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By Staff report | October 28, 1990
HAMPSTEAD - The combination of railroad tracks and a busy Route 30 proved fatal for the second time in less than two years, when a woman was killed Friday afternoon after the car she was driving collided with a CSX freight train.The 4:51 p.m. accident occurred less than a mile south of where a 35-year-old Washington truck driver was killed in a collision with an empty 29-car CSX freight train in February 1989.State police in Westminster said late Friday that the woman was found dead at the scene, several hundred feet from the entrance to the Black & Decker Inc. plant in the south part of town.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | January 11, 2009
The bus route running from Annapolis to the Washington area will be spared for another month, after Mayor Ellen O. Moyer announced a partnership with Dillon's Bus Service to keep the line going for 30 more days. The Maryland Transit Administration announced last month that it would cut service on rail and bus lines around the area, including the 921 line, or the "capital-to-capital" route. Service on the line, from Annapolis to the New Carrollton Metro station, was scheduled to stop tomorrow.
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May 25, 1994
A meeting last night on the Manchester and Hampstead bypasses was postponed because State Highway Administration officials didn't show up.Del. Richard N. Dixon, the Carroll Democrat who organized the meeting, said he would reschedule it.The meeting was set for 7 p.m. at the SHA maintenance building in Westminster. SHA officials could not be reached for comment on their absence last night.Maryland Secretary of Transportation O. James Lighthizer was supposed to talk to Carroll county and municipal officials about a possible route for the Manchester bypass and the results of a recent state study concerning Route 30.In addition to three citizens, Manchester Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr.; Carroll Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy; Del. Richard C. Matthews, R-Carroll; and Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-Carroll, came to the aborted meeting.
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,joseph.burris@baltsun.com | January 4, 2009
Rob Gonzalez seldom gets caught in the gridlock that snarls Route 30 in Hampstead each weekday morning - neither would you if you got to work at 3:30 a.m. But rush hour is another matter. "It can take 20 minutes to go three miles; you literally have to plan for that," said Gonzalez, owner of Snickerdoodles, a bakery-cafe on Route 30. During rush hour, he and other local residents all but avoid the road frequented by ex-Marylanders who now live as far as 15 miles to the north in Hanover, Pa., but still work and do business here.
NEWS
April 27, 1994
A 38-year-old Manchester man was seriously injured when the vehicle he was driving ran into a tractor-trailer stopped on Route 30 south of Hampstead about 5:50 a.m. yesterday.Bruce E. Haines Sr. of the 3300 block of Augusta Road was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was listed in serious and stable condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.State police said Mr. Haines was driving north on Hanover Pike in a 1974 Chevrolet pickup truck when his vehicle struck the rear of the truck stopped to make a left turn into the Black & Decker plant.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 4, 1992
The large number of serious accidents on Route 30 has prompted state police and local police from Baltimore County and Hampstead to conduct an intensive speed enforcement program on that highway this month."
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | March 30, 1994
Bryan and Nancy Chaney of Hampstead are campaigning to improve what they consider "a very dangerous" traffic situation on Route 30, just over the Carroll County line near Arcadia.The Chaneys live on Eve's Way, off Houcksville Road, and must deal with Route 30 to get to work. Mr. Chaney turns south off Bortner Road onto Route 30. Mrs. Chaney must cross Route 30, going from Bortner Road on its west side to Dover Road on its east side."We've never been in an accident, but we've had plenty of near misses," Mrs. Chaney said.
NEWS
December 23, 1998
A Pennsylvania man died yesterday in Manchester after his GMC pickup truck crossed the center line on Route 30 and collided with a flatbed truck loaded with plasterboard, state police said.According to police, the flatbed truck, driven by Phillip B. Shoff, 29, of Holtwood, Pa., was traveling north near Michelle Road when the southbound pickup, driven by Matthew D. Riccio, 55, of Altoona, Pa., crossed the center line. Shoff swerved to the east shoulder, but was unable to avoid being struck by the pickup, police said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | January 11, 1993
At least 479 motorists were cited for speeding along Route 30 during a recent intensive speed-enforcement program conducted by state police, Hampstead and Baltimore County police.Cpl. Al Friedman of the Baltimore County Traffic Resource Management Office said 79 drivers were issued speeding tickets, 340 received warnings, and 94 drivers were ticketed for seat belt violations. State police said they issued 42 speeding citations, 18 warnings and five tickets for seat belt violations.One motorist was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and one was apprehended for driving on a revoked license, he said.
NEWS
January 16, 2002
A 79-year-old Carroll County woman died yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore from injuries she sustained in a three-vehicle accident Jan. 9 on Route 30 near Manchester, state police said. According to police, Julia Ann Longhenry of the 2300 block of Cape Horn Road, near Manchester, was waiting to make a left turn from northbound Route 30 onto Cape Horn Road, when her 1997 Chevrolet Lumina was struck from behind by a 1984 Dodge van, police said. The van was driven by Charles Eugene Rill, 57, of the 400 block of Maple Grove Road, Manchester.
NEWS
July 22, 2007
The State Highway Administration will temporarily close the Cranberry Road Bridge (Route 852H) over the West Branch of the Patapsco River near Westminster TownMall in Westminster. Weather permitting, the closure will begin tomorrow for approximately one month while the bridge is repaired. The $89,000 project should be completed by Aug. 24. The project includes reconstruction of the roadway at the bridge approaches. Motorists will be detoured approximately three miles in each direction along Cranberry Road as follows: Route 140 to Route 27 to Route 852 (Old Manchester Road)
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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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January 21, 2007
Wrong roads getting attention Just when I thought the county commissioners had been educated on the road issue - they bring in a new one. What does newly elected Commissioner Michael D. Zimmer tell us? He tells us U.S. Route 29 and Route 32, which happen to be the major routes in and out of his neighborhood, need attention. Come on commissioner, get on board to fix problem roads. Route 30 is obviously the most dangerous road in the county. (By the way, it does NOT run anywhere near my house and I seldom use it.)
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | November 12, 2006
Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley could redirect state funding priorities away from roads and toward public transportation - which could disrupt some desired projects in Carroll County, said South Carroll Del. Susan W. Krebs. O'Malley, who questioned highway projects similar to the Hampstead Bypass, favors growth plans that overlook the need for new highways to manage increased traffic, she said. O'Malley, a Democrat, will succeed Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in January. "Ehrlich got roads back on the map," said Krebs, a Republican.
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By JOHN LINDNER and JOHN LINDNER,SUN REPORTER | June 10, 2006
Beginning riders looking to enjoy their motorcycles away from the press of heavy traffic will find that Maryland boasts a number of roads less traveled. Riders may have to pass through some heavily traveled highways to get to them, though. With that in mind, here are five routes that offer beginners rides with lighter traffic and pleasant scenery. Falls Road to Route 30 --Beginning in Baltimore, catch Falls Road and take it north. At the Falls Road and Joppa Road intersection, turn left to stay on Falls Road.
NEWS
August 10, 2005
On August 9, 2005, STEFAN J. SR.; beloved husband of Helen L. Roman (nee Sommer); loving father of Joanna Smith, Charlotte Doy and Stefan J. Roman, Jr. Also survived by ten grandchildren. Friends may call at the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A. of Manchester, Route 30 & Charmil Drive on Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment private. Memorials in his name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 10, 1993
Three people were injured, one of them seriously, in a head-on crash in Hampstead about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.William Allen Rudisill, 50, of the 4900 block of Belair Road in Baltimore, was airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with head and internal injuries.Mr. Rudisill was driving north on Route 30 to Hanover, Pa., when his Chrysler LeBaron crossed the center line and collided with a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Teresa Edwards of Hampstead, who was headed south with her five children.
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By Maria Archangelo and Maria Archangelo,Staff writer | February 17, 1991
Freight trains have killed three people at Hampstead railroad crossings on Route 30 in the past two years. The family of the latest victim hopes Virginia Schwartz will be the last.The family filed an $11 million civil lawsuit Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court against CSX Transportation Inc., charging the railroad company with negligence in the Oct. 26 death of 75-year-old Virginia Schwartz of Owings Mills.The family seeks $6 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which could be awarded if a jury finds the railroad was grossly negligent.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2005
In keeping with his promise to visit all of the state's municipalities, Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele spent several hours touring Hampstead and Manchester last week and focused many of his remarks on bypasses for both towns. Although rumors abound that Steele is considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat, Carroll residents and local politicians were more interested in talking about traffic congestion than politics. In Hampstead, the State Highway Administration plans to break ground for a $76 million bypass around the town's Main Street in April.
NEWS
June 28, 2005
On June 26, 2005, WILMA (nee Garland). Beloved wife of Thomas Robert Watts; mother of Linda Watts, Thomas Watts, Jr. and Vicki Hait; sister of Claude Garland and Ione Saylor. Also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A., route 30 and Charmil Drive, Manchester, on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. If desired, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
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