To the news that Bainbridge is on track to get water and sewer service as early as 2018 after the county council voted unanimously on three separate measures Tuesday night to begin the process. Council members approved two resolutions to amend the county’s master water and sewer plan that moves the Bainbridge property up in priority from scheduled service within 10 years to scheduled service within five years, and a third bill to appropriate funding to begin the project’s planning. Efforts are already underway to provide both water and sewer services as early as 2018. The former U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge has had a difficult recent history, but this news will make it easier for the Bainbridge Development Corp. to market the property for a new future. It narrowly missed out on recent employer investments due to its lack of utility service, which this action should rectify in the near term. Here’s hoping for brighter days at Bainbridge.
To Ralph Young, an Earleville resident, who was recently nominated to the Maryland Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. Each year, the Maryland Senior Citizen Hall of Fame inducts a maximum of 50 senior citizens who have achieved outstanding community service and are still actively giving back. He will be recognized by the state at a luncheon Oct. 27 in Glen Burnie. Young is well-known throughout Cecil County for the antique trunks he restores and donates to nonprofits countywide for use as an auction item or to be raffled as a fundraiser. He has been a member of the Cecilton Lions Club for 30 years, serving as its first treasurer, a post he held for 17 years. He continues to be an active Lions Club member participating in all of their activities throughout the year. He is also a founding member of the Fair Hill Nature Center and a member of the Business Education Partnership Advisory Council (BEPAC), Cecil College Foundation, Cecil County Farm Bureau, Mount Harmon and the Maryland Farm Bureau. A grateful Young thanked the county council and the county executive Tuesday for the recognition, saying, “It’s very nice, but unnecessary.” We disagree. Kudos on the honor, Ralph, you’ve earned it.