Thurmont resident recently sent an unequivocal message to town leaders: Stop transforming our home into another Washington suburb.

The message was delivered through a 834 to 157 vote to reverse the annexation of some 16 acres of Frederick County into Thurmont town limits, which the town commissioners approved last year in a 3-2 vote.

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Great LTE Mr. Cromwell! [thumbup][thumbup]


If elected officials refuse to listen to the citizens, they must be voted out.


Won't becoming a major tourist destination make the traffic far worse?


It can’t ever be “just another suburb.” Camp David is there.


Gosh, I lived in Hyattsville in P.G. County, Ashton and Silver Spring in Montgomery County and Columbia in Howard County from 1940 to 2008, during which time all of those nice rural Counties got swallowed up by Urban Sprawl and I never met anyone that lived there that was happy about it. Why is Thurmont and Frederick County any different? When most of the decent paying jobs increasingly are located around large Cities the people who need a job move to where they can make a living. As that has happened over the last 80 years or so the need for housing and infrastructure to meet the needs of the people expands in an ever growing circle around the Cities. No County, no town, not even Thurmont is immune to that fact. When it comes to development and property owners need to sell their land that they can no longer make a living on, the developers buy the land and build houses and shopping centers and schools to meet the demand. Thurmont isn’t different than any other town that met that fate. Time to move to some nice little country town farther away from D.C., 20 years from now Thurmont and Frederick County will look like Urbana and Rockville and Columbia, just another ‘burb.


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