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Baltimore County Digest


Highway administration to begin Route 166 work

The State Highway Administration is starting an $850,000 project to resurface the section of Route 166 (Rolling Road) between Route 144 (Frederick Road) and Bloomsbury Avenue in Catonsville.

Construction is expected to begin tomorrow. Single-lane closures along Route 166 might occur at any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the project.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead for extra travel time and are urged to watch for construction personnel and equipment moving through the work zone. The main part of Route 166 will be paved first; driveway tie-in work will be performed after the mainline paving work is complete.

The project includes: roadway milling, patching and resurfacing of the existing roadway; installation of new pavement markings; drainage system upgrades; driveway and entrance repairs; sidewalk replacement and repairs; construction of ADA-compatible sidewalk ramps; and replacement of concrete curbs and gutters.

The project is expected to be completed by the fall. Information: SHA's District 4 Office Construction Division at 410-321-2820 or 800-962-3077, or by e-mail at


Army Band to honor state police

A performance by the 389th Army Band, in tribute to the Maryland State Police employees who have been called into military service, is planned for tomorrow.

The 7 p.m. outdoor concert by the Aberdeen Proving Ground-based band will be in the courtyard of the state police headquarters off Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

Eighteen troopers and civilians are currently deployed, said Sgt. Thornnie Rouse, a state police spokesman.

The public is invited to the event, which is sponsored by the state police and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce.

Concerts were held in the brick courtyard many years ago, said Sherrie Becker, executive director of the chamber. But only recently did the state police superintendent, Col. Thomas E. "Tim" Hutchins, suggest opening the area to the public again for special events, she said.

Information: 410-484-2337.

Laura Barnhardt


Anti-crime 'night out' is scheduled

Baltimore County police, the Towson Community Citizens on Patrol and Neighborhood Partnership will hold "Towson Night Out Against Crime" tomorrow in the 6700 to 6900 blocks of York Road.

Children's activities are to start at 6 p.m. followed by the main program, with prizes to be announced at 7:30 p.m. Residents can have identification cards made for children, watch a police canine demonstration and visit the fire-safety house.

Parking is free. Information: 410-882-8341.


3 Dulaney High musicians recognized

Three Dulaney High School students have been named to a list of the country's best high school musicians.

The National Association for Music Education chose graduating senior Brittany Kight and rising juniors Emily Dutrow and Michael Hu as 100 All-USA High School Musicians.

Kight and Dutrow, oboe players, and Hu, a clarinetist, were recommended by music teacher Barry D. Chesky, based on academic and musical training and experience. Members of the Washington-based Army Bands selected the finalists based on recorded auditions. The students will receive $200 scholarships from Hershey Foods Corp.

Earlier this year, Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties were named among Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America by the American Music Conference. The ranking was based on the results of surveys of teachers, parents, students, administrators and others.

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