County commissioners briefs
The Washington County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion supporting an amendment to the Constitution that would ban desecration of the American flag, including flag-burning.
Jane Bowser, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Post 202 in Williamsport, asked the commissioners to try and get the support of Maryland's U.S. senators, Paul Sarbanes and Barbara Mikulski. The senators, both Democrats, have voted against a flag burning amendment.
The commissioners voted on the motion Tuesday.
The Washington County Commissioners have approved issuing $7 million in 20-year bonds dated April 1, 1998.
The bond issue will pay for:
$2.18 million in Board of Education projects,
$3.28 million in road, drainage and bridge projects,
$441,545 for solid waste,
$494,500 for Hagerstown Junior College,