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LIFESTYLE
August 13, 2013
Birthday Today - Blanche Masters, Gruber Road, Clear Spring, turns 66.
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NEWS
August 13, 2013
Hunting permit rules set for town reservoir land CLEAR SPRING - Those who wish to hunt on Clear Spring's water reservoir land during the upcoming season can do so only if they are residents or property owners living outside the town's boundaries who use the municipality's water system, the Clear Spring Town Council has decided. The council on Monday night voted to finalize its hunting permit rules for the wooded 360-acre property west of town. A hunter must have a valid hunting license to receive a town permit.
OBITUARIES
August 13, 2013
Robert E. Simmers Sr., 78, of Malvern, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, Pa. Robert Edward Lee Simmers Sr. was born Jan. 20, 1935, son of the late Joseph and Virginia Simmers, in Funkstown, Md. Mr. Simmers was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War. Mr. Simmers retired from IBM in 1992, as branch manager of engineering in Valley Forge, Pa. He worked for IBM for...
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2013
Speed limits on U.S. 40 will soon be lowered approaching the town of Clear Spring. The Maryland State Highway Administration has proposed transitional speed zones for eastbound and westbound traffic on National Pike, lowering posted speeds from the current 50 mph limit to 40 mph on the east side of town and 35 mph on the west side of town, according to a letter sent to Clear Spring officials. “As part of the west end modifications, the existing 25 mph zone will be increased to 35 mph for about 1,200 feet,” K.C. Keith, acting assistant district engineer for the SHA, wrote in the letter.
NEWS
August 11, 2013
Monday, Aug. 12  Hancock Lioness Club meets at Hancock Truck Plaza, 6 p.m. Tri-State Civitan Club meets at American Legion Building on Northern Ave., 6 p.m. Long Meadows Rotary meets at Nick's Airport Inn, 6:15 p.m. Hancock Lions Club meets at Park-N-Dine Restaurant, 189 E. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Funkstown Town Council meets at Town Hall, 7 p.m. Smithsburg Parks and Improvement Commission meets at Town Hall, 7 p.m. Williamsport Town Council...
OPINION
August 11, 2013
“I see in the newspaper where Boonsboro High School is considering installing artificial turf on their football field. At one time, there was a stigma attached to artificial turf, that it was causing joint problems because of cleats sticking into artificial turf. Folks, please give this consideration in your determining whether to get artificial turf versus natural.” - Boonsboro “I believe that they should put 'No pet allowed' signs at the Clear Spring carnival because my dog was told that I had to remove it from the property, and that is not right.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2013
Washington County is seeking public response on proposed changes to properties located within identified Town Growth Areas just outside the communities of Clear Spring, Boonsboro, Hancock and Smithsburg. The county's Department of Planning and Zoning has scheduled four public meetings - one in each community - in the upcoming weeks. The first is slated for the evening of Aug. 14 in Clear Spring. County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said the Town Growth Areas - which identify areas eyed for expansion outside the towns' current corporate boundaries - are the final step in the county's comprehensive plan for future development.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
Authorities are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Clear Spring man who apparently died while crabbing on the Eastern Shore, Maryland Natural Resources police said Friday. Richard Yost was found unresponsive Friday morning in Slaughter Creek near Taylors Island and later pronounced dead at Dorchester General Hospital, according to a DNR news release. No foul play is suspected, but authorities are investigating whether the victim fell overboard and drowned or had a medical emergency prior to the fall, police said.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
A 16-year-old Clear Spring resident was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a single-car crash early Tuesday on National Pike west of Green Valley Road, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office said. The injured person was riding in the back seat of a 2002 Saturn that went off the road and came to rest along the westbound shoulder, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The release did not provide the individual's name, and it was not available from the sheriff's office Wednesday night.
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