Open Thread Monday: January 2nd Edition

These open threads provide a chance for us to chat with our neighbors. Ask questions, share news, or whatever you want. As long as it’s central to Frederick County and civil, anything goes.

Happy New Years!

Have at it in the comments!

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10 thoughts on “Open Thread Monday: January 2nd Edition

  1. I hope you all will be able to come to Brewer’s Alley anytime tomorrow (Tuesday) to enjoy food or drink in the Frederick Bicycle Coalition’s annual fundraiser. 20% of your bill will go directly to support the FBC. Please come, and spread the word!

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  2. So us 3 Tolkien fans settled on Il Forno – – not exactly the English pub-type venue we wanted, but the food and drinks are good. 🙂 We’ll be there tonight at 5 pm to toast The Professor before our meal.

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  3. Frederick County put out an RFP for a School Bus Passing Violation Reporting System Utilizing Externally Mounted Cameras on December 28. So in short: more cameras.

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  4. Has anyone ever heard anything about the abandoned railway running on east street? From what i can see it encompasses east street, crosses market, passes over rt 26 back behind the new wegmans. How perfect would that be for a bike/walking path? I see the ammount of traffic using the capital crescent in bethesda and imagine something like that would do well in north frederick.

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    • That would be wonderful! My husband’s biggest complaint is the lack of real bike paths here. That new downtown route is okay but it’s not a real path in the same way that a “rails to trails” path is. And that short bit of “bike lane” on 7th Street……why bother. It runs out and you’re right back in with the traffic. From here in Whittier we have no safe way to get down to places like Baker Park.

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  5. Overheard in the 7th Street Giant Eagle today at the seafood counter…..owner of Liberty Road Seafood went bankrupt. That’s why it’s up for sale. Come on. That place was always packed to the rafters and the prices were definitely NOT too low……something else had to be very wrong.

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  6. Here’s information on the railroad right-of-ways along East Street, and points north: http://www.abandonedrails.com/Frederick_to_Hanover
    In general, after a bunch of years, ownership of unused rights-of-way revert to adjacent properties. That means the easements are no longer available for new uses, such as trails, roads, re-establishment of railroads, etc. I think the rails along East were abandoned before CSX sold it’s Frederick Branch to the State of Maryland for the extension of MARC service to downtown.

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