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May 7, 2010
There once was a village vexed by the pillage of motorists who sped through its streets. "Do something inventive, cunning and preventive to rid us of this terrible plague! Anything will do, maybe a gizmo two, so long as no new taxes are raised!" With no chance of more spending to keep people from upending the limits on motorists' speed, The police chief devised what the mayor soon prized as a quite good solution indeed. Instead of cops on the beat, speed cameras would watch the street, and keep drivers who passed under scrutiny, The better to catch on that straight little patch those who flouted the law with impunity.
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By Pat Stoetzer and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 8, 2014
He grew up not far from Baltimore, wore No. 8 in Little League to emulate Cal Ripken Jr. , and has many fond memories of his days as a die-hard Orioles fan. But if Scott Sharp makes it to Camden Yards for the American League Championship Series, he won't be wearing a speck of orange or black. Those colors faded long ago for the Sykesville native. Sharp, 41, is the Kansas City Royals' director of player development, and he's quite happy to be sporting royal blue these days as his team prepares to face the Orioles in the ALCS.
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NEWS
May 26, 2013
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says a man suffered minor injuries on Saturday evening when he lost control of a motorcycle he was driving in Sykesville. According to the report, at about 7:29 p.m., deputies responded to the 800 block of Avonshire Court, Sykesville, for a reported motorcycle accident. Deputies learned the 53-year-old victim was operating the motorcycle without a helmet, when he came to an intersection and lost control of the motorcycle. He sustained minor injuries, but was taken to Shock Trauma as a precaution.
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August 13, 2014
Substance abuse counselor Mike Gimbel's call for canceling Baltimore's Moonrise Festival raises an obvious question: Isn't there another "expert" on the subject who can actually speak objectively about substance abuse ( "Anti-drug advocate calls for Moonrise Festival to be canceled," Aug. 7)? With all due respect to Mr. Gimbel's intentions and expertise, his opinions and statements are no more than veiled attempts to keep himself relevant, and they appear to be frankly self-serving.
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March 24, 2012
SYKESVILLE - The Town of Sykesville will host a Main Street Planting Day event on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 1 p.m., and is seeking people to help out with the task. People will help plant trees and flowers on Main Street and the parking lot islands. Students service hours will be available. Ivy Wells, Sykesville's director of economic development and Main Street manager, said the planting is made possible through a donation of the Sykesville/South Carroll Rotary Club in honor of the late Harry Weer Haight.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
A collision on MD 32 North in Sykesville, just north of West Friendship Road, has closed the northbound shoulder at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In other local incidents, a water main break in the Perry Hall area has closed Joppa Road at Seven Courts Drive at about 5 a.m., according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works and county police. The Maryland Transit Administration reported at 9 a.m. that buses and trains were running on schedule.
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Staff Reports | June 24, 2014
Sykesville's Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Performance standards are evaluated by the Department of Housing and Community Development/Main Street Maryland on issues such as fostering public-private partnerships, tracking progress and preserving historic buildings. “We are extremely honored to have received this accreditation again this year,” said Ivy Wells, director of Economic Development and Main Street Manager for Sykesville.
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May 1, 2012
SYKESVILLE - Main Street in Sykesville has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program - a designation that means it meets commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce a list of accredited Main Street programs that have built revitalization organizations and demonstrate the ability to strengthen their economy and protect historic buildings. The evaluation includes standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and preserving buildings.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
A Sykesville man was found dead in a storm drain Wednesday, police said. Robert L. Hawk, 54, was found along the 500 block of Md. Route 140 before late Wednesday morning, police said. An area business owner was mowing the lawn when he spotted Hawk's body and called the police shortly before 11 a.m. Responders arrived and pronounced Hawk dead at the scene, police said. Police said Hawk had likely crawled four feet into a drainage pipe to lie down, and a folded shirt was found beside his body.
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 24, 2013
Neighbors filled three-quarters of the pews at Friendship Baptist Church in Sykesville last week to grill a local contracting company about its proposal to use farmland in the area as a mulching and wood composting facility. The proposal, from Howard County-based RLO Contractors, requests a conditional use for a composting facility at 1500 Route 32 in Sykesville, about 2.5 miles from the Carroll County line. At the community meeting Dec. 19, neighbors said they were concerned the facility would lower surrounding property values, citing the potential for unpleasant odors and noise generated by composting operations.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
A Sykesville man was found dead in a storm drain Wednesday, police said. Robert L. Hawk, 54, was found along the 500 block of Md. Route 140 before late Wednesday morning, police said. An area business owner was mowing the lawn when he spotted Hawk's body and called the police shortly before 11 a.m. Responders arrived and pronounced Hawk dead at the scene, police said. Police said Hawk had likely crawled four feet into a drainage pipe to lie down, and a folded shirt was found beside his body.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A Sykesville man was seriously injured after he jumped off the bow of a 22-foot rental boat and was then run over by the vessel on Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City Monday, police said. John Scott Hauf, 26, had lacerations to his left shoulder, neck and head from the boat's propeller. Hauf was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury in critical condition, and then later taken Maryland Shock Trauma. He was listed in stable condition Tuesday. The operator of the boat failed a field sobriety test, police said.
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Staff Reports | June 24, 2014
Sykesville's Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Performance standards are evaluated by the Department of Housing and Community Development/Main Street Maryland on issues such as fostering public-private partnerships, tracking progress and preserving historic buildings. “We are extremely honored to have received this accreditation again this year,” said Ivy Wells, director of Economic Development and Main Street Manager for Sykesville.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Law enforcement officers representing the agencies throughout Carroll County will hits the road Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 8 a.m. in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland. Officers will escort the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” as it makes its way toward the opening of the 44th annual Summer Games at Towson University, June 6-8. On Wednesday, runners in Carroll will come from six locations across the county. The schedule is as follows (all times are approximate and subject to change)
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A 28-year-old Westminster man was critically injured in Sykesville on Sunday in a dirt bike accident, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Officials said that at about 5 p.m., deputies and rescue personnel from the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Company were called to Poole and Cherrytree roads in the northern part of Sykesville west of Route 32 for a report of a motor vehicle crash, and found a Yamaha dirt bike on the southbound shoulder. Officials said they believe the driver was traveling south on Poole Road and lost control, causing him to be ejected off the dirt bike.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A runaway goat that sparked a school closure, rammed a car, leaped several fences to evade apprehension and triggered plenty of buzz in the Sykesville area for nearly a week has been captured and is resting comfortably at an animal shelter in Westminster. Nicky Ratliff, executive director of the Humane Society of Carroll County, said an animal control officer found and subdued the goat - a 100-pound ram with black fur, brown horns and symmetrical white markings on his face - late Thursday afternoon after a resident called in to report a sighting.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
A water main break has disrupted service for some Sykesville residents, Carroll County officials say. The break is affecting residents in the area of Jeroby Road and Village Road, they said. Service should be restored by 6 p.m. alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez
NEWS
June 5, 2013
The Inaugural Carroll 5K Mud Run will be held Sunday, June 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Freedom Park, 100 Raincliffe Road, Sykesville. The event is both a 5k race and a 5k mud run. Runners can run on a flat 5k trail or take the optional detours to paths that include a series of obstacles where runners must climb and crawl to the finish line. The 5K Mud Run is for ages 13 and up. Younger children are invited to take part in a kids' Mini Mud Run. Cost to take part is $40 for the 5k mud run; $25 for the 5k basic run; and $10 for the kids' mud run. A portion of proceeds goes to the Freedom Area Rec Council.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
As of 9:10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting the accident in Howard County on westbound I-70 near Sykesville Road (Route 32) has been moved to the far right shoulder. In Anne Arundel County, the accident reported in the area of Mountain Road at Lea Road in the Pasadena area of Anne Arundel is still affecting traffic in both directions. Also in Anne Arundel, the Department of Public Works is reporting that utility crews are working to repair a 20-inch water main break in Jessup.
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By Matt Schnabel and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
Gary Rasnake leaned against the starboard side of the boat, arms crossed, hoping for a bite. The retired Army sergeant first class had been waiting about four hours on the Chesapeake Bay waters, much of it in the same position, for the telltale jerk of a fishing rod. Rasnake, whose nearly 25-year infantry career was cut short in 2009 after suffering a back injury in Afghanistan, was one of 58 retired and active-duty military members who joined...
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