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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1994
Vandalism in the open space and woods of Dorsey's Search Village has been more destructive this year than any other in memory, said the village's manager.Since winter released its icy grip, wooden trash cans and boardwalk bridges over wetlands have been burned or broken, debris from drinking parties has been strewn, shrubs planted to stem erosion have been ripped from the ground, and signs and a community building have been spray-painted, said Dorsey's Search Village Manager Anne Darrin and Village Board member Ria Malloy.
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February 12, 2003
The Dorsey's Search Village Board is holding a town meeting at 7:30 tonight to discuss rezoning recommendations that would affect the Columbia community. The meeting will be at Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive, in Dorsey's Search Village Center.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
Two boys were robbed of cash Monday after they were stopped by a gang of older males near the Dorsey's Search Village Center, Howard County police said.The boys, 11 and 12, were not injured in the robbery, police said.About 1 p.m., the boys left the village center, walked down Columbia Road and passed a van. A man in the van asked for directions. Six other men from the van then approached the boys and took an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.One of the men was decribed as a 6-foot white male, about 20 years old, weighing about 200 pounds.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2002
As county elections approach, Dorsey's Search residents are pushing Columbia's villages to be prepared to grill County Council candidates about where they stand on comprehensive rezoning, a review of land uses in the county that is expected next year. Dorsey's Search residents recently successfully thwarted a developer's plan to build a strip shopping mall in the village, but that victory could turn to defeat if the County Council changes the zoning of the land involved. "We won round one, but it can still change," said Tom O'Connor, the Dorsey's Search representative on the Columbia Council.
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February 12, 2003
The Dorsey's Search Village Board is holding a town meeting at 7:30 tonight to discuss rezoning recommendations that would affect the Columbia community. The meeting will be at Linden Hall, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive, in Dorsey's Search Village Center.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | December 15, 1993
Centennial High School sophomore Allison Altscher didn't expect accolades for organizing a collection drive last month for Coats for Kids, an annual charity that provides winter coats to needy Baltimore-area families.But there's her name, listed in the winter issue of Columbia Magazine's "The Very Best of '93" feature as "Best Volunteer" for her effort."That was a surprise," admits the 15-year-old Dorsey's Search village resident.But she realizes the work of a dozen Dorsey's Search kids -- mostly Centennial High students -- who went door-to-door throughout the community in November collecting spare coats was significant.
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By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
A contractor working for a local cable company caused a power outage that affected more than 1,000 people yesterday morning in Columbia's Dorsey's Search village.Communications Construction Group of Cockeysville was laying fiber-optic lines for Comcast Cablevision along Columbia Road between Old Annapolis Road and Dorsey Hall Drive and hit a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. cable at 9: 24 a.m. yesterday, said Rose Muhlhausen, a BGE spokeswoman.BGE had to shut off power until the cable could be repaired.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 20, 1999
The former manager of Dorsey's Search village will pay an insurance company about half of what she is accused of embezzling from the village, court papers show.Anne S. Darrin, 49, filed for bankruptcy in February 1998 and is accused by the village of stealing more than $120,000.A Howard County grand jury indicted Darrin in May on theft charges.While the village association contends that more than $120,000 was taken, prosecutors say Darrin stole more than $70,000 during a four-year period.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
Dorsey's Search village is creating a nonprofit environmental foundation that would use donations to improve and maintain the community's abundant natural resources and open-space areas.Donations from individuals or businesses would be used for planting and landscaping projects, shoring up eroding stream banks, creating recreational opportunities, developing environmental education activities and maintaining work that has been done, said village board member Dan Bucks, who came up with the idea.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
The Columbia Council wants to get tough on crime -- or at least find some way to reduce it.The council, which serves as the Columbia Association's board of directors, established a public safety committee last night to take up the problems of juvenile crime, vandalism and more serious offenses, and security issues including the safety of the city's pathways.One goal of the committee is to involve teen-agers in cleaning up damage caused by vandalism, in developing ways to address the problem of crimes by their peers and in suggesting productive outlets for their energy.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 20, 1999
The former manager of Dorsey's Search village will pay an insurance company about half of what she is accused of embezzling from the village, court papers show.Anne S. Darrin, 49, filed for bankruptcy in February 1998 and is accused by the village of stealing more than $120,000.A Howard County grand jury indicted Darrin in May on theft charges.While the village association contends that more than $120,000 was taken, prosecutors say Darrin stole more than $70,000 during a four-year period.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1999
A former Columbia village manager accused last year of embezzling $121,000 from the village and then using that money for personal expenses and to support her son's struggling restaurant was indicted yesterday by a Howard County grand jury.Anne Darrin, 49, of Baltimore was indicted on seven felony and two misdemeanor counts of theft of more than $70,000, prosecutors said, in a case that revealed lax oversight of village center spending.Neither Darrin nor her attorneys returned messages seeking comment.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1999
The power struggle between Columbia's two branches of government promises to heat up tonight when Columbia Council members and village leaders meet to debate their deteriorating relations and the future shape of local rule.Village leaders say they're extremely angry about what they view as the latest effort by the 10-member council to undermine them: an announcement that many village employees will no longer be eligible for the Columbia Association's employee benefits plan.At a strategy meeting Tuesday night at Linden Hall in Dorsey's Search, about 25 to 30 village representatives discussed hiring a lawyer to seek a restraining order against the council.
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March 16, 1998
COLUMBIA RESIDENTS should be troubled by the possible theft at the Dorsey's Search Village Center that police and prosecutors are investigating.In an article last week by Sun reporters Dana Hedgpeth and Caitlin Francke, sources said a preliminary audit shows that someone may have pilfered $100,000 from the village over the years from an operation that collects and spends about $265,000 annually.The Dorsey's Search center and other village centers are not large outfits, but they are not mom-and-pop operations, either.
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By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
A contractor working for a local cable company caused a power outage that affected more than 1,000 people yesterday morning in Columbia's Dorsey's Search village.Communications Construction Group of Cockeysville was laying fiber-optic lines for Comcast Cablevision along Columbia Road between Old Annapolis Road and Dorsey Hall Drive and hit a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. cable at 9: 24 a.m. yesterday, said Rose Muhlhausen, a BGE spokeswoman.BGE had to shut off power until the cable could be repaired.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1996
Two boys were robbed of cash Monday after they were stopped by a gang of older males near the Dorsey's Search Village Center, Howard County police said.The boys, 11 and 12, were not injured in the robbery, police said.About 1 p.m., the boys left the village center, walked down Columbia Road and passed a van. A man in the van asked for directions. Six other men from the van then approached the boys and took an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.One of the men was decribed as a 6-foot white male, about 20 years old, weighing about 200 pounds.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1999
A former Columbia village manager accused last year of embezzling $121,000 from the village and then using that money for personal expenses and to support her son's struggling restaurant was indicted yesterday by a Howard County grand jury.Anne Darrin, 49, of Baltimore was indicted on seven felony and two misdemeanor counts of theft of more than $70,000, prosecutors said, in a case that revealed lax oversight of village center spending.Neither Darrin nor her attorneys returned messages seeking comment.
NEWS
March 16, 1998
COLUMBIA RESIDENTS should be troubled by the possible theft at the Dorsey's Search Village Center that police and prosecutors are investigating.In an article last week by Sun reporters Dana Hedgpeth and Caitlin Francke, sources said a preliminary audit shows that someone may have pilfered $100,000 from the village over the years from an operation that collects and spends about $265,000 annually.The Dorsey's Search center and other village centers are not large outfits, but they are not mom-and-pop operations, either.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
The Columbia Council wants to get tough on crime -- or at least find some way to reduce it.The council, which serves as the Columbia Association's board of directors, established a public safety committee last night to take up the problems of juvenile crime, vandalism and more serious offenses, and security issues including the safety of the city's pathways.One goal of the committee is to involve teen-agers in cleaning up damage caused by vandalism, in developing ways to address the problem of crimes by their peers and in suggesting productive outlets for their energy.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1994
Vandalism in the open space and woods of Dorsey's Search Village has been more destructive this year than any other in memory, said the village's manager.Since winter released its icy grip, wooden trash cans and boardwalk bridges over wetlands have been burned or broken, debris from drinking parties has been strewn, shrubs planted to stem erosion have been ripped from the ground, and signs and a community building have been spray-painted, said Dorsey's Search Village Manager Anne Darrin and Village Board member Ria Malloy.
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