June 23, 2007
Out-of-town growth uses up our water While I appreciate The Sun's commending the town of Mount Airy's decision to focus on water sources close to town borders and to create a green buffer at its perimeter ("Reverse field," editorial, June 14), I also encourage The Sun and its readers to recognize that the circumstances surrounding growth in Maryland are not always comparable and that a bigger issue exists in Western Maryland, especially in the Piedmont region. Most of the towns in the Piedmont region have either reached maximum development or are close to maximizing the development that can fit within the current water allocations from the Maryland Department of the Environment.
July 11, 2006
Ocean may swamp the Shore's growth Many valid reasons to limit Eastern Shore development were delineated in The Sun's editorial "Who's minding the Shore?" (July 5) and in Dan Rodricks' column "More is not necessarily better for the Shore" (July 6). However, one aspect of the problem needs special attention. Certainly, many of these new housing developments will be built in low-lying areas that are prone to the sort of flooding recently experienced by several local towns. And many of the new homeowners will be commuting long distances to work, increasing their personal contribution to greenhouse gases.
May 27, 2004
Ursula A. Franklin, a former member of the Cumberland City Council and a hospital secretary who was active in Western Maryland civic affairs, died of cancer Sunday at her Cumberland home. She was 66. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Govans section, Ursula A. McNerney was a 1955 graduate of Maryvale Preparatory School for Girls in Brooklandville and earned an associate's degree from Villa Julie College. She was a secretary in the radiology department and later the ear, nose and throat clinic at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center.
June 27, 2002
The Maryland Environmental Service has appointed Jack A. Gullo Jr. as deputy director, giving New Windsor's former mayor and current councilman statewide responsibilities for water and wastewater treatment plants, landfills, and dredge containment and recycling facilities. "This is an outstanding organization and to be selected deputy director is an honor for me," said Gullo, 33. "I want to help in whatever way I can." Gullo, an attorney who two years ago was president of the Maryland Municipal League, has the background, experience and contacts that made him an ideal candidate for the job, said James W. Peck, director of the environmental service.
March 17, 2002
Municipal League offers scholarships for student essays The Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League will offer several $500 scholarships to Carroll County high school students who have been accepted into a college or university or those already enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program. Applicants must meet criteria, complete the Student Scholarship Application and write an essay on the importance and function of municipal government in the community. Applications are available at the high school guidance offices and in all town offices.