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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 Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 25, 1993
A new study of Hampstead's traffic problems suggests some improvements to ease Route 30 congestion until a Hampstead bypass is built.The Maryland State Highway Administration commissioned the study, and has final say over whether the recommendations will be implemented.The study, prepared by Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, P.A., covers Route 30 between the two CSX rail crossings in Hampstead.The recommendations drew mixed reviews from Hampstead officials, and SHA officials were unavailable for comment on when the improvements might be made and how much they would cost.
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July 30, 1999
A Hampstead man died of injuries in a one-car accident on Route 30 south of Manchester early yesterday, state police said.Donald E. Toms Sr., 50, was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died after the crash at 12: 50 a.m. at Cape Horn Road.According to state police, a 1978 Ford Econoline van driven by Toms was traveling south on Route 30 when the vehicle went out of control, ran off the right side of the two-lane roadway and slammed into a utility pole.Hampstead council meeting rescheduled for TuesdayThe mayor and Town Council of Hampstead have rescheduled the regular monthly council meeting to 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 4, 2004
Maryland State Police in Westminster said they are looking for a man who they believe may be impersonating a police officer in the Route 30 area. A man in a dark-colored, two-door hatchback with a red and blue emergency light pulled over a motorist on Route 91 near Route 30 and took his driver's license Dec. 21, police said. Early Friday, a motorist on Carrollton Road near Houck Road was pulled over by a car with a siren and red and blue strobe light. The suspect drove away when the motorist got out of his vehicle.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Contributing Writer | December 1, 1992
A member of the Hampstead Planning and Zoning Board predicted last night that traffic problems on Route 30 will continue to worsen, unabated, in the face of pending development in North Carroll.Oden Kemp, the board member, said he thinks that the new development, coupled with the political climate in Annapolis, will combine to make Route 30 a problem in search of an elusive solution."Traffic on Route 30 will never get better, only worse," Mr. Kemp said at the board's monthly meeting. "We have approved many developments, some built and some yet to be built.
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By Aglaia Pikounis and Aglaia Pikounis,Staff Writer Staff writer Katherine Richards contributed to this article | June 23, 1993
The prospect of shutting down Route 30 for up to a week to renovate the CSX railroad crossing in the northern part of town does not sit well with some Hampstead residents and Town Council members.The installation of a rubber and asphalt crossing will make the road surface smoother and more durable, wrote M. D. Ramsey, division engineer for CSX Transportation, in an April 29 letter to the State Highway Administration.When a Hampstead resident asked at Monday's Town Council meeting whether the work could be done at night, Councilman Arthur Moler said the State Highway Administration would make the final decision on the timing.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | July 22, 1993
CSX Transportation wants to close Route 30 in Hampstead for five days to renovate the railroad crossing at the north end of town, Douglas Rose, district engineer with the State Highway Administration, said yesterday.Hampstead's Town Council decided Monday to ask the SHA to approve repairs to the rail crossing, though the work will require Route 30 to be shut down from Aug. 23 through 27.Hampstead Mayor Clint Becker invited representatives of CSX and the SHA to Monday night's Town Council meeting, to see whether a compromise could be worked out."
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
State transportation officials visited Manchester yesterday, outlining options they believe will greatly reduce rush-hour congestion on Route 30 and eliminate the need for a $70 million town bypass.The hastily arranged visit came a day ahead of today's scheduled briefing before the state Board of Public Works in Annapolis, where transportation and highway officials and a Manchester delegation were expected to agree to short-term solutions. The town's proposal for a long-desired bypass was killed because it was deemed inconsistent with the governor's Smart Growth initiative to limit suburban sprawl.
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October 4, 2000
Sections of Shiloh Avenue between Route 30 and the Carroll County line will be closed starting today for pavement repairs. The road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily until repairs are completed. The road will be closed in sections, with West Alley and Carroll Street as detour routes. Information: 410-239-7408. Manchester to discuss skate park site at meeting Manchester will hold a public meeting to discuss the location of a proposed skate park at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1999
In the face of tough questions from Hampstead residents and Town Council members last night, the county's economic development director defended the deal he and state officials worked out to persuade Sweetheart Cup Co. to build its new mid-Atlantic distribution center south of town on Houcksville Road.John T. Lyburn, director of the county Department of Economic Development, attended the meeting at the request of council members, who feel the Sweetheart Cup project will have a major impact on their town.
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