Media Releases

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Board Work Session – FY20 Operating Budget

Westminster, MD
04/16/2019 12:16 PM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold a work session on the FY20 Operating Budget on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be no time for citizen participation at this meeting.
The work session will be streamed live on CETV Channel 21 and on the Carroll County Public Schools website at . Click on CETV under News and Media at the bottom of the home page or go directly to:
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Health Department Seeks Help to Find Dog

Westminster, MD
04/16/2019 12:14 PM
Sykesville, MD (April 16, 2019) – The Carroll County Health Department is asking area residents for help in finding a dog that bit a person on Friday, April 12th.  The incident happened between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Main Street in Sykesville by the train tracks at the border of Howard County.

The dog was described as being a Rottweiler with a pink collar.  According to the Health Department, it is likely that the victim of the attack will be treated with a series of post-exposure rabies shots if the dog has not been found and verified to be in good health by the morning of April 22nd.

If you have any information that may help locate this dog or its owner, please contact the Carroll County Health Department at (410) 876-1884 or the Carroll County Humane Society at (410) 848-4810.

The Carroll County Health Department’s website can be found at and you can follow them on Facebook.... Read more


Philadelphia, PA
04/16/2019 10:11 AM
Comcast Business today announced that millions of bars, restaurants, hotels and gyms now have access to the company’s award-winning X1 video platform. X1 for Business includes easier search and navigation, voice control and a picture-in-picture, sports content companion called the X1 Sports App that includes team and players profiles, statistics and real-time, game-specific data.... Read more

County Unveils More Responsive Website

Westminster, MD
04/15/2019 12:14 PM
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is pleased to announce the release of the new Carroll County Government website.  Starting today, the new site will sport a new look at a new address, Read more

Liberty High School Student Government Advisor Receives State Award

Eldersburg, MD
04/15/2019 10:07 AM
Michelle Singer, an English teacher and Student Government Association (SGA) advisor at Liberty High School, has received the 2018-2019 Mike Michelson Advisor of the Year Award presented by the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC).... Read more

Carroll County awards Best of Carroll County Cybersecurity Award to SKAYL

Westminster, MD
04/15/2019 10:00 AM
Officials from Carroll County Department of Economic Development, the Carroll Technology Council (CTC) and the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Collaboratory (MAGIC) were on hand at the Maryland Cybersecurity Association’s 2019 awards program at LIVE! Casino & Hotel on April 11th.... Read more

CCPS Announces June 18th as the Last Day of School for Students

Westminster, MD
04/12/2019 04:54 PM
The last day of school for students attending Carroll County Public Schools will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019.... Read more

County Stays the Course on the Veterans Shuttle

Westminster, MD
04/12/2019 12:34 PM
On April 4, 2019 during Open Session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) reaffirmed its commitment to the Carroll County Veterans Shuttle Program and directed staff to look for opportunities to assist with maintaining and growing the program.  The board met with staff from the Department of Public Works and Department of Citizen Services to discuss the recent growth in the program and the resulting increase in cost.... Read more

FuTuRe (Fair Trash Reduction) Pilot Program Update

westminster, MD
04/12/2019 09:20 AM
Today, during open session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) viewed a presentation with updates on the Fair Trash Reduction Program (FuTuRe) pilot program currently ongoing in New Windsor.  Director of Public Works Jeffrey Castonguay and staff discussed the results from the first five months of the program.... Read more

State Superintendent of Schools to Visit Carroll County

Westminster, MD
04/11/2019 03:38 PM
Dr. Karen B. Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, will be visiting Carroll County Public Schools on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.... Read more

Commissioner…Code Home Rule…Charter…Forum to Explain the Difference

Westminster, MD
04/11/2019 02:24 PM
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announces they will host a forum to inform the county and its citizens on the three types of government available in Maryland. The forum will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Room K100 at Carroll Community College. Citizens are encouraged to attend.... Read more

Finksburg Awarded Sustainable Community Designation

Westminster, MD
04/11/2019 07:56 AM
Carroll County is pleased to announce the Finksburg community received a Sustainable Community Designation from the State of Maryland Smart Growth Subcommittee. The Carroll County Department of Planning, in conjunction with the Finksburg Planning and Citizens Council, applied and was awarded the special designation.... Read more

MD 97 Road Closer April 15-22

Westminster, MD
04/10/2019 04:42 PM
CSX Scheduled to Make Railroad Crossing Improvements; Motorists Encouraged to Allow Extra Commute Time... Read more


Gettysburg, PA
04/10/2019 01:50 PM
Mark A. Westcott has joined Russell Insurance Group, Inc., the insurance agency of ACNB Corporation, as President. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management and operations of the agency, including commercial and personal insurance lines production, service, growth and profitability. Mr. Westcott is based at Russell Insurance Group’s Westminster Office, located at 2526 West Liberty Road, Westminster, MD.... Read more

Acts Retirement-Life Communities and Integrace Complete Affiliation

Eldersburg, MD
04/10/2019 01:46 PM
Acts Retirement-Life Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior living organizations, has completed its affiliation with Integrace and its family of communities located throughout Maryland. The affiliation brings together two nationally recognized names in the senior living industry under shared governance and leadership.... Read more

Presentation to Focus on Helping Teens Living with Loss

Westminster, MD
04/10/2019 01:44 PM
A program entitled Teens Living with Loss will be presented on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at West Middle School, located at 60 Monroe Street in Westminster.... Read more

Rate Change Considered to Maintain Public Water Systems

Westminster, MD
04/10/2019 01:43 PM
On April 9, 2019 during a budget discussion open session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted 4-1 (Commissioner Wantz dissenting), to tentatively approve the recommended 3-year utility rate plan included in the FY20 proposed budget.... Read more

Census 2020 Kickoff…One Year Until the Census Begins

Westminster, MD
04/02/2019 10:45 AM
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is pleased to announce the one year notice for Census Day 2020, starting on April 1, 2020.  Census 2020 is a bipartisan initiative which affects all citizens.  Also, today the 2020 Maryland Complete Count Committee held its first meeting one year in advance of Census Day.... Read more

West Middle Student a First Place Winner in State Art Exhibition

Westminster, MD
04/02/2019 10:40 AM
Jasmine Brown, an eighth grade student at West Middle School, was selected as the middle school first place winner in the 2019 Spring Student Artwork Exhibition presented by The First Lady’s Art Gallery.... Read more

Francis Scott Key High School Shark Tank Competition

Union Bridge, MD
04/01/2019 10:15 AM
Principles of Business & Management students came up with their own business ideas and presented them to “sharks” Ms. Lynn Myers, Ms. Alethea Miller, Sgt. Clint Cromwell, and Ms. Jenny Adcock.... Read more

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