25 YEARS AGO
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.