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Appeals board approves oncology center


Carroll County General Hospital's proposal to build an oncology center on the grounds of the Westminster hospital sailed through a Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals hearing without opposition on Tuesday.

Appeals board approval clears the way for the hospital to submit a site plan to the county planning commission.

The hospital is planning to build a one-story, 13,250-square-foot building on the Center Street side of the hospital campus, opposite the Carroll County Farm Museum. It is scheduled to open late next year.

Carroll County General will move its outpatient chemotherapy treatment unit from the hospital to the new oncology center. The center will also offer radiation oncology, which is not available in the county now.

Westminster Christmas tree pickups scheduled

The city of Westminster has announced its Christmas tree pickup schedule.

Curbside pickup will be made through Jan. 28 east of Railroad Avenue on Mondays and Tuesdays and west of Railroad Avenue on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Trees will not be picked up in bad weather.

Trees may be dropped off any time at the city-owned lot at Tuc Road and Locust Street.

City residents who drop off trees may go to the city maintenance shop or City Hall for a coupon for a free seedling next April.

Trees must be stripped of all ornaments, including tinsel.

Information: 410-848-9000.


Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Union Bridge responded at 10: 27 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment fire in the 700 block of Eagles Court. Units were out 24 minutes.

Pub Date: 12/31/98

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