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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2012
Washington County's lobbying coalition talked with top state lawmakers in Annapolis on Thursday, then hosted a reception and trade show for the first time. It was the coalition's annual chance to get face time with key decision-makers and spread the word about important local projects and priorities. In the morning and afternoon, the group met with the Senate president, the House speaker and other lawmakers in leadership positions. Brien J. Poffenberger, who coordinates the coalition's activities, said the group shared its 2012 legislative agenda, which includes a road and bridge project near Eastern Boulevard and Robinwood Drive, and a possible multiuse stadium for sports and entertainment.
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by TAMELA BAKER | September 24, 2005
HAGERSTOWN tammyb@herald-mail.com Legislators from four states approved a resolution Friday to form a multistate coalition to support plans and projects affecting traffic on the Interstate 81 corridor, an action they say could aid in improving traffic, information and law enforcement along the highway, as well as helping secure federal funding for construction projects. The resolution, approved during the annual Quad-State Legislative Conference, asks that governors and transportation officials from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia appoint representatives to "an I-81 Corridor Coalition.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | August 23, 1998
Sixty-eight Washington County businesses and organizations were recognized Friday morning for having smoke-free workplaces. The Trans Potomac Prevention Coalition had certificates for all 68, although representatives from only seven attended a recognition breakfast at the Venice Inn. The recognition breakfast was part of a state-funded awareness campaign the coalition has been promoting for 10 months about the dangers of second-hand smoke,...
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by TIM ROWLAND | August 8, 2004
If only Washington County Hospital were on the wrong side of this issue - that would make things so much easier. Instead, those of us who believe in a new hospital, but not in strong-arm tactics, had another one of those uncomfortable moments recently when the hospital called out its lawyer attack-hounds to go after Hagerstown City Councilman Linn Hendershot. And to make matters worse, instead of being quiet when being quiet was called for, the hospital defiantly stuck out its chin and walked straight into a haymaker from Hendershot's fellow councilman Lew Metzner this week.
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By TIM ROWLAND | November 16, 2008
Credit the nation's financial ruins for this: The dozen-odd-mile stretch on Interstate 81 through Maryland is not quite the hairy scary free-for-all it was before diesel prices forced trucks to slow down and declining freight took a lot of them off the highway altogether. Pamplona has its running of the bulls; we had our running of the tractor trailers. Negotiating an exit while being walled in on three sides by big rigs running at better than 70 mph can make for quite a sport.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | September 6, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com The Interfaith Service Coalition's recent purchase of two large buildings in Hancock has enabled the agency to expand its services and provide space for other help groups. The coalition in late August bought the adjacent buildings and a parking lot on the corner of High Street and Pennsylvania Avenue after leasing the buildings to house the agency's thrift shop, offices, food bank and storage areas, Executive Director Debbie Cohill said. "We had tremendously outgrown our little space in the Town Hall building," Cohill said.
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August 19, 2012
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas G. Clark , a 2005 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, Greencastle, Pa., and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee. Clark joined the Navy in January 2009.
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by MARIE GILBERT | March 31, 2006
Carolyn Brooks can get passionate about ethical behavior. Whether it's at home, in the classroom or the workplace, "think how much better society would be," she said, "if people would think about the choices they make and the ripple effect of those choices. " According to Brooks, it's all about character. "We're supposed to learn about morals, values and ethics at home," she said. "But it's not always happening. Today, it takes a whole community - from teachers to businessmen to clergy.
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October 25, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A coalition of six states threaded by Interstate 81 is hoping to include the highway in a new federal initiative to reduce congestion and improve freight delivery, officials said Thursday. Six interstates, including Interstate 95, were designated as "Corridors of the Future" by the U.S. Department of Transportation in September 2007, and the I-81 Corridor Coalition hopes to add I-81 to the group, officials said Thursday. Berkeley County Commissioner Ronald K. Collins said the designation ties into an ongoing lobbying effort to convince Norfolk Southern Corp.
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October 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A coalition of six states threaded by Interstate 81 is hoping to include the highway in a new federal initiative to reduce congestion and improve freight delivery, officials said Thursday. Six interstates, including Interstate 95, were designated as "Corridors of the Future" by the U.S. Department of Transportation in September 2007, and the I-81 Corridor Coalition hopes to add I-81 to the group, officials said Thursday. Berkeley County Commissioner Ronald K. Collins said the designation ties into an ongoing lobbying effort to convince Norfolk Southern Corp.
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