25 YEARS AGO
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.