Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:43
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 27, 1973):
    A meeting was held on Sept. 24 to solicit public opinion on the proposed expansion of the Norris Landfill off of North Point Boulevard. During the meeting, many residents and community leaders opposed the expansion, complaining that the landfill site was unsanitary and infested with rats. (The Norris Landfill was closed for good in 1985).
    The Maryland State Police launched a pilot program aimed at recruiting women to become troopers. The starting salary for new troopers was $8,980.
    The War of 1812 monument on North Point Road at Monument House was damaged when an unidentified person pushed off the top part of the monument. The Dundalk Veterans Association and the Dundalk Historical Society offered a reward of $300 for the arrest and conviction of the vandal.
    Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk) offered a free evening course entitled “Crisis in Government: Understading Watergate.” The course was designed to provide information on the 1972 break-in at the Democratic national headquarters and subsequent investigations.
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 22, 1983):
    Two employees of Charles & Us Deli on Wise Avenue were robbed at gunpoint while depositing funds at a bank on the evening of Sept. 17. The two suspects remained at large as of press time.
    Members of the Hart-Miller Citizens Oversight Committee expressed anger at not being properly informed about progress on the construction of a dike at Hart-Miller Island. (The dike was proposed in the 1970s to contain material dredged from local waterways. Once built, the containment facility remained in use until December 2009.)
    Enrollment at Dundalk Community College increased 18 percent between the fall seasons of 1982 and 1983. College officials attributed this increase in part to a 25 percent unemployment rate in the Dundalk-Essex area.
    The Autumn Home & Trade Expo was held at Eastpoint Mall on Sept. 22, 23 and 24. The event, sponsored by the Greater Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, featured indoor and outdoor exhibits, games and demonstrations.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 23, 1993):
    After withdrawing his name from consideration for a Maryland District Court appointment, John Arnick sought to reclaim the House of Delegates seat he had vacated earlier in the year. Arnick sought appointment to the seat after his House of Delegates replacement, Ed Schafer, died of a heart attack in August. (Arnick was later named to replace Schafer.)    
    Mollie McShane Fenger, grandaughter of William McShane (who named the town of Dundalk), toured the community and visited the McShane Bell in Heritage Park.
    Local residents were disturbed after two ducks were found with their necks cut open at Lynch Cove Park. Baltimore County Recreation & Parks officials were investigating the incident, which they believed to be an isolated act of vandalism.
    Vicky Plumb of Armco Way was selected as a winner in the West Inverness Community Association’s Yard of the Month contest.
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 25, 2003):
    Flooding from Tropical Storm Isabel led to the evacuation of residents in Millers Island, Watersedge and Turner Station. The storm cost one man his life and damaged  or destroyed 3,371 homes.
    Todd’s Inheritance Historic Site Executive Director Audrey Porsche resigned from her position in August. Despite her departure, the group vowed to move forward with plans for renovations at the site.
    A St. Helena home and an Edgemere apartment building were destroyed by fire on Sept. 18. The St. Helena fire reportedly began after a flammable liquid was spilled in the basement. Though not confirmed, the cause of the Edgemere fire was thought to be a kerosene tank explosion.
    The Our Lady of Fatima under-14 girls soccer team won the St. Isaac Jogues 9th annual Labor Day Tournament, winning all four games by shutout.