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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1995
An outdoor shooting range -- a proposal that has met neighborhood opposition in a half-dozen locations in the past decade -- could be built that would address residents' concerns about noise and safety, the Carroll County Recreation and Parks director said yesterday.A range could be equipped with baffling and earthen berms to muffle noise, Director Richard J. Soisson said at a Recreation and Parks board meeting at Piney Run Park."The shooting range is still alive," he said."It's not well, though," replied board member Scott Davis.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
The Westminster businessman who spent more than two years trying to develop the county's first indoor shooting range has called it quits, apparently because his financial backers fear too much competition from the outdoor range recently approved by the County Commissioners."
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | August 5, 1992
The county commissioners have instructed a recreation committee to investigate building an indoor shooting range as an alternative to a proposed outdoor range that has drawn opposition from South Carroll residents.The commissioners assigned the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board the task Monday in response to residents' concerns that an outdoor range at the Hoods Mill Landfill could produce unacceptable noise and safety risks."I've reached the conclusion that there's no place left in Carroll County where we can have [an outdoor]
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1995
Appeasing a vocal group of South Carroll residents who for years have opposed an outdoor shooting range in their neighborhood, the County Commissioners yesterday agreed toplace the range at a site near Westminster.With the vote, the commissioners removed the outdoor shooting range from what would have been an almost certain onslaught of loud and lengthy opposition in South Carroll, but may have stepped into an equally acrimonious situation with those who live near Northern Landfill."It appears that the consensus is that the northern site would be preferable," Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown said before he and his two colleagues unanimously voted to support a shooting range at Northern Landfill, just east of Westminster.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | September 27, 1992
Because an indoor shooting range would be too costly and an outdoor range at Hoods Mill Landfill too controversial, the county Recreation and Parks Board agreed Wednesday to explore other sites for an outdoor range."
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
The Westminster businessman who spent more than two years trying to develop the county's first indoor shooting range has called it quits, apparently because his financial backers fear too much competition from the outdoor range recently approved by the County Commissioners."
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By Darren M. Allen PTC and Darren M. Allen PTC,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1995
Some Woodbine-area residents say they'll fight a proposed ** outdoor shooting range at the Hoods Mill Landfill -- just as they did three years ago.County commissioners and representatives of the Carroll County Sportsmen Association have reached an agreement that calls for a range on county-owned property at the landfill.The county would construct the range, while the sportsmen would be responsible for securing upfront money, Commissioner Benjamin Brown said yesterday.An outdoor range has been shot down by community opposition at six locations over the past decade, including a 1992 proposal at Hoods Mill.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
Access to Route 97 will be one major hurdle Carroll gun enthusiasts must overcome to open a shooting range at Morgan Run Natural Environment Area, county officials said yesterday.Route 97 is a limited-access road, and it may be hard to persuade State Highway Administration officials to allow a turn-off lane to be built to provide access to the range, said Robert A. Bair Jr., the county commission's administrative assistant.The Carroll County Sportsmen's Association has proposed building an outdoor shooting range in an isolated part of Morgan Run near routes 32 and 97. Members said a parcel on the east side of Route 97, a mile south of Route 32, would be a good site for the range.
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July 13, 1995
Regardless of where a proposed outdoor shooting range for Carroll County is ultimately located, someone will object. Gun ranges are like landfills or jails -- nobody wants to live near one.Apparently, the county's Board of Commissioners has realized that delaying the selection of a site is not likely to quiet the emotional opposition to the range. So judging from recent comments by Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown, the board is determined to choose a location this month.The argument for a public shooting range in Carroll is compelling.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1995
Appeasing a vocal group of South Carroll residents who for years have opposed an outdoor shooting range in their neighborhood, the County Commissioners yesterday agreed toplace the range at a site near Westminster.With the vote, the commissioners removed the outdoor shooting range from what would have been an almost certain onslaught of loud and lengthy opposition in South Carroll, but may have stepped into an equally acrimonious situation with those who live near Northern Landfill."It appears that the consensus is that the northern site would be preferable," Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown said before he and his two colleagues unanimously voted to support a shooting range at Northern Landfill, just east of Westminster.
NEWS
July 13, 1995
Regardless of where a proposed outdoor shooting range for Carroll County is ultimately located, someone will object. Gun ranges are like landfills or jails -- nobody wants to live near one.Apparently, the county's Board of Commissioners has realized that delaying the selection of a site is not likely to quiet the emotional opposition to the range. So judging from recent comments by Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown, the board is determined to choose a location this month.The argument for a public shooting range in Carroll is compelling.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
Woodbine residents met yesterday with the County Commissioners, demanding answers about a proposed outdoor public shooting range at the Hoods Mill Landfill.But Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown told the group that its concerns were premature because the county had not decided on a site. Mr. Brown said the commissioners also are considering a shooting range for the northern landfill in Westminster."This site and other sites will be considered," Mr. Brown told the group of about 60 people gathered at the Hoods Mill landfill.
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By Darren M. Allen PTC and Darren M. Allen PTC,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1995
Some Woodbine-area residents say they'll fight a proposed ** outdoor shooting range at the Hoods Mill Landfill -- just as they did three years ago.County commissioners and representatives of the Carroll County Sportsmen Association have reached an agreement that calls for a range on county-owned property at the landfill.The county would construct the range, while the sportsmen would be responsible for securing upfront money, Commissioner Benjamin Brown said yesterday.An outdoor range has been shot down by community opposition at six locations over the past decade, including a 1992 proposal at Hoods Mill.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | March 23, 1995
An outdoor shooting range -- a proposal that has met neighborhood opposition in a half-dozen locations in the past decade -- could be built that would address residents' concerns about noise and safety, the Carroll County Recreation and Parks director said yesterday.A range could be equipped with baffling and earthen berms to muffle noise, Director Richard J. Soisson said at a Recreation and Parks board meeting at Piney Run Park."The shooting range is still alive," he said."It's not well, though," replied board member Scott Davis.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
Herbert Starlings says he has done all he can to reduce neighbors' concerns about his plan to open an indoor shooting range in part of a former knitting factory near Westminster.But Mr. Starlings, a Finksburg resident who has been shooting as a hobby for about 30 years, expects opposition when his request comes to the county Board of Zoning Appeals tomorrow. The hearing is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in Room 07 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.The proposed shooting range -- in the former Westminster Knit Corp.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
Access to Route 97 will be one major hurdle Carroll gun enthusiasts must overcome to open a shooting range at Morgan Run Natural Environment Area, county officials said yesterday.Route 97 is a limited-access road, and it may be hard to persuade State Highway Administration officials to allow a turn-off lane to be built to provide access to the range, said Robert A. Bair Jr., the county commission's administrative assistant.The Carroll County Sportsmen's Association has proposed building an outdoor shooting range in an isolated part of Morgan Run near routes 32 and 97. Members said a parcel on the east side of Route 97, a mile south of Route 32, would be a good site for the range.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | February 23, 1993
The county should look into changing its zoning law to allow indoor rifle ranges, two Carroll commissioners said yesterday.An indoor range would require less land than an outdoor range, Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said.The commissioners discussed the issue after receiving a letter from a Westminster man asking for the change in the zoning law. James E. Harris Sr. of the 1100 block of Brehm Road said indoor rifle ranges present "new recreational opportunities."Reached yesterday, Mr. Harris said a corporation he's involved in is interested in building a private indoor range.
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By JOHN R. LION | May 1, 1992
I'm involved in the evaluation of a murder case and I wascoming back from jail recently, ruminating about how the murderer shot and killed his victim. This made me think about going shooting myself, so I packed in my 9mm Beretta and headed for the indoor range.The range I use is part of an ordinary shopping mall and you go in and pay your hourly fee and buy any ammunition you need. They also sell paper targets. Samples of them are mounted above the cashier.The one that caught my eye was that of a large brute holding a young woman hostage, her body almost completely shielding his. This target tests marksmanship in a way ordinary targets do not, but I was too embarrassed to buy it and opted for a sterile bulls-eye instead.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | May 27, 1993
The Carroll Recreation and Parks Board voted last night to ask the county for about $200,000 to build an indoor/outdoor shooting range as a compromise with residents who have complained about noise from outdoor ranges.The board also voted to pursue developing a field for model-airplane enthusiasts to use at a county-owned farm near Union Mills.The board met at the Carroll County Education Center, 495 S. Center St. in Westminster. Eleven people attended.County parks planner Bruce H. Dutterer presented a plan for an indoor/outdoor shooting range that would reduce noise by 70 percent.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | February 23, 1993
The county should look into changing its zoning law to allow indoor rifle ranges, two Carroll commissioners said yesterday.An indoor range would require less land than an outdoor range, Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said.The commissioners discussed the issue after receiving a letter from a Westminster man asking for the change in the zoning law. James E. Harris Sr. of the 1100 block of Brehm Road said indoor rifle ranges present "new recreational opportunities."Reached yesterday, Mr. Harris said a corporation he's involved in is interested in building a private indoor range.
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