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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 21, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commissioners on Friday pulled out of an Eastern Panhandle consortium dedicated to promoting the region's connections to George Washington, claiming the county was being given short shrift by Berkeley County. A proposed 111-mile George Washington Trail through Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties would be designed to lure tourists to sites visited by the nation's first president. Morgan County pulled out of the agreement, citing unfair treatment by Berkeley County, said Morgan County Commissioners president Phillip Maggio.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 5, 2004
WAYNESBORO, PA. A plan in the works for more than two years to build a nearly one-mile sidewalk along the south side of Pa. 16 connecting the Borough of Waynesboro to Washington Township is on indefinite hold because its cost has doubled. Washington Township Manager Michael A. Christopher on Friday blamed the price hike on a design change by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The original price was $325,000 to build a walkway between Waynesboro Mall in the borough to Welty Road in the township that would lead to the Wayne Heights Mall.
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July 10, 1997
By DON AINES Staff writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Services for the victims and witnesses of crime in Berkeley County will soon be expanded thanks to a federal grant announced this week. "The hiring process has already begun," Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said Wednesday. The county already has a coordinator for victims of domestic violence and the $23,429 grant will allow her to be elevated to head the victim and witness assistance program. Games-Neely said she hopes by the end of the month to move Domestic Violence Coordinator Karen Baird up to VOCA coordinator with a new person filling the domestic violence slot.
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September 11, 2000
Transit authority plans new offices By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Transit Authority, which provides public bus service to Waynesboro and Washington Township, will soon consolidate its administrative offices and bus garage into one new building in the Chambers 5 Business Park on Orchard Drive. Eva Verdier, executive director of CTA, said the Authority negotiated a $150,000 sales contract with the Chambersburg Area Development Authority for a 3-acre tract for its new intermodal facility.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | February 26, 2002
Washington County will use $77,460 from a federal grant to buy equipment for responding to chemical or biological agents, Emergency Services Director Joe Kroboth said Monday. Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening on Monday said the state received a $2.74 million anti-terrorism federal grant to buy protective equipment for police and fire employees, communications equipment, detection equipment for chemical or biological agents and decontamination equipment. The state request was made prior to the Sept.
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August 15, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The crime rate is up in Berkeley County, but the Berkeley County Commission has to decide whether it can afford to accept a federal grant to add to more deputies. The county sheroff's department applied for a Community-Oriented Policing Service, or COPS, grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Sheriff Ron Jones learned a few weeks ago that the $143,000 grant has been approved. One hitch is that the county would have to provide a 25 percent match on the three-year grant, about $16,000 a year.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | August 29, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com A $1 million federal grant to the Washington County Commissioners should provide the county with enough money to pay for a new water system to serve 80 homes in the Pen Mar area, Water and Sewer Director Greg Murray said Wednesday. The county also received a $142,000 federal grant that will help fund a sewer line connecting the county's sewer system with the city of Hagerstown's. Both grants are from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grants were announced Wednesday at a presentation at the Rocky Gap Convention Center in Cumberland, Md., attended by county, state and federal elected officials.
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October 2, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Sheriff Ron Jones got the green light to hire two more deputies after the County Commission Thursday voted to approve matching funds for a federal grant. Jones told the commission several weeks ago that the county already had been approved for the U.S. Justice Department Community Oriented Policing Services grant. The grant for $143,304 would cover the salaries, benefits, training and equipping of two deputies for three years.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 17, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The announcement Tuesday of a $375,000 federal grant for the Easter Seals Adult Day Service Center in Hagerstown became quite personal when a client who is already benefiting told her story. "I have come so far, thanks to all my friends at Easter Seals," said Patricia Burkett. Now 65 and using a walker, Burkett started attending the day program at the 101 E. Baltimore St. center last April. It became apparent quickly that Burkett needed housing that would better meet her needs.
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December 12, 2000
Alzheimer's group needs funds By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer The Western Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is starting a major fund-raising campaign after losing a federal grant that helped sustain programs. The loss of the Maryland Care grant comes at a time when the chapter is seeing a sharp increase in the number of Alzheimer's cases, said Barbara Pilgram, executive director of the Western Maryland Chapter. The funding loss will jeopardize "no programs in particular but all in general," she said.
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