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Those enamored with the idea of public-private partnerships, such as the one being discussed for the Washington County Economic Development Commission, might pay close attention to the county’s ultimate public-private partnership: The one it...
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Washington County recently was awarded $63,758 in federal funding to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs. The award is based on the county’s number of unemployed people, compared to the number of unemployed in all qualifying...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen you’re dipping into savings to keep your community ambulance service going, some say accountability is a small price to pay for financial help. “It’s been a lifesaver, it really has,” Jonas Zeigler, assistant chief and career...
email@example.comThe Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pledging to increase accountability standards so it’s clear not only why public money is being given to volunteer fire and rescue companies, but how they’re spending it. A majority of the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA volunteer fire company that refused last year to explain to The Herald-Mailmore than $100,000 in expenses might face questions this year from the Washington County government. A majority of the county commissioners said in late March that they will...
Last week, the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association did what most every other agency seeking tax revenue does: Its leaders stepped before the County Commissioners and outlined their budget request. This might seem unremarkable,...
email@example.comThe Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association is about to take steps to increase accountability for the public money it, and its members, receive. This week, for the first time in at least four years, the association is to present its...
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Stadium zeppelin about to balloon out of control To the editor: One day, it’s renovating a stadium to preserve a local tradition, and the next its mounting a campaign to replace The Herald-Mail for a new ballpark. Let’s go to the breakdown....
firstname.lastname@example.orgIn an effort to raise accountability and increase the amount of gaming fund money reaching fire and rescue companies, Washington County staff have drafted a written proposal for the county to assume control of that distribution. Under the proposal, which...
email@example.comFrom tip jar players' hands, to restaurants, bars and private clubs across Washington County, the money rolled in to the county's new gaming fund. In April 1996, in accordance with the county's gaming law, the county government issued its first check...
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Gov. Martin O’Malley has promised an ambitious agenda this legislative session, but in a part of the state where ambitious agendas are not necessarily heralded as good things, our local lawmakers will face a delicate balancing act. Lawmakers must...
“I was shopping at one of our weekend markets last Thursday and I stopped for a bite to eat, and a young 83-year-old lady started to talk to me. My mother had passed 10 years ago in December, and I was having a really bad day, missing her. I am...
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