Below are some items of interest from around Carroll County, Maryland seen over the past 24 hours on June 8th. This is a collection of articles and posts from various sources in the county. The Observer checks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok to share items of interest for the community.
Kristen Zihmer upgraded from Possible to Likely candidate for Board of Education in Carroll County in 2024
We now have our 3rd "Likely" candidate to enter the BOE race in 2024:
— Carroll County Observer (@CarrollObserver) June 7, 2023
Carroll County is pleased to announce an improved ranking in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS), advancing from Class 7 to Class 6, which will result in reduced flood insurance premiums for the county and residents.
The Westminster Elementary PTO accepted a $5,000 check from the Kiwanis Club of Westminster for their playground fund!
The Westminster Elementary PTO accepted a $5,000 check from the Kiwanis Club of Westminster for their playground fund! They also helped sponsor the battle of the books competition that students participated in this year. WES is very grateful for their continued support! pic.twitter.com/YrsQe6yDY5
— Carroll County PS (@CCPSk12) June 7, 2023
You may be able to smell the smoke in the air coming down from Canada for a little bit longer this week.
You may be able to smell the smoke in the air coming down from Canada today and Thursday.
But if you have any concerns at all, please reach out. We're here if you need us. https://t.co/jwN84x30tk
— Sykesville Fire Dept (@SykesvilleFD) June 7, 2023
Local news of interest behind a paywall (this is generally local news from the Carroll County Times or Baltimore Banner)
— Jessica L Hunt (@Jessica_L_Hunt) June 8, 2023
State or national news of interest
Poor air quality will continue through Friday along with reduced visibility due to eastern Canadian wildfire smoke.
Poor air quality will continue through Friday along with reduced visibility due to eastern Canadian wildfire smoke. Try to limit time outdoors especially for those with respiratory issues. For more info visit https://t.co/aVGujYMa0L. #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx #DCwx pic.twitter.com/ytjrwEYtwQ
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) June 7, 2023
A Democratic member of a Maryland city council blasted Muslim children as on the side of “White supremacists” after they spoke out against sexuality discussions and materials in classrooms during a heated school board meeting Tuesday evening.
Dem Maryland official says Muslim children aligned with 'White supremacists' for opposing LGBTQ curriculum https://t.co/rjMaeH5mbm
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 7, 2023
Gov. Wes Moore issued an executive order this week declaring that state agencies shall “take whatever action is necessary and coordinate to protect” people or entities involved with providing gender-affirming care from legal punishments by other states.
Gov. Wes Moore issued an executive order declaring that state agencies shall “take whatever action is necessary and coordinate to protect” people or entities involved with providing gender-affirming care from legal punishments by other states. https://t.co/1Iv4Mt3DOj
— Maryland Matters (@marylandmatters) June 7, 2023
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