Sunday, May 27, 2012
Patch highlights reader comments from Carroll County.
Carroll County Patch readers weren’t shy about weighing in on the news this week. The stories that created the most buzz were about a preschool in Eldersburg that suddenly closed, debate over organized prayer in Carroll County government buildings and a three-decades-old business closing in Eldersburg. Have a topic you’d like us to cover next week? Email firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up for daily news updates from Eldersburg Patch here, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. READ: Documents Cite Lack of Parent Involvement for Preschool Closing “The church trying to create this lack of involvement by [Faith Child Development Center] preschool parents is a lie. … Parents are dying to get into their classrooms to help. The school didn't need us…
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Eldersburg Patch readers weighed in on the top news of the week.
It was a big week for news in Eldersburg, with readers commenting most on stories about a likely ban on employers in Maryland from seeking Facebook passwords. Maryland Likely to Ban Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords: "Never thought I'd see the day that this administration would do something right in Annapolis. That said, this is good law, in-tune with The Constitution & Bill Of Rights." -Zoobie "Finally, someone takes the privacy rights of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution seriously, unlike the Supreme Court that allows strip searches for just about any minor violation. I'm sure a ban on employers meddling in individual privacy will be overturned by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote." - David J Iacono
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Carroll County readers comment on the news of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Carroll County Patch sites this week, commenting most on stories about a teen that died in a single car collision, the Carroll County voting guide and Mega Million lottery coverage. Teenager Dies in Single Car Accident: "I could not imagine losing a child." - S&W Carroll County Voting Guide: Congressional Candidates: "Tax increase on diesel every year? It's already too high." - Pamela A. L. Shorb Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Baltimore County: "I'm happy one of the winners was from Maryland. Especially from a lower-income community. Congrats on your new life, winner!" - Elizabeth
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Carroll County readers weigh in on the top news of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Carroll County Patch sites this week, commenting most on stories about charges that were dropped against former counselors at a juvenile services program following a student death, and whether Carroll County schools should start later. Charges Dropped Against Five Bowling Brook Staffers: "It seems new leadership is required in the State Attorney's Office and the Sheriff's Department. Two homicides botched where the perpetrators go free. I'm puzzled why this isn't on the national media radar screen." - David J Iacono Comment: 'The County Isn't Doing Business With Foreign Countries': "I think Commissioner Frazier ought to think about reducing the property tax by cutting the tax about another 25 cents. If …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Eldersburg Patch readers weigh in on the top news stories of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Eldersburg Patch this week, commenting most on stories about underage drinking in Eldersburg, whether colleges should ban the sale of bottled water and a controversy over a dropped murder charge in Carroll County. Murder Charges Dropped, State's Attorney Blames Sheriff "This judge and every sheriff involved should be JAILED.... so we have a murderer walking the streets of Carroll because of bad cops....what the hell...what role did the Hampstead cops play in this Mickey Mouse operation?" - Buck Harmon "The commissioners could have established a professional police department. But they took the politically popular route and beefed up Sheriff Tregoning instead. I pointed out the flaws in that action several …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Eldersburg Patch readers weigh in on the news of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Eldersburg Patch this week, commenting most on stories about their favorite gyms in Eldersburg, a new bowling alley and Starbucks in town, and state legislation that could hurt education funding. Freedom Lanes Bowling Alley Opens Its Doors. "That is awesome... Eldersburg needs that. A great activity for young and old." Pamela Peck-High Starbucks Drive-Thru Now Open in Eldersburg. "I think this location should do well. Very nicely done. One thing they're going to have to fix in the parking though. There is black asphalt curbing that runs down along the front of the building that separates the parking area. This needs to be painted white or with a reflective paint. I almost ran over it. Before I could get …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Eldersburg Patch readers comment on the news of the week.
Eldersburg readers took their opinions to Patch this week, commenting most on the closing of the Kmart, the Carroll County Commissioners’ objections to the ‘driveway tax’ and a Corvette-driving 87-year-old. Here is a selection of some of our most noteworthy comments. Eldersburg Kmart Slated to Close "Now there is a chance to improve the mall and bring in some wanted businesses to that highly visible area." - Gerald Smith "What a shame. Carrolltown has lost a lot to commercialized greed. First the "e" in its name and now the only store in town that sells the most American-made products without a large margin of profit." - Nera K Carroll Commissioners Object to State-Mandated 'Driveway Tax "Hey! Annapolis! How about a 'tax every blade of …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Readers sounded off this week on Eldersburg Patch.
Readers took their opinions to Eldersburg Patch this week, commenting most on stories about the Carroll County Commissioners and whether Eldersburg has too many gyms. (Update) Carroll County Commissioner Agenda Feb. 13 through Feb. 19 "Why did the county hire a lobbyist if members of this board are spending so much time away from Carroll County in Annapolis??? This is nuts..." - Judith Smith Exploring Issues in Eldersburg: Too Many Gyms? “I'm very conflicted about Gold's Gym moving into the Carrolltown mall. On the one hand, I welcome more opportunities for Eldersburg residents to get healthier. With the rising obesity rate in this country, if we make gyms more accessible to people it may help to combat the problem. I would much rather …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Eldersburg Patch readers weigh in on the news of the week.
Readers took their opinions to Eldersburg Patch this week, commenting most on stories about the halt of birth and death certificate distribution at the Carroll County Health Department, whether dog parks are needed in Eldersburg, same-sex marriage, and two new Carroll County Economic Development positions. Carroll County Health Department Halts Distribution of Birth and Death Certificates "This is really too bad. CCHD has been issuing birth/death certificates for a long time and the fee is reasonable. It's going to cause all kinds of hassle for folks. I'd much rather deal with CCHD than directly with the state." - withavengeance Exploring Issues in Eldersburg: Dog Parks "Maybe a dog park will reduce the amount of dog s*** I have to clean …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Carroll County readers react to the news of the week.
Patch has compiled the most blunt, thoughtful and outrageous comments on Carroll County Patch sites this week. Readers talked the most about Carroll County’s exceptional recycling rate, a recent ruling saying the commissioners violated the Open Meetings Act, whether textbooks should be taxed and why home births are on the rise. Commissioners Violated Open Meetings Act “Look, I am the first to agree that this meeting was a sham. In my ideal world, they would not have held it at all. That said, quite frankly as a taxpayer, I'm more annoyed at Neil Ridgley on this one. The ONLY reason they charged people to attend this event is because Haven tried to insist that NO county tax dollars be used for this. The fact that $3,600 was used outrages …