| Feb 5, 2012
Civil War Rail Trail could benefit all residents of county
To the editor:
Sen. Christopher Shank provides opinion without knowing the facts regarding the proposed Civil War Rail Trail from Hagerstown to Weverton. He believes it will increase...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:06 PM
After reading two weeks ago that Brenda Cole faced eviction from the Dual Highway home she shared with her daughter, who was fatally shot there, an anonymous benefactor has handed over a check to cover her back rent.
“One of my neighbors paid my...
| Feb 6, 2012
Election board members approved
On Friday, the Maryland Senate approved a list of appointments that included three Washington County Board of Elections members.
Tammy E. Downin, Carroll H. Earp and Bruce F. Field’s four-year terms on the board are...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 2:33 PM
In Annapolis, bills can be killed when they’re assigned to a committee and nothing happens.
For Gov. Martin O’Malley’s state legislative redistricting plan, inaction will have the opposite effect — the new map will become law...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The newest attempt to legalize marriage in Maryland for gay couples advanced a step on Tuesday — Valentine’s Day — as two committees voted to send a bill to the full House of Delegates.
The Judiciary Committee and the Health and...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 1:52 PM
A state contract for building maintenance supplies was questioned on Thursday by local business representatives who said they can do better.
Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, is trying to pass a bill to let state agencies drop out of cooperative...
| Feb 27, 2012
Washington County pursuing tax-credit program
Washington County has joined Frederick County, Md., in trying to start a new system of property-tax credits for new or expanding businesses.
To qualify, an existing business would have to add at least 1,500...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 6:26 PM
The just-finished debate over whether Maryland should legalize table games and add a sixth casino cut through political parties and county delegations.
Of the six Republicans representing Washington County in Annapolis, three voted in favor of the...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 2:21 PM
State lawmakers representing Washington County suspect they’ll be called back to Annapolis for a special session on budget matters.
But they say three months should have been enough for the legislature to finish its work. It should never have...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:42 PM
The tractor-trailer blew a back tire, apparently dragging the wheel’s metal rim on Interstate 70 and throwing up sparks for miles as the unsuspecting driver drove past Hancock and further into Washington County.
By the time he realized the...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 3:41 PM
The National Park Service is taking a slightly different tack this year to get state money for C&O Canal National Historical Park improvements in Williamsport.
Last year, the Park Service asked the Washington County delegation to request up to $215,000...