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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
Roxbury Mill. A familiar road name to most longtime west county residents, but the actual 200-year-old stone and wood building could well be lost to history.Nearly swallowed by thick woods and underbrush, the two-story building looks as if a bomb had exploded inside. Wooden planks jut outward where the wall ends abruptly under rotting, moss-covered wooden rafters -- exposed for more than a decade after a storm peeled up a section of corrugated metal roof."It's such a shame, because it was an operating mill in '58," said Jack Cremeans, whose 1820s farmhouse overlooks the wooded mill property.
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March 14, 2008
Three correctional officers assigned to the Roxbury Correctional Institution at Hagerstown in Western Maryland could face termination amid allegations of using excessive force against inmates, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said yesterday. The names of and specific allegations against the officers were withheld because of the continuing investigation. The disciplinary action stemmed from an incident last week, said spokesman Rick Binetti. He declined to describe what happened.
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NEWS
March 14, 2008
Three correctional officers assigned to the Roxbury Correctional Institution at Hagerstown in Western Maryland could face termination amid allegations of using excessive force against inmates, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said yesterday. The names of and specific allegations against the officers were withheld because of the continuing investigation. The disciplinary action stemmed from an incident last week, said spokesman Rick Binetti. He declined to describe what happened.
TRAVEL
By Joshua Kurlantzick and Joshua Kurlantzick,New York Times News Service | January 28, 2007
On a warm November weekend morning, about 35 people from Massachusetts, New York, Missouri and Pennsylvania pack the benches of a trolley rolling through Roxbury, a historically black neighborhood in Boston. For two hours they listen as the tour guide explains how residents are building on vacant lots created when the neighborhood disintegrated in the 1960s. The trolley, part of a tour organized by the local group Discover Roxbury, passes restored 19th-century mansions and red-brick rowhouses, and the tourists audibly "aah" with delight.
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By Jonathan Bor and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Jonathan Bor and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writers | May 20, 1992
Tuberculosis screening of all inmates and staff at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown began yesterday after initial tests revealed that 68 prisoners and 21 officers harbored the infection.Only one person at the prison -- an inmate -- has an active case of tuberculosis, leading authorities at Roxbury to speculate that he may have infected the others who have tested positive for the bacteria."I don't think we're dealing with hysteria at this point, but to say that people are concerned is probably an understatement," said Roxbury Warden Jon P. Galley, who himself got a skin test yesterday.
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By Jonathan Bor and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Jonathan Bor and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writers | May 20, 1992
Tuberculosis screening of all inmates and staff at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown began yesterday after initial tests revealed that 68 prisoners and 21 officers harbored the infection.Only one person at the prison -- an inmate -- has an active case of tuberculosis, leading authorities at Roxbury to speculate that he may have infected the others who have tested positive for the bacteria."I don't think we're dealing with hysteria at this point, but to say that people are concerned is probably an understatement," said Roxbury Warden Jon P. Galley, who himself got a skin test yesterday.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writer | May 29, 1992
The first tests for tuberculosis at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown show that about a third of 550 inmates and 10 percent of the prison staff tested positive for the disease, the warden said.The number of inmates who tested positive for the disease is about twice the number announced earlier by the Maryland Division of Correction, before additional test results became available.Roxbury Warden Jon P. Galley also said an inmate with an active case of tuberculosis who is suspected of exposing other inmates to the disease has a strain of tuberculosis that is resistant to two drugs.
NEWS
By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1999
In a decision that could spur more prisoner lawsuits against the state, a federal appeals court has ruled that Maryland inmates have the right to sue for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.In a 2-1 ruling Thursday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld the constitutionality of the ADA as it applies to inmates housed in state-run prisons.The ruling stems from a 1991 lawsuit filed by the Washington-based American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project on behalf of 13 physically disabled inmates at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown.
NEWS
January 9, 1995
Man in Roxbury facility is charged in theftA Westminster man in the Roxbury Correctional Institute in Hagerstown was charged Friday in the theft of a bank bag from an employee of Monopoly Pizza Sept. 25.State police charged Timothy T. Costley, 32, Friday with theft, conspiring to commit theft and six counts of writing bad checks. He was held without bail after a hearing in front of a court commissioner.Costley was in the Hagerstown correctional center for an unrelated incident.
NEWS
December 30, 2004
On December 27, 2004, MARY C. KAMINSKI (nee Lisiewski); beloved wife of the late Joseph D. Kaminski; devoted mother of Diane Parks and her husband Lee; loving grandmother of Lee and Kelly Parks; dear sister of Michael Lisiewski and Clara Dziewanowski. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Texas, on Friday at 9:30 A.M. Entombment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,sun reporter | October 4, 2006
The discovery of the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease in a Hagerstown prison's water supply has prompted Maryland officials to restrict showers in one housing unit and to limit inmates and staff assigned there to drinking bottled water, prison officials said yesterday. Prison and health officials ordered tests of the water at Roxbury Correctional Institution after a former inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease a few days after his release last month, said George Gregory, a spokesman for the state prison system.
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By GREG GARLAND and GREG GARLAND,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
About 130 inmates at a prison in Hagerstown staged a 30-hour protest this week over living conditions, refusing to return food trays and blocking windows of their cell doors so correctional officers could not see inside, prison officials confirmed yesterday. The protest at Roxbury Correctional Institution was over restrictions on personal items prisoners are allowed to keep in their cells, according to Major Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Division of Correction. She said the protest began at 5 a.m. Wednesday when inmates refused to return their trays after breakfast and blocked their door windows.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2005
The attempted sexual assault of a female correctional officer at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown last week has intensified tensions between officers in Western Maryland and state prison administrators over staff cutbacks at the facility. "Morale among officers is at an all-time low," said Del. John P. Donoghue, a Hagerstown Democrat who has represented the area for 16 years. "This latest incident is a shining example of why the [staff] cuts are so wrong." Officers and former wardens from the Hagerstown region have complained publicly in recent weeks that staff cuts are jeopardizing their safety.
NEWS
December 30, 2004
On December 27, 2004, MARY C. KAMINSKI (nee Lisiewski); beloved wife of the late Joseph D. Kaminski; devoted mother of Diane Parks and her husband Lee; loving grandmother of Lee and Kelly Parks; dear sister of Michael Lisiewski and Clara Dziewanowski. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A), on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Texas, on Friday at 9:30 A.M. Entombment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
NEWS
February 29, 2004
Developers planning subdivisions in eastern Howard County or projects that require conditional-use permission must meet with neighbors before submitting plans to the county. The next meetings are: Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Carlton property, 6318 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, for a proposal to build four homes on 1.25 acres. Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Baptist Church, 3875 Roxbury Mills Road, Glenwood, for a conditional-use proposal there.
NEWS
October 20, 2003
Preston E. Smith, 91, a former Texas governor known for his assortment of polka-dot ties and his old-fashioned electioneering, died Saturday in Lubbock. A Democrat elected to the first of two terms as governor in 1968, he relied on personal contacts, face-to-face campaigning and direct mail. Mr. Smith focused on education and criminal justice, pushing for the first comprehensive drug abuse program in Texas. He was also instrumental in passing the state's first minimum-wage law. When he ran for lieutenant governor the first time, then-Lt.
NEWS
February 29, 2004
Developers planning subdivisions in eastern Howard County or projects that require conditional-use permission must meet with neighbors before submitting plans to the county. The next meetings are: Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Carlton property, 6318 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, for a proposal to build four homes on 1.25 acres. Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Baptist Church, 3875 Roxbury Mills Road, Glenwood, for a conditional-use proposal there.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
Just days after the collapse of a deal that would have kept open the former Grumman Corp. plant in Salisbury, a new agreement to save the plant could be completed as early as this week.Wicomico County officials hope to reach an agreement with a Phoenix, Ariz., businessman in time to avert a plant closing and save the jobs of the 80 remaining workers there, Edgar A. Baker, an attorney for the county, said yesterday.If a deal is reached, Salisbury Technologies, a Maryland corporation being formed by John Corella, president of Corella Electric Wire and Cable Inc., would take over current contracts held by Grumman and seek additional work for the plant.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2000
When Chuck Roxbury compared his store's sales for several recent days with the same period last year, even he was surprised. Both years, the Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. manager tracked sales during the period that the Rite Aid Corp. convention was in town. The main difference was the colorful welcome sign he put in the window this year at the Inner Harbor store. "We did 25 percent more business this year than last," Roxbury said. "We attribute that to the signs. We had a great week anyway, and the Rite Aid convention just pushed us over the top."
NEWS
By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1999
In a decision that could spur more prisoner lawsuits against the state, a federal appeals court has ruled that Maryland inmates have the right to sue for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.In a 2-1 ruling Thursday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld the constitutionality of the ADA as it applies to inmates housed in state-run prisons.The ruling stems from a 1991 lawsuit filed by the Washington-based American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project on behalf of 13 physically disabled inmates at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown.
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