25 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

Queen Anne’s County Driv­ers have been in­cluded in tougher fed­eral reg­u­la­tions to com­bat air pollution in the state’s ur­ban ar­eas.

Be­gin­ning Jan­uary 1995, Queen Anne’s as well as five other ru­ral coun­ties will have to un­dergo bian­nual auto emis­sions tests al­ready re­quired in larger met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas, ac­cord­ing to Michael Sul­li­van, spokesper­son for the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment. Auto emis­sions pro­duced in ru­ral ar­eas con­trib­ute to the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of ozone lev­els in ur­ban ar­eas which are un­der tighter air pollution re­stric­tions, ac­cord­ing to an­other state of­fi­cial.

Queen Anne’s County is part of an ex­panded test­ing area pro­posed by the U.S. En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency last Mon­day be­cause of its prox­im­ity to those cities. The new reg­u­la­tions come un­der the fed­eral Clean Air Act of 1990.

“Queen Anne’s County is now con­sid­ered part of the Bal­ti­more and Wash­ing­ton sta­tis­ti­cal ar­eas,” he said.

*** Wil­liam Her­bert Tol­son, the Queen Anne’s County trea­surer, for­mer county com­mis­sioner and long-time mem­ber of the Good­will Fire Com­pany, died Sun­day, July 19, 992, of can­cer at Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal at Eas­ton.

Born near Centreville, March 9, 1926, he was the son of the late Sudler Cockey and Ida Bam­berger Tol­son.

Tol­son was a life­long county res­i­dent and civic leader. He had served as county trea­surer from 1982 un­til his death.

Prior to that, he served on the Centreville Town Com­mis­sion for three terms from 1971 to 1982. From 1962 to 1989, he owned and op­er­ated the Tol­son His and Hers Shop in Centreville.

*** Since po­ten­tial can­di­date Ross Perot dropped out of the pres­i­den­tial race last week, the Queen Anne’s County Draft Perot Com­mit­tee has now be­come a cause with­out a can­di­date.

Just as quickly as the grassroots ef­fort to put Perot on the state’s pres­i­den­tial bal­lot grew in the county, died just as fast af­ter Perot an­nounced his with­drawal.

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