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Middle school considered for New Windsor

The Board of Education is reviewing plans for New Windsor's new middle school, representatives from the county government told city officials at their monthly meeting last week.


But there is no guarantee that the board will receive the $2.8 million in aid it originally asked the state for to help pay for the $9 million project.

"We're not sure whether that commitment will be available," Steve Powell, director of the county's budget and management office, told Town Council members at a meeting at the New Windsor Service Center. "And right now, there are no provisions in the county budget to handle $2.8 million."


Mr. Powell said he hoped the design matters would be settled next month, with bids for building the school being sent out in February or March, and the contract being awarded by June.

Uniontown picnickers forced inside by rain

Rain didn't stop Uniontown residents from enjoying their annual fall picnic Sept. 27. Neighbors filled St. Paul's Lutheran Church basement for an old-fashioned covered-dish lunch.

Long-time resident Dottie Fritz shared stories about Uniontown, the way it used to be. Jim Smith auctioned baked-from-scratch cakes to raise money for town events.

County approves patient-care home

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a request from James E. Rowe for a conditional use for a domiciliary-care home and variances for the facility at 5800 Middleburg Road.

The Manor House on the property was previously used for a nursing home until 1975, when it was returned to residential use. Initial plans call for the house to provide facilities for eight patients, then be expanded later to 15 residents.