Friday, May 24, 2013
Concerts, parades, family activities and more will honor the U.S. military.
Memorial Day Weekend 2013 runs from May 25-27 and is the unofficial first weekend of summer. County schools and county government offices are closed to mark this holiday. While swimming pools typically open up this weekend, there are a number of other local activities that may interest you and your family. Westminster The 146th Memorial Day Parade will take place in downtown Westminster on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. The Parade starts on Pennsylvania Avenue and ends on Church Street at the Westminster Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. in the cemetery. Rockville Hometown Holidays - This year marks the 25th anniversary of this popular weekend-long event which features music, food and family fun, culminating with a ceremony …
Carroll County is the third county in Maryland to pass a resolution in support of the right to own guns.
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted unanimously earlier this week to pass a resolution stating that Carroll County is a "Second Amendment Sanctuary County". The resolution (see attached document) is in response to the Maryland State Firearms Act of 2013 passed by legislators in Annapolis earlier this year. The bill bans more than 40 types of guns, requires that all future purchasers of regulated firearms be fingerprinted and licensed and prohibits the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Commmissioner Richard Rothschild, who headed the creation of Carroll County's resolution, opened the meeting saying that the board is working to defend freedom. "Tonight we are not here to defend guns, we are here…
Do you believe your elected officials did their job in Annapolis in 2013?
In a recent newsletter to her constituents, Carroll County Delegate Susan Krebs, R-District 9B, offered a link to the "90 Day Report," a summary of the legislation from the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The lengthy report lists the following as "major issues in 2013": In the budget portion of the report (page A118), there is a detailed accounting of state funding Carroll County received (the county and local municipalities) in FY2013 and how much is budgeted for FY2014. According to the report, in this current fiscal year Carroll County received $154,124 in direct aid from the state. Carroll County is budgeted to receive $153,121 in FY2014, a .7 percent reduction. What issues were most important to you this session and…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"... the Constitution will not enforce itself, so it’s time for local officials to take a stand in defense of our freedoms." -- Commissioner Richard Rothschild
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners will host a public forum tonight, Wednesday, May 22, to explain the proposed Second Amendment Preservation Resolution and get citizen input. “The Second Amendment is not ambiguous,” said Commissioner Richard Rothschild in a statement, “and the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. However, the Constitution will not enforce itself, so it’s time for local officials to take a stand in defense of our freedoms." Do you believe it is important for Carroll County's Commissioners to pass the proposed Second Amendment Preservation Resolution? Tell us in comments. According to a news release, the board is taking a stand in defense of second amendment gun rights. In an open …
Running as a Republican, Stonko grew up in Carroll County.
Joshua Stonko officially announces his candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 5. Joshua’s father is a police officer and his mother is a local small business owner. A Manchester resident, Stonko graduated from the Carroll County Public School System before attending the University of Maryland, College Park to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Stonko has worked on the staffs of Senator Joseph Getty and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett. Stonko has helped to reestablish the Carroll County Young Republicans and has served as the President of the organization, according to a news release. He has also served as the Vice President of the Maryland College Republicans and campaigned nationally for Mitt Romney in the 2012 …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tony Chiavacci and Suzanne Albert will each serve another four year term as Common Council members.
Tuesday, May 21
Re-elected Westminster Common Council members Tony Chiavacci and Suzanne Albert are pictured at the swearing-in ceremony held at City Hall on May 20. Albert was also elected president pro tem by recommendation of Mayor Kevin Utz and election by the Common Council members. Mayor Kevin Utz was also re-elected last week to another four year term. See also:
Great Outdoors Month is in June.
State officials announced this week plans for Great Outdoors Month in June, inviting Maryland residents to mark Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days from June 8 to 22. The second annual outdoors days aims to get families outside. State officials also invite organiztions to share outdoor events on their website. The outdoors days start with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8 and ends with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22, according to a Department of Natural Resources release. Some state parks will offer special programs around the campout day. “June marks the end of school, the excitement and anticipation of summer, and the perfect time to encourage our children to connect with nature through outside activities,” Gov. Martin O’…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Find out what your Carroll County commissioners are up to this week.
This weekly notice and agenda is subject to change. Please call 410-386-2043 to confirm a meeting you plan to attend. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Carroll County Office Building room 311. All or part of a meeting may be conducted in closed session. Monday, May 20 6:30 p.m. Carroll Christian School PTO Meeting, Westminster, Commissioner Frazier Tuesday, May 21 8 a.m. District 5 Business Council Meeting, Salerno’s Restaurant, Commissioner Howard 9 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, County Office Building, Reagan Meeting Room, Commissioners Frazier & Rothschild 3 p.m. Board of County Commissioners Open Session, County Office Building room 311 6 p.m. State Highway Administration Meeting at Sandymount …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
At the end of his term in 2014, Sheriff Ken Tregoning will have 51 years of public service under his belt.
Sheriff Ken Tregoning announced Thursday afternoon he will not seek re-election in 2014. Tregoning is the 57th sheriff to serve the citizens of Carroll County, since its charter in 1837, and he is completing his fourth term (total of 16 years) in office. "I am extremely grateful to the citizens of Carroll County for allowing me to serve them as sheriff," Tregoning said in a statement. "I strongly believe that local protection for county citizens and law enforcement services are best provided by the Office of Sheriff." Prior to being elected in December of 1998, Tregoning served four years in the Marine Corps (1963-1967), 31 years with the Maryland State Police (1968-1998) and is now serving his 15th year as sheriff, according to a …