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Barbara Mikulski

Over long career, Mikulski kept Carroll in Mind

Over long career, Mikulski kept Carroll in Mind

A tiny, icy snowball might not look like much next to a giant slush pile, but roll it down the snow covered hill and its a seed that can grow into something huge. In 2008, that seemingly tiny snowball seed was a $331,000 earmark U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, helped obtain for the Carroll County Youth Services Bureau, a mental health clinic serving low income people. The giant slush pile was the $7 million the clinic needed to move out of its overcrowded space in a strip mall and into a new facility on Kate Wagner Road in Westminster in 2009, according to Executive Director Lynn Davis. That $331,000 earmark turned into something big indeed. "It was one of our first...