Friday, March 1, 2013
A local newspaper recently asked for all email lists from the five Carroll County commissioners.
The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted, 3-1, to go to court over a recent Public Information Act (PIA) request asking for the commissioner's email distribution lists. Maryland’s Public Information Act gives the public the right to access government records without unnecessary cost and delay, according to the State’s Attorney General’s Office. The Carroll County Times requested "all email distribution lists from Carroll County commissioners" in a PIA request on Feb. 12 according to Carroll County attorney Timothy Burke. The request came following a decision from the attorney general's office that local governments should not unilaterally redact email addresses from PIA requests. However, the attorney general's 16-page opinion also …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The State's Attorney General's Office told the board of Carroll County Commissioners in late December that it cannot unilaterally redact email addresses from Public Information Act requests.
Following a recent decision by the State’s Attorney General’s Office stating that local governments should not unilaterally redact email addresses from Public Information Act (PIA) requests, the Carroll County Times made a request for "all email distribution lists from Carroll County commissioners." According to Carroll County Attorney Timothy Burke, the county received the Times' PIA request on Feb. 12. The county has 30 days to respond to the request. Maryland’s Public Information Act gives the public the right to access government records without unnecessary cost and delay, according to the attorney general's office. In a December 2011 board of Carroll County commissioners meeting, the board unanimously voted to redact email addresses …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friends, supporters and employees of the Carroll County Public Library, Westminster Branch, celebrated new initiatives on Sunday.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
The Westminster branch library, typically quiet and dark on Sundays, was festive and full this past Sunday as friends and supporters celebrated several new library initiatives including Sunday hours and new digital resources. Sunday Hours The Westminster library will be open Sundays through April from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a pilot program. The pilot test comes at the request of the city of Westminster and urging of the board of Carroll County commissioners. Local businesses hope the opening will bring more people to Main Street on Sundays. Carroll County Times Digital Archive Past issues of the Carroll County Times are now available for search and viewing through the Carroll County Public Library. The Maryland State Department of …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Former Carroll County Prosecutor David Daggett has filed a $1 million defamation suit against the Carroll County Times, according to a news report.
The Daily Record reports that former Carroll County prosecutor David Daggett is suing the Carroll County Times for $1 million, alleging it erroneously reported that he had falsely testified at a court hearing in a murder trial. The testimony to which Daggett referred was given during a hearing for Cassandra Glover, charged along with her boyfriend, Russell Scott Laderer Jr., in the death of Jeremiah DeMario, 25, who was fatally stabbed in 2010 outside his Hampstead home. Patch reported that the charges were dropped against Glover and Laderer on March 12 when State's Attorney Jerry Barnes accused the Carroll County Sheriff's Department of botching the investigation. According to the Daily Record, The Carroll County Times reported that …