in June after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.Halstad accepted the appointment Oct. 13 and then shocked the state and local legal community by declining, noting a battle promised by Republicans in the next election.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Mike Farabaugh and Anne Haddad and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1999
The question of who will be Carroll County's newest judge -- a post that embodies the principle of fairness and impartiality -- has set off a series of partisan volleys.The decision returns to Democratic Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who must consider Carroll County's overwhelmingly Republican political base, and whether anyone he chooses would face a battle for acceptance in the conservative county."Deal-making, political contributions, back-scratching -- all of the things political campaigns bring with them, you find being heaped upon the branch of government that was designed to be immune from them," said Damian L. Halstad, a Westminster lawyer who was appointed by Glendening to the Carroll Circuit Court bench Oct. 13.Halstad, a Democrat, announced Monday night he was declining the appointment because of the battle promised by Republicans in the next election.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1999
The governor appointed Westminster lawyer Damian L. Halstad yesterday to fill a vacancy on the Carroll County Circuit Court bench. Halstad, 38, was the youngest of five nominees for the post.A Democrat with a civil law practice, Halstad succeeds Judge Francis M. Arnold, who stepped down in June at 70, the mandatory retirement age within the judiciary. Halstad is president of the Westminster Common Council. He served two years on the county Board of Zoning Appeals before his election to the council in 1993.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 18, 1999
The Westminster Common Council selected a new president at its reorganizational meeting last night.Councilman Damian L. Halstad, 37, a Westminster attorney in his second council term, replaces Edward S. Calwell in the nonvoting chairman's seat.Calwell, 53, a self-employed training consultant and antiques dealer, had been council president since November 1994.L. Gregory Pecoraro was chosen vice president, or president pro tem, of the council.Also last night, newcomer Kevin L. Dayhoff took his seat on the council.
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By Jill L. Kubatko and Jill L. Kubatko,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | January 4, 1998
Leigh Halstad pinches herself each morning when she wakes up."It's like I am living in a bed-and-breakfast," she said. "I cannot believe I live in a house that is so beautiful."We are really lucky."After about four months of renovations to the 1920s home, Leigh, husband Damian and their 2-year-old son, Walker, moved in last March.The neo-Colonial-style home with a 10-by-30-foot porch sits across the street from the historic Westminster courthouse and is just six blocks from the Halstads' first home."
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1999
Three days after the sudden withdrawal of a newly appointed judge nominee, the governor yesterday named Michael M. Galloway, a veteran Westminster attorney, to fill the same seat on the Carroll Circuit Court bench.On Monday, Damian L. Halstad, Galloway's law partner in the firm of Hoffman, Comfort, Galloway & Offutt, turned down the post he had accepted Oct. 13 from Gov. Parris N. Glendening."It's a bittersweet feeling, receiving the appointment after my partner withdrew," said Galloway. "My immediate reaction is one of feeling very humbled, overwhelmed, hoping I am up to the job."
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2001
Westminster native Kevin E. Dayhoff has dreamed of being mayor of his hometown since 1958, when he ran away from home on his red tricycle and ended up meeting then-Mayor Joseph M. Mathias at City Hall. Last night, Dayhoff's dream came true. The 47-year-old self-employed businessman was elected mayor of Westminster by a narrow margin, defeating challenger and fellow council member Suzanne P. Albert by 51 votes. Dayhoff received 423 of the 807 votes cast to Albert's 372. In the four-way race for two Common Council seats, incumbent Damian L. Halstad was victorious, receiving 587 votes, the greatest number of any of the candidates.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | October 26, 1993
Westminster City Council members balked last night for the second time at a proposal to limit elected officials' terms.Ordinances were introduced that would create a city environmental advisory board and require candidates for city offices to report campaign contributions over $50.Introduction is the first step toward adoption of the ordinances, which will be up for a vote at the Nov. 8 council meeting.Councilman Damian L. Halstad went into the Monday night council meeting believing he had support for a charter resolution that would limit the mayor and council members to two consecutive terms.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | September 13, 1993
An ordinance that would regulate sandwich signs on Westminster sidewalks is expected to be introduced at the City Council meeting tonight.Councilman Damian Halstad, who suggested the regulations about a month ago, said he plans to formally introduce an ordinance that would allow Public Works Director Thomas B. Beyard to approve the signs on a case-by-case basis.The 30-day permit, modeled after one that allows store owners to place merchandise on the sidewalks, would be automatically renewed if a merchant followed the regulations.
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