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Water to be shut off for I-95 bridge project

Residents in parts of northeastern Baltimore County will have their water shut off temporarily from 9 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday to accommodate construction on the Interstate 95 bridge over Joppa Road, city public works officials said.

The work affects the area in the vicinity of I-95 and Pulaski Highway, bounded by Gunpowder Falls State Park on the north and east, Perry Hall Farms on the west and Joppa Road on the south.

Crews from the city will be on hand during the shut-off to assist firefighters with any emergency. The shut-off is necessary because the water line is suspended from the bridge, said city Public Works Director George L. Winfield.

Residents are advised to fill containers with enough water to serve their needs before the shut-off.


Six police officials are promoted

Six county police officials were promoted yesterday during ceremonies at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Sgts. Ronald Brooks and Douglas McManus were promoted to lieutenant; Cpls. Christopher Kelly and Timothy Kobus were promoted to sergeant; and Officers Jeff Rohde and Gregory Mead were promoted to corporal, county police said.

The process for a promotion includes a 100-question test and an oral exam, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a county police spokesman.

Nick Shields


Waste-management meetings set

The county's Bureau of Solid Waste Management will hold two public meetings about its new 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan.

County officials will be asking residents for ideas about waste prevention, recycling and landfills at the meetings, set for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cockeysville library, 9833 Greenside Drive in Cockeysville, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at Summit Park Elementary School, 6920 Diana Road, near Pikesville.

Information: publicworks/recycling/newsletter/index.html


Job Expo 2006 to be held Sept. 29

Job Expo 2006 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Community College of Baltimore County's Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road.

The expo, sponsored by CCBC and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Health Fitness Athletic Center.

Representatives from area companies will be available to discuss career opportunities and requirements, including the Baltimore County Police Department, Century 21, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Priority One Staffing Services, Metalcraft Inc., Advance Business Systems and Associated Builders and Contractors.

Information: 410-285-9931.


U.S. refugee stance is Sauerbrey topic

Ellen R. Sauerbrey, assistant secretary of the Department of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Affairs, will be the first speaker at the Baltimore County League of Women Voters' lecture series, "Focus on Contemporary Issues."

Sauerbrey's topic will be "U.S. Commitment to Refugees: Morally Right and in our National Interest."

The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St., Towson.

Registration for all six lectures in the series is $50, or $90 for two in the same household. Individual lectures are $10 at the door the evening of the lecture.

Information: 410-377-8046.


Art in the Park to be held Saturday

A collection of local and regional art will be featured at Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson. The collection will feature original art in oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, photography, sculpture and mixed media. The event will include music, food and wine.

Information: 410-887-2503.

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