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A new campaign from the Washington County Department of Social Services celebrates parental responsibility and encourages families to provide the financial and emotional support children need to thrive. Parents Day is an annual event that recognizes...
Civil Air Patrol does more than search and rescue To the editor: Are you familiar with the local Civil Air Patrol in Washington County? Well, you should be. This program is one of the best youth programs in the area. I know this firsthand, because my...
Christian Social Services thanks furniture donors To the editor: Christian Social Services in McConnellsburg, Pa., wishes to thank the 44 people who donated furniture. We were amazed at the large number of sofas, love seats, chairs, tables and chairs,...
email@example.comFor 40 years, people have been coming out for a meal served by the Antietam Exchange Club to help the organization raise money for charities it supports. The event started at the Venice Inn on Dual Highway and then moved to South Hagerstown High School,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgEditor’s note: This is one in an occasional series of stories about findings and recommendations in the Hagerstown and Washington County Economic Development Strategic Plan. “Location, location, location” is an old real estate adage...
email@example.comEditor’s note: This is one in an occasional series of stories on findings and recommendations in the Hagerstown and Washington County Economic Development Strategic Plan. Poverty, low-income housing and vacant properties in downtown Hagerstown...
The Washington County Department of Social Services is assisting in a promotional campaign called “Your Money. You Earned It. Now Claim It!” to encourage eligible Washington County residents to claim their earned income credit and child tax...
Tags: Lobbying, Tax Credits, Federal Income Tax, Politics, Taxation
firstname.lastname@example.orgIn the mid-20th century, a black seamstress, tired after a long day at work, was thrown into jail and fined because she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus so a white man could sit down. A 6-year-old black child was spit upon by a New Orleans...
Predators come in all shapes and sizes. And the holidays can bring out the monsters. We hear a lot about scams at The Herald-Mail. Once or twice a week we receive news releases from police about residents who have been scammed out of hundreds and...
email@example.comPennsylvania’s legislators, judges and top executive-branch officials will be receiving automatic salary raises of 2.2 percent, but some said they are not counting on that money for their take-home pay. Gov. Tom Corbett will be eligible for a...
The Washington County Board of Social Services was honored as Board of the Year at the annual meeting of the Maryland Association of Social Service Boards at Kent Narrows, Md., on Oct. 18. The board was recognized for its successful capital campaign to...
Tags: Human Interest, Abusive Behavior
Asked about Washington County’s training on suicide awareness and prevention, Steve Burnett, the district’s supervisor of school counseling services, responded in an email. “We offer comprehensive prevention, intervention and...
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