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November 19, 1991
The county Board of Appeals yesterday rescinded a grading permit issued to a Florida developer who wants to build on 22 acres near Shady Side.BMCN Joint Ventures Inc., a group of four corporations that owns the West River property, received a permit from the county last month to begin building roads and laying sewer lines for 96 homes in the Back Bay Beach development.However, neighboring residents and environmentalists challenged the permit, saying the site contains non-tidal wetlands protected by the county's 1988 Chesapeake Bay Critical Area law. Opponents charged the county has improperly deferred to the Army Corps of Engineers on wetland issues rather than enforcing the county statues.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Anne Arundel County officially opened a new water access point Wednesday in Shady Side, an offshoot of a citizen-led effort to increase public access to bodies of water. More than 70 residents and county officials attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Shady Side Park, and officials said attendees brought more than 30 kayaks to give the new facility a test drive. The access point - on Parish Creek, which feeds into the West and Rhode rivers - offers enthusiasts a place to put in their kayaks, canoes, inner tubes and paddleboards.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
The county has halted construction on a West River development, which had been exempted from most environmental rules, until it complies with erosion control laws.The county Department of Inspections and Permits issued a stop-work order Tuesday afternoon after an inspector confirmed neighbors' complaints about mud flowing into the street near Shady Side.John Peacock, chief of the county's environmental inspection program, said either the Florida-based developer, BMCN Joint Ventures Inc., or a subcontractor began grading and installing roads without the necessary erosion controls.
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Sports Digest | May 4, 2013
Sailing Elliot leads J/70 class at NOOD in Annapolis Brian Elliot of Sayville, N.Y., sailed B Squared to the lead in the 49-boat J/70 class after four races on the first day of the three-day Sperry Top-Sider NOOD (National Offshore One Design) Regatta stop in Annapolis on a breezy Friday. Elliott has 19 points. Willy Comerford of Annapolis, sailing Northerly, is second with 22. Competition in the 15-class event continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
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By NANCY NOYES | July 11, 1993
It was a sweltering weekend for the fleet of 57 who took part in the West River Sailing Club's annual Race to Galesville last Saturday and round-the-buoys Summer Regatta the next day.Light air, bright sun and high temperatures left the sailors drained at days' ends, and made competition even more difficult, particularly on Sunday when the breeze turned non-existent while an adverse current pulled the boats back toward the starting line.Winning both days in the Catalina 27 class was Derick Lynch with his crew aboard Swell, thanks to persistence and good boat handling.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1996
County police arrested a West River man Wednesday on charges of trying to cash a forged payroll check at a Mars Supermarket in Pasadena.Kenneth Edward Butler, 22, of the 5200 block of Sudley Road was charged with uttering a false check.Darlene DiLeonardi, a bookkeeper for the grocery store in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road, told police a customer tried to cash a county school payroll check for $1,143.78 shortly before 12: 30 p.m.Ms. DiLeonardi called J. Mark Black, supervisor of employee records at the Board of Education, who said that the check was originally written for $143.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | October 18, 1993
For 400 years, skilled craftsmen have made boats to travel the West River in southern Anne Arundel County -- from Native Americans who carved canoes out of massive tree trunks using stone tools and fire to boatbuilders using power tools to make fiberglass yachts.Now, an exhibit at the Captain Salem Avery House in Shady Side celebrates the heritage of boat building along the West River.The small exhibit, drawn from a variety of sources, includes a hand-carved wooden canoe; artifacts from the 18th-century Steward's Shipyard; a model used by Maryland boatbuilder Charles Edward Leatherbury, who designed working and pleasure boats at the turn of the century; and an oyster boat from the 1930s.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
Starting next Sunday, many of the top sailors in the world will be racing out of the West River Sailing Club in Galesville during the Star North American Championships, running through Oct. 27.The list of entries in the 71-boat field reads like a who's who of championship racing, including Mark Reynolds, Rod Davis, Ross MacDonald, Vince Brun, Paul Cayard, John Kostecki and Bill Buchan.Reynolds (U.S), Davis (Australia) and MacDonald (Canada) were the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the class at the 1992 Olympics.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1997
Just under the tobacco fields, lawns, gardens and homes along the West River near Galesville rests what experts believe could be the most intact Colonial-era shipyard ever discovered on the East Coast."
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Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
A 22-year-old Shadyside man wanted in connection with a shooting Monday in West River turned himself in to police Tuesday. Danny Gay Jr. of the 1500 block of Lincoln Road arrived at the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office at the Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis at 1:30 p.m. He is a suspect in the shooting of a 56-year-old man who was wounded at his home in the 1000 block of Friendship Lane shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. Police said the victim was shot after a brief verbal dispute with a known suspect, who then fled the scene.
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Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
A 22-year-old Shadyside man wanted in connection with a shooting Monday in West River turned himself in to police Tuesday. Danny Gay Jr. of the 1500 block of Lincoln Road arrived at the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office at the Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis at 1:30 p.m. He is a suspect in the shooting of a 56-year-old man who was wounded at his home in the 1000 block of Friendship Lane shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. Police said the victim was shot after a brief verbal dispute with a known suspect, who then fled the scene.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2010
A man injured after his boat collided with a power boat in southern Anne Arundel County was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Friday, officials said. The crash occurred in the West River, near Shady Side, at about 4:45 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. A witness reported the accident and then held the man alongside his boat until a Coast Guard boat crew arrived to help. Emergency medical technicians were able to stabilize the man aboard the Coast Guard boat, officials said, and he was taken to the YMCA ball field off the Rhode River, where he was transported by a state police helicopter.
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December 8, 2009
A 46-year-old West River man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after Annapolis police said he nearly ran down an officer on bicycle patrol. Annapolis police said that about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, two officers approached a car parked near Larkin Street and Lafayette Avenue, with the officer on the bicycle stopping in front of the car. The car had a driver and one passenger, police said. Police said the other officer tapped on the driver's-side window, and when the driver looked up and saw him, he said, "Oh, [expletive]
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | June 15, 2007
With local nonprofit organizations seeing a big drop in county funding next year and even more cuts on the horizon, these groups depend more than ever on fundraisers. Almost every summertime fundraiser offers a waterfront setting, silent auction and musical entertainment, but one well worth considering at the bargain price of $25 is the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's "Music on the Bay," to be held 2 p.m. June 24 along the banks of West River. The fundraiser will benefit the Capt.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | July 30, 2006
On a dark and stormy Friday, six hardy sailors gathered in Galesville to race tiny, one-sail dinghies called Lasers. The skippers waited out a downpour and then, as the clouds parted around 6 p.m., rigged their boats and headed out. Laser sailing isn't for the smart set. The coat-and-tie yacht club types buy bigger, more expensive boats. And it's not really for families - the tiny cockpit fits only one person. "The Laser is a sailor's sailboat," said Carl Berninger, 72, the oldest member of the Galesville fleet.
NEWS
April 19, 2006
DORIS MITZEL, a retired clergy wife, died on April 6, in her apartment in the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was first of all a mother and wife. She took great joy in providing a warm and loving home. She was an excellent cook providing not only nourishing but also very attractive meals. In 1969 at the suggestion of her youngest child she welcomed into the home an exchange student from Peru. This friendship continued through the years until her death. Doris' interest in the church encompassed Sunday School, the United Methodist Women, camp counseling, and missions.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | March 23, 1993
The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission is suing the county to stop a developer from bulldozing and clearing 12 residential lots at Back Bay Beach, a West River subdivision.The suit, filed Friday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, seeks to overturn a grading permit issued to BMCN Joint Ventures last fall by the county Department of Inspections and Permits.Officials with the 27-member commission declined to comment about the suit yesterday.However, the commission has indicated in the past it believes BMCN's plan to build 71 homes on 22 waterfront acres violates the state Critical Area law. The 1984 statute protects a 1,000-foot strip along the bay and its tributaries from environmentally damaging development.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
On July 3, 2005, JOHN DAVID KOPEC, DVM. Father of Jennifer Marie Steier, Matthew Carl, Michael Kevin and John Christopher Kopec. Brother of Irene Granica, Alphonse and Daniel Kopec. Also survived by three grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at11 A.M. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 101 Owensville Road (Rt. 255), West River, MD 20778. Direct inquiries to Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 410-465-4400.
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March 10, 2005
On MARCH 9, 2005, GRACE CHANEY FUSS of Lothian, MD; wife of the late Eugene Chaney and John A. Fuss; beloved mother of Eugene Chaney Jr., William F. Chaney, Francis H. Chaney II and the late Richard H. Chaney Sr.; stepmother of James A. Fuss, Jane Graham and Jessie A. Harding. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Chaney Family Home, located at 5463 Greenock Road, Lothian, MD on Thursday from 6 to 8 and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Services will be held Saturday, March 12 at 11 A.M. at Christ Episcopal Church, West River, MD, with burial in the church cemetery.
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