|Losing Frederick County to sprawl
Originally published February 03, 2012
Frederick County is a beautiful farming community, but it is rapidly becoming only a suburb of Washington. Traffic is increasing, crime is increasing, crowding of schools is increasing.There soon will be no lovely scenery beside U.S. 15 as you drive toward the Catoctin Mountains in Thurmont. Just developments — not pastures, with cattle or fields of crops — not farms.
The county commissioners should think carefully about allowing this land to be developed into just another suburb instead of the unique place we who live in Frederick County love. They should remember, we vote in a year or two.