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Hancock briefs

December 14, 2006|by ERIN JULIUS

McCusker honored at council meeting



HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council praised Robert McCusker, a Hancock resident who was honored with a People's Choice Award by the Community Foundation of Washington County, at Wednesday night's town council meeting.

McCusker directed the $5,000 endowment that accompanied the award be given to the Hancock Historical Society, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said.

Murphy thanked McCusker for bringing positive attention to Hancock.




Two major water leaks found in town



HANCOCK - Hancock Town Manager David Smith reported at Wednesday night's town council meeting that two major water leaks were identified in Hancock.

The town was losing more than 30,000 gallons a day, Smith said. The leak was fixed last week.

Smith also reported that almost 500 bags of yard waste were collected during the town's last leaf pickup and that the town purchased a new truck.

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Police department responds to 144 calls



HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department responded to 141 calls during November, Police Chief T.J. Buskirk said at Wednesday night's town council meeting.

The department also collected $700 in impound fees. Proceeds from impound fees are used to buy Tasers and spike strips, Buskirk said.

Buskirk also reported that the department received a $6,000 grant from the Washington County Health Department to combat youth tobacco use.

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