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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1999
In a narrow vote among six candidates seeking two Town Council seats, Manchester residents elected Ryan M. Warner and Mary E. Minderlein to four-year terms yesterday.Christopher B. D'Amario, 37, received 198 votes as the unopposed candidate for mayor, replacing Elmer C. Lippy, 78, who did not seek re-election.Minderlein garnered 108 votes and Warner received 100 to edge incumbent James J. Singer, who had 96 votes.The remaining three Town Council candidates, A. Geoffrey Rice, Mark J. Mangieri and Howard Grundland, received 57, 47 and 13 votes, respectively.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | May 6, 2007
Expanding municipal water capacity to support future development, seeing the proposed Northeast area high school to completion and reducing traffic along Route 30 are the issues cropping up as Manchester's May 15 municipal election approaches. Two candidates are running for mayor, and five are vying for two council seats. Incumbent Mayor Christopher D'Amario will face Doug Myers, a former Manchester wastewater supervisor and recent Carroll County commissioner candidate. Incumbent councilmen Joseph Jordan and Ryan M. Warner will be challenged by Raymond W. Badders, who does promotional advertising for small businesses; David Richardson, the general manager of a horse farm; and Wendall Sisler, a retired electrician and synagogue superintendent.
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By Staff report | May 3, 1993
Manchester Councilman Geoffrey S. Black said about eight town employees spoke at an executive session of the Town Council last week.Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr. and the council invited town employees to the closed Tuesday night meeting in a memo dated April 26. The memo said the purpose of the meeting was to receive comment, criticism and other information relevant to town government.The memo said the meeting was closed because "it is quite possible that matters involving personnel may be mentioned and/or discussed."
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May 7, 2003
The Manchester War Memorial monument in front of Town Hall will be updated for this year's annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 9. Any resident of the Manchester election district who served in the armed forces, including those serving now, can be listed on the memorial. Veterans or current military from Lineboro, Melrose, Millers and Alesia are eligible. Application forms are available from Manchester Town Hall, 3208 York St. The deadline for applications is July 1. Information: 410-374-2518.
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September 27, 1993
Manchester Town Council donates 1,000 bales of alfalfa to Midwest reliefThe Manchester Town Council is donating up to 1,000 bales of alfalfa grown at the town's sewage spray fields to the Midwest flood relief effort, provided that the town doesn't have to transport the hay to its recipients.The council voted 3-0 last week to donate the truckload of hay, at the suggestion of Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr.Alfalfa and reed canary grass grown at the spray fields usually are sold to raise money for the town's coffers.
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January 16, 1994
The following will be closed tomorrow because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:* The Carroll County Office Building* County public libraries* County public schools* County senior centers* Hampstead town offices* Manchester town offices* Union Bridge town offices* Westminster city offices* Post officesThe county landfills will be open as usual. So will the town or city offices of Sykesville, Mount Airy, New Windsor and Taneytown.
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May 7, 2003
The Manchester War Memorial monument in front of Town Hall will be updated for this year's annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 9. Any resident of the Manchester election district who served in the armed forces, including those serving now, can be listed on the memorial. Veterans or current military from Lineboro, Melrose, Millers and Alesia are eligible. Application forms are available from Manchester Town Hall, 3208 York St. The deadline for applications is July 1. Information: 410-374-2518.
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November 10, 1994
These agencies will be closed tomorrow for Veterans Day:* Carroll County government offices.* Department of Social Services.* Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc.* All branches of the county public library.* County senior centers.* County circuit and district courts.* New Windsor town offices.* Sykesville town offices.These agencies will be open on Veterans Day:* Carroll County public schools and school system offices.* Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center.* Hampstead town offices.
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May 5, 1991
Name: Kathryn L. RileyHonored by The Carroll County Sun for: Receiving a proclamation from the Manchester Town Council for 23 years of "dedication and excellence" as clerk-treasurer of the town, the award coinciding with Municipal Clerk Week, May 5-11Age: 59Residence; hometown: Manchester; WestminsterEducation: Westminster High School, 1949Family: Husband: Daniel Sr., 60, retired from First National Bank of Maryland; Sons: Thomas, 36, office supply salesman,...
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May 14, 1993
The first name of a Manchester town council candidate was listed incorrectly in an editorial Friday. He is Robin Yingling. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.5/8Manchester's town council has been spending too much time looking backward rather than forward. In Tuesday's election, in which six candidates are running for three seats, the town's citizens have an opportunity to change the council's balance and send it on a proper course.For a place with a population of 2,900 people, Manchester faces an ample number of problems.
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April 3, 2002
Manchester Historical Center and Town Council Chambers will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This month will feature a quilt display. Anyone wishing to show quilts may do so. Registration forms are available in Town Hall during business hours. Information: Mary Schaffer, 410-239-0028. The historical center also has on display town artifacts and sells items to support projects. The historical center is in Manchester Town Hall, 3208 York St. Displays are open to the public during Town Hall business hours.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 21, 2001
A POST-Thanksgiving tradition continues in Manchester on Friday evening with a tree-lighting ceremony, business open houses and other festivities. The holiday celebration begins at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting at Manchester Town Hall on York Street. Manchester Elementary School pupils will decorate the tree with ornaments they made in art class. Usually the ornaments are made from natural and household materials, such as peanut butter, birdseed and pine cones. After the tree lighting, Manchester Area Merchants Association will award prizes in the annual Holiday House Decorating Contest.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2001
Two of three incumbents with open seats on the Manchester Town Council say they will not seek re-election May 15. Incumbents Brooks Rugemer, 38, and Joseph Jordan, 34, said they would not run for their seats again. Incumbent Daniel Riley, 70, whose seat also is open, was noncommittal, saying he would wait and see. With Manchester's municipal election less than two months away, one candidate has filed for three open seats on the five-member Town Council. The mayor and two other council members are not up for election this year.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2001
Manchester Town Council has voted to abolish the town manager post for six months, and re-evaluate whether the position is needed then. The council's decision occurs after the departure of Philip L. Arbaugh, who resigned the post this month after 2 1/2 years. Councilman Brooks Rugemer had applied for the manager's job and did not participate in the closed session Tuesday night. He was notified yesterday by Mayor Christopher B. D'Amario through electronic mail of the 4-0 vote. Rugemer, whose four-year term expires in May, had decided not to seek re-election when he gave the town his resume.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2000
The need for a bypass dominated a meeting last night of Manchester town officials and Carroll County commissioners. The wide-ranging session also included discussion of economic development, water and sewer resources, and neighborhood revitalization. "We're a little community up here swimming upstream," said Councilman Joe Jordan. "We've got growth to the north in another state altogether. We can't do much about that, I feel like I spend a lot of time in a reactive mode." "We've all been hoping for a long time for a bypass on Main Street," said Steven C. Horn, county planning director.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2000
The Manchester Town Council adopted last night a revised town code that includes salary increases for the mayor and council members. The mayor of Manchester is among the lowest paid in Carroll County. The change will quadruple the mayor's salary after the next election and will more than double Town Council members' pay. The changes, introduced at last month's council meeting, also include: A provision for filling mayoral or council vacancies by appointment. Establishing authority for a runoff election within two weeks in the event of a tie vote for a town office.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
Manchester Mayor Earl A.J. "Tim" Warehime Jr. was in error when he said Tuesday that council practice has been to appoint the runner-up in the most recent council election to fill a midterm vacancy.None of the last five people appointed to fill midterm vacancies on the Manchester Town Council was a candidate in the general election preceding the appointment, town records show.Mr. Warehime was runner-up in the 1987 mayoral race, the last election held before he was appointed mayor in November 1990 to replace Elmer C. Lippy Jr. when Mr. Lippy became a Carroll County Commissioner.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | August 6, 1999
To any Marylanders whining about water restrictions, the little town of Manchester has this to say: Cry me a river, and recycle the tears.Manchester has lived under strict water use rules for five years -- including a permanent ban on watering lawns and filling or topping off swimming pools -- because of its chronic water shortage.The experience has hardened the Carroll County town's 3,100 residents, making them as stingy with a gallon of HO as Scrooge with a shilling.Vigilant homeowners capture rainwater in 55-gallon drums, recycle laundry water or collect water from their morning showers in buckets.
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