Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, acting commander at the Baltimore County Police Franklin Precinct, told the RIA the police will remain committed to helping Main Street in light of Capt. Matthew McElwee being reassigned.
The acting commander of the police precinct that serves Reisterstown and Owings Mills pledged the department’s continued support despite changes in the command structure. “Our commitment to this group and to your goals has not changed,” Lt. Stephen Doarnberger said to the Reisterstown Improvement Association at Tuesday night’s meeting. Doarnberger, previously assistant commander, is acting precinct captain after Capt. Matthew McElwee was reassigned Monday. McElwee was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday in Carroll County, according to police. He was assigned to administrative duties at the police department’s operation bureau, police announced Monday. The Franklin police precinct has been working with the RIA …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Reisterstown Improvement Association meets at 7 p.m. at Long & Foster on Main Street.
Looking to get involved in the effort to revitalize Main Street? Join the Reisterstown Improvement Association at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The group meets at 7 p.m. at Long & Foster, 321 Main Street. The RIA keeps its eye on the Main Street Committee, the business community, repair of the Reisterstown Community Cemetery, Bloomin’ Artfest and other community events and organizations. At last month’s meeting, a county engineer met with the group to discuss brightening the lights on Main Street.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
About 35 people gathered at Bubb’s Deli in Reisterstown Tuesday morning to discuss the Main Street Maryland program.
While Reisterstown’s Main Street Committee is keeping its focus on earning the town Maryland’s Main Street designation, the group wants to improve the town through any means. “We need all the ideas we can get from everyone in town,” said Calvin Reter, a member of the committee and the Reisterstown Improvement Association (RIA). The Main Street Committee held a breakfast meeting with business and property owners at Bubb’s Deli on Tuesday morning. The meeting, which was attended by about 35 people, allowed the committee to give an overview of the program and its progress and served as a forum for business owners to share ideas and talk about challenges. The committee has been meeting every Monday morning at Reter’s Crab House to work on …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A Baltimore County engineer told the Reisterstown Improvement Association that he can help brighten Main Street lampposts.
In its continuing effort to revitalize Main Street, the Reisterstown Improvement Association has taken to the lampposts, which the group feels aren’t bright enough at night. Baltimore County engineer Greg Carski spoke at Tuesday night’s RIA meeting, and told the group he could switch out the lenses in four or five lampposts of their choice. The lens is the outer layer of the lamppost. Carski said the county could change out the lampposts in the coming weeks, and he’d see how the RIA likes the new lenses to determine future action.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Community leaders in Owings Mills and Reisterstown support the Board of Election’s decision to nix the possibility of bringing two zoning decisions to referendum.
An effort two bring two Baltimore County zoning decision to referendum on the 2014 ballot has been stopped, for now. While they don’t think the battle is over, Owings Mills and Reisterstown officials think the Baltimore County Board of Elections made the right decision when it deemed the petitions legally deficient on Tuesday. “I think most of the people at ROG were concerned, as a lot of people were, with the nature of the name collecting,” said George Harman, president of the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Coordinating Council (ROG). “We thought that the process whereby people may not have been told the truth about what they were seeing brought into question the whole process.” Two groups backed by developers David S. Brown …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Subcommittees have been formed to help move historic Reisterstown towards Main Street Maryland status.
Local residents looking to put Reisterstown’s Main Street on the map have formed various committees and are planning public meetings to get more community members involved. As they work towards Main Street Maryland status, the group has formed the five committees required by the state: organization, design, promotion, economic restructuring and clean, safe and green. “We’re moving along,” said Amy Mantay, western sector coordinator at the Baltimore County Department of Planning. She will act as a part-time Main Street manager for two years to help Reisterstown earn its Main Street designation. To receive the title, the Main Street committee must meet several requirements, including having a program manager for at least three years, having …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Members of the Reisterstown Improvement Association are working to restore the cemetery on Cockeys Mill Road, which was built in the 1700s.
As the Reisterstown Improvement Association continues its effort to revitalize Main Street, several of its members are also working to preserve the town’s past. “It’s a very interesting little cemetery,” said Kim Drapkin, an RIA member working to raise funds for the Reisterstown Community Cemetery’s restoration. The town’s founder, John Reister, and soliders from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and War of 1812 are buried in the cemetery on Cockeys Mill Road. “The community of Reisterstown actually owns the cemetery, not the church. John Reister deeded it to the community and it has remained that way ever since,” Drapkin said. “Every single person that lives here, we all have a stake in the cemetery.” Read Linda Percy’s guest column to …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Capt. Matthew McElwee, commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct, spoke at the Reisterstown Improvement Association’s meeting Tuesday night.
As Main Street activists work to revitalize Reisterstown’s historic commercial district, the local police precinct is pledging its support. Capt. Matthew McElwee, who spoke at Tuesday night’s Reisterstown Improvement Association meeting, has assigned community outreach Officer Rod Willis to keep tabs on Main Street developments and attend meetings. The captain also plans to attend Monday morning Main Street meetings when he is available. McElwee, commander of Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct, spoke about how the precinct and its statistics have changed since he took over in Jan. 2010. “We had seen an uptick in commercial activity as far as robberies, first-degree burglaries,” McElwee said of the years before his takeover. “…
From the schools to community leaders to police, Ravens pride is out in full force.
Baltimore County Police Capt. Matthew McElwee runs an efficient precinct, but he’s looking forward to having to do some extra work for the Baltimore Ravens. “I’m hoping to start working on an operational plan to provide coverage for the Ravens when they win the Superbowl in a couple of weeks,” McElwee said at Tuesday night’s Reisterstown Improvement Association meeting. As commander of the Franklin Precinct, he would be tasked with patrolling the area around the team’s Owings Mills facility when they would return home. After the meeting, RIA president Glenn Barnes showed off his purple “Rise Above and Conquer Towel.” Just four miles down the road, students at Owings Mills High School start their days walking by several sidewalk Ravens …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Capt. Matthew McElwee, commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct, will speak at Tuesday night’s Reisterstown Improvement Association meeting.
The captain of the police precinct that covers Reisterstown and Owings Mills will speak at Tuesday night’s Reisterstown Improvement Association meeting. Capt. Matthew McElwee, commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct, will speak at the meeting, which is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. The meeting is at Long & Foster at 321 Main Street in Reisterstown. McElwee spoke at Monday morning’s Main Street meeting at Reter’s Crab House. He discussed crime and speeding, according to Calvin Reter, a member of the RIA's board of directors.