Boonsboro briefs

December 03, 2002

Subway restaurant to open in March

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro is getting its first fast-food restaurant, a Subway.

Town Manager John Kendall told the mayor and council that the restaurant plans a March opening at 11 N. Main St., which is now occupied by Main Street Grill.

The family restaurant's lease expired and the building's new owner chose not to renew it, Boonsboro Councilman Kevin Chambers said.

"I'm not happy about losing a good family restaurant," said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr.

Kauffman said he doesn't object to Subway or other fast-food restaurants. He has heard rumors about other fast-food restaurants coming to the southern Washington County town on what is now nearby farmland, he said.

"I suspect we'll see more in the near future," he said.

Hagerstown companies improving Shafer Park

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to hire two Hagerstown companies to make improvements to Shafer Park.


Weather permitting, the new curbing and sound system work will be finished in time for Friday's Olde Tyme Christmas celebration, Town Manager John Kendall said.

Nicewarner Paving and Sealing was the low bidder, at $4,500, to install curbing along the edge of the park.

The Boonsboro Park Board recommended the work to prevent people from driving on the grass and to improve the park's appearance, Councilman Richard Hawkins said.

Allegheny Electronics of Maryland Inc. was the low bidder, at $1,425, to install a new sound system at the bandstand.

Both projects will be paid for through a state Program Open Space grant, Kendall said.

Town using new e-mail address

BOONSBORO - The town of Boonsboro has a new e-mail address, said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr.

The new address is

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