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By Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare and Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service has hired a new contractor to finish the Westminster post office and plans to open the facility July 20 after months of delay.The old contractor, Charles J. Frank of Hunt Valley, seemed unaware yesterday that he had been replaced. He did not know about next month's opening date until told of it by a reporter."It's about time, it's long overdue," he said of the scheduled opening.The $2.7 million replacement building at Woodward and Hahn streets has been finished since October, Frank said.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2009
Westminster coach Mary Rivera constantly tells her team about the importance of defense. In fact, she'll regularly make them play one person short in practice to emphasize the need to work together on defense. Those lessons paid off again Tuesday, when the visiting Owls turned in another strong effort on defense, making Meghan Macera's early goal stand up as No. 2 Westminster posted its ninth shutout of the season, a 1-0 victory over No. 8 Century in a battle of unbeaten teams. Westminster (13-0)
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2000
It's official: An Owings Mills design company has bought Westminster's post office building on East Main Street, a historic structure seen as key to a healthy downtown business district. Kohn Design and Printing Co. purchased the red brick building at 83 Main St. from the U.S. Postal Service for $519,000, and will relocate its business from Baltimore County. The building had been vacant and for sale since the post office relocated to Englar Business Park in 1998. "It's wonderful," said R. Douglas Mathias, executive director of Greater Westminster Development Corp.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2003
A speeding, airborne car slammed into a pole on Route 30 near the border between Baltimore and Carroll counties, killing one girl instantly and trapping another in the wreckage. Michael J. Fischer, then a 19- year-old volunteer firefighter, answered the call and cradled the dying teen-ager. "I literally held that girl for maybe an hour and a half, and she died in my arms," Fischer said in an interview last week after he was named commander of the state police Westminster barracks. "At that point, at my age, it was a life-altering experience."
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1998
After nearly a year's delay, the new Westminster post office opened yesterday, promising shorter lines, quicker service and more than enough parking.Postal employees, spit-polished in pressed shirts and ties, stood at the entrance to the building at 345 Woodward Road in Englar Business Park and greeted customers. Many patrons looked a little wide-eyed and lost as they walked into the $2.7 million facility.That is understandable -- it is not the post office they once knew.For starters, the new building has 64 parking spaces out front.
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December 21, 1993
The Westminster post office, along with other Baltimore metropolitan offices, is offering extended holiday hours so residents can mail last-minute packages and cards.Post offices will stay open until 6 p.m. through Thursday. Window services will close at noon Friday.Delivery service will not be affected Friday by post office hours. Collection of mail from street boxes will follow a Saturday schedule on Friday. Post offices will be closed Christmas Day.
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February 25, 1998
The Westminster Common Council voted unanimously at its regular Monday night meeting to confirm the mayor's reappointments of two members of the city's parks board.Mayor Kenneth A. Yowan reappointed Barbara E. Parker of the 900 block of Wampler Lane and Peter E. Loats of the first block of W. Green St.They will serve two years on the seven-member board, which includes representatives from the city and the county.Westminster post office is extending its hoursThe Westminster post office will have longer hours beginning Saturday.
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June 17, 1998
It might take an act of Congress to open the Westminster post office, or at least an inquiry from Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett.The Western Maryland Republican wrote to Postmaster General William J. Henderson yesterday urging him to open the newly built post office in Englar Road Business Center. Construction was completed in the fall."There is considerable concern in Carroll County over the continued delay in opening" the U.S. Postal Service facility, Bartlett wrote. The building "appears to be ready to serve the public, but it remains closed and inoperative -- much to the public's dismay."
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1998
City officials will meet next week with U.S. Postal Service representatives to discuss the future of the downtown Westminster post office, which is scheduled to close on July 18."We're meeting to see what's going to happen with that building," said Thomas B. Beyard, the city's director of planning and public works. "We'd like to see some retail, like the sale of stamps, continue at that site."R. Douglas Mathias, executive director of the Greater Westminster Development Corp., has received several proposals to operate the retail service on a contract basis.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1999
Postal service returned to Westminster's Main Street yesterday with the official opening of a satellite office at Giulianova Groceria at the Winchester Exchange Building.Owner Tony D'Eugenio said he was in at 6: 15 a.m., hours before state and local officials arrived for a ribbon-cutting. "I've been cooking -- lentil bean soup, fresh spaghetti sauce. I had some baking to do, and I had to make lasagna."D'Eugenio said he hopes the post office window at the rear of his store will boost business when postal patrons get a whiff of what's cooking.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | August 31, 2000
It's official: An Owings Mills design company has bought Westminster's post office building on East Main Street, a historic structure seen as key to a healthy downtown business district. Kohn Design and Printing Co. purchased the red brick building at 83 Main St. from the U.S. Postal Service for $519,000, and will relocate its business from Baltimore County. The building had been vacant and for sale since the post office relocated to Englar Business Park in 1998. "It's wonderful," said R. Douglas Mathias, executive director of Greater Westminster Development Corp.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1999
Postal service returned to Westminster's Main Street yesterday with the official opening of a satellite office at Giulianova Groceria at the Winchester Exchange Building.Owner Tony D'Eugenio said he was in at 6: 15 a.m., hours before state and local officials arrived for a ribbon-cutting. "I've been cooking -- lentil bean soup, fresh spaghetti sauce. I had some baking to do, and I had to make lasagna."D'Eugenio said he hopes the post office window at the rear of his store will boost business when postal patrons get a whiff of what's cooking.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1998
Realizing that it's hard to break a nearly hundred-year-old habit, the U.S. Postal Service has replaced one of the six outside mailboxes removed last weekend from the post office on Westminster's Main Street.Letters and packages have been sent from the downtown area since 1899, and the disappearance of the collection boxes was not well received by longtime customers. Postal workers removed the boxes as they completed their move to a new facility in Englar Business Park."In response to customer needs, we put a box back in front of the old post office," said Irene Lericos, manager of corporate relations at the U.S. Postal Service Center in Columbia.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1998
After nearly a year's delay, the new Westminster post office opened yesterday, promising shorter lines, quicker service and more than enough parking.Postal employees, spit-polished in pressed shirts and ties, stood at the entrance to the building at 345 Woodward Road in Englar Business Park and greeted customers. Many patrons looked a little wide-eyed and lost as they walked into the $2.7 million facility.That is understandable -- it is not the post office they once knew.For starters, the new building has 64 parking spaces out front.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1998
City officials will meet next week with U.S. Postal Service representatives to discuss the future of the downtown Westminster post office, which is scheduled to close on July 18."We're meeting to see what's going to happen with that building," said Thomas B. Beyard, the city's director of planning and public works. "We'd like to see some retail, like the sale of stamps, continue at that site."R. Douglas Mathias, executive director of the Greater Westminster Development Corp., has received several proposals to operate the retail service on a contract basis.
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By Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare and Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service has hired a new contractor to finish the Westminster post office and plans to open the facility July 20 after months of delay.The old contractor, Charles J. Frank of Hunt Valley, seemed unaware yesterday that he had been replaced. He did not know about next month's opening date until told of it by a reporter."It's about time, it's long overdue," he said of the scheduled opening.The $2.7 million replacement building at Woodward and Hahn streets has been finished since October, Frank said.
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By Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare and Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service has hired a new contractor to finish the Westminster post office and plans to open the facility July 20 after months of delay.The old contractor, Charles J. Frank of Hunt Valley, seemed unaware yesterday that he had been replaced. He did not know about next month's opening date until told of it by a reporter."It's about time, it's long overdue," he said of the scheduled opening.The $2.7 million replacement building at Woodward and Hahn streets has been finished since October, Frank said.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
Westminster appears likely to get a new post office by 1998 -- a decade after federal budget cuts deferred the move.The U.S. Postal Service's plan to build a new post office on 2.5 acres in Englar Business Park is up for a decision by the Postal Service's regional operations office."
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By Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare and Jackie Powder and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service has hired a new contractor to finish the Westminster post office and plans to open the facility July 20 after months of delay.The old contractor, Charles J. Frank of Hunt Valley, seemed unaware yesterday that he had been replaced. He did not know about next month's opening date until told of it by a reporter."It's about time, it's long overdue," he said of the scheduled opening.The $2.7 million replacement building at Woodward and Hahn streets has been finished since October, Frank said.
NEWS
June 17, 1998
It might take an act of Congress to open the Westminster post office, or at least an inquiry from Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett.The Western Maryland Republican wrote to Postmaster General William J. Henderson yesterday urging him to open the newly built post office in Englar Road Business Center. Construction was completed in the fall."There is considerable concern in Carroll County over the continued delay in opening" the U.S. Postal Service facility, Bartlett wrote. The building "appears to be ready to serve the public, but it remains closed and inoperative -- much to the public's dismay."
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