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Politics, slots part of Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber series

August 18, 2008

Upcoming Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce events will focus on electricity supply, slot machines, politics, and the races for Congress and Washington County Board of Education.

Sept. 10 at 7:30 a.m. at Duffy's on Potomac in Hagerstown: As part of the Chamber's Eggs & Issues speakers' series, Russell Frisby, former chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission, will talk about the placement of a power line in southern Washington County. Frisby is a spokesman for Marylanders for Reliable Power, a coalition that favors improving electricity infrastructure. $15 for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers.

o Oct. 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Duffy's on Potomac: A moderated debate on the pros and cons of the November referendum on legalizing slot machines. $15 for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers.

o Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m. at Plaza Hotel in Halfway: A forum for candidates seeking Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress. $17 for Chamber members, $27 for nonmembers.

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o Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. at Duffy's on Potomac: A dinner with former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, and former Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan, a Democrat. They will talk about politics and the fall election. $60.

o Oct. 22 at 7:30 a.m. at Duffy's on Potomac: A forum with Washington County Board of Education candidates. $17 for Chamber members, $27 for nonmembers.

The Chamber requires advance registration for all events. Go to www.hagerstown.org or call 301-739-2015.

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