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In an effort to provide open and transparent government, the Washington County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will be hosting a post-legislative public forum on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in Room...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the county’s proposed 2013-14 fiscal year operating budget of $245.9 million. The budget calls for tax rates to remain the same as last fiscal year, with a real estate tax of 94.8...
email@example.comThe Waynesboro Area School Board has whittled down a budget shortfall for 2013-14, preliminarily approving a $49 million spending plan that does not raise taxes. The board has until June 30 to adopt a final budget. On Tuesday, the district’s...
What are the implications of the ‘Jesus stomp?’ To the editor: You might have heard about it, maybe not. A professor at a public (tax-funded) university in Florida had his students conduct the following assignment: Write the name “...
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places such as Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs including Social Security and...
firstname.lastname@example.orgNorth Hagerstown faced its largest deficit of the season right away in its baseball contest against South Hagerstown on Wednesday. It didn’t take long for the Hubs to rally from a 3-0 deficit as they went on to post a 6-4 win over the Rebels on a...
email@example.comGov. Martin O’Malley’s capital budget bill that cleared the Senate on Wednesday sets aside $100,000 for renovations and repairs to Lock 44, Lockhouse 44 and the Western Maryland Railroad Lift Bridge in Williamsport as part of improvements to...
Leaders’ choices will affect future downtown development To the editor: We as a city and community are at a crossroads as we currently sit squarely on the cusp of letting what we so desperately need in regard to revitalization go the other way. We...
The indiscriminate budget cuts known as “sequestration” will soon be felt in Maryland and in Washington County. Last week it was announced that air traffic control towers at the Hagerstown and Frederick airports will likely be closed. The...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe state’s Capital Budget bill cleared a crucial step in the House of Delegates on Wednesday when it passed a second reading, and tucked away in it was a provision setting aside $85,000 for the Antietam Fire Company in Hagerstown. The Capital...
The Postal Service has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. The Postal Service has lost billions of dollars while losing market share to electronic forms of communication. But this is not entirely the fault of the Post Office or the...
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