Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday proposed $1.5 million in funds to help struggling dairy farmers participate in a federal program that aims to protect dairies from plummeting milk prices paired with the rising cost of feeding cows.
Taneytown Mayor James McCarron announced Monday that the city had appointed police Lt. Jason Etzler to acting chief and that it will ask the Maryland Police Training Commission to audit the department’s training records “to ensure that best training practices are being followed.”
Carroll County can expect to experience a 48-hour period of wintry precipitation starting early Monday morning, transitioning into the week, forecasters say. The snow, sleet and, possibly, freezing rain mix are likely to result in a "sloppy mess," one forecaster said.
Taneytown Councilman Bradley Wantz denounced the proposed National Civil War Memorial in the city, moments after Mayor James McCarron announced plans to assemble a committee to delve into the details. “I am wholly opposed to this memorial," he said at the elected officials workshop meeting Feb. 6.
Days after former Taneytown Police Chief William Tyler was federally indicted for illegal machine gun charges, the city's mayor and City Council announced they will have a closed meeting to discuss the state of the department, personnel and any further investigative action the city might take.
The fully automatic firearms obtained by former Taneytown Police Chief William Tyler are far easier for a law enforcement official to purchase for their department than it would be for a member of the public to legally obtain, a local machine gun dealer and former federal agent told the Times.
Mount Airy’s mayor and Town Council on Monday pushed back a decision regarding the proposed Dorseytown annexation and adopted an ordinance that creates a procedure for casting provisional ballots in town elections.
Former Taneytown Police Chief William Tyler on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, was charged with illegally possessing and transporting machine guns, weeks after federal agents searched the police department, Tyler's residence in Fairfield, Pennsylvania and another residence in a town.
Sen. Justin Ready, R-District 5 (Carroll County) introduced a bill that would establish a legal procedure for people who have animals seized after being charged with animal cruelty. On Thursday, animal workers from across Maryland convened for a hearing in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan touted an agenda that focuses on tax relief, cracking down on violent gun crime and accountability in education at his fifth State of the State Address. The tax cuts irked the Maryland Democratic Party, but "struck a chord" with two of Carroll County's state lawmakers.
Members of the Carroll County Farm Bureau descended on Annapolis Wednesday to meet with lobbyists and lawmakers regarding agriculturally-focused legislation at the Maryland Farm Bureau’s legislative breakfast. Farmers talked to Sen. Katie Fry Hester and Delegates Haven Shoemaker and April Rose.
Westminster’s Mayor and Common Council at their first January meeting unanimously adopted an ordinance that would allow the sale of firearms as a special exception in the city’s downtown business zone — except for the Main Street area.
The Westminster Mayor and Common Council on Monday adopted an ordinance that allows the city to take out two municipal bonds worth a total of about $30 million to fund the city's part of the bill for its new wastewater treatment facility — which will meet state Enhanced Nutrient Removal standards.
The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County’s put on its second ever TryVent — Get in Motion fitness class expo Saturday, Jan. 26 at TownMall in Westminster. The event encouraged the public to realize that frigid winter months shouldn't deter healthy exercise habits.
Taneytown Councilman Donald Frazier, and his wife Robin, and Stephanie Derita, a former tenant of the Fraziers' illegal basement apartment who filed assault charges against the councilman, dropped charges against each other Friday in court after the Fraziers filed new charges against the Deritas.
Law enforcement took to the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay on Friday, Jan. 25, for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. The initiative raises money for the Special Olympics Maryland. As members from their agencies plunged, Carroll County's top cops explained why it's a worthy cause.
The delegation of Carroll County's lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly met Thursday to discuss and vote on locally focused legislation. The delegation voted to support bills that would seek state money for local projects, adjust local liquor laws and adjust some gaming and gambling rules.
Carroll County's state lawmakers on Tuesday held a public hearing for county-focused legislation, including a bill that would request money from the state for a turf field at the former North Carroll High School.
The Carroll County Branch of the NAACP's 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will serve honor King, and to give residents the chance to meet Steven Lockard, superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools, and better understand his vision, said Carroll NAACP President Jean Lewis.
What exactly federal agents were looking for when they executed sealed search warrants at the Taneytown Police Department and multiple locations in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, earlier this week likely won’t be known until the documents are unsealed.
Andrew James Reuschlein, 19, of the 500 block of Rich Mar Street, was arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of promoting or distributing child pornography, according to court records.
A small amount of snow overnight Thursday will end Friday, before a significant storm moves in Saturday evening, forecasters say. A wintry mix overnight Saturday will turn to rain Sunday morning before temperatures plummet — the perfect conditions for a flash freeze complete with black ice.
An Upper Marlboro man was arrested Tuesday, weeks after assaulting and destroying the property of a Taneytown woman, policy say. Antonio Delantae Mclain, 26, of the 9000 Block of Spring Hill Lane, has been charged with second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property, court records show.
Taneytown's Council on Monday adopted amendments to the city ethics and campaign finance laws. Lawmakers say they improve candidate and elected official transparency by allowing the ethics commission to fine for inaccurate campaign finance reports and stepping up financial disclosure requirements.
A Boston man was arrested in Finksburg on Monday night with codeine cough syrup, thousands of dollars and pounds of marijuana, police say. Davante John Jacobs, 23, was arrested on multiple charges including possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
The Town of Hampstead at its monthly Mayor and Council Meeting Tuesday swore in a new police officer and announced that it’s hired two recruits. Robert Orem, who was sworn in Jan. 8, worked for 12 years with the Hampstead Police Department before leaving in May and coming back for his second stint.
The Taneytown Council on Monday discussed Councilman Donald Frazier’s improper use of his government email account after city officials’ review of his account revealed that he shared a confidential message and used the address to register for a dating website.
The U.S. Coast Guard, unlike the four other branches of the military, is funded by the Department of Homeland Security. That means when there's a government shutdown, like the partial shutdown that started on Dec. 22, active duty Coast Guard members work without knowing whether they'll be paid.
Though the session opened at about noon, lawmakers representing Carroll County had been coming up with legislative agendas and crafting bills for months in preparation. Many have refined bills they introduced in the past that failed to make it and plan to reintroduce the legislation.
Maryland's Republican lawmakers will arrive in Annapolis Wednesday for the start of the 2019 legislative session to find a bigger Democrat majority in the General Assembly. Carroll County's lawmakers see speaking out on the floor, picking apart bills and finding common ground as keys for success.
Mount Airy Councilman Jason Poirier was the deciding voice Jan. 7, as he voted against an ordinance that would've stripped the voting authority from the council liaison to the Town Planning Commission. The ordinance failed with two votes in favor and three against.
Crystal Dell's MD-Delight Dairy in Westminster will feature on Maryland Public Television's "Maryland Farm and Harvest" Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. The episode will focus on animal births on farms and Dell will go over the challenges of delivering a calf — a process that usually occurs without issue.
Carroll County's three state senators — incumbents Justin Ready, R-District 5, and Michael Hough, R-District 4, and newcomer Katie Fry Hester, D-District 9 — in the Maryland General Assembly have been assigned to a Senate committee tasked with reviewing legislation relating to legal matters.
National Weather Service observer Bobby Miller recorded 79.65 inches of rain for 2018. Miller’s previous record was 63.48 inches in 2011. Though the unrelenting precipitation has yet to produce much snow, it very well still could, said Keith Krichinsky, director of Foot's Forecast.
Taneytown Councilman Donald Frazier has been fined more than $1,000 — and counting — by the city, having failed to resolve one of two code violations relating to his renting of a basement apartment in his Bentley Street home before the Dec. 7 deadline established by the city.
Maryland's second highest court — the Court of Special Appeals — earlier this month upheld the lower court's ruling that the City of Taneytown did not act willfully in failing to comply fully with the Maryland Open Meetings Act at a closed meeting in 2016.
The Long Term Advisory Council's agriculture committee observed trends of the past to project the next 20 to 30 years of Carroll County's agriculture industry. Chaired by Carroll County Farm Bureau President Dave Brauning, the body said education, technology and infrastructure would be key.
A bedroom fire at an apartment on Main Street in Manchester left an elderly man cold and scared Wednesday. Philip Gray, 86, who had just moved in with his family that morning, was left relatively unscathed. Fire officials quelled the fire quickly, preventing significant structural damage.
Christmas has passed. But your kids are still home for about a week — bursting with energy. So how do you keep them entertained? Here's a list of six events or activities from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 that could be fun for the whole family.
In October sculptor Gary Casteel, 72, of Gettysburg, proposed to the Taneytown Mayor and Council that they consider allowing him to erect a National Civil War Memorial in the city. As 2018 nears its end, the proposal looked more and more likely, with council members lauding and advancing the idea.
Hampstead Overlook, a proposed 250-home development in the Town of Hampstead, was a hotly contested topic in 2018. Concerned citizens railed against the development because of environmental and traffic concerns. The town council rezoned the 118-acre property from industrial to residential.