Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maryland State Police Line of Duty Death: On March 25, 1998, Trooper Raymond Armstead


Maryland State Police Line of Duty Death: On March 25, 1998, Trooper Raymond Armstead, 27 years old and a 14 month veteran of the Maryland State Police died in a car crash while on duty. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/maryland-state-police-line-of-duty.html

On March 25, 1998, Trooper Raymond Armstead, 27 years old and a 14 month veteran of the Maryland State Police was operating his patrol vehicle northbound on I-295, south of Powder Mill Road in Prince George's County when he observed someone on the shoulder of the road waving their arms for assistance.

Realizing there had been an accident, Trooper Armstead attempted to cross the lanes of traffic to assist the stranded motorists. As Trooper Armstead focused on the shoulder activity, the traffic ahead of him stopped. Trooper Armstead's patrol car collided with a van that was stopped in front of him causing him to become trapped in his vehicle for approximately 30 minutes. Once extracted, Trooper Armstead was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3:00 pm
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Obituary for Firefighter EMS provider Robin Flater Chenoweth, 56, of Finksburg


Obituary for Firefighter EMS provider Robin Flater Chenoweth, 56, of Finksburg


Robin Flater Chenoweth, age 56, of Finksburg, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Long View Nursing Home, Manchester.

Born March 2, 1959, in Baltimore, Maryland she was the daughter of Carole L. Gettel Flater of Finksburg and the late Thomas M. Flater, Jr.

Robin had been a career paramedic in Carroll County for many years. She loved animals and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her mother are daughter, Megan E. Chenoweth of Westminster, brother and sister-in-law, Thomas, III and Samantha Flater of Finksburg and nephews, Noah and Dylan Flater of Finksburg.

The family will receive friends on Monday March 23rd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 pm. With a prayer service to follow at 7pm. at the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Hall 6680 Sykesville Rd., Sykesville, MD, US, 21784

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 24 10:00 am at the Fire Hall with Deacon Charlie Barnhart officiating. Interment will be in Providence Cemetery, Gamber.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the fire department of one's choice, to the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland 21158 or Carroll Hospice Dove House 292 Stoner Ave. Westminster, Md. 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.haightfuneralhome.com

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Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/carroll-county-fire-fighter-and-ems.html

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sadly, I just heard that Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away at 3:20 pm. She was surrounded by family and friends. Details on arrangements will be posted once finalized... We are all so sad and will miss our friend dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and our colleagues. Photo by Richard Koons Photography

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In this picture from July 12, 2009, Robin Chenoweth checks on the welfare of a firefighter at an early morning apartment fire at 500 Robin’s Way in Westminster. Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2009/07/early-morning-westminster-fire-sends.html

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Arrangements for Robin Chenoweth were just announced…Viewing Monday with services Tuesday morning. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/carroll-county-fire-fighter-and-ems.html

Update, Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2015: Funeral arrangements for Robin Chenoweth have just been announced… It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Robin Chenoweth.


Viewings will be held at Sykesville FD on Monday 3/23 from 1400-1600 and 1800-2000 with a Fire Dept Memorial Service at 1900hrs. Funeral Service will be Tuesday 3/24 at Sykesville FD at 1000hrs with a procession to the Church in Gamber for interment. A lunch-in will follow at Gamber FD. 
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away

Arrangements for Robin Chenoweth were just announced…Viewing Monday with services Tuesday morning. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/carroll-county-fire-fighter-and-ems.html

Update, Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2015: Funeral arrangements for Robin Chenoweth have just been announced… It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Robin Chenoweth.

Viewings will be held at Sykesville FD on Monday 3/23 from 1400-1600 and 1800-2000 with a Fire Dept Memorial Service at 1900hrs. Funeral Service will be Tuesday 3/24 at Sykesville FD at 1000hrs with a procession to the Church in Gamber for interment. A lunch-in will follow at Gamber FD. 

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Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/carroll-county-fire-fighter-and-ems.html

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sadly, I just heard that Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away at 3:20 pm. She was surrounded by family and friends. Details on arrangements will be posted once finalized... We are all so sad and will miss our friend dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and our colleagues. Photo by Richard Koons Photography

In this picture from July 12, 2009, Robin Chenoweth checks on the welfare of a firefighter at an early morning apartment fire at 500 Robin’s Way in Westminster. Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2009/07/early-morning-westminster-fire-sends.html
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Friday, March 20, 2015

My copy of the pamphlet on the 1979 Maryland Public Ethics Law and some thoughts on the current Maryland Ethics disclosure law.

My copy of the pamphlet on the 1979 Maryland Public Ethics Law and some thoughts on the current Maryland Ethics disclosure law.


For your files, please find from my old papers a copy of a pamphlet that the State Dept. of Legislative References published in early 1979 about the newly enacted Maryland Public Ethics Law which went into effect on July 1, 1979.

I have long-since forgotten the context of the law or what particular incident may have precipitated the law.

I do remember that at the time fulfilling the requirements of the law were relatively effortless and unremarkable.

According to some individuals close to the situation, “legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2010 required local ethics ordinances to be at least as stringent as state law. At the time, many municipal government officials expressed alarm over the breadth of the new financial disclosure requirements. Municipal officials were concerned that the broad requirements would deter capable new candidates from seeking local office and influence current elected officials to decline to seek reelection.

“Bills introduced in the 2014 session of the General Assembly by Senator Raskin and Delegates Gilchrist and Haddaway-Riccio sought to exempt local municipal elected officials from disclosing certain items.

In 2015, the Maryland Municipal League is taking a different approach to this legislation. Rather than exempting elected municipal officials and candidates for municipal office from filing financial disclosure statements, or certain information therein, this legislation would shield certain confidential information from public inspection absent a finding by a local ethics commission of a violation of any part of the municipalities’ financial disclosure or conflict of interest requirements.

“Specifically, the law would shield information regarding a spouse or dependent child, and, unless related to a business entity with which the municipality has conducted business within the last 10 years, the candidate or elected official’s interests in real property located outside the municipal corporation, interests in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, employment information, and indebtedness.

“All of the above information would still be reported and submitted to the local ethics commission, be available to the local board of elections, and to the courts; however, it would not be releasable to the public absent a finding by the ethics commission of a violation.”

I was elected to the Common Council of the City of Westminster in 1999 and served as Mayor from 2001 until 2005.  In these capacities, and particularly as Mayor, I expended numerous hours engaged in activities in furtherance of the interests of the City and its residents and businesses.

At all times during my elected service, I worked in non-City-related employment, as a businessman, farmer, artist, and free-lance journalist.

I currently find the requirements of the Model Ordinance to be unreasonably burdensome. Although, in my capacity as an elected official, I thoroughly understand that I have no reasonable expectation of privacy as to information that is relevant to my service as a municipal employee, the Model Ordinance presents an opportunity for an excessive arbitrary invasion of my personal privacy, unrelated to the purpose and intent of the State Public Ethics Law, because the required disclosures would include information neither relevant, material, nor reasonably calculated to lead to the disclosure of pertinent information related in any way to my public service.

I take pride and satisfaction in my past service for our citizens as an elected official in Westminster, notwithstanding the fact that my expenses as an elected official exceeded the compensation provided by the Charter of the City of Westminster

I am unaware of any conduct by a City elected official or by a candidate for City elective office during my tenure that presented either a conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest that would have been identified and corrected by the Model Ordinance but that would have been missed by the City’s Proposed Ordinance.

In my view, the provisions of the Model Ordinance, if not modified and revised as set forth in the City’s Proposed Ordinance, impose a substantial hardship and an undue intrusion upon the personal privacy of persons who choose to run for and serve in public office in the City of Westminster, without accomplishing any significant benefit in terms of protecting the public that would justify the hardship or invasion of privacy.

Although I, along with current and former municipal officials throughout the state, understand that in order for municipal government, the government that is closest to the people, to be effective, it must be transparent and open, approachable and accessible.

Strong ethics ordinances are critical for local government to effective, vibrant and meaningful.

My family has been involved in municipal government for many-generations dating back to before the 1890s. It is my insight that adoption of the Model Ordinance is over-kill and as such would significantly reduce the availability of qualified individuals for public service and encourages currently- elected officials to decline to seek reelection.

I do not know the status of the current legislation in the Maryland General Assembly. I do know that the current law is so severe, punishing and draconian that many good folks who would make great local municipal officials have quietly opted-out of participating in local government as a result of the new law.

Many current officials have determined that it is punitive in nature but find themselves unwilling to publicly challenge it for fear of being subjected to political and media ridicule – so they have simply decided to quietly opt-out from serving.

It should be further noted that no one can serve in public office without the support of their family. Family members across the state have objected to disclosing aspects of their personal life that have nothing to do with the material conduct of municipal government.

The nature and breadth of issues that municipal government officials deal with are far narrower than those that state and even county officials address. It stands to reason that the nature and breadth of financial disclosure of municipal officials versus state officials should parallel those differences.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hank Martin, Westminster businessman, died March 7, 2015


Howard "Hank" John Martin Born: Wed., Apr. 13, 1960 Died: Sat., Mar. 7, 2015

Howard John “Hank” Martin, 54, of New Windsor, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, from injuries sustained in an accident.  Born April 13, 1960 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Therese M. Sprat Martin and Thomas D. Martin of Pocomoke, MD.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Kimberly L. Martin.

He owned and operated Hank’s Lock and Key on Main Street in Westminster since 2001.  He attended Randallstown High School, was a member of the Westminster Elks Lodge No. 2277, where he served as the Exalted Ruler from 2013-2014, member of AOPA, former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Eagles and BUCS Club.

He enjoyed flying, working in his yard, crossword puzzles, growing flowers and vegetables and spending time with his granddaughter Amy.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by daughters Jessica Martin and fiancé Joseph Lopatta of Gamber, Hanna Martin of New York, NY and Katherine Martin of New Windsor, a granddaughter Amy Barfoot, siblings Peter, Patrick, Regina, Kirsten, Thomas, Merry, Matthew, Tara, Rebecca, Adrian, Rachel and Lisa, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Karen Enders of Finksburg.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 10 to 12 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.


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Monday, March 9, 2015

African American Trailblazers of Carroll County: Pioneers in Education



Published on Jan 29, 2015
The Pioneers in Education program is a part of the African American Trailblazers of Carroll County series. This segment features interviews with Virginia R. Harrison, Delmar Gillus, and C. Theresa Franklin. Hear the exceptional stories of all of the "Trailblazers" in this powerful series.

African American Trailblazers of Carroll County: Pioneers in Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NmnKBcDBXQ
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 10, 2015 Historical Society Box Lunch Talk: Westminster Municipal Band

At the March 10, 2015 Historical Society Box Lunch Talk at Grace Hall in Grace Lutheran Church, Westminster Municipal Band director Sandy Miller will give a presentation on the history of the Westminster Municipal Band.

Westminster Municipal Band: Making Music in Three Centuries

The Westminster Municipal Band has been providing great music in Carroll County and surrounding areas playing concerts and parades for more than 122 years. Sandy Miller, Band Director, will provide an overview of the band’s history, accomplishments and awards from the past to the present. Band members will complement the presentation with remembrances of their time with the band and play some musical selections for your enjoyment.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Member $3, Non Member $7. For more information on membership, contact us at Info@HSCCmd.org or at 410-848-6494

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The Box Lunch Talk (BLT) program attracts scores of local history enthusiasts every month! These hour-long events – easily our most popular – begin promptly at Noon on the second Tuesday of every month in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church; 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. http://gracelc.org/

Free parking is available in the lot on Carroll Street. Enter the building through Entrance #2, on Carroll Street.

Past topics include “The Wines of Central Maryland, Past Present & Future;” “Historic Barns of Carroll County;” and “Where is Grandma Hiding?” - Which showed guests how to explore their genealogy.

Participating is inexpensive and easy! Guests bring their lunch and enjoy a small selection of beverages and dessert. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

To see our current BLT schedule, pick up a copy of our newsletter The Courier, check out our calendar online, or give us a call at 410-848-6494. Programs are subject to change without prior notice.

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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Lunch is not available for purchase; participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided.

Member $3, Non Member $7. For more information on membership, contact us at Info@HSCCmd.org or at 410-848-6494

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Membership at the Historical Society of Carroll County!


Sign up for an individual or family membership at the Historical Society of Carroll County!

Individual and family memberships include these benefits:

•Your subscription to our Carroll Courier newsletter featuring Society news & event information!

•Your subscription to our Carroll History Journal about Carroll County history!

•Free admission to the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House Museum!

•Free use of the Research Library featuring genealogical sources, old news articles, books, and other historical documents!

•Discounted admission to our monthly Box Lunch Talk series—just $3 for members!

•A discount on most purchases in The Shop at Cockey's!

•Discounted bus trips to museums & historic sites throughout the region!

•Our annual meeting, special events, educational programs, lectures, workshops and more!

Individual $50

Family $75 (all dependents living under the same roof)

Senior $40 (60 yrs. or older)

Senior Household $55 (all dependents living under the same roof)

For more information on membership, contact us at Info@HSCCmd.org or at 410-848-6494 x200.


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Membership at the Historical Society of Carroll County!

Sign up for an individual or family membership at the Historical Society of Carroll County!

Individual and family memberships include these benefits:

•Your subscription to our Carroll Courier newsletter featuring Society news & event information!

•Your subscription to our Carroll History Journal about Carroll County history!

•Free admission to the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House Museum!

•Free use of the Research Library featuring genealogical sources, old news articles, books, and other historical documents!

•Discounted admission to our monthly Box Lunch Talk series—just $3 for members!

•A discount on most purchases in The Shop at Cockey's!

•Discounted bus trips to museums & historic sites throughout the region!

•Our annual meeting, special events, educational programs, lectures, workshops and more!

Individual $50

Family $75 (all dependents living under the same roof)

Senior $40 (60 yrs. or older)

Senior Household $55 (all dependents living under the same roof)

For more information on membership, contact us at Info@HSCCmd.org or at 410-848-6494 x200.


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How much sleep have I lost worrying about daylight saving time? by Kevin Dayhoff




A full week later, I'm still savoring the extra hour of sleep I got last Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when daylight saving time officially ended for 2012.

Of course, I lost that hour in the days since, lying awake thinking about the history of daylight savings time. The March 7, 1947, edition of a local Westminster paper carried an article which gives us some insight into almost a century of controversy over daylight saving time.

Ben Franklin is credited with advocating the value of "daylight saving," in 1784, in a satirical, anonymous letter to the editor of the Journal of Paris. In it, he proposed, among many humorous remedies to the overuse of candles, a tax on shutters, to be enforced by stepped-up police vigilance and the rationing of candles.

It was not until the Standard Time Act was enacted March 19, 1918, that daylight saving time was established in the United States. It was so controversial that it was promptly repealed in 1919.

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, it was re-established nationally early in World War II, and was continuously observed from February 1942 to September 1945. After the war, its use was determined locally among states, counties and communities…


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In 1947, the now-defunct Democratic Advocate wrote that, "By defeating the statewide daylight savings measure, the House of Delegates left the 'time' question up to the individual towns and cities. Baltimore City has already determined that it will have daylight savings and Baltimore County will probably adopt the city's time.

"Westminster will vote on the issue on May 7, 1947. Other towns in Carroll County may use daylight savings time, from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in September. The result is bound to be confusing."

It was not until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that the dates, for the beginning and end of daylight saving time during the summer months, were established.

Congress again meddled with the starting dates during the "energy crisis" years in the mid-1970s. Although the ending date remained in October, the Naval Observatory reports, "In 1974, daylight time began on 6 January and in 1975 it began on 23 February. After those two years the starting date reverted to the last Sunday in April.

"In 1986, a law was passed that shifted the starting date of daylight time to the first Sunday in April, beginning in 1987…"

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 changed the "spring forward" and "fall back" dates once again. The 2005 law mandated that "beginning in 2007, daylight time starts on the second Sunday in March, and ends on the first Sunday in November."

Are you confused enough yet?"

Believe me, it's not worth losing sleep over.


In researching the history of daylight saving time, many articles noted a tale about the old Indian chief who was told of the reasons for daylight saving time. The story goes that he responded, "Only the government could believe that cutting a foot off the top of a blanket and sewing it to the bottom, would make a longer blanket."
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