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Hagerstown City Council briefs

May 08, 2002|BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

Bentley Bros. Circus to appear at fairgrounds


The circus is probably coming to Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park in September.

The City Council on Tuesday OK'd a request from the city firefighters union, the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605, to have the Bentley Brothers Circus perform at the Fairgrounds Sept. 14 and 15.

There would be two performances each day, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, according to city documents.

The city is charging $1,500 for the use of the space at the Fairgrounds, city recreation manager Douglas Stull said.

Council meetings may be televised on cable


Hagerstown City Council meetings may be aired live and taped on the city's public access cable channel by August, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said.

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed a plan to pay Communication Televideo Limited in Silver Spring, Md., $81,541 for video production equipment. A council vote on the contract is expected on May 28, Zimmerman said.

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The money to pay for the equipment comes from the city's cable franchise agreement with Antietam Cable Television.

The city will pay $5,300 to have someone run the equipment, he said.

Antietam Cable Television and The Herald-Mail are owned by the same parent company, Schurz Communications.

Mayor William M. Breichner said council meetings were broadcast for about a year in the early 1980s.

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