Frederick County board approves new school calendar including Eid holiday
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Frederick County Public School’s Board of Education voted this week for schools to be closed on both Eid holidays next year. Students are allowed to take excused absences for the holiday but they say that it is unfair. President of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Khalil Elshavly, told […]
Israel Logan Sentenced For Drug, Weapon Offenses In Maryland
Israel Herman Logan, 26, will serve at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug offenses, with the first 10 years served without the possibility of parole. In May last year, members of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office searched an apartment in the 5200 block of Locust...
Frederick County Data Centers Workgroup Advocates for Changes to Local Ordinance for Environmental and Quality of Life Balance
The Data Centers Workgroup in Frederick County, Maryland, has published its final report. It suggests changes to the county's Critical Digital Infrastructure (CDI) ordinance. The 11-member group, led by County Executive Jessica Fitzwater, studied existing laws and issues in the data center industry for seven months. The report proposes a CDI Floating Zone in areas zoned as general or light industrial. It also recommends stricter rules for setback, lighting, and vegetation replacement, and the addition of sustainability goals.
Hellbent Bears put Frederick County on ice hockey map with first MSHL title
LAUREL — Two years ago, goalie Devin Brown laid on the ice while his Oakdale hockey teammates watched as Churchill littered the ground in celebration with its equipment. Moments prior, the Bulldogs had won the Maryland Student Hockey League championship in double overtime, capping a rally that included tying the game with 13 seconds left in regulation.
Bill Covering Electric Vehicles Before The Maryland General Assembly
It’s sponsored by Frederick County Delegate April Miller. Annapolis, Md (KM) A bill to require revenues from the sales and use tax on electric vehicle charging stations to go toward highway maintenance and repair came before the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday. It’s sponsored by Frederick County Delegate April Miller. “It simply designates the sales and use tax that is already being charged and collected when individuals charge their vehicles at public charging stations be then remitted to the Transportation Trust Fund,” she said.
Frederick County Farmers: Apply Now for the Spring 2024 Agriculture Innovation Grants Program
Farmers in Frederick County, Maryland, can apply for funding to expand or diversify their operations through the county's Agriculture Innovation Grants Program. The application period for the Spring 2024 cycle is from March 1 to March 31. The program, started in 2021, supports local agriculture. It has awarded about $1,389,976 to 56 projects, creating 146 full-time and 176 part-time jobs.
Frederick County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 102 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories
Frederick County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 102 Incidents and 10 Crime Stories. During the last week, Frederick County reported a total of 102 crime cases. The most prevalent crime was theft, with 23 reported incidents, followed by 18 suspicious situations. Other types of crimes such as assault and arrest each had 10 instances. Domestic-related incidents and trespassing each accounted for 7 of the total crimes, while hit and run cases were reported 5 times. Vandalism was reported 4 times, and there were 3 reported shootings. The less frequent crimes included burglary and robbery, with 2 and 1 cases respectively. It's noteworthy that the crime rate in the place is diverse, indicating that law enforcement agencies need to adopt multifaceted strategies to curb these criminal activities. The high number of theft cases calls for heightened security measures, while the number of suspicious situations indicates a need for increased vigilance among residents. The number of arrests shows that law enforcement is active, but the continued prevalence of these crimes suggests there is still work to be done.
Cousins Start Painting Company
Brad Nesbitt and his cousin, Troy Nesbitt, grew up watching their dads run a painting business, and the two recently decided to start their own venture, Nesbitt’s Painting. The duo offers interior and exterior painting, drywall repair, deck and fence painting, and more. Brad says they mostly take on jobs in Frederick, Washington, Carroll, and Franklin counties, as well as parts of West Virginia, but they will travel further if requested.
Frederick County Data Centers Workgroup Releases Its Final Report
It calls for CDI floating zones, stricter setbacks for these facilities. Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Data Centers Workgroup has released its final report. It calls for revisions to the County’s Digital Infrastructure ordinance. including the creation of a CDI floating zone for these centers in areas zoned general or light industrial. The report also calls for stricter setback, lighting and vegetation requirements; and the inclusion of sustainability goals and plans.
Some Frederick County residents push back against proposed agricultural center
The Department of Parks and Recreation has proposed a plan to bring an agricultural center to Frederick County, but some residents are concerned about what the new park will do to the surrounding area.
Special Event: Bettie Award Winners
Join us for the announcement of the 2024 Bettie Awards Grand Prize Winner and celebrate the exhibiting artists. Bettie Delaplaine was a lifelong supporter of the arts in Frederick County, Maryland. Her strong belief in the importance of the arts in our community, and the importance of supporting young emerging artists, inspired The Delaplaine Arts Center to create the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Award for Young Artists–affectionately known as the Bettie Awards–in her honor. The award program is an annual event run in March, nationally recognized as Youth Art Month.
County work group recommends creating floating zone for data centers
A Frederick County work group's final report to the County Council recommends changes to the current ordinance on data centers — including the creation of a floating zone — and establishing an upper limit on data center development. The work group, created in June by Frederick County Executive...