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Charles Town briefs for 11-21

November 21, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

Wireless downtown discussed



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Frontier Communications representative presented Charles Town City Council members Monday night with a proposal for offering wireless Internet service downtown.

Maggie Quinn, vice president of sales for the local telephone and Internet provider, said the proposal would offer wireless Internet service to anyone anywhere downtown using a laptop computer.

Quinn said it would be a way to show that the downtown area is a progressive place to do business.

To offer the service, Frontier Communications would have to install some devices downtown that would be about the size of a "breadbox," Quinn said.

Council members are studying the idea.




Park idea floated to council



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town City Council members are studying the idea of establishing a small park near the intersection of West and Academy streets.

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The idea was proposed to council members Monday night by Diana Walch, a member of the Charles Town Parks and Recreation Commission.

The land, behind Fishermen's Hall, is owned by the Jefferson County Board of Education and there has been support from the school system for developing a park there, Walch said.

The park could be used for a farmers market, rallies or a place where children can perform concerts, said Walch.

A rough cost estimate to develop the park is about $35,000, but council member Randy Breeden said he would not want to allocate money for the project until it is determined who would own the property.

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