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As we approach the 21st anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th this Sunday, we remember those who lost their lives and the numerous heroes that risked their own lives during and after this horrific and heinous attack. The positives that came from that event were how we rallied together as a nation, recognized how fortunate and blessed we are to live in America, and resolved to stamp out radical terrorism. We know that there is a lot of anger and division right now in our politics. Disagreement and debate are legitimate and a part of the process, but it does feel very negative right now. My family and I will be praying that the memory of September 11th and what came after can be something that recenters the focus - particularly of those in power - to what's truly most important. We can never thank the heroes of 9/11 or the brave men and women in our Armed Services who came before and after enough for their sacrifice. God bless America!

“Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America…” – President George W. Bush

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed September as Carroll County Preparedness Month.  September is also Maryland Preparedness Month and National Preparedness Month. Common items that are a good idea to include in a ready kit are a flashlight with extra batteries, shelf-stable food, water for drinking and sanitation, a first aid kit, local maps, and a whistle to signal for help.

Several online sources providing good emergency preparedness information include:

  1. Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM):
  2. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

To stress the importance of the topic, the county will issue a news release related to emergency readiness in the county each week in September. Additional information can also be found in the Are You Ready? Citizen’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness, and on the Carroll County Emergency Management website. Residents are also encouraged to sign up for the Prepare Me Carroll App.

Westminster Main Street/Route 27 Project Closure Postponed

The hastily announced Main Street/Route 27 closure that was planned to replace the railroad track in the middle of Westminster has been postponed while the city and State highway work on a plan to better manage the disruption. It may require a period of 24 hour closures of this busy intersection. The replacement IS necessary but our delegation will work together with the city government as they negotiate with SHA and to make sure a good plan can be implemented.

Upcoming Events

BMW4BOE General Election Kickoff Event

(Battaglia, Miller, Whisler for Board of Education)

Saturday, September 11, 2022, 1 to 4 pm

Greene Turtle, Westminster

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Eric Bouchat’s Family Fall Festival Event 

Saturday, September 25, 20223, 1-4 p.m. 

Winfield Fire Department Pavilion, 1320 W Old Liberty Road, Sykesville

For more information: Events | Friends of Bouchat Maryland