The Town of Sykesville presented its proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 on Monday — including a 31 percent increase in revenue from the previous fiscal year and a two-cent reduction in property tax rates.
Registration deadlines are fast approaching for two of the Carroll County Farm Museum’s most popular children’s programs: School of the Soldier and Living History Camp. Registration for both is required by April 5.
When Josef Marschall, a Glenelg Country School freshman, outgrew the Children Against Mines program by graduating from the lower school, he decided to take his activism into his own hands with a new mission: an independent fundraising campaign for a land mine detection dog.
Pet parents are invited to bring their dogs to Sykesville’s Dog Days of Springtime on the first Friday of April. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 on Main Street, and the proceeds will benefit the Friends of South Carroll Dog Park.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Maryland that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives; small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by severe flooding on May 27, 2018.
The Carroll County Veterans Independence Project announced Tuesday it will no longer be considering the vacant U.S. Army Reserve building on Malcolm Drive in Westminster for its veterans service center.
Home sales in Carroll County were down 22 percent this February from this time last year. And the slide is a continuing trend across Maryland this year after all of its counties — except Somerset — and Baltimore City experienced a decrease in real estate closings from 2017 to 2018.
When Hampstead resident Harry Griffith, 86, saw that AAA Mid-Atlantic was seeking story submissions from former safety patrollers for its 100th anniversary, he didn’t know his would get him back onto the scene for the first time in 75 years.
Benjamin Wu, Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development deputy secretary, came to Carroll Community College Friday morning for a panel on business growth in the county. He and other state representatives fielded questions about minimum wage, work force housing and small business grants.
Brewery Fire is expecting to open its doors by June 1, but duo Dave Palmer and Jesse Johnson are releasing a collaboration Belgian-style tripel with Westminster’s Pub Dog Brewing Co. on March 28 to get their brews flowing.
Almost 1,000 runners signed up for the 2019 Celtic Canter 5k and accompanying kids run Saturday morning. The race, in its 9th year, has grown from the original 3k St. Patrick’s Day race hosted by Patrick Gallagher, a Westminster dentist, and Dave Johansson, owner of O'Lordan's Irish Pub.
Hena Shami is part of 4 percent of Carroll County Public Schools staff that is not Caucasian. The 26-year-old South Carroll High School chemistry teacher is a first-generation American, who was born in Maryland to a Muslim Pakistani family, and loves her students.
The Sykesville Mayor and Town Council saw the breakdown of capital improvements the town is requesting for the 2020 fiscal year Monday night — which will require 321 percent more from the general fund than last year.
The Town of Hampstead announced Tuesday it will no longer be accepting plastic bags in recycling bins after Hughes Trash Removal notified them the county no longer accepts them. The mandate went into effect across the county a few months ago, but will now be more strictly enforced.
During this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count birders worldwide spotted 6,519 species on 191,507 different checklists. Seventy-nine of those species were found in Carroll County on 114 different local checklists, according to GBBC data, with a sighting of 700 Canada geese at the top of the list.
About 30 people gathered at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville on Friday, Feb. 22, to watch mentalist Dan Eckert. At his monthly performance with his wife and fellow mentalist Kat, he correctly revealed what he predicted last week would be the Friday headlines of the Carroll County Times.
The Carroll County Public School System is seeking nominations for the Rita Board Dowd Award for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrators. This award has been created in memory of Rita Board Dowd, who died in May 2009.
Due to the impending inclement weather and the unpredictability of the timing of the storm, the Sykesville Department of Public Works decided to postpone trash pick-up that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, to Friday, Feb. 22.
The Carroll County Board of Education voted to approve changes to its meeting structure Wednesday in light of meetings where public comment and topics of interest have gone late into the evening, at the expense of teachers, parents and students.
After using five of four allotted inclement weather days this winter, the Carroll County Board of Education voted to add five more days to the academic year to make sure the 180-day school year requirement is met.
The president of Carroll County’s Board of Education, Donna Sivigny, and Superintendent Steve Lockard will be hosting a town meeting this month. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Road, Union Bridge.
As the Board of County Commissioners and Department of Planning near the end of comprehensive rezoning for the industrial, commercial and employment campus zones in the county, the discussion turned to medical cannabis in commercial zones Tuesday.
The Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack responded to and investigated more than 30 collisions between 8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. “Basically, in 39 hours, we handled 32 collisions,” said Barrack Commander Lt. Rebecca Bosley Tuesday afternoon.
The Carroll County Career & Tech Center was quiet around noon Saturday, as the more than 70 participants from Cecil, Harford, Howard, and Baltimore counties were knee-deep in their regional Skills USA challenges.
Hampstead resident Michael Yeboah is also known as Carroll County rapper Da Kid Emm. He is hitting the ground running in 2019, releasing his new music video for the song “Take A Pic” on Jan. 11, and celebrating his 30th birthday on Feb. 4.
The second annual Sykesville Cocoa Crawl sold out of its 500 pre-sale mugs and its 300 available for purchase the day of the Saturday event. By 1 p.m., there were even cocoa crawlers without mugs traversing the stores on Main Street hoping to participate in the fun.
The Westminster Police Department seeks assistance from the public in the investigation of a robbery that occurred Friday evening. At about 4:15 p.m., a lone male suspect robbed the NWSB Bank at 444 WMC Drive.
The 2019 Penguin Random House Book Fair is back this year, and Carroll County Public Library is inviting the county’s readers to join New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford at its kick-off at 7 p.m. March 1 at Carroll Community College.
More than 50 people came to the Feb. 6 public hearing for the Carroll County Board of Education’s proposed 2020 budget. And it was teachers in red who shared their three minutes of public comment back to back for almost an hour — begging for raises and the appreciation that comes along with them.
Myriad Carroll County high school students as they read poetry, speeches, sang songs and presented artwork at the fifth annual African-American Read-In Monday evening — a collaboration between Carroll County Public Schools, the Carroll County Public Library, the NAACP and Carroll Arts Center.