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Letters to the Editor - Aug. 25

August 25, 2013

Attorney seeks whereabouts of former Judge Glaser

To the editor:

Twenty-three years ago, I had the good fortune to begin my legal career in the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office, then under the command of M. Kenneth Long Jr., who is now a judge.

Compounding my luck was the fact that I was sent to practice before Judge Darrow Glaser, perhaps the best example of any judge anywhere in Maryland. Every attorney working in Washington County during Judge Glaser’s tenure had at least one good Glaser story. The judge was a magnificent, wise, yet entertaining jurist who never demeaned anyone. He was a paragon of decency and common sense.

Sadly, he was forced to retire by law at age 70 and I lost contact with him. Some while ago, I heard he was in poor health and possibly living out of state. I purchased a copy of his portrait that graces the halls of the circuit court, and it hangs in my office here in Towson. When folks ask me who this man is, I enjoy recounting his witticisms and the way he ran his courtroom.

I have written this letter because I hope someone can inform me what has become of him. If we have lost him, he surely is worthy of a memorial service at the courthouse. If he is still with us, I’d like to convey the sentiments of this letter to him and his family. I am confident that a great many fellow attorneys share these feelings.

Jerry Joyce
Office of the Public Defender
Towson, Md.

 
Thanks to all for support of Besore library campaign

To the editor:

It is only appropriate that this thank-you letter be sent to the editor following an Old Home Week celebration. The “heart and spirit” of the town is what we experience and celebrate out in the streets every three years, and it is that same spirit that expanded and renovated the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library. It was with joy and pride the doors were officially opened to the new and renovated library last week. 

In only three short years (some seemed longer than others), the money was raised, the building plans changed, ground was broken, the building construction completed and the entire internal library was moved. None of this would have been possible without your help.

There are so many to thank that it just is not possible. Eagle Construction and project manager Mick were very helpful and supportive through the entire process. The individuals, businesses and local foundations that opened their hearts and checkbooks to give us financial support made it all possible. Of course, there were bumps in the road and nights when board members did not sleep, but those who were strong supporters of the library and its mission got us through to completion. 

Thank you to every man, woman and child who formed human chains to pass books to put on a shelf; to every business that brought in staff to help put together bookshelves; to Friends of the Library and their friends for cleaning furniture; to the library staff for keeping the library going through dust, dirt and chaos; to the Franklin County library system for being our partner in this project; and to supporters of our fundraising efforts. 

Please stop into the library anytime. We are here to help strengthen the education of our community, and the first step to learning is being able to read. We hope to eventually fully fund the $1.2 million project to include expanded parking with future donations, but for now, come and enjoy the new, renovated building. 

Patricia Divelbiss
Besore Capital Campaign chairman
Greencastle, Pa.

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