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The hearing will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in Room 003 of the
The proposed chapter specifies the procedure the board must follow to appoint a chief and what the chief's powers and responsibilities will be. It also stipulates duties that county officers will have.
News Briefs: Parade, trick-or-treating set in
Parade, trick-or-treating set in
The annual Halloween Parade in
The parade begins at 6 p.m. at
For more details, call Junior Fisher at 410-848-1180.
Meanwhile, the Mayor and Common Council have designated the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 31 to be Halloween trick-or-treating night.
Trick-or-treating should be conducted between the hours of dusk and 8 p.m. and restricted to children age 12 and under. Children should be accompanied by parents or adult guardians.
Residents who wish to participate should turn on their outside lights. Children should wear light-colored clothing so as to be more visible, and only visit houses in their neighborhood that have outside lights on.
Motorists are asked to pay special care on the evening of Oct. 31.
For a comprehensive list of other local events in
Note: I write for the
baltimoresun.com: October 21, 2007
Beginning with next Sunday's editions, our Carroll County readers will be getting a new publication with expanded coverage of the news, people and events in one of Maryland's fastest-growing counties.
This new tabloid publication will be called the Sunday Carroll Eagle. It will be delivered with your Sunday Sun, and it also will be included in editions purchased at retail locations throughout
The Sunday Carroll Eagle will provide our readers with new and deeper local coverage than is currently contained in The Sun's Carroll section. It will be produced by Patuxent Publishing, part of The Baltimore Sun Media Group, which already publishes the weekly
With the arrival of this new publication, we will no longer publish the current Carroll section in the Sunday Sun.
Of course, our readers can continue to follow news about
July 14th, 2007
Solid Waste Management Forum at
The event took place in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at
The event was not as well attended as many would have liked but nevertheless, hopefully there were enough folks there to continue a discussion of alternative ways of managing municipal solid waste instead of collecting it and burying it in the ground.
For more information on Waste Management and Waste to Energy issues please click on: Environmentalism Solid Waste Management; Environmentalism Solid Waste Management Waste to Energy; or… Energy Independence or the label, Environmentalism.
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:18 PM
Subject: EAGLE ALERT: County opens "cooling centers"
May 31st, 2007
May 31, 2007 -
* Citizen Services office building,
* Mount Airy Senior and Community Center,
* North Carroll Senior and Community Center, 2328 Hanover Pike, Greenmount
* South Carroll Senior and Community Center,
* Taneytown Senior and Community Center,
Officials said water will be available for those who need it at any of the cooling centers.
* Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.
* Wear loose, lightweight, and light-colored.·
* Eat fewer proteins and drink plenty of water.
* Stay in air-conditioning.
For more safety tips, refer to the Citizen's Guide to Emergency Preparedness, available online at http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/pubsafe/emer-prep.pdf, or by contacting the Emergency Management Division at 410-386-2877.
For information about Carroll's senior and community centers, call the Bureau of Aging at 410-386-3800.
A discussion about the legacy of slavery in
March 5th, 2007
Kudos to Ms. Volkmann for once again working hard to bring alive yet another important issue that needs to be further discussed in
In “Carroll County, free at last?,” I am quoted:
“Explaining (the legacy of slavery in
Carroll’s future, Dayhoff said, lies in embracing its diversity.
“In order to go forward, we need to meaningfully address old wounds,” he said. “Done correctly, it can bring us closer together. A meaningful portion of the quality of life we enjoy today in
The column that I have already filed with my editor for the Westminster Eagle for this coming Wednesday will also explore the subject of the legacy of slavery in
On the issue of the Dred Scott decision; if you will recall this was the subject discussed between Maryland Blogger Alliance members Crablaw, Maryland Conservatarian, Soccer Dad and I last November 2006:
“20061115 Taney Taneytown and Tupac Shakur” and “20061120 Crablaw’s stand-up mea culpa.” and “20061122 Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney” and “Thank You to Kevin Dayhoff and MD Conservatarian for Taney Correction.” and “Crablaw’s reflection on Chief Justice Taney” and never mind that Taneytown history stuff…, we got that solved… here and here.”
On March 12th, 2007 there will be a public presentation on the subject of the legacy of slavery in
“Many Rivers Crossed”
Sponsored by the
In Partnership with
The Enoch Pratt Library
Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality
Carroll County Public Schools
With Special Guest appearance by Dr. Jesse Glass
A presentation by Enoch Pratt Library regarding:
v Collecting and Organizing Family papers
v Examples of Documents
v Slaves Census
v Immigration Records
v Vital Records
v Preserving Family records
v What to think about when collecting documents
v The role of informal oral history
v Where the library can help
March 12, 2007
At the Board of