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Hammer is Elkton’s new police chief
ELKTON — The town's new police chief, Aaron Hammer, has very local roots. Hammer, 29, was born and raised in Elkton, attended Elkton elementary and middle schools and graduated, in 2003, from Spotswood High School. He now lives just outside of town with his wife, Laura, also an Elkton native, and the couple’s 8-month old daughter.
The Valley Banner / 01-09-2014
Whitfield chosen as Elkton’s new town manager
ELKTON — The town named a new manager during an emergency meeting of the town council held on Thursday, Dec. 19. The council named Police Chief Kevin Whitfield the new town manager, bringing to an end its months-long quest to replace former manager Kevin Fauber, who offered his resignation, after being asked by the council to do so, in September.
The Valley Banner / 01-06-2014
Elkton council endorses “Ben’s Law”
ELKTON — At its regular monthly meeting, the Elkton Town Council endorsed a letter, which Town Attorney Nathan Miller suggested be addressed to both houses of the state legislature, asking that the punishment for the state offense “accessory after the fact, after a violent crime,” be elevated from a misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of 12 months and maximum fine of $2,500, to a criminal offense, with a substantial increase in jail time and fines.
The Valley Banner / 12-23-2013
Parade, bazaar add to Elkton’s holiday spirit
Floats, inflated animal balloons, tractors and trucks pulling wagons with church members, school kids, Girl Scouts and a manger scene; Elkton fire apparatuses, the East Rockingham High School Marching Band, Santa on a sleigh with wheels, a hitch of Belgian horses, and Timmy May in his electric mini-cruiser leading them all – these were just part of the 2013 Elkton Christmas Parade.
The Valley Banner / 12-12-2013
Elkton looks at real estate tax relief
During its Nov. 18 meeting, the Elkton Town Council heard a first reading of a proposed ordinance that may provide tax relief to certain town residents. Entitled “Real Estate Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Persons and Disabled Veterans,” the prposed ordiance must undergo at least one more reading by the council before passage is possible. It may also be amended from its present form before any final vote.
The Valley Banner / 12-09-2013