| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:35 PM
PenMar Development Corp. and Corporate Office Properties Trust officials have been discussing the possibility of transferring the former Fort Ritchie Army base back to PenMar, according to Washington County Commissioner John Barr.
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Corporate Office Properties Trust posted Thursday a profit of nearly $7 million in the first quarter, reversing a loss from a year ago.
Last year, the Columbia-based office real estate investment trust lost $18.6 million.
On a per-share basis, COPT...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Are there no better letters to print?
To the editor:
I don't live in Hagerstown anymore, but my family still does, and once in a while I read the paper online, etc., and had the misfortune of reading the opinion section for March 12.
While I know...
| Feb 20, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Agent Orange was among the herbicides studied at the former Fort Ritchie Army base in 1963, according to U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs documents found online.
The owner of the former Army base property in northeast...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Agent Orange testing at Fort Ritchie in the 1960s was conducted under controlled conditions using a diluted version of the herbicide and posed little risk to the surrounding community then or now, according to a scientist who has studied records of the...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Columbia company that has profited by building office parks geared to the needs of defense and intelligence agency contractors, said Friday that its chief executive will retire in March.
Randall M. Griffin will be...
| Nov 19, 2011
He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants.
In March, Randall...
| Nov 30, 2011
COPT might be a prominent real estate investment trust that specializes in serving U.S. government and defense information technology tenants, but it's also an arts patron. A big one.
In October, the Columbia-based firm was named one of the 10 Best...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Columbia-based owner and developer of office parks, lowered its third-quarter earnings expectations because of a loss on an investment in a cybersecurity firm, the company said Friday.
COPT, which specializes in...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Washington County in Maryland and Franklin County, Pa., share more than a border.
Their populations and median household incomes are nearly the same and the economies are in many ways similar, but the unemployment rate continues to be much higher in...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:07 PM
The developer of Fort Ritchie will lay off six employees and stop contributing financially to the former Army post's community center at the end of the year, company officials said Thursday.
With litigation still pending concerning the environmental...