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Berkeley Springs briefs

July 18, 2006

Loan approved for water pipe project



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - An additional $637,000 loan was approved for the water pipe replacement project, Mayor Susan Webster said at Monday night's Bath Town Council meeting.

The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council approved the additional funding for the project at a "zero percent interest for 40 years," Webster said.

The estimated project cost is $2,487,000 to replace the century-old leaking water pipes. The town has loans for about $1.8 million, but more money was needed for the project, Webster said.




New Bath Police officers sworn in



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Bath Town Council unanimously approved hiring two police officers, and Mayor Susan Webster swore them in at the council meeting on Monday.

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Eugene Kilduff is the new parking enforcement officer. He is a part-time employee working about 25 hours a week, said Bath Police Chief Tony Lynch.

Kilduff said he was a law enforcement officer in Baltimore. He lives in Berkeley Springs.

Richard Haynes III was hired as a full-time police officer with a three-year contract with the Town of Bath Police department, Webster said.

Haynes, 19, is a 2005 Berkeley Springs High School graduate and lives in Berkeley Springs. He will attend the West Virginia State Police Academy in Charleston, W.Va. "within one year," Lynch said.

- Trish Rudder




Concert for the Animals is July 30



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Red Guitar will host a Concert for the Animals, a benefit for the Morgan County Humane Society, on July 30.

The concert will be at Cacapon State Park from 1 to 6 p.m. at the gazebo in the picnic area.

The concert will feature local and regional musicians of various genres.

· Cindy Born and Rick High are a guitar, bass and vocal duo that plays a mix of rock, country and blues.

· The Real McCoys, featuring Matt Hahn, performs the country music of songwriter Jim McCoy.

· T-Roy and McB rock out a mix of classic and modern favorites.

· Raccoon Critter and the Dog Boys, featuring Gordon McLeod and Bob Wurster, formerly of Flash Gordon and the Rockets, plays a revue of 1950s-era rock and roll favorites.

· The Raw Future Band is a power trio of original progressive fusion rock.

The concert has free admission and donations to the Humane Society will be accepted throughout the concert. All donations will go to MCHS.

For more information about the Concert for the Animals, contact Jonathan McBee at The Red Guitar at 304-258-3809.




Fire company carnival this week



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The annual Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival is under way at the U.S. Silica grounds along U.S. 522 north of town.

The carnival runs through Saturday and opens daily at 6 p.m.

Activities include food, rides, games and nightly entertainment.

The entertainment lineup includes:

· Tuesday: Bob Plunkert

· Wednesday: Center Alley

· Thursday: Jack Greene

· Friday: Karaoke contest

· Saturday: Rockabilly Revue

The baby contest will take place Friday night.

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