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May 24, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Cingular withdraws request for cell tower



Cingular Wireless has withdrawn a request to build a 124-foot cell tower on Md. 67 in the Rohrersville area, Assistant Washington County Attorney Kirk Downey said Tuesday.

The case was scheduled to be heard tonight at a county Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing.

Downey said Cingular pulled the request Tuesday morning to work out an agreement with nearby residents who opposed the tower.

Rohrersville resident Hank Livelsberger said last week that residents had planned to speak out about the tower at the meeting.

She said residents felt the tower would be built in a residential area and visible from Civil War sites.

The tower was proposed for a Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Co. substation on Md. 67.




Electronics recycling day slated for June



Washington County residents will be able to take old electronic items to the Forty West Landfill in June to be recycled.

The County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the free, one-day residential electronics recycling program.

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According to information provided by the county, residents will be allowed to drop off electronic items including computers, televisions, radios, telephones, copiers and fax machines.




Allied wins deal to pick up recyclables



Allied Waste Services of Hagerstown was awarded a five-year contract for a little more than $1 million to pick up residential recyclables from several drop-off locations.

The company will supply the containers and the "removal, processing and marketing of recyclables," according to information provided by the county.




Two reappointed to women's commission



Two people were reappointed to the Commission for Women Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners.

The County Commissioners reappointed Rose Wolters and Barbara Downey to second terms.

Paula Lampton was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Matt Harsh was named an alternate.

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