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April 9, 1999
The State Highway Administration will begin resurfacing Route 27 between Nicodemus Road and Bond Street Monday, weather permitting.Work includes milling, patching and resurfacing the road and installing new guard rails along approximately four miles of Route 27.Shoulder and single-lane closures may occur during off-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Flag persons, arrow boards, traffic cones and barrels will guide motorists through the work area.The project is expected to be completed in the fall.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
As of 9:20 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation reported that an accident in Carroll County that closed Route 27 during the morning rush hour had been cleared. The accident had been on northbound Route 27 in the Twin Arch Road area of Mount Airy. MDOT cameras were showing traffic moving well as the rush hour came to a close. The Maryland Transit Administration is reporting that buses and MARC trains are on schedule. There's a reminder that three light rail stations, Mt. Washington, Cold Spring Lane and Woodberry, will remain closed through March 24 while the MTA completes a track crossing improvement project at Union Avenue and Clipper Mill Road.
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September 20, 1994
A Hampstead man was struck and killed while walking on Route 27 south of Hahn Road in Westminster at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Maryland State Police at Westminster.State police said Charles Henry Conway Jr., 54, of the 1300 block of N. Main St. was pronounced dead after apparently walking into the path of a vehicle in the fog.No charges have been filed against the driver, Joseph Charles Beurer Jr., 20, of the 800 block of Houcksville Road, Hampstead, troopers said.FIRE* Hampstead: Hampstead assisted Arcadia firefighters cleaning up after an accident on Black Rock Road at 5:43 p.m. Friday.
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Staff Reports | December 1, 2013
The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of Thanksgiving -- or soon afterward. In Carroll County, there are many options for farms where families can search for the perfect tree, cut it themselves and haul it home. In addition to fresh-cut trees, some farms offer baling, wreaths and greens.  The 2013 version of Christmas Trees and Holiday Greens in Carroll County is available online HERE.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | March 12, 1993
Mount Airy's Planning and Zoning Commission voted last night to recommend a special exception for a proposed gas station and tourism center off state Route 27.Ewing Oil Co. has proposed building the gas station -- which also would serve as a tourism center for Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties through a public-private venture -- on the proposed extension of East Ridgeville Boulevard.The commission was deadlocked on the request last fall, after some members argued that the special exception was pointless until the State Highway Administration approved access to Route 27.However, SHA officials have since approved access from the proposed East Ridgeville Boulevard, although access at Ridgeville Boulevard will be closed, town officials said.
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By BILL TALBOTT and BILL TALBOTT,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
Two Baltimore men have been charged with stealing four microwave ovens from Wal-Mart and leading police on a seven-mile high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon.Henry Allen Frierson, 46, of the 1000 block of Kevin Road was released on $25,500 bond on burglary, theft, assault and battery charges, according to District Court records. He also will face traffic charges.Wesley T. Kelly, 32, of the 300 block of Mount Holly St. was held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $125,000 bond on burglary and theft charges.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2000
A gas main break interrupted service to 60 homes and businesses in Manchester and closed a one-half mile stretch of Route 27 for four hours yesterday, authorities said. No one was injured but Millers Food Market was evacuated after customers complained of a gas odor. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers repaired the line and restored service within five hours. Employees of Shannon-Baum Signs Inc., an Eldersburg sign company, broke a hole in the 6-inch plastic pipe at 11:10 a.m. while installing a sign on the southeast side of Route 27 near Route 30, said Mike Delaney, a spokesman for BGE. "It shot straight up in my face," said Doug Baum, vice president of the sign company, who was at the scene.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2004
A Manchester woman and her niece were killed Wednesday night after their vehicle and another collided on Route 27 south of Route 30, Maryland State Police said yesterday. Shirley Bosley, 70, and Tammy Reindollar, 34, both of the 2800 block of Manchester Road, died after Bosley attempted to turn left into a driveway at 9:47 p.m. while traveling north on Route 27. Bosley's 1997 Subaru Legacy station wagon hit a 1987 Corvette driven by Kathleen McIntyre, 46, who was traveling south on Route 27. McIntyre, of the 3200 block of Manchester Road, was traveling with two male teens, 16 and 14. The older of the two was McIntyre's son. No one in the Corvette was wearing seat belts, police said.
NEWS
February 1, 1999
A 76-year-old Mount Airy woman, a passenger in a car driven by her husband, died yesterday afternoon when their Cadillac veered off the road and hit a utility pole.Another passenger, one of six people in the car, was critically injured.The woman's husband, Gail Brown Hill, 69, apparently fell asleep at the wheel, state police said. Hill was driving south on Route 27 about a half-mile north of West Falls Road in Mount Airy about 4: 15 p.m. when the accident occurred, police said.Front-seat passenger Anita Whitfield Hill of the 900 block of Meadowgreen Drive was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | October 23, 1994
A 74-year-old Pennsylvania woman was injured Friday when the car she was driving on Route 27 veered across the highway and struck three vehicles on the parking lot of a cement plant south of Westminster.The woman, who police said may have become ill before the accident, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for treatment after complaining of chest pains, police said. Her head struck the windshield, shattering it.Investigators said the northbound car ran across the lot of the Thomas Bennett Hunter cement company, in the 700 block of Route 27. It missed some large cement delivery trucks and crashed into the left side of a pickup truck parked in front of the office.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
As of 8 a.m., Maryland Route 27 in Carroll County remains shut down in both directions at Twin Arch Road due to an accident involving two vehicles. Maryland Route 295 southbound is reopen after briefly being closed early Monday morning due to an accident involving two vehicles at the exit to the National Security Agency in Anne Arundel County.
NEWS
February 10, 2008
Harford County Police investigate death of man Harford County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found yesterday morning. The sheriff's office said a passer-by found the man's body about 10 a.m. in woods off North Avenue in Bel Air. The man is described as white, about 50 to 60 years old, and there were no apparent wounds, said Sgt. Christina Presberry of the sheriff's department. Investigators are trying to identify the man. The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office.
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By Richard Irwin | August 16, 2007
Several disabled adults and a driver were injured about 4 p.m. yesterday when a Carroll Area Transit System bus in which they were riding collided with another vehicle on Route 27 near Taylorsville, state police in Westminster said. The small bus, run by the nonprofit group and carrying eight passengers, was southbound on Route 27 when it was struck by a pickup pulling out of Marston Road, Trooper Daxton Bury said.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
Within the next 30 years, Carroll County residents could drive along a Manchester bypass, zip through lanes added to expanded state roads or bike half a dozen new trails, according to a draft plan for transportation throughout the Baltimore region. Prepared by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, the plan includes about 90 capital projects planned from 2013 to 2035. It divides an anticipated $33.4 billion in federal and state funding into three categories: operations, preservation and expansion.
NEWS
April 16, 2006
Liberty Road Crossing Location: South side of Liberty Road (Route 26), east of Ridge Road (Route 27) in Sykesville Owner and developer: 2515 Liberty Road LLC, Westminster Engineer: Maryland Land Design, Hanover, Pa. Zoning: Business Acreage: 6 acres Description: Developer proposes a 47,000-square-foot business center that will include a bank, a fast-food restaurant and about 40,000 square feet of general retail space on the site of a former...
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October 30, 2005
CENTRAL Westminster schedules leaf pickup The Westminster Department of Public Works will provide leaf pickup on a regular basis through the fall beginning tomorrow. Open burning of leaves and other yard debris is prohibited by law in the city. The leaf vacuum unit will be used daily, except in inclement weather. The schedule for leaf pickup is: Monday: East of Route 27. Tuesday: East of Route 31 and west of Route 27. Thursday: South of Uniontown Road and west of Route 31. Friday: North of Uniontown Road and west of Route 31. Leaves may be raked into the gutter if prior arrangements have been made through the department.
NEWS
February 23, 1999
The State Highway Administration will build a second left-turn lane at northbound Route 27 and South Main Street in Mount Airy, starting March 1.Construction will include a concrete median and modifications to the traffic signal. Wolfe and Son Inc. of Middletown was awarded the $109,000 contract.During construction, which is expected to last through late spring, single-lane closings may occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays. Flagmen, concrete barriers, traffic cones and barrels will alert motorists and guide them through the work area.
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April 17, 1996
A utility company flagman was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after he was struck by a station wagon on Route 27 near Taylorsville, state police said.Michael J. Gilbert, 27, of the 4600 block of Poole Road in Sykesville was in fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday afternoon.Mr. Gilbert was directing traffic in a construction zone for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. about 11: 20 a.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Charles S. Hare Jr., 49, of the 100 block of Hook Road in Westminster.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 17, 2005
JON MERRYMAN complained last week about the "unwritten traffic rules" series being run in this column, even as he suggested that one excellent unwritten rule of the road would be to provide examples of good driving behavior for our children and other drivers. Ben McKnew - a driver with 43 years' experience - heartily agreed with Mr. Merryman that we should focus more on the written rules. "I have heard over and over [that] `ignorance of the law is no excuse.' This may be so. However, given the number of highway deaths every year, there is lot of ignorance, and just plain foolish folks who should not be behind the wheel," he said.
NEWS
May 8, 2005
BALTIMORE I-695 crash on shoulder kills Brooklyn man, 33 A 33-year-old Brooklyn man died yesterday after he drove a Chevrolet pickup truck onto the shoulder of the Baltimore Beltway in an attempt to avoid traffic and struck a disabled tractor-trailer, state police said. Gary Wayne Mitchell Jr. of the 3800 block of Leadenhall St. was pronounced dead at the scene, on the outer loop of Interstate 695 near the Belair Road exit, police said. The tractor-trailer was parked on the shoulder with two flat tires when the truck crashed into its rear about noon, police said.
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