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Town considers changes in trash, recycling pickups BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members are considering the possibility of increasing the frequency of the town’s curbside recycling service. The town currently has twice-a-week trash pick-...
Where is Thomas Nast when you need him? The great, late-19th century political cartoonist (who began Boss Tweed’s demise in New York City with humor) would have had a field day in Washington County these last few months. We’ve had magical...
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.orgAfter hearing concerns from two people in the county’s building industry about a possible regulation requiring homes to have fire sprinkler systems, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to opt out of a state requirement...
Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe....
email@example.comSitting in the principal’s office at Bester Elementary School on a summer day, Amia Applewhite’s face lights up as she talks about how excited and happy she was during the last school year. Early in the school year, one of the things Bester...
The Waynesboro Fire Department will be purchasing a 2011 fire engine for $475,000, while simultaneously selling two older vehicles. Fire Chief Dave Martin updated the Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday about the transition. “It’s really...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSeven Washington County public elementary and middle schools missed at least one reading or math proficiency target for assessment tests taken during the 2011-12 school year. The schools that did not meet proficiency during this past school year in at...
email@example.comBerkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon II said he is “very confident” that Spring Mills Primary School, the county’s first “green” school, will strike “gold,” at least for environmental and energy...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgTesting of discolored water seeping from the ground in the area of Washington County’s Old City/County Landfill into Conococheague Creek revealed an arsenic level almost double that of the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for...
email@example.comFirstEnergy will close the R. Paul Smith Power Station in Williamsport by Sept. 1 because of the cost of complying with federal environmental regulations that go into effect in 2015, a company official announced Thursday. The plant is one of six older...
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