Almost two months into the pay-as-you-throw trash pilot program, the Town of New Windsor is beginning to see success. The program, known as the Fair Trash Reduction (FuTuRe) program, began in November with the first trash pickup on Nov. 6. The pilot is scheduled to last 34 weeks.
Libby Trostle, the college’s senior director corporate services and workforce development, has been appointed to and will assume the role of Vice President of Continuing Education and Training at the start of the year, replacing Karen Merkle.
After more than a year of back and forth discussions between the Board of County Commissioners and the mayor and town council of New Windsor, the two groups implemented a pay-as-you-throw trash pilot program.
North Carroll High, New Windsor Middle and Charles Carroll Elementary schools were closed at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, but in 2018, the Board of County Commissioners determined the fates of two of the buildings and debated what’s next for another.
Former Carroll County Public Schools teacher, principal and Teacher of the Year Kenneth Brian Fischer, 40, pleaded guilty this week to the production of child pornography, bringing some closure to case that began more than one year ago.
A former Carroll County Public Schools’ teacher and principal on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of producing child pornography. Kenneth Brian Fischer, 40, formerly of Westminster, will serve a minimum of 15 years, with a maximum sentence of 25 years.
Amanda Lynn Conners, 38, and Jeffrey Alan Myers, 32, both of the 13000 block of Penn Shop Road, have been charged with home invasion, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first degree assault and second-degree assault.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Public Schools are seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Teacher Awards. The deadline is Jan. 11, according to a news release from CCPS.
Khalil Rich, 19, of the 3000 block of Dudley Avenue, has been charged with theft $1,500 to $25,000, unlawful removal of property, unlawful removal of a motor vehicle and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
James Leo Howes Jr., 53, of the 100 block of Stoner Avenue, was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property of less than $1,000 and theft $100 to $1,500.
In addition to the approval of a feasibility study for a possible East Middle School project, a large portion of Wednesday’s meeting was spent listening to half a dozen educators — plus their union representatives — ask the board for better pay as the contract negotiation process continues.
Brian Keith Zorn, 33, of the 3200 block of Chestnut Street, has been charged with second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, contribute to condition of child/delinquent, fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree assault and harassment, according to electronic court records.
The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating the death of a 35-year-old man who died at Watkins Park last week. The victim, Cass Bunch IV was found with a serious head injury apparently the result of a bicycle accident, according to police.
Paul Justin Francis, 39, of the 2200 block of Kauffman Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana.
The campaign, “Investing in a Brilliant Future,” was announced at the annual Starry Night Gala Dec. 7, and already has hit $6.2 million of its total goal through the quiet portion of its fundraising, according to a news release from Carroll Community College.
Caroline L. Devilbiss — “Toots,” as she was fondly called — was a fixture in Uniontown for nearly 100 years, as constant as the road that runs through the small community. After 98 years, the lifetime Carroll County resident died this week on Dec. 4.
The Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education — with three new members — got its first look at the Fiscal Year 2020 budget Wednesday, which included discussions around needed mental health-related positions.
A Northwest Middle School student won a contest to develop a logo for the Maryland State Department of Education’s Mathematics Department. Leilani Wiswakarma, an eighth grader at the school, won the contest.
The three newest Board of Education members — Tara Battaglia, Patricia Ann Dorsey and Kenny Kiler — each took about one minute to recite their oath, swearing them into the school board for the next four years.
Thousands of Walmart stores across the nation pulled out a handful of the most popular toys Saturday for kids to test out. These included Polly Pocket, Really Rad Robots, Legos, Sharper Image Flip Stunt Rally and Yellies at the Hampstead Walmart.
According to the health department, the string of overdoses could be due to a number of factors, but often are related to heroin or cocaine laced with fentanyl or carfentanil, according to a news release.
Lonnell Brooks, 48, of Westminster, and Thomas Enoff, 44, of Westminster, were both arrested in relation to an undercover prostitution sting that took place Nov. 26 in Columbia, according to the Howard County Police Department.