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Hancock briefs

April 14, 2005

New police officer introduced at meeting


HANCOCK - Hancock's newest police officer was introduced at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said the town hired Steve McCarty as part-time officer.

McCarty, a former Maryland State Police trooper, started the job with the Hancock Police Department this week, Murphy said.

Seniors are eligible for town scholarship


HANCOCK - Seniors graduating from Hancock Middle-Senior High School this year will have the chance to win a scholarship awarded by the Hancock Town Council.

The money, a $1,000 contribution from Pepsi Bottling Group in Williamsport, is part of a contract the town has with the soft drink company.

Hancock made Pepsi the official beverage of the town in November 2003. The agreement allows Pepsi to place vending machines at several town-owned locations.

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Last year, the Town Council awarded two $500 scholarships to Wayne Keefer and Danielle Yost.

Applicants will be asked to write about what it means to them to live in Hancock, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

Town Council honors boys basketball team


HANCOCK - The team with the longest winning streak and most wins in Hancock school history was honored for its accomplishments by the Hancock Town Council on Wednesday.

The Town Council presented Certificates of Excellence to the Hancock Middle-Senior High School basketball team at a town meeting.

Coach Jeff Spielman, who retired this season, received a plaque from the Town Council.

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said the basketball team had a 20-4 record, including a 15-game winning streak and two playoff wins this season. The record, winning streak and playoff wins were the most in the history of the school, Murphy said.

He said the team also beat Southern Fulton High School at its opponent's home court for the first time since 1992. The team was also ranked in The Herald-Mail's poll all season, he said.

Spielman, who coached at Hancock for 20 years, finished his career at the school with 212 wins and 240 losses, Murphy said. He said Spielman was the winningest coach in school history.

Yard debris pickup set


HANCOCK - The Town of Hancock has scheduled a yard debris pickup April 27, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

Murphy said residents must schedule pickup times with the town no later than April 22.

There's no charge for the yard debris pickup.

Police get 75 calls


HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department received 75 calls for service in March, Sgt. Shawn Tasker said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting. Tasker said the department issued 95 parking citations, 23 traffic citations, made six arrests and had three criminal cases. Of the six arrests, five were adults and one was a juvenile, Tasker said.

- Tara Reilly

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