March 25, 2011
Yard waste collection Howard County's Bureau of Environmental Services will resume weekly yard waste collections, beginning Friday, April 1, and continuing through Jan. 20. Yard waste collection will be picked up once a week during a resident's regular recycling day and should be placed outside by 6 a.m. Allowable yard waste items include grass, leaves, hedge clippings/light brush, small limbs or branches less than 4 inches in diameter and...
January 27, 2008
Kidsave International is seeking host families for its Maryland Summer Miracles Program, which brings orphanage children, ages 7 to 12, to the U.S. to experience family life and attend camp. The intent is for children to meet a family interested in adopting or advocating on their behalf. Host families are needed for an expected seven children from Taiwan for five weeks during July and August. Host families are expected to provide a loving, stable environment for the child, get the child to camp, attend all required Kidsave functions and advocate for the child during his/her visit.
July 22, 2007
Aberdeen fined over mercury spill Aberdeen will pay a $200 fine and nearly $700 in restitution to the county's hazardous materials team, which responded to a small mercury spill at the city's water treatment plant two months ago. The costs are in addition to the more than $5,000 the city paid a private contractor to clean up the spill in a little-used building at the plant. A pressure switch weighted with mercury broke and leaked onto the floor in early May. Harford County's Local Emergency Planning Committee, which assessed the fine, was critical of the city's almost-one-week delay in notifying the county's hazardous materials team.
June 24, 2007
The Mount Airy Economic Development Commission will hold a business breakfast in partnership with Brunswick Main Street, Frederick County at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Brunswick City Hall, 1 W. Potomac St. Speaker Casey Willson will explain how shopping at locally owned small businesses keeps three times more dollars in the community in "The Multiplier Effect." The program will explore how cities can create a livable and sustainable local economy and how the community, from business owners to government, can work together to achieve this goal.
April 21, 2004
To keep pace with the costs of trash disposal, the Carroll County commissioners approved yesterday increases in the fees charged at the Northern Landfill. Haulers will pay $54 per ton, an increase of $3. Individual cars will see a 50-cent increase, to $4.50, to dispose of trash. Tipping fees, paid by trash haulers and residents who take refuse to the county's landfill on Route 140 near Westminster, pay the bulk of solid-waste operating costs. The county last increased the fees in 2002.
November 23, 2003
Abingdon man charged with child abduction An Abingdon man was arrested Wednesday at Bel Air Middle School and has been charged with one count of child abduction. He is being held without bond, Harford County authorities said. Gary Linwood Williams, 24, was seen in the school parking lot around dismissal time with a 12-year-old sixth-grader, schools spokesman Donald R. Morrison said. Morrison said Williams had befriended the youngster that afternoon. Williams, who is accused of trying to sign the pupil out at school dismissal, was taken to the school office, where Bel Air police arrested him, Morrison said.