Carroll County Times

Carroll County Times For more than 100 years the Carroll County Times has chronicled the evolution of Carroll County from its quiet rural setting to the diverse and growing community it is today.
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The Carroll County Times was founded on October 6, 1911 as The Times. Owner and publisher George Mather, whose father owned the once-prominent Mather's Department Store in Westminster, sold The Times in 1947. The Times expanded and became the Carroll County Times in 1956, reflecting a long-standing emphasis on community news that still resonates today. While the mission of local news and information held steady, the Carroll County Times changed hands several times over the next 20 years. It was a twice weekly paper when purchased by current owners Landmark Community Newspapers, a subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises, in 1974. The paper began publishing five days a week in 1980. After nearly 70 years of growth, the paper finally outgrew its small office at 14 Carroll Street in Westminster and moved to 201 Railroad Avenue in Westminster. Not long after, in 1987, the Times began publishing seven days a week and added home delivery. In May, 2014, The Times was purchased by the Baltimore Sun Media Group and moved to 115 Airport Drive, Suite 170 in September, 2014. The Times has developed along with the community it serves. While the primary focus remains community and local news, coverage has been expanded to include more state, regional, national and international news to meet readers' information needs. The Times, as part of Baltimore Sun Media Group, is one of Carroll County's top 20 employers and a proud supporter of the community through the Newspapers in Education Program, Holiday Hope, and involvement in many community events and organizations. In addition to the Carroll County Times, BSMG produces a number of niche publications including The Community Times, The Advocate of Westminster & Finksburg, The Advocate of Hampstead & Manchester and the Advocate of Eldersburg & Sykesville, Purchasing Power and a Homes Magazine. The Times also publishes web sites for the Carroll County Times, Community Times, Eldersburg Advocate, Hampstead Advocate and Westminster Advocate. In addition it produces a high school sports site Carroll Varsity.

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Commentary: See what and who are on Carroll County Times columnist Frank Batavick's winter “Pet Peeves” list.
02/06/2021
Batavick: Anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers — list of pet peeves grows during pandemic pandemonium | COMMENTARY

Commentary: See what and who are on Carroll County Times columnist Frank Batavick's winter “Pet Peeves” list.

Senators Joni Ernst, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham recently fell over themselves to be first in line for immunizations. They are the same folks who failed to denounce the president’s lies about the coronavirus, his refusal to wear a mask, and his superspreader campaign events.

Check out today's edition of the Carroll County Times. The eNewspaper is included with a print subscription or part of o...
02/06/2021

Check out today's edition of the Carroll County Times. The eNewspaper is included with a print subscription or part of our digital subscription platform. Try it at: digitaledition.carrollcountytimes.com

Commentary: "Truth is hard to find in today’s social media wilderness, where anyone can claim an audience, and credibili...
02/06/2021
Minnich: The basic recipe for government must include good taste | COMMENTARY

Commentary: "Truth is hard to find in today’s social media wilderness, where anyone can claim an audience, and credibility is not valued as much as popularity," writes Dean Minnich.

Democrats would form a committee to change a light bulb; there would be much discussion about including all who wanted to participate in the removal of the old bulb and the replacement with the new one, but not much thought about the needed wattage. The Republican party I signed up with just went to...

Carroll County Health Department data updated on Friday showed 59 new cases of COVID-19. For the week, 141 cases have be...
02/06/2021
Carroll County trending toward fewest COVID-19 cases in a week since early November

Carroll County Health Department data updated on Friday showed 59 new cases of COVID-19. For the week, 141 cases have been reported, putting the county on pace for its lowest weekly number of cases since the week of Nov. 8.

For the week, 141 cases have been reported, putting the county on pace for its lowest weekly number of cases since the week of Nov. 8, when 237 were reported.

Coming off a second consecutive year in which Carroll County saw a decrease in overdoses and fatal overdoses, 2021 is of...
02/06/2021
Sheriff’s Office report shows steep increase in overdose deaths in Carroll County last month

Coming off a second consecutive year in which Carroll County saw a decrease in overdoses and fatal overdoses, 2021 is off to a different, deadlier start.

Overdoses in January rose by more than 20% year over year and eight of those were fatal overdoses, which is four times as many as last January and the most in any month for Carroll since 2019, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office’s monthly overdose report.

Maryland reported 1,547 new cases of the coronavirus Friday, along with 35 fatalities, state health department data show...
02/05/2021
Maryland adds 1,547 coronavirus cases Friday, 35 deaths

Maryland reported 1,547 new cases of the coronavirus Friday, along with 35 fatalities, state health department data shows.

The state’s average of infections per 100,000 people is trending downward. As of Thursday, the state averaged 23.52 cases per 100,000 people, down from 24.31 Wednesday and less than half the rate of its pandemic peak of 53.39. T

Richard Hill was embedded in the county’s music scene for decades. He taught music to students in the public schools and...
02/05/2021
Former Carroll teacher, director Richard Hill remembered for his dedication to music and education

Richard Hill was embedded in the county’s music scene for decades. He taught music to students in the public schools and led a band for an NFL team. Hill, 84, died Jan. 23 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster from Parkinson’s disease.

Richard Hill was embedded in the county’s music scene for decades. He taught music to students in the public schools and led a band for a national football team.

Check out today's edition of the Carroll County Times. The eNewspaper is included with a print subscription or part of o...
02/05/2021

Check out today's edition of the Carroll County Times. The eNewspaper is included with a print subscription or part of our digital subscription platform. Try it at: digitaledition.carrollcountytimes.com

Judges will be allowed to require people charged with hate crimes to complete anti-bias education programs if a bill to ...
02/05/2021
Proposed Maryland legislation expands hate crime law

Judges will be allowed to require people charged with hate crimes to complete anti-bias education programs if a bill to expand the current Maryland hate crime law is passed.

Judges will be allowed to require people charged with hate crimes to complete anti-bias education programs if a bill to expand the current Maryland hate crime law is passed

Anthony Marsico and his four fellow Liberty High School senior teammates were recognized ahead of Thursday’s Carroll Cou...
02/05/2021
Seniors enjoy unique ceremony before Liberty wrestling tops Century

Anthony Marsico and his four fellow Liberty High School senior teammates were recognized ahead of Thursday’s Carroll County Athletic League dual between the Lions and visiting Century.

Liberty (2-3) was set to host Francis Scott Key and Century on Thursday, but the Eagles opted not to compete because their lineup was thin. The Knights (1-5) were also dealing with depth issues and to give up a pair of forfeits (two weight classes had double forfeits as well).

Some 15,000 Carroll countians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including three-quarters of those...
02/05/2021
‘We’re moving along’: Nearly 15,000 Carroll County residents have received COVID-19 vaccine

Some 15,000 Carroll countians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including three-quarters of those in long-term care facilities, more than one-third of school system employees and basically any first responder who wanted it, Health Officer Ed Singer said.

Additionally, health department numbers show 2,610 out of an estimated 11,348 in Carroll who are 75 or over have been vaccinated, not including the 500 scheduled for Thursday. Singer said “roughly 75 percent” of those living in long-term care facilities have been vaccinated.

Carroll is trending toward a fourth consecutive week of declining COVID-19 case numbers. The county has reported 105 cas...
02/05/2021
Carroll County trending toward fourth straight week of declining COVID-19 cases; commissioner in quarantine

Carroll is trending toward a fourth consecutive week of declining COVID-19 case numbers. The county has reported 105 cases this week, while there had been 188 total cases at the same point last week.

Carroll County is trending toward a fourth consecutive week of declining COVID-19 case numbers. The county has reported 105 cases this week, while there had been 188 total cases at the same point last week.

A day before the Baltimore Convention Center is to become Maryland's first mass vaccination site, it's unclear how many ...
02/04/2021
Maryland to open two mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics Friday, though long waits are expected

A day before the Baltimore Convention Center is to become Maryland's first mass vaccination site, it's unclear how many doses will be available. Shots there are to be offered by appointment to registered members of designated groups.

Maryland health officials said they expect to open the state’s first COVID-19 mass vaccination site Friday at the Baltimore Convention Center, though officials already are warning there are limited doses available and to expect a wait for an appointment.

Commentary: "You don’t get to lecture people about First Amendment rights, however, after you tried to throw out the vot...
02/04/2021
Zirpoli: You can’t lecture about American values, rights after trampling them | COMMENTARY

Commentary: "You don’t get to lecture people about First Amendment rights, however, after you tried to throw out the votes of millions of Americans, primarily the votes of people of color who live in states your guy lost in November," writes Tom Zirpoli.

A friend on Facebook recently posted that he no longer watched football games because, in his words, of the disrespect Black players show when kneeling to protest racial injustice during the national anthem. Yet, my friend remains silent about white Trump supporters literally beating a policeman wit...

Is one of pharmacies across Maryland administering the COVID-19 vaccine near you? Here are some tips on signing up for a...
02/04/2021
COVID vaccines are available at some Maryland pharmacies, but signing up may still be tricky. Here’s what we know.

Is one of pharmacies across Maryland administering the COVID-19 vaccine near you? Here are some tips on signing up for a vaccination.

Coronavirus vaccines are being administered at 51 pharmacies across Maryland, including dozens located in supermarkets and superstores, according to the state’s health department. Here’s more information about where the vaccinating pharmacies are located and how to sign up.

Check out today's edition of the Carroll County Times. The eNewspaper is included with a print subscription or part of o...
02/04/2021

Check out today's edition of the Carroll County Times. The eNewspaper is included with a print subscription or part of our digital subscription platform. Try it at: digitaledition.carrollcountytimes.com

Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday urged all Marylanders to get the coronavirus vaccine “when one becomes available to you,” ...
02/04/2021
Hogan warns in State of the State speech of difficult path of ‘many months’ to vaccinating all Marylanders against COVID-19

Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday urged all Marylanders to get the coronavirus vaccine “when one becomes available to you,” but cautioned that it is going to be a long and difficult journey to get everyone vaccinated.

Delivering his annual State of the State speech via livestream from the State House in Annapolis, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland residents must be patient.

Some 500 essential workers were scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday at t...
02/04/2021
Essential workers in Carroll County receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Some 500 essential workers were scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday at the Westminster Senior and Community Center.

As Carroll County essential workers begin to receive second doses of the vaccine., county officials say there is no shortage of second doses.

Reflecting the overall trend in the county, Carroll County Public Schools showed another decline in positive COVID-19 ca...
02/04/2021
Carroll County Public Schools sees decline in COVID-19 cases

Reflecting the overall trend in the county, Carroll County Public Schools showed another decline in positive COVID-19 cases this week, after students had a four-day weekend.

Carroll County, which has seen declines in COVID-19 cases in each of the past three weeks, has reported 77 new cases this week. There had been 137 total cases at the same point last week.

Carroll County resident Vickie Fisher was awarded a top prize in the Christian Author Awards Book Contest category for h...
02/04/2021
Carroll County resident Vickie Fisher wins top prize in Christian author book contest

Carroll County resident Vickie Fisher was awarded a top prize in the Christian Author Awards Book Contest category for her third self-published novel, “Tulips of Love.”

Carroll County award-winning author Vickie Fisher reads her Bible every day and keeps a sign on her desk engraved with one of her favorite quotes, “Have courage and be kind,” from Disney’s 2015 version of “Cinderella.”

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