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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1995
Everyone agrees that Obrecht Road must be improved to allow safer access to Route 32 in Sykesville. The town is grappling with how to improve the high-traffic road, the only major connector between Routes 97 and 32, at its northern border.Faced with two possibilities, the town is pushing for both a realignment of Obrecht Road in a loop around the north end of Fairhaven Retirement Community and an extension to Third Avenue through town to the highway."The town's position is that we need two roads," said Mayor Jonathan S. Herman last night at a public hearing, which drew state, county and town officials and about 75 residents.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1996
Sykesville officials say they may be close to settling a long-standing controversy about local access to Route 32.The State Highway Administration has made $400,000 available to extend Third Avenue to Route 32, often called the Sykesville bypass. The town also plans to eliminate another dangerous intersection nearby.For several years, the town has been pushing for two roads to ease the traffic crunch on Obrecht Road, which serves as access to Route 32 for about 5,000 cars a day. Just inside the town boundary at the community ball fields, Obrecht becomes Third Avenue.
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By RICHARD IRWIN and RICHARD IRWIN,SUN REPORTER | May 5, 2006
A member of a road construction crew removing orange traffic warning barrels was critically injured yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a school bus on Third Avenue in Sykesville, state police reported. Gary F. Rucker, 40, of Trevanion Road in Taneytown, was working on the shoulder of Third Avenue about 2:30 p.m. and moving barrels from the westbound lane to open it to traffic when the eastbound 1999 International school bus crossed the center line, entered the westbound lane and struck him, police reported.
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November 25, 1992
FIRE* Sykesville: Sykesville responded to a wash detail on Third Avenue at 3:27 p.m. Sunday.Firefighters were out for 21 minutes.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | October 11, 1994
Fairhaven Retirement Community is offering Sykesville the opportunity to annex 12 acres of its property if the town willrethink its opposition to the extension of Third Avenue."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1996
State Treasurer Richard N. Dixon supports efforts to extend Third Avenue to Route 32 in Sykesville and has asked state highway officials to give the project immediate attention."
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July 31, 1996
FireSykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville and West Friendship, Howard County, responded for a fire alarm on Third Avenue Monday at 1: 23 p.m. for 20 minutes and again at 2: 02 p.m. for 30 minutes.Pub Date: 7/31/96
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 1995
A TRADITION continues Christmas Eve when Santa Claus visits Glen Burnie, sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association.The approximate schedule:* 5:30 p.m. -- Georgia Avenue and Maple Lane, Maple Lane and Virginia Avenue, Virginia Avenue and Crain Highway, New Jersey Avenue and Oak Lane, Maple Lane and New Jersey Avenue, Linden Lane and New Jersey Avenue, Linden Lane and Greenway, Greenway and Oak Lane, Greenway and Maple Lane, and Central Avenue and...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | October 10, 1994
By this evening, Sykesville appears likely to find itself mired again in an issue that was considered settled more than a year ago.Rerouting Obrecht Road vs. extending Third Avenue divided residents and generated much heated debate among county and town officials. Both proposals were intended to ease traffic congestion at the northern end of town and improve access to busy Route 32.Most of Third Avenue is in the town, and the town would have to pay for the improvements. The county would pay the estimated $1.2 million for realigning Obrecht Road.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 2, 2004
In Baltimore County York Road lanes to close for repair in Stoneleigh area TOWSON - As part of a $6.2 million repair and improvement project on York Road, the State Highway Administration will reduce the travel lanes from four to two between Regester Avenue and Anneslie Road beginning tomorrow morning through early May. The lane closures will allow crews to install a 24-inch-wide drainage pipe underneath the road as part of a project that began in...
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October 19, 1999
FiresSykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield, West Friendship in Howard County and Randallstown in Baltimore County responded at 6: 54 p.m. Sunday to a building fire in the 7200 block of Third Avenue. Units were out 26 minutes.Sykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield, and Liberty Road in Baltimore County responded at 8: 45 p.m. Saturday to gas in a building in the 1300 block of Liberty Road. Units were out 45 minutes.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1999
The developer of a business park, which razed two blocks of trees on a Ferndale street, has agreed to change its site plan at the request of residents who were surprised and angered by the removal of the trees.MIE Properties agreed to plant trees, create a stronger visual buffer, maintain the site and meet with a committee of Third Avenue residents to discuss the project as it progresses."At least I feel like I'm more informed," said Sharon Jacobs, who has lived on the small street for 16 years.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1999
For homeowners, the lush old trees on tiny Third Avenue in Ferndale kept the planes, trains and automobiles at a distance. They muffled noise from Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Interstate 97. They put the messy world behind a scenic front.That was before a developer razed two blocks of dogwoods, maples, pines and elms two weeks ago, and began building a sediment pond to accommodate a business park. Cromwell Manor residents are now face to face, except for a buffer, with the sights and sounds of a busy suburban area.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1999
After lengthy public debate, the Sykesville Town Council postponed action last night on a $3.5 million corporate headquarters that Fairhaven Retirement Community plans on the northern edge of town.The 3-2 decision disappointed the nearly 50 residents who attended the session, who expected the council to vote on a petition that would change the zoning on the vacant 3 acres from residential to commercial."This postponement is obviously a delaying tactic," said Connie Higgins of Main Street.
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June 6, 1998
City's Reservoir Hill bounds with charm as it springs to lifeAll of us who live in Reservoir Hill want to thank you for your editorial ("Druid Hill Park's comeback," May 26).It was a most positive piece and filled with encouragement. The many vacant homes here are now being bought and restored to their original luster.We are busy with Project HOPE (Housing and Outreach through Presbyterian Enterprises), a revitalization plan for Reservoir Hill. The Reservoir Hill Improvement Council helps to provide insight into the community and listens to all of our opinions.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 24, 1996
CHILDREN will welcome Santa this evening on the 60th annual visit sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, with the help of the Glen Burnie Volunteer Fire Company.5: 30 p.m. -- Georgia Avenue and Maple Lane; Maple Lane and Virginia Avenue; Virginia Avenue and Crain Highway; New Jersey Avenue and Oak Lane; Maple Lane and New Jersey Avenue; Linden Lane and New Jersey Avenue; Linden Lane and Greenway; Greenway and Oak; Greenway and Maple Lane; Central Avenue and D Street.6 p.m. -- Circle Brownshade Drive, Central Avenue and B Street; First Avenue and A Street; First Avenue and B Street; First Avenue and Maple Lane; First Avenue cul-de-sac; Second Avenue and D Street; Second and Glenview avenues; Glenview and Third avenues; Third Avenue and D Street; Oak Lane and Second Avenue; Second Avenue and C Street; Second Avenue and B Street; Second Avenue and A Street; Third Avenue and A Street; Third Avenue and B Street; Third Avenue and C Street; Third Avenue and Oak Lane; Fourth Avenue and D Street; Fourth Avenue and B Street; Fourth Avenue and A Street; Fifth Avenue and A Street; Fifth Avenue and B Street; Fifth and Stewart avenues; Stewart and Baltimore avenues; Baltimore Avenue and Newfield Road; Newfield and Magnolia roads; Stewart Avenue and Elizabeth Lane; Elizabeth Lane and Wilson Boulevard; Wilson Boulevard and Theresa Avenue; Wilson Avenue and Bertha Avenue; and Wilson Boulevard and Crain Highway.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 3, 1998
DON'T MISS the festivities at the annual Ferndale Day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.Two parades, continuous entertainment, shopping and an auction are planned. Food will be available.The first parade starts at North County High School on First Avenue and moves down Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard to Broadview Boulevard, then to the Ferndale-Linthicum Area Community Council field at Broadview and Third Avenue, said Michael Holy, parade chairman.Some groups scheduled to participate include the North County High School Band, Bazemore Bandits (drum and dancers)
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March 11, 1998
THERE'S MUCH to recommend about Sykesville's plan to lease land from Howard County and landscape it as an attractive southern gateway to the town. The beautification project would benefit Howard and Carroll counties and promote revitalization of Sykesville's historic downtown.Sykesville's desire to create a parklike drive along Routes 32 and 851 as they enter Carroll has support of Howard officials, who acquired the neglected factory site three years ago.The situation at the northern border of Sykesville is much less promising, with a long-standing dispute over providing a safe, functional intersection with Route 32.County, town and state officials agree that an intersection with Route 32 is needed in the north.
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