Sunday afternoon fire heavily damages home in Finksburg

Sunday afternoon fire heavily damages home in Finksburg Sunday, March 24, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff Westminster fire company firefighter EMS Sergeant Emily Morris on the left, and Lt. Kim Zepp Darby carry equipment back to the Tower 3 after exiting from an interior fire suppression attack at the house fire in the 2800 block of … Continue reading Sunday afternoon fire heavily damages home in Finksburg

Where’d the Minutes Go?

Like many folks – especially folks well versed in government – I also had questions about the decision by the Carroll County Commissioners to no longer publish the minutes.

As a writer and an historian, I have always found meeting minutes to be a valuable tool…

So appreciated this discussion.

Find more information here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/editorials/cc-op-editorial-meeting-minutes-20190124-story.html

Recently, Carroll Commissioners announced they would no longer publish minutes of board meetings.
https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-board-of-commissioners-stop-written-minutes-20190124-story.html

Carroll RINO

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/editorials/cc-op-editorial-meeting-minutes-20190124-story.html

Recently, Carroll Commissioners announced they would no longer publish minutes of board meetings.

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-board-of-commissioners-stop-written-minutes-20190124-story.html

***Below are my emails (last to first) with Carroll Co. Board abt No Minutes ***

Ms. Windham, Thank you for your quick and detailed response. I clearly was off-base in my use of “transcripts” – apologies for the mis-direction. I have spent some time now looking at the links and suggestions you sent me, again, thank you. Once I figured out the tools, I am impressed with the features and information that is provided online. Please continue to guide/educate me (and the public).

However, after looking over the archives, I am now more confused/concerned than before. In summary: the minutes are not that extensive, but appear to be the only written summary of what actually happened at the meeting. My issues are:

  1. Need a summary of the outcomes/announcements/decisions of the meeting.
  2. Need a word…

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2018 Md. Delaware and DC Press Assoc. journalism awards

Congratulations to the journalists at the Carroll County Times for being recognized as winners of the annual Maryland Delaware and DC Press Association writing and journalism awards. March 22, 2019 According to information found in the MDDC “Friday Planner” newsletter, which announced the 2018 contest winners on the MDDC website here: http://www.mddcpress.com/news/2018-mddc-contest-winners: “These winners represent … Continue reading 2018 Md. Delaware and DC Press Assoc. journalism awards

Muslims celebrate holiday – Carroll County Times Jan. 21, 2005

Muslims celebrate holiday - Carroll County Times Jan. 21, 2005 Muslims celebrate holiday By Jaime Bloss, Times Staff Writer Friday, January 21, 2005 updated 15Mar2019 due to a link that no longer works… BRENDAN BUSH/STAFF PHOTO Muslims kneel in prayer as they meet for a community gathering to commemorate the holiday of Eid al-Adha at … Continue reading Muslims celebrate holiday – Carroll County Times Jan. 21, 2005

A tribute to the passing of 4 great Carroll countians who made a difference: Haddad McDonald Schaeffer Law

A tribute to the passing of 4 Carroll countians 10Mar2019 by Kevin Dayhoff https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10215983059342901 Seems that my Sunday article in the Carroll County Times is not online. Makes me sad. The good news is that the paper printed the long version. The story may be accessed in the digital edition – find it here: http://tinyurl.com/4GR8CCiansContinue reading A tribute to the passing of 4 great Carroll countians who made a difference: Haddad McDonald Schaeffer Law

John H. Cunningham was a charter member of the Md. State Fireman’s Assoc.

John H. Cunningham was a charter member of the Md. State Fireman’s Assoc. John H. Cunningham, from the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1, was a charter member of the Md. State Fireman’s Association and served on the Executive Board and Officers Committee from 1898 – 1899. Courtesy of the Westminster Fire Engine … Continue reading John H. Cunningham was a charter member of the Md. State Fireman’s Assoc.