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August 30, 2010
Repairs are under way to the C&O Canal over Culvert 182 in Hancock.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
Construction crews work Wednesday on the earthen foundation of the northbound on-ramp of Exit 17 in Chambersburg, Pa. The long-delayed $15.6 million interchange on Interstate 81 is scheduled for completion in summer 2005, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
NEWS
June 10, 2013
A fire caused $200 in damages Saturday to a one-story log house that was under construction on Old Forge Road near Smithsburg, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was discovered by the Smithsburg deputy fire chief at 10:36 p.m. in the 22000 block of Old Forge Road, according to a fire marshal's office news release. Authorities said the fire started accidentally when rags used to stain logs spontaneously combusted. The fire was out when firefighters arrived.
NEWS
July 5, 2010
FUNKSTOWN -- Construction on the Funkstown bypass, referred to as Southern Boulevard, won't begin until spring 2011 at the earliest, Rob Slocum, Washington County's deputy director of public works, said Thursday. The bypass eventually is to extend from East Oak Ridge Drive, west of Funkstown, to Dual Highway. The first phase of the project calls for building the leg from East Oak Ridge Drive to Alternate U.S. 40 north of Funkstown and does not involve a bridge. Last December, Slocum said the work could begin this fall to the spring of 2011.
NEWS
March 19, 1999
Due to sanitary sewer construction in Woodpoint Avenue between Broadfording Avenue and Church Street, Woodpoint Avenue will be closed to through traffic effective today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A detour will be posted. Local access will be maintained.
NEWS
December 11, 2002
The alley between the first block of East Franklin Street and East Avenue in downtown Hagerstown is temporarily closed for construction, according to the city engineering department. Traffic can access the Cramer Alley entrance to the Department of Social Services on North Potomac Street by entering from East Avenue.
NEWS
October 21, 2004
There will be construction on East Antietam Street from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, which might cause traffic delays at the intersection with South Potomac Street, according to a city news release. The City Light Department will be installing street light equipment between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., officials said. Construction workers will close one of three lanes at a time on the east side of South Potomac Street until the work is completed. Officials said all traffic lanes will be open during nonworking hours, and the work will not prevent emergency vehicles from passing.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 18, 2006
A series of delays has stalled a construction project that was supposed to start this month at Hagerstown Community College, HCC officials said Tuesday. Renovations to the school's Career Programs Building and major construction extending the campus' main traffic loop will not start until June - five months later than planned, George Soterin, HCC's director of facilities management and planning, said at the college's Board of Trustees meeting. HCC President Guy Altieri said the later construction date could pose problems this time next year, as administrators search for alternative space to accommodate students who might be without classrooms during the renovations.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | August 6, 1998
The changes under way at Hagerstown Community College are so striking that people are wondering whether it's still open, a school official said. Construction crews have carved out a hillside beside the administration building to make way for a $9 million Learning Resource Center, and behind the adminstration building, workers are constructing a day-care center. Across the campus, workers are digging trenches to extend a new air conditioning system to buildings. At times, all the construction looks like a "mound of ants" working, said school spokeswoman Patti Churchey.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 8, 2013
An informational meeting on the ongoing Robinwood Drive Corridor II construction project is set for Tuesday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Center, according to a Washington County official. County Public Affairs Manager James Jenkins said the meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will provide an overview of the various phases of the project, which includes the widening of Robinwood Drive and installing a roundabout at the entrance to HCC. Robert Slocum, the county's deputy director of public works, will be on hand to answer questions.
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NEWS
August 25, 2013
As part of the Robinwood Drive Improvements Project, the Washington County Division of Public Works Engineering and Construction Department announced the temporary construction of a dual-lane exit road this week. The work will take place in the existing median at the Hagerstown Community College entrance between Robinwood Drive and Scholar Drive, the county said in a news release. The temporary road will allow dual-lane inbound and outbound access to and from HCC while roadway improvements are made on both sides of Academic Boulevard, the release said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2013
Landing a good job may still be elusive for some in today's economy, but workers on average can make $5,000 more a year in the skilled trades than college graduates, officials said Thursday night during a graduation ceremony for the Barr Construction Institute in Hagerstown. The institute, operated by the Cumberland Valley chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors Inc., offers training in the electrical, heating, air-conditioning, plumbing and carpentry fields at a location on North Locust Street.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2013
As competitors finished up their round at Beaver Creek Country Club on Saturday, many stopped to see who was leading the 30th annual WACO Open. Many asked the same question - “Who is Gary Carpenter?” Aside from being a nice guy and a pretty good golfer, Carpenter is the leader after carding a 3-under-par 69 for a 1-stroke lead over Rob Cimarolli heading into today's final round. Cimarolli, of Pittsburgh, recorded a late afternoon 70. Three golfers are locked in a third-place tie, including former WACO champion Kenny Smith along with Alex Hoffman and Bernie Deane.
EDUCATION
July 31, 2013
The following courses will be offered at the Barr Construction Institute at Associated Builders and Contractors, 530 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown: CPR/AED and First Aid     Instructor: Doug Walker Friday, Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Registration deadline: Aug. 2 American Safety and Health Institute card issued upon completion. The course meets all MOSH and COMAR regulations.   Doug Walker has been a fire/EMS captain in the Washington, D.C., area for 23 years, and has more than 20 years teaching experience.
NEWS
June 10, 2013
A fire caused $200 in damages Saturday to a one-story log house that was under construction on Old Forge Road near Smithsburg, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire was discovered by the Smithsburg deputy fire chief at 10:36 p.m. in the 22000 block of Old Forge Road, according to a fire marshal's office news release. Authorities said the fire started accidentally when rags used to stain logs spontaneously combusted. The fire was out when firefighters arrived.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2013
Construction for the last leg of a project that will complete a downtown bike loop was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Hagerstown City Council. A contract was awarded to Hagerstown company Henson & Son, Inc, in the amount of $79,786.50 for the construction of a 10-foot-wide multiuse path from South Prospect Street along Walnut Street to Park Circle, along the north side of Park Circle to Walnut Avenue. According to the city documents, the construction will connect existing bike lanes on South Prospect Street to Summit Avenue and cyclists will have the option of turning onto the West Lee Street bike lane or continuing north on a new Summit Avenue lane connecting to an existing lane on Jonathan Street.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
After hearing public testimony Tuesday afternoon, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted to amend the county's excise tax ordinance, reducing the costs on new construction of residential and nonresidential retail properties. The amendment, approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote, authorizes the excise tax on residential construction to be lowered from $3 per square feet of habitable gross square footage to $1. Costs on new nonresidential retail construction also will be lowered from $3 per square foot to $1 per square foot on the first 15,000 square feet, and $3 per square foot thereafter.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2013
Volvo Construction Equipment celebrated its $100 million investment in its new national headquarters in Shippensburg during a day-long ceremony Thursday. The company also unveiled its first U.S.-built wheel loaders as they rolled off the assembly line at the Franklin County plant Thursday. “This should serve as a very clear signal that Volvo CE is committed to this market and in a better position than ever before to offer our customers products that are made by Americans, for Americans,” Volvo Construction Equipment President Pat Olney said in a statement.
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