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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 29, 1993
Westminster has had three projects in three years to remove asbestos from municipal buildings, and is starting a fourth.The $14,287 contract to remove asbestos from the newly acquired Longwell Municipal Center, the former National Guard Armory on Longwell Avenue, is Westminster's largest asbestos removal project to date.The City Council awarded the contract to Marcor Environmental Inc. of Elkridge last week.City officials knew the old armory contained asbestos before Mayor W. Benjamin Brown began negotiating to buy the building from the state in 1992.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | September 23, 2007
Food, a fun run, a parade, rides, crafts, cars, music, contests, shopping madness, autumn activities, bingo and a little magic will mark the 29th annual Westminster Fallfest that kicks off Tuesday with the Dine Out fundraiser. Local restaurants have agreed to give 10 percent of their profits -- from 4 p.m. to closing that day -- to Fallfest. Participants include Legends Cafe, KFC, Frisco Family Pub, Buffalo Wild Wings, Paradiso and Papa John's Pizza. Restaurants are still registering and will have a Fallfest sign in their window, said Chairwoman Karen Black.
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By Brian Sullam | December 17, 1995
MONROE HAINES, the savior of Westminster's Longwell Run, said he could easily and cheaply clean up Maryland's streams by enforcing one rule: "No business shall dump in Maryland's waters."Mr. Haines believes that a $500,000 county plan to clean up the stream that he has lovingly cared for the past dozen years is a waste of money. (See letter at right.) The cost covers construction of artificial wetlands, reforesting stream banks and upgrading storm water management ponds as well as the salary and expenses of a program director.
SPORTS
December 4, 2006
CHICAGO -- Now that they've clinched their second straight division title, the Chicago Bears can focus on bigger goals: a No. 1 seed and, maybe, the conference championship. Devin Hester ran into the record book again. Ricky Manning Jr. returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Bears claimed their second straight NFC North title with a 23-13 victory yesterday over the Minnesota Vikings. "The defense had to carry the offense today," Manning said. "That's the way it is going to be sometimes."
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By Staff Report | June 7, 1993
The block of Longwell Avenue beside the Westminster Post Office will be closed during the day for at least a week while a storm drain is under construction.FTC Ron Ritz, project engineer for the city, said Longwell Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic between Main Street and Winters Alley beginning tomorrow.He said construction work will keep the road closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.Winters Alley will remain accessible and pedestrian access will be maintained along the block while work is under way.Depending on the weather and complications workers may encounter when they begin to dig -- type of soil, underground utilities -- work will take a minimum of four or five days, Mr. Ritz said.
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March 25, 1997
HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED over the past few years for Longwell Run, the tiny stream that meanders through the eastern part of Westminster along Railroad Avenue before reaching the Patapsco River.For a decade, protection of that creek from chemical pollution and refuse dumping was the singular obsession of private citizen Monroe G. Haines, who walked the stream almost daily to look for signs of deterioration. He inspired formation of a volunteer task force four years ago, which then pressed for government action.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Donna Engle contributed to this article | June 3, 1996
The county will get $20,000 from the state Board of Public Works to help grade and stabilize a 250-foot stretch along Longwell Run in Westminster.Work is scheduled to begin in August and continue for about 14 months.The project "will reduce sediment and improve wildlife habitat and water quality," Gov. Parris N. Glendening said in a news release. "This effort will not only benefit Longwell Run, but will also improve the Patapsco River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay."The grading and stabilization project is part of a plan to clean the stream over the next four years using federal, state and county money at a cost of more than $600,000 -- $445,000 in the first year alone.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2002
Westminster Councilwoman Suzanne P. Albert has had her share of concerns about her city building a parking garage on Longwell Avenue. For about five years - as long as the Common Council has been considering building the 2 1/2 -story garage - Albert questioned whether more parking was needed downtown, and whether blocking the view of Westminster's historic City Hall with a garage was the answer. "I needed to be absolutely sure the need was there," Albert said. She said she didn't want to "change the whole downtown and put an albatross there."
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1998
Two dozen volunteers combed the banks of Longwell Run for two hours Saturday, clearing the shallow stream of nearly a ton of trash."We had fewer volunteers than in past years, but we got a lot done," said Nathalie Schein, an office associate for the county Bureau of Environmental Services.A handful of volunteers were Sierra Club members, some were members of the Women's Club of Westminster, and several were students.Armed with garbage bags and insect repellent, the group pulled car parts, glass bottles and dirty clothes from Longwell Run. In previous years, steel pipes, concrete chunks, bicycles, trash, blankets and mattresses have been removed from the stream.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1998
As many as 70 people are expected to gather tomorrow at the County Office Building in Westminster, armed with insect repellent and sturdy shoes.Their mission: To remove pollutants from Longwell Run."We'll be concentrating on the area by Route 140, from the Boston Inn to the junction of Route 27," said Nathalie Schein, an office associate for the county Bureau of Environmental Services, who is seeking volunteers."Depending on how many people show up, we'll cross Route 27 and concentrate on the area around the railroad tracks too," she said.
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September 17, 2006
The 29th annual Westminster Fallfest kicks off a week of activities today in the downtown area with the Fallfest Mile Run and the annual parade. The Fallfest Mile is for those who can run a mile in 15 minutes or less. All participants must have pre-registered. The run starts at 3:45 p.m. on Main Street and will end at 4 p.m. The parade will step off at 4 p.m. from Dutterer's Park down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to East Middle School on Longwell Avenue. Floats, majorettes, bands and politicians will be featured in this two-hour extravaganza.
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October 9, 2005
1810: eminent citizen born Distinguished Carroll County citizen John K. Longwell was born Oct. 19, 1810. Longwell's service to Carroll County included publishing newspapers in Taneytown and Westminster. These newspapers carried his extensive arguments for the formation of Carroll County. Longwell helped to found the Westminster English and Mathematical Academy, the West End Academy and the Westminster Female Institute. He served as a board trustee for Western Maryland College. Longwell's most visible contribution to Carroll County was the construction of his mansion atop Emerald Hill.
SPORTS
September 26, 2005
Lambeau Field isn't such an intimidating place for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers anymore. Carnell "Cadillac" Williams helped the Buccaneers end a 13-game road losing streak to Green Bay with a 17-16 win over the Packers yesterday. He broke Alan Ameche's NFL record for most yards in his first three NFL games by rushing for 158 on a sprained left foot. The Buccaneers, 3-0 for the first time since 2000, also got two touchdown receptions from Joey Galloway and two interceptions from safety Will Allen in winning at Lambeau Field for the first time since Sept.
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September 18, 2005
The 28th annual Westminster Fallfest, a welcome to autumn, opens with a parade today and several new events during the week. Fallfest provides thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations each year. This year's charities are Carroll Hospice, Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Missions of Mercy and Residents Attacking Drugs. The first new event is a Fallfest Road Mile Race starting at 4 p.m. just before the parade. The Central Maryland Athletic Club is hosting the race along the parade route from Monroe Street to Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to East Middle School on Longwell Avenue.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2004
One year after it opened, the $2.85 million, three-level parking garage in Westminster has met the expectations of city officials who think the garage and another facility across town ensure a bright future for downtown business development. The Longwell garage, with about 300 spaces, made more than $50,000 in its first year, mostly from monthly permits, officials said. Before it opened, critics doubted that the garage would ever be that full. Some store owners see safety issues in using the garage at night and say the timing was not right to build such a big structure in the downtown area.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2004
One year after it opened, the $2.85 million, three-level parking garage in Westminster has met the expectations of city officials who think the garage and another facility across town ensure a bright future for downtown business development. The Longwell garage, with about 300 spaces, made more than $50,000 in its first year, mostly from monthly permits, officials said. Before it opened, critics doubted that the garage would ever be that full. Some store owners see safety issues in using the garage at night and say the timing was not right to build such a big structure in the downtown area.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1997
Effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill eight years ago in Alaska have trickled into the Westminster area to help protect local waters.A drop of the Exxon Corp.'s settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency will pay for new trees and shrubs along a local stream, Longwell Run, that flows by the Carroll County Office Building.The $12,000 award was announced last week by Maryland Democratic Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski.Carroll County is in the third year of a five-year project to restore sections of the stream, with most of the work near the County Office Building, said James E. Slater Jr., chief of the county's Bureau of Environmental Services.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | July 23, 2001
Westminster has more than 1,100 downtown parking spaces at city-owned parking lots and at street meters but that's not enough, according to area merchants and shoppers who have long requested that the city increase parking. Tonight, Westminster's mayor and Common Council are expected to award a contract for engineering services for the proposed Longwell parking deck. The deck, which would be built over part of the Longwell parking lot, off Longwell Avenue, would add about 220 parking spaces.
NEWS
April 14, 2004
On April 11, 2004 MARGARET R. (nee Furrow), daughter of Dorothy P. Furrow and the late Roy R. Furrow, Jr; mother and mother-in-law of Teresa and Dean Kozak, Tammy and Vincent De Benedictis, Sr. and Christine and Douglas Mc Allister; sister of David and Roy Furrow, Wanda Warner and Betty Hinkle. Also survived by twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services Friday 1 P.M. at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, corner of Longwell and Willis Street, Westminster.
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March 5, 2004
On March 4, 2004 CHARLES "CHARLIE" E.; husband of the late Eleanor "Ellie" D. (nee Moran); father of Barbara A. Bode, Dorothy Blevins and Kevin C. Bode; brother of James and Jack Bode, seven grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, corner of Willis St. and Longwell Ave., Westminster. Private Entombment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Finksburg. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 A.M. at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster. Memorial contributions to either American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908 Eldersburg, MD 21784 or Hospice of The Good Shepherd, 1075 Old Harrisburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
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