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May 28, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- West Antietam Street between Summit Avenue and South Potomac Street was reopened to traffic at about 2 p.m. Thursday after being closed for about five hours for water line repairs. The street had been closed while city workers fixed a subsurface water line that broke at about 9 a.m., Hagerstown Water Supervisor John Kline said. The leak was isolated to the east end of West Antietam Street, he said.
NEWS
May 28, 2009
West Antietam Street between Summit Avenue and South Potomac Street in Hagerstown was reopened to traffic Thursday about 2 p.m. after being closed for about five hours for waterline repairs. The street had been closed while city workers fixed a subsurface waterline that broke about 9 a.m., Hagerstown Water Supervisor John Kline said. The leak was isolated to the east end of West Antietam Street, Kline said.
NEWS
July 22, 1997
SHARPSBURG - Beginning today, there will be no parking on either side of the Sharpsburg's main street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. so the street can be milled and then paved. The parking ban will extend from Antietam National Cemetery on the east end of town to Sharpsburg Elementary School at the west end of town. The ban, which will not be in effect over the weekend - July 26 and 27 - will resume Monday, July 28, and continue through Wednesday, July 30.
OPINION
August 26, 2013
Only in the most extreme cases do we condone the public taking of private property through the use of eminent domain. But the old MELP power plant in Hagerstown's East End fits the bill. The city has certainly tried to meet the owner halfway as it seeks to demolish the industrial eyesore. It is worth little - the assessed value of the brick monolith is a paltry $176,000 - and it would be wrong for the city to overpay. Whatever plans the owner might have had for the plant have long since gone by the boards, and the owner has done little to keep the property from falling into public-nuisance status.
NEWS
February 21, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men who attacked and robbed a driver from a Hagerstown transportation company Saturday about 5:30 a.m. near Robinwood Court, according to a sheriff's department press release. The driver picked up the men at 39 E. Antietam St. and drove them to Robinwood Court near the city's east end, deputies said. After the vehicle stopped, the men began to beat the driver, who was able to get away and run a short distance before the men caught him in the area of Robinwood Court and Grouse Lane, deputies said.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of mail thefts that were reported Thursday near the east end of Hagerstown. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, sheriff's office spokeswoman, said deputies were called at about 5 p.m. for reports of mail being stolen on Security Road, Jefferson Boulevard and numerous side streets in that area. She said deputies searched the area and continued to find discarded mail on the streets until 7 p.m. Deputies believe the person or people who took the mail discarded mail that wasn't of value and kept everything else, Hose said.
NEWS
September 2, 2013
The Meals on Wheels program of the Washington County Commission on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver noon meals to medically-homebound elderly residents once a week. Each route takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete and is comprised of an average of eight stops, according to a news release from Meals on Wheels. Meals are picked up at schools in the delivery area at 10:30 a.m., and equipment is returned to the schools following delivery, the release said. Volunteers are asked to use their personal vehicle.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
OPINION
April 29, 2013
When plans began to circulate last year for a new multiuse stadium in downtown Hagerstown, the goal was twofold. First, the stadium would make it possible to keep Minor League Baseball in Hagerstown. Second, it would be an economic engine for the city. To some, the second goal was perhaps more important than the first. Located just a block from the Potomac Street Arts and Entertainment District, the proposed stadium would have added juice to the city's core. No one felt the stadium could be a savior on its own, but the energy created by the project certainly would have jumpstarted other downtown projects.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A left-turn lane from westbound U.S. 340 onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road will be completed in about a month, but most of the people who spoke Tuesday night at an Maryland State Highway Administration meeting were concerned that it might worsen a bad situation. The left turn onto Keep Tryst should open by mid-to-late November, Traffic Engineer John Wolford told the more than 40 area residents at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. While traffic will be able to turn left from westbound U.S. 340, left turns from Keep Tryst onto 340 will not be permitted, he said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A left-turn lane from westbound U.S. 340 onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road will be completed in about a month, but most of the people who spoke Tuesday night at an Maryland State Highway Administration meeting were concerned that it might worsen a bad situation. The left turn onto Keep Tryst should open by mid-to-late November, Traffic Engineer John Wolford told the more than 40 area residents at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. While traffic will be able to turn left from westbound U.S. 340, left turns from Keep Tryst onto 340 will not be permitted, he said.
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NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
NEWS
September 2, 2013
The Meals on Wheels program of the Washington County Commission on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver noon meals to medically-homebound elderly residents once a week. Each route takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete and is comprised of an average of eight stops, according to a news release from Meals on Wheels. Meals are picked up at schools in the delivery area at 10:30 a.m., and equipment is returned to the schools following delivery, the release said. Volunteers are asked to use their personal vehicle.
OPINION
August 26, 2013
Only in the most extreme cases do we condone the public taking of private property through the use of eminent domain. But the old MELP power plant in Hagerstown's East End fits the bill. The city has certainly tried to meet the owner halfway as it seeks to demolish the industrial eyesore. It is worth little - the assessed value of the brick monolith is a paltry $176,000 - and it would be wrong for the city to overpay. Whatever plans the owner might have had for the plant have long since gone by the boards, and the owner has done little to keep the property from falling into public-nuisance status.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
With negotiations at a stalemate, city officials intend to pursue legal action to reclaim the former Municipal Electric Light Plant property in the East End, the Hagerstown City Council decided Tuesday. The five-member council came to a consensus to begin the process of taking the 2.96-acre property by “eminent domain,” a legal process by which the city can take back private property for public use. The city has been in negotiations with the current owner, David Harshman, for about 28 months now, according to city Director of Utilities Michael Spiker, who updated the  council on the process during a work session at City Hall.
OPINION
April 29, 2013
When plans began to circulate last year for a new multiuse stadium in downtown Hagerstown, the goal was twofold. First, the stadium would make it possible to keep Minor League Baseball in Hagerstown. Second, it would be an economic engine for the city. To some, the second goal was perhaps more important than the first. Located just a block from the Potomac Street Arts and Entertainment District, the proposed stadium would have added juice to the city's core. No one felt the stadium could be a savior on its own, but the energy created by the project certainly would have jumpstarted other downtown projects.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 23, 2013
Ripken Design representatives went over its newest multiuse stadium feasibility study with Hagerstown officials Tuesday, and a long discussion ensued about the three alternative sites in the city's East End. “I want to see this get done,” Mayor David S. Gysberts said toward the end of a Hagerstown City Council work session at City Hall. “I think the citizens are looking for us to provide leadership.” Assuming a facility costing about $30 million, the new study examines the former Washington County Hospital site and two locations adjacent to the Hagerstown Suns' current ballpark on East Memorial Boulevard.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of mail thefts that were reported Thursday near the east end of Hagerstown. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, sheriff's office spokeswoman, said deputies were called at about 5 p.m. for reports of mail being stolen on Security Road, Jefferson Boulevard and numerous side streets in that area. She said deputies searched the area and continued to find discarded mail on the streets until 7 p.m. Deputies believe the person or people who took the mail discarded mail that wasn't of value and kept everything else, Hose said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2012
Most redevelopment projects in downtown Charles Town have been done in the city's east end with little activity in the west end, Mayor Peggy Smith said Thursday. That's been changing since the announcement last fall of plans for a new CVS pharmacy store at the corner of West Washington and North West streets. The city of Charles Town, the planning commission and the Charles Town Historic Landmarks Commission have all approved the project even though four buildings in the Downtown Charles Town Historic District have to be razed to make room for the pharmacy, City Manager Joe Consentini said this week.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | July 19, 2011
Hoping to get city issues on the community lobbying coalition agenda for next year, the Hagerstown City Council has started narrowing its priorities. The council did not firmly establish Tuesday what issues it plans to present to the coalition for consideration, but rather debated a few possibilities that will receive additional discussion at a future work session, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II said after the meeting. Since 2006, the coalition, consisting of public and private groups, has put forward an agenda in Annapolis each year.
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