Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 13:42
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 25, 1973):
    The Maryland Transit Administration announced that the number 4 and Number 9 bus lines would be consolidated, creating a continuous line from Dundalk to Sparrows Point and Eastpoint.  This eliminated the need for transfers when attempting to travel to the Sparrows Point peninsula. (Today, the Number 4 bus line travels between Turner Station and CCBC Essex.)
    Fourteen-year-old Poplar Avenue resident Johnny Paulino saved his family and their home during a house fire that began in the kitchen. Upon seeing the flames, Paulino grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the blaze. While a major disaster was averted, the home still suffered $2,500 in damages.
    Patapsco High School students Bill Tarlton, Tom Baird and Eileen Keeney appeared on the high school quiz show It’s Academic on Jan. 18. The team lost to Northeast High School.
    Dundalk Community College (now CCBC, Dundalk) officially moved into its new campus on Sollers Point Road in January 1973. At the time of its opening, there was only one two-story multipurpose building and a large power plant that had been completed.
    
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 20, 1983):
    Police raided a Yorkway apartment on Jan. 11 after determining the location to be the site of production and distribution of chemicals used the make the drug PCP. Seized during the raid were PCP flakes, cocaine and marijuana. Robert Howard, 28, was arrested and charged. He was in custody on $100,000 bond as of press time.
    An unidentified arsonist set fire to the south entrance of the Todd’s Inheritance historical site, damaging a door, a hallway floor and a supporting rafter. While damage estimates ranged from $500 to $2,000, the loss of the site’s original door  was incalculable. Fortunately, however, the blaze was extinguished before more damage was done. The arsonist remained at large as of press time.
    Local resident Lisa Marie Smith was crowned as the Dundalk Memorial VFW Post 6694 Buddy Poppy Queen on Jan. 15. Runners-up included Dawn Lynn Michael, Francis Koski and Mary Elizabeth Doerr.
    Winning the Southeast Area Tournament, the West Inverness Hawks under-10 soccer team was honored for their performance during an awards ceremony at Martin’s North Point on Feb. 14. Each team member received a certificate.
    
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 21, 1993):
    Capt. Thomas Canning was appointed to replace retiring Capt. James Scannel as commander of North Point Police Precinct 12. Canning, a 16-year veteran of the force, worked in Essex before coming to Dundalk. (Canning left his post at North Point during a reorganization in 1996. He retired in 2011.)
    A committee of local residents got together to begin planning Dundalk’s centennial celebrations, set to begin in 1994. During the meeting, participants began making plans for the anniversary, including deciding on which date the milestone would be celebrated. (As it is an unincorporated town, there is no official date of origin for Dundalk.)
    Local hot dog vendor Ken Canterbery was chosen to participate in Bill Cosby’s You Bet Your Life after auditioning for the game show at the Omni Hotel in Baltimore in December. The episode in which Canterbery appeared was set to air in February or March. (Canterbery retired from his post in front of the Dundalk Post Office in 2012.)
    Girl Scouts from across the district gathered at Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk) for their annual Fitness Fun Day on Jan. 16. During the event, Scouts made crafts and participated in fitness and self-defense activities.
    
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 23, 2003):
    Dunglow Road resident Greg Massoni was appointed deputy director of communications and press secretary for incoming governor Robert Ehrlich. His wife, Chris, was also appointed to a post in the administration. (The Massonis served with Ehrlich until the end of his term in 2007 and were later active in his unsuccessful 2010 gubernatorial campaign.)
    Gilles Gibeault, a 13-year-old resident of Dunglow Road, was named as an ambassador to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Maryland chapter. Gibeault, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 3 and went into remission 18 months later, received the honor after numerous fundraising drives on behalf of the organization.
    Dundalk High School junior Miranda Hosier won first place in Dundalk Memorial VFW Post 6694’s essay contest with her essay “Freedom’s Obligation.” Hosier also won second place in the contest’s district level competition.
    North Point Village resident Diane Wright was honored with MedStar Health Visiting Nurse’s Association’s HERO award. Wright received the honor in recognition of her service as a staff educator.