Monday, May 21, 2012
Residents of two Perry Hall streets recently gave final approval to plans for speed bumps.
Two Perry Hall traffic calming measures have gained final approval from area residents, County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday. On Baker Lane, near Gunpowder Elementary, and Silver Spring Road, east of Honeygo Boulevard, near Stable Gate Court, two speed bumps on each road are planned for construction this June, according to Marks. While Baker Lane gained approval from Baltimore County this month, Silver Spring Road gained approval in November 2011. Both projects recently received the required signatures of at least 75 percent of nearby residents. "As County Councilman, I will almost always support traffic calming if it passes the engineering criteria and there is neighborhood support," Marks said in a statement. Where are the …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Firefighters pulled at least two dogs and two cats from the burning Silver Spring Station Apartments complex Sunday night.
Firefighters went to great lengths to rescue some four-legged fire victims during a blaze in a Silver Spring Station Apartments building Sunday night. While all 24 of the building's human residents escaped without harm, some pets were left behind. At least two dogs and two cats were pulled from the building, said Fred Schillfarth, who was on the scene with the Central Alarmers, although one of the cats later died. While working the fire, a Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company firefighter pulled a tan, curly-haired dog from the building. "It was about two minutes later, the lady who owned the dog came up and she had tears running down her face," Schillfarth said. "I teared up myself. I'm a big dog lover." A paramedic from the Baltimore County …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
A fire struck Silver Spring Station Apartments, on the unit block of Arlen Road in Perry Hall, on Sunday night.
UPDATE (11:20 p.m.)—No one was injured in an apartment complex fire Sunday night in Perry Hall, although 12 people were displaced from their homes, a Baltimore County fire official said. Follow Perry Hall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Firefighters responded to Silver Spring Station Apartments on the unit block of Arlen Road, off Silver Spring Road, shortly after 7 p.m., according to county fire Capt. Ross Cooke. When firefighters arrived, flames were visible from the balcony of a top-floor apartment and the fire had spread into the attic of the complex. All of the building's residents had already escaped the building on their own, Cooke said. Read more about how residents escaped in the article, Soldier, Skateboarder 'Heroes' of Perry …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A small sign reads, "Ron Paul REVOLUTION" at the corner of Silver Spring Road and Belair Road.
It's small and apparently homemade, but it's the latest example of how presidential election fever has hit Perry Hall. Attached to a metal box at the corner of Silver Spring Road and Belair Road is a painted cardboard sign that reads, "Ron Paul REVOLUTION," with each letter in the "EVOL" portion flipped backward to spell "LOVE." Rep. Ron Paul, who is running as a presidential candidate in the Republican primaries, is famous for his die-hard followers, grassroots campaigns and small government platform. The Texas congressman made headlines on Tuesday by snaring nearly 23 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primaries, coming in second behind presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. When recently asked if he …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A helicopter and K-9 unit responded to a burglary shortly after 7 p.m. on Jan. 10, police said.
Police, aided by a helicopter and K-9 unit, swarmed a Perry Hall neighborhood near Joppa and Silver Spring roads Tuesday evening after a reported burglary, police said. Shortly after 7 p.m., a homeowner on the unit block of Spring Creek Way reported that three juveniles had attempted to cut open a side window screen, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville police precinct. There was no entry and nothing was taken, Dorsey said. A police helicopter and dogs assisted with the search for suspects, but no one was found or arrested, he said. Did you notice the helicopter over the area? What do you do to defend your home against burglary? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A school bus and two other vehicles were involved in the accident at around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.
UPDATE (Nov. 10, 2:33 p.m.)—A school bus and two other vehicles were involved in an accident near the intersection of Silver Spring Road and Honeygo Boulevard at about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, police confirmed. Three people were transported to Franklin Square Hospital Center with minor injuries, including a 70-year-old woman, 8-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl, said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher Thursday afternoon. Further information on the cause of the accident was not yet available, Rogers-Feher said. Patch reported on another school bus accident along Silver Spring and Perry Hall Boulevard last December. Traffic calming measures, including possible speed bumps, on Silver Spring were announced by County …