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By DAVE McMILLION | May 12, 2009
BOONSBORO -- People described recycling efforts in Washington County as being in the "Dark Ages" and "archaic" during a public meeting in Boonsboro Tuesday night. Attendees also said during the meeting sponsored by Washington County government that the county owes it to the next generation to get more serious about recycling. The gathering was the first in a series the county will hold to get input on a new 10-year solid waste plan. The county had a previous 10-year plan on how to manage its garbage and other waste, and county officials need to have a draft of a new plan submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment by Feb. 1, 2010, County Planner Bill Stachoviak told about 25 people at Shafer Park's Community Center.
NEWS
September 27, 2007
Demonstrate your knowledge of U.S. Constitution To the editor: Did you know "We are the People?" Did you know Sept. 17 was Constitution Day? Sure you did, if you read "Pulse" in The Herald-Mail on Sept. 18. But do you know - that the American Legion has a high school oratorical scholarship program called "A Constitutional Speech Contest" to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students.
NEWS
October 2, 2008
'Murder at the Haunted Hotel' Ghostly inhabitants direct the deadly antics on All Hallow's Eve... Dinner and show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 4. The Moose Lodge, 201 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $35. Call 304-263-2989. 'Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy for the Dark Ages' FREDERICK, Md. - The year is 1250 A.D. and times are tough for the monks at Priseaux. Show continues through Saturday, Oct. 4. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St. Call 301-694-4744.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
The question posted Monday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Have you ever read anything by Edgar Allan Poe, whose works are the subject of this year's Big Read? Poll results: Yes: 541 votes (74 percent) No: 194 votes (26 percent) "I read his 'poetry' when I was graded on it in high school. His writings are pretty dark. " --- "I have read most of his writings, from 'The Tell-Tale Heart" to 'The Raven.' ... I believe many of his writings have prompted much of the science fiction stories of the day. He used animals like the black cat and raven, which symbolized fear from the Dark Ages of witchcraft beliefs, to keep the readers on the edge of their seats.
NEWS
January 31, 2008
What's with this push for home rule? Have Washington County citizens been shortchanged for the last 200-plus years? What local "laws and issues" have been ignored that have so greatly affected our lives? To listen to the growing drumbeat from those in support, one would think that unless charter is implemented, local citizens will be cast into some dark, burning pit. I don't know about you, but every time a special-interest group is hawking for support, there's a whole lot more involved than we simple folks can even guess.
NEWS
November 15, 2004
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Patrick Ramsey is the new starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, a move coach Joe Gibbs hopes will end the team's worst scoring slump in seven decades. "We're going to make him the starter," Gibbs said Monday. "We have to sink or swim with the way I feel about things. ... We're going to go with Patrick and hopefully he's going to play great for us, and we're all going to support him. " Gibbs benched Mark Brunell in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but the coach waited until Monday to announce that Ramsey will start next week's game at Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 25, 2008
'Unnecessary Farce' MIDDLETOWN, Va. - A comedy in the mode of traditional farce, with a contemporary, American spin. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; with 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Sept. 27. Tickets cost $23 to $28 for adults; $10 for ages 17 and younger. Call 540-869-1776 or go to www.waysidetheatre.org . 'Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy for the Dark Ages' FREDERICK, Md. - The year is 1250 A.D. and times are tough for the monks at Priseaux.
OPINION
March 11, 2013
This is what I love about U.S. journalism. We could waste our time getting to the bottom of the Fast and Furious weapons scandal, expose the agro-chemical industry for poisoning our babies or bring shame to Congress for failing to perform even the most routine of duties. But no, we don't have that cuz - there's a storm a comin'. Thanks to advances in meteorological sciences, we now get frantic a full five days earlier than we did a decade ago. What crystallized it for me was a “live report” from one of the Washington television stations 48 hours before “Snowquester” was supposed to cripple the East Coast on Wednesday.
NEWS
May 20, 2009
"I am against curbside recycling in Boonsboro. People have enough bills to pay. It isn't just the older people, the people with kids in school and college. If this group pushes this doesn't like it, go back to Montgomery County where they have it. I'm not paying to have it. " - Boonsboro "I'm calling about the group in Boonsboro who is pushing curbside recycling. They claim when they did their survey that 85 percent of the people want it. ... I doubt if they told 5 percent of the people they would have to pay for it. I do not want it. " - Boonsboro "I agree with the person in Mail Call in Monday morning's paper.
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OPINION
March 11, 2013
This is what I love about U.S. journalism. We could waste our time getting to the bottom of the Fast and Furious weapons scandal, expose the agro-chemical industry for poisoning our babies or bring shame to Congress for failing to perform even the most routine of duties. But no, we don't have that cuz - there's a storm a comin'. Thanks to advances in meteorological sciences, we now get frantic a full five days earlier than we did a decade ago. What crystallized it for me was a “live report” from one of the Washington television stations 48 hours before “Snowquester” was supposed to cripple the East Coast on Wednesday.
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NEWS
September 27, 2010
Voters need to think before they vote To the editor: There is little debate that our economy and national unity are under siege. Pounded by propaganda, special interest groups, expensive wars, plus a slow economic recovery, voters are fearful, frustrated -- and angry. We have even witnessed tea party demonstrators packing guns, hurling racial slurs, calling for bloodshed. Thankfully, West Virginians strongly reject such tactics and this behavior has abated. Yet most of us share a great frustration for candidates and elected officials who cannot or will not address our basic needs.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
The question posted Monday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Have you ever read anything by Edgar Allan Poe, whose works are the subject of this year's Big Read? Poll results: Yes: 541 votes (74 percent) No: 194 votes (26 percent) "I read his 'poetry' when I was graded on it in high school. His writings are pretty dark. " --- "I have read most of his writings, from 'The Tell-Tale Heart" to 'The Raven.' ... I believe many of his writings have prompted much of the science fiction stories of the day. He used animals like the black cat and raven, which symbolized fear from the Dark Ages of witchcraft beliefs, to keep the readers on the edge of their seats.
NEWS
May 20, 2009
"I am against curbside recycling in Boonsboro. People have enough bills to pay. It isn't just the older people, the people with kids in school and college. If this group pushes this doesn't like it, go back to Montgomery County where they have it. I'm not paying to have it. " - Boonsboro "I'm calling about the group in Boonsboro who is pushing curbside recycling. They claim when they did their survey that 85 percent of the people want it. ... I doubt if they told 5 percent of the people they would have to pay for it. I do not want it. " - Boonsboro "I agree with the person in Mail Call in Monday morning's paper.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 12, 2009
BOONSBORO -- People described recycling efforts in Washington County as being in the "Dark Ages" and "archaic" during a public meeting in Boonsboro Tuesday night. Attendees also said during the meeting sponsored by Washington County government that the county owes it to the next generation to get more serious about recycling. The gathering was the first in a series the county will hold to get input on a new 10-year solid waste plan. The county had a previous 10-year plan on how to manage its garbage and other waste, and county officials need to have a draft of a new plan submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment by Feb. 1, 2010, County Planner Bill Stachoviak told about 25 people at Shafer Park's Community Center.
NEWS
October 2, 2008
'Murder at the Haunted Hotel' Ghostly inhabitants direct the deadly antics on All Hallow's Eve... Dinner and show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 4. The Moose Lodge, 201 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $35. Call 304-263-2989. 'Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy for the Dark Ages' FREDERICK, Md. - The year is 1250 A.D. and times are tough for the monks at Priseaux. Show continues through Saturday, Oct. 4. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St. Call 301-694-4744.
NEWS
September 25, 2008
'Unnecessary Farce' MIDDLETOWN, Va. - A comedy in the mode of traditional farce, with a contemporary, American spin. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; with 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Sept. 27. Tickets cost $23 to $28 for adults; $10 for ages 17 and younger. Call 540-869-1776 or go to www.waysidetheatre.org . 'Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy for the Dark Ages' FREDERICK, Md. - The year is 1250 A.D. and times are tough for the monks at Priseaux.
NEWS
January 31, 2008
What's with this push for home rule? Have Washington County citizens been shortchanged for the last 200-plus years? What local "laws and issues" have been ignored that have so greatly affected our lives? To listen to the growing drumbeat from those in support, one would think that unless charter is implemented, local citizens will be cast into some dark, burning pit. I don't know about you, but every time a special-interest group is hawking for support, there's a whole lot more involved than we simple folks can even guess.
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