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Board of Public Works to preserve two...


Board of Public Works to preserve two farms

The Maryland Board of Public Works has announced it will pay $430,603 to preserve about 352 acres on two Carroll County farms.

The farms are:

* Milton H. and Olivia H. Devilbiss -- $267,283 for 269.28 acres near Westminster.

* Paul B. Devilbiss -- $163,320 for 82.6 acres near Keymar.

Under the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program, the state buys the farmers' development rights, which prohibits future building on the land.

Carroll County has preserved almost 22,000 acres, leading the state in farmland preservation and ranking third in the nation among counties.

The Board of Public Works also announced it would buy development rights on farms in Baltimore, Caroline, Frederick, Kent and Queen Anne's counties.

The board is composed of Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Treasurer Lucille Maurer.

Welfare reform forum to be held at college

The League of Women Voters of Carroll County will conduct a National Issues Forum on Welfare Reform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Anyone interested in the topic is welcome, but registration is required as seating is limited.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Information: Cherie Jenkins, 875-2267 or 848-2528.

Programs are granted accreditation by group

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has granted accreditation to Summer Enterprises/The Arc of Carroll County for five programs and services.

Summer Enterprises/The Arc was given approval to offer vocational and employment services, community employment services, supported employment, vocational evaluation and work services.

Summer Enterprises is the vocational and employment division of The Arc.

The agency was commended for its long-standing relationship with area businesses, work site integration, utilization of natural supports and opportunities for social contact with co-workers at community job sites.

The Carroll agency is one of only two such programs in Western Maryland to achieve the national standards of quality for accreditation.

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