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September 26, 2000
City to take feral cats from park By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer The City of Hagerstown is looking for homes for about 20 wild cats that have been living in City Park. The cats primarily live near Highland Way. For years a few people have been bringing the cats food, and taking them to a veterinarian for shots and to be spayed or neutered. But City Project Coordinator Austin Abraham said that this year and in previous years some residents have complained about the cats, which sometimes wander into the nearby neighborhoods.
NEWS
January 12, 2011
Found — Orange and white cat Where — Hagerstown City Park When — Thursday, Jan. 6 Description — The person who found the cat said it is not one of the feral cats found at City Park. She said it is a neutered male. It has short hair and has been declawed on its front paws. The large cat weighs about 11 pounds and appears to be about 5 to 8 years old. It was not wearing a collar. It is described as very friendly. It appears to be someone's pet. Phone number — If this is your cat, call 301-797-4366.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 6, 2007
Town wants county to handle inspections SHARPSBURG - The Sharpsburg Town Council voted Monday to ask Washington County to take over all building inspections in the town. However, council members also agreed to establish a town oversight committee to review building plans before sending them on to the county for permits and inspections. The committee will include the town's attorney and members of the historical and planning and zoning committees, council member Patricia Hammond said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2011
Dogs and cats brought into the Berkeley County Humane Society often stay for months waiting to be adopted, but from now on they will enjoy modern, comfortable surroundings. The humane society on Sunday dedicated its newly renovated facility at 554 Charles Town Road, a two-year project that cost upwards of $500,000, said Shari Persad, president of the agency’s board of directors. After the ribbon cutting, about 50 guests and visitors toured the building. Key features are the $180,000 Evelyn Kilmer Spay-Neuter Clinic and the new $167,000 Alfred McKittrick dog kennnel.
NEWS
June 16, 2009
"The reason we have feral cats is because of irresponsible pet owners who will not get their cats spayed and neutered. Feral cats have no choice but to eat what nature provides. It's not like they can go into a kitchen cupboard and open themselves a can of cat food. Feral cats have no loving owners. They are homeless, just waiting to be found and turned into someone's pet. " - Waynesboro, Pa. "To the person in Hagerstown who wants to know if the SPCA ever checks on the young guys that are walking the pit bulls and other dogs that don't have any tags on them, some of them pregnant, and all that.
NEWS
May 26, 2009
Dark side of abortion To the editor: As I watched the opposing sides on abortion battle it out over President Obama's address at Notre Dame, I thought of a woman I met about five years ago. For privacy I will call her "Angela. " It was a few days before Christmas and I had invited my niece to dinner. She called at the last moment and asked was it possible for her to bring her friend Angela. I told her it would be fine and went about setting another place at the table.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | February 8, 2001
Waynesboro tables barking-dog ordinance WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dogs, cats, boa constrictors, African lions, Indian tigers and other animals were on the minds of the Waynesboro Borough Council Wednesday night. The council is considering a series of ordinances aimed at controlling and licensing animals within the borough. Residents have complained about barking dogs, dogs running loose, dozens of cats, and pets damaging flower beds and gardens. There is also the fear that police, fire or ambulance crews on an emergency call could stumble upon a dangerous exotic or wild animal kept as a house pet. The council tabled action on a proposed ordinance that would control barking dogs until the members can study the draft.
OPINION
November 15, 2011
“I have just one question I would like to ask Joe Paterno: If somebody told you that they witnessed your son being sexually assaulted in a shower room, would you then notify the police?” - Hagerstown “I would like to compliment the sheriff, who this morning around 6:30, removed the dead deer from the middle of Maugans Avenue, one of the ... busiest roads in Hagerstown, removing the deer, getting it out of the traffic's way, and very professional, and I just want to say to the sheriff's department, thank you, and we really appreciate it.” - Hagerstown “I was watching '60 Minutes' the other day on TV. They had an ex-lobbyist that just got out of jail, and he was saying how he used to bribe the chief of staff of the congressmen with future jobs in his company.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | October 3, 2006
So now, following on the heels of its Antietam and Gettysburg Battlefield tour, the Ku Klux Klan is sallying forth to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park later this month for its next rally - if a dozen people or so a rally make. It's more like a rallette, I would think. In a way, I suppose it makes sense, as you can argue that Harpers Ferry is "the place it all began," so the Klan showing up on John Brown's doorstep is just as natural as the Beatles returning to Liverpool or Michael Moore returning to the breakfast bar at Stuckey's.
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OPINION
April 19, 2012
“I would like to say the Texas Tenors show at The Maryland Theatre Saturday was awesome. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra accompanied them, to my delight. I'm very disappointed with Herald-Mail. They did not cover this concert, or at least, it was not put in the paper. People complain there is nothing to do in Hagerstown, then the paper doesn't even publicize such a wonderful performance.” - Boonsboro “Concerning Mitt Romney, I feel he's probably going to be the next president, due to the fact that he's going all over the country putting on a pretend-to-care speech about the gas prices, and most Americans are upset about the gas prices, so they'll probably elect him.” - Greencastle, Pa. “In regards to the person speaking about not being able to vote after you're age 80, I feel that they have a lot to learn, because I am 80 and I probably have more sense about voting than they ever had. I spent nine years fighting for my country, so I think I have the right to vote, to say who runs it.” - Williamsport “I'd like to comment on the charge for recycling.
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OPINION
September 29, 2011
"I'm calling regarding the discussion of smoking at the Meritus Medical Center. It's my belief that the medical center should not support, in any way, smoking on their facility. They are a health-conscious organization, and just as they would not promote people drinking on the job or taking a break to ... take alcoholic drinks, they should not give breaks to people, to employees, to smoke during the day. " - Washington County "The Republicans in Congress refuse to raise taxes on the millionaires, billionaires and corporations, while the burden of attempting to balance the budget remains on the backs of the middle class and the poor.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2011
Dogs and cats brought into the Berkeley County Humane Society often stay for months waiting to be adopted, but from now on they will enjoy modern, comfortable surroundings. The humane society on Sunday dedicated its newly renovated facility at 554 Charles Town Road, a two-year project that cost upwards of $500,000, said Shari Persad, president of the agency’s board of directors. After the ribbon cutting, about 50 guests and visitors toured the building. Key features are the $180,000 Evelyn Kilmer Spay-Neuter Clinic and the new $167,000 Alfred McKittrick dog kennnel.
NEWS
January 12, 2011
Found — Orange and white cat Where — Hagerstown City Park When — Thursday, Jan. 6 Description — The person who found the cat said it is not one of the feral cats found at City Park. She said it is a neutered male. It has short hair and has been declawed on its front paws. The large cat weighs about 11 pounds and appears to be about 5 to 8 years old. It was not wearing a collar. It is described as very friendly. It appears to be someone's pet. Phone number — If this is your cat, call 301-797-4366.
NEWS
June 16, 2009
"The reason we have feral cats is because of irresponsible pet owners who will not get their cats spayed and neutered. Feral cats have no choice but to eat what nature provides. It's not like they can go into a kitchen cupboard and open themselves a can of cat food. Feral cats have no loving owners. They are homeless, just waiting to be found and turned into someone's pet. " - Waynesboro, Pa. "To the person in Hagerstown who wants to know if the SPCA ever checks on the young guys that are walking the pit bulls and other dogs that don't have any tags on them, some of them pregnant, and all that.
NEWS
May 26, 2009
Dark side of abortion To the editor: As I watched the opposing sides on abortion battle it out over President Obama's address at Notre Dame, I thought of a woman I met about five years ago. For privacy I will call her "Angela. " It was a few days before Christmas and I had invited my niece to dinner. She called at the last moment and asked was it possible for her to bring her friend Angela. I told her it would be fine and went about setting another place at the table.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 6, 2007
Town wants county to handle inspections SHARPSBURG - The Sharpsburg Town Council voted Monday to ask Washington County to take over all building inspections in the town. However, council members also agreed to establish a town oversight committee to review building plans before sending them on to the county for permits and inspections. The committee will include the town's attorney and members of the historical and planning and zoning committees, council member Patricia Hammond said.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | October 3, 2006
So now, following on the heels of its Antietam and Gettysburg Battlefield tour, the Ku Klux Klan is sallying forth to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park later this month for its next rally - if a dozen people or so a rally make. It's more like a rallette, I would think. In a way, I suppose it makes sense, as you can argue that Harpers Ferry is "the place it all began," so the Klan showing up on John Brown's doorstep is just as natural as the Beatles returning to Liverpool or Michael Moore returning to the breakfast bar at Stuckey's.
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