The City of Taneytown mayor and council convened for its monthly workshop meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3. A certified public accountant presented findings of the city's 2018 independent audit. Councilman Joe Vigliotti addressed a letter that Councilman Donald Frazier sent to all of the lawmakers body.
The Mount Airy Town Council welcomed its newest addition, Councilwoman Patty Washabaugh, at its monthly meeting Oct. 1. She won the town's first special election Sept. 10. At her first meeting Monday, lawmakers addressed legislation that would alter council liaisons' roles on volunteer commissions.
Howard E. Koontz III, who died Aug. 17, will be recognized with for his altruistic life at the 13th annual Carroll Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year event Oct. 17. Koontz, a dedicated member of the Westminster Rotary Club, will be recognized as the Legacy Philanthropist of the Year.
The public poured into the Hampstead Town Hall, in an unprecedented fashion, for a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Wednesday. Town officials slated time for developers and concerned residents to talk about a 100-acre development proposal dubbed Hampstead Overlook.
Brewery Fire co-owner Dave Palmer fielded a variety of questions after giving a brief presentation to the Taneytown Planning Commission Monday, Sept. 24. The startup brewery recently won the Carroll Biz Challenge and is eager to establish a home in Taneytown, but needs a special zoning exception.
A group of Ukrainian diplomats toured Sykesville. “The participants [were] eager to learn how local economic development is set here, how [nonprofits] help to stimulate growth of existing business, development of entrepreneurship,” said Vitaliy Yurkiv, an economic development specialist from Kyiv.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced Tuesday that, with the help of volunteers, it will plant over 1,000 trees along Little Pipe Creek in October. The nine acres of forest will serve as a riparian buffer between cattle and crop fields and the stream to help stop pollution from reaching the bay.
Local Christian outreach center Shepherd’s Staff on Wednesday announced it would continue its three-decade coat drive tradition. The 31st Call for Coats Program will be open Saturday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Nov. 16,
Manchester-resident Gabriel “Gabe” Miller went through puberty early. It’s a symptom of the rare disorder he lives with. Gabe can’t go to public school because of his immune system, so his mother educates him at home. He can’t play sports, either, and social opportunities are tough to come by.
The Westminster Mayor and Common Council convened Monday, Sept. 17 to go over the latest details concerning the biggest project in city history — an approximately $70-million overhaul of its wastewater treatment facility.
More than a year after the fatal crash, friends, family and colleagues gathered Saturday at Monument City Brewing Company in Baltimore to celebrate Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Eckels Jr.’s life. The Manchester native was among 10 Navy sailors killed in 2017 aboard the USS John S. McCain.
Westminster's Tevis Energy sent resources and workers to Virginia and the Carolinas to fuel trucks and generators as Hurricane Florence took aim. It’s a paid gig, but that doesn’t take away from the support they’re providing and risk workers are shouldering as the storm prepares to wreak havoc.
MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a local agricultural lender announced Tuesday an Oct. 31 deadline for those interested to register for its AgBiz Masters Educational Program. Developed by Dr. David Kohl, a Virginia Tech professor, the AgBiz Masters teaches new farmers the how-to's of the farm industry.
Until 1971, the impressive structure at 121 Longwell Ave. in Westminster was the home to Westminster High School, a local history buff said. Now East Middle School, the last high schoolers to graduate from the Longwell Avenue facility did so in '71, Don Warner said.
The Taneytown Mayor and City Council debated, at their monthly workshop Wednesday, whether to reprimand Councilman Donald Frazier after he allegedly violated the city’s code of conduct by refusing to refund the city more than $1,000 it advanced him.
Teachers and administrators cheered on young pupils as they walked off buses for their first day of the 2018 school year at Robert Moton Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 4. It's about positive attitudes and making the youngsters feel comfortable, Principle Darryl Robbins said.
Scott Sirchio, 45, is one of three candidates running for the Mount Airy Town Council seat vacated by former Councilman Scott Strong. A planning commission alternate, Sirchio said he wants to ensure a prosperous future by prioritizing economic development and securing natural resources if elected.
Patty Washabaugh, 59, is one of three candidates running for the Mount Airy Town Council seat vacated by former Councilman Scott Strong. A six-year veteran of the town's planning commission, Washabaugh has put her stamp on the planning and zoning process, but feels she's ready for a bigger role.
Mount Airy special election candidate Matt McDonough is young at 18 years old, but his message to residents is that of an old soul: Don't change Mount Airy. He wants to keep the town's population around 10,000 people. McDonough is opposed to residential development and big corporations coming.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery attempt at a 7-Eleven, located at 2101 Sandymount Road in Finksburg, early Wednesday morning. The suspect is described as a slender, white female. Detectives are seeking information in regards to the incident.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office announced that it, in collaboration with a handful of local law enforcement agencies, will operate a sobriety checkpoint over Labor Day weekend. The Sheriff's Office is partnering with Maryland State Police, Hampstead police, Sykesville police, among others.
Recent examples of high-profile crimes, including shootings, in the City of Westminster prompted residents to raise their concerns publicly on multiple occasions. But Westminster police statistics show that serious crime is decreasing, apart from a few outliers.
A Crownsville man was arrested after allegedly being caught in Carroll County speeding in a stolen car Saturday, Aug. 18, police said. Jared Temple, 19, of the 900 block of Indian Creek Lane, was charged with unlawfully taking a vehicle, according to charging documents.
Hampstead's Planning and Zoning Commission on Aug. 22 approved a new business, welcoming an entrepreneur raised in Carroll County home, and a new lighting project at a local used-car dealership. Daughter's Cafe likely will join an illuminated Hampstead Pre-Owned Auto Sales on Main Street.
A Westminster man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 18 after he broke in to an apartment and slapped a woman, police said. Keith Shifflett, 59, of the unit block of Madison Street, was charged with fourth-degree burglary, home invasion and second-degree assault, according to electronic court records.
Matt McDonough, Dr. Scott Sirchio and Patty Washabaugh, the three candidates running in Mount Airy's first special election, fielded citizen-submitted questions at candidate forum Aug. 16. Sirchio and Washabaugh are on the town's planning commission, McDonough just graduated from high school.
A torrent of flood water rushed through a Westminster public works facility July 25, damaging the building extensively and prompting utilities workers to salvage expensive equipment. City officials estimate the damages to cost between $150,000 and $175,000.
The Town of Hampstead swore in its new police chief at a mayor and council meeting Tuesday, Aug, 14. Hampstead Police Chief David Snyder changed uniforms for the first time in 33 years. He was surprised by his former colleagues at his oath of office ceremony.
There was standing room only at the City of Westminster’s Mayor and Council meeting Monday, Aug. 13, as residents attended en masse following citywide concerns of increasing crime, including reports of a stolen vehicle Monday morning.
Carroll Restaurant Week starts Sunday, Aug. 12, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 19. The event is strategically celebrated in August every year because it’s a time restaurants usually struggle. Eazy Does It Bar & Grille, a cajun restaurant in Taneytown, is participating for the first time.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the City of Westminster a certificate recognizing financial reporting excellence. The 140-page report includes government balance sheets, statement of revenues, cash flows and statistics, among other items.
Taneytown’s Mayor and City Council convened for their monthly workshop meeting Wednesday, Aug. 8 to discuss potential annexations, a leaky public works building roof and an amendment to the city charter.
Two officers from the Westminster Police Department met with residents from The Greens community Thursday after a string of auto thefts and increasing concerns about crime. The officers listened to the community's concerns, fielded questions and offered advice.
The Mount Airy Mayor and Town Council on Monday, Aug. 6, voted unanimously in favor of ordinance 2018-7, which amends the town’s 2018-2019 budget to include money for the impending special election — Mount Airy’s first.