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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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
“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...
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...
email@example.comWashington County’s state legislative delegation got closer Wednesday to agreeing on a final bill proposing new oversight over the financial workings of the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. At a delegation meeting in...
Hagerstown seems to be stuck on Groundhog Day To the editor: Anyone else ever feel like Bill Murray stuck in Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day when reading about downtown redevelopment? Take Art Callaham's column on creation of a Community Development...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSome of Washington County’s state lawmakers said Thursday that they preferred proposing tighter financial oversight than a new gaming bill contains, but the law won’t allow it. Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, said legislators were...
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