Jennifer Turiano, Carroll County Times

Jennifer Turiano

Carroll County Times

Deale, MD, United States

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Past articles by Jennifer:

Carroll County's 2019 environmental stewardship booklet released

The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council recently updated and released the 2019 edition of a booklet outlining the county’s environmental stewardship. Topics include the agricultural land preservation program, stormwater management, and more. → Read More

Westminster teen dedicates life to removing land mines through Marshall Legacy Institute

When Josef Marschall, a Glenelg Country School freshman, outgrew the Children Against Mines program by graduating from the lower school, he decided to take his activism into his own hands with a new mission: an independent fundraising campaign for a land mine detection dog. → Read More

Multiple fire companies respond to Finksburg fire Wednesday; home a total loss

Fire officials said a house that burned Wednesday in the 2900 block of Hughes Road in Finksburg was a total loss. → Read More

Solar energy could be added to Carroll County Master Plan — possibly boosting chances for grant funding

Carroll County plans to formalize its work in expanding solar energy by adding provisions to its master plan, possibly making the county eligible for more funding assistance in its renewable energy projects. → Read More

Real estate sales decline in Carroll likely a sign of low inventory, 'not a cause for alarm'

Home sales in Carroll County were down 22 percent this February from this time last year. And the slide is a continuing trend across Maryland this year after all of its counties — except Somerset — and Baltimore City experienced a decrease in real estate closings from 2017 to 2018. → Read More

Brewery Fire working toward June 1 opening, preparing to launch beer in collaboration with Pub Dog

Brewery Fire is expecting to open its doors by June 1, but duo Dave Palmer and Jesse Johnson are releasing a collaboration Belgian-style tripel with Westminster’s Pub Dog Brewing Co. on March 28 to get their brews flowing. → Read More

Warming up Westminster: Celtic Canter Irish 5k floods Main Street

Almost 1,000 runners signed up for the 2019 Celtic Canter 5k and accompanying kids run Saturday morning. The race, in its 9th year, has grown from the original 3k St. Patrick’s Day race hosted by Patrick Gallagher, a Westminster dentist, and Dave Johansson, owner of O'Lordan's Irish Pub. → Read More

County follows up on North Carroll High rezoning: 'It’s blatant that they’re stalling on this'

When the county asked the Town of Hampstead about its request to rezone the former North Carroll High School Wednesday, town staff said the petition has not yet been scheduled to go before the Planning Commission. But the petition to rezone the school was submitted four months ago. → Read More

Westminster Police warns residents of gift card scams

The Westminster Police Department said gift card scams and frauds are up in the city — and warns residents to be wary of calls demanding payment for delinquent accounts by purchasing gift cards. → Read More

Westminster man charged with rape of developmentally-delayed woman

Nikolas Alexander Tasony, 27, was charged with second-degree rape and the abuse of a vulnerable adult on March 7 after he allegedly raped a developmentally-delayed female at the Westminster Library. → Read More

Looking ahead to Carroll's FY20 budget: County official paints difficult fiscal picture

Ted Zaleski, director of Carroll County’s Department of Management and Budget, told the Board of Commissioners during his budget overview Thursday that his core messages going into the fiscal year 2020 budget are the same as they were going into the fiscal year 2019 budget. → Read More

Amendments proposed to update Carroll County Master Plan; Freedom Plan could be affected

The 2014 Carroll County Master Plan doesn’t need to be updated completely until 2024, but the county’s planning commission decided this week to make a few adjustments to bring it up-to-date. → Read More

Rothstein talks traffic, development in District 5 at Town Hall meeting

At least 70 people showed up to the South Carroll Senior Center Tuesday morning to talk about growth, safety, zoning, infrastructure and traffic at District 5 Commissioner Ed Rothstein’s Town Hall meeting. → Read More

Carroll commissioners support expanding medical cannabis, but worry about future recreational use

A proposed change in the first draft of Carroll County’s comprehensive rezoning allows medical cannabis dispensaries in commercial areas. Yet the possibility that recreational use of cannabis could be legalized in the future brought out concerns from county leaders. → Read More

Deadline approaching for citizen input on Carroll County public transportation

Residents have until Monday to submit feedback on a five-year update to the Carroll County Transit Development Plan. → Read More

Sykesville town manager resigns after one year

Sykesville Town Manager Aretha Adams submitted her resignation to the mayor and Town Council last week after serving for one year. → Read More

Sykesville trash pick-up postponed due to weather

Due to the impending inclement weather and the unpredictability of the timing of the storm, the Sykesville Department of Public Works decided to postpone trash pick-up that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, to Friday, Feb. 22. → Read More

Commissioners proclaim FFA Week Feb. 16-23 in Carroll County

Next week, Feb. 16 to 23, has been proclaimed FFA Week in Carroll County. The Board of County Commissioners announced the proclamation at its Feb. 14 meeting, and several students, advisers and representatives from local FFA chapters attended. → Read More

Carroll County Board of Ed moves public participation to beginning of meetings

The Carroll County Board of Education voted to approve changes to its meeting structure Wednesday in light of meetings where public comment and topics of interest have gone late into the evening, at the expense of teachers, parents and students. → Read More

Carroll County Board of Education approves budget, advances it to commissioners

The Carroll County Board of Education voted to adopt its $334,979,586 budget for the 2020 fiscal year at its February meeting this week. → Read More