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Boonsboro briefs

July 07, 2004|by SCOTT BUTKI

Trash pickup scheduled for Friday


BOONSBORO - The next regular trash pickup in Boonsboro will be Friday, not Saturday as some expected, Assistant Town Manager Debbie Smith said Tuesday.

Waste Management, the company the town pays to provide trash services, picked up trash Tuesday but residents thought it would be Wednesday, she said.

The July Fourth holiday affected the trash pickup schedule.

National Night Out slated for Aug. 3


BOONSBORO - The annual National Night Out will be observed Aug. 3 at Shafer Park, Boonsboro Assistant Mayor Howard Long said Tuesday

Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. encouraged local residents to attend the event, which will include entertainment.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at Shafer Park.

Council learns about mediation center


BOONSBORO - During Tuesday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting, Jim Chestnut of the Washington County Community Mediation Center told the Town Council about what the organization does.

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Councilman Richard Hawkins said he was unfamiliar with the organization and asked if it was new.

Chestnut, vice president of the mediation center's board of directors, said he wanted to make a presentation to the council to increase public awareness about the center.

The mediation center, which is in Keedysville, is more than two years old.

Funded by the Maryland courts system, the mediation center tries to resolve problems and conflicts at no cost to the parties involved.

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