Record Observer - - Opinion -

Cen­tre­ville’s first woman po­lice of­fi­cer, Linda A. Rousseau, grad­u­ated from the po­lice academy Thurs­day and was out pa­trolling the streets the very next day.

Po­lice Chief Dou­glas Crites de­scribed Of­fi­cer Rousseau as some­one who can deal with peo­ple well — an as­set, he said, that will carry over dur­ing in­ter­views with wit­nesses and in­ter­ro­ga­tions of sus­pects.

* * * A dis­ease that can silently spread through the body, of­ten with­out de­tec­tion, seems to be stalk­ing Queen Anne’s County.

The county had the third high­est num­ber of Lyme dis­ease cases in the state in 1991 with 26, ac­cord­ing to the QA Health De­part­ment. There were 383 cases re­ported in the state.

Six cases of Lyme dis­ease al­ready have been re­ported in 1992, and the dis­ease is quickly spread­ing, ac­cord­ing to the Md. De­part­ment of Health and Men­tal Hy­giene.

* * * Sudlersville’s plans for its “Field of Dreams” will soon be­come a re­al­ity.

The 34 acres of grassy field lo­cated off Route 300 will soon turn into a mul­tiath­letic, com­mu­nity and re­gional park. Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to be­gin this fall.

The park will fea­ture two soft­ball fields, base­ball fields, lacrosse, foot­ball and soc­cer fields, a lighted field, a bike and jog­ging trail, a na­ture area, bas­ket­ball and ten­nis courts, and a vol­ley­ball court that can be turned into an ice skat­ing rick in the win­ter.

A pavil­ion that can hold up to 120 peo­ple, a pic­nic area and con­ces­sion stands will also be con­structed.

* * * Tax rates are not go­ing up and Cen­tre­ville is in good fi­nan­cial shape, said Town Man­ager Ron Chandler after ques­tions dur­ing re­cent bud­get hear­ings.

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