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By BRENDAN KIRBY | September 29, 1998
KEEDYSVILLE - The multi-million dollar renovation of South Hagerstown High School hit a bump Tuesday when the Washington County Commissioners learned the project will cost an additional $500,000. The commissioners delayed action on a request for $539,000 until County Administrator Rodney M. Shoop and schools Superintendent Herman G. Bartlett Jr. meet this week to discuss the details. "We're going to have to figure out where the money is going to come from," Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said.
July 30, 1997
The Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association asked the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday night to pay $225,000 for a retirement program for 25-year volunteers. The program, which the association had requested previously, would give monthly checks of up to $350 to volunteer firefighters with more than 25 years of active service after they reach age 65. Under the proposal, the retirement program would cost about $7.4 million over 20 years. Up to 15 years of service would be grandfathered in to existing firefighters, so the first payments would be at least 10 years away.
October 26, 2000
Schaefer- Seek funding now By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer If Washington County's lawmakers want state funds to extend the local airport runway, or for any other capital project, they need to ask the governor for the money now, Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer said Wednesday. Gov. Parris N. Glendening is going to push for money for the new Wilson Bridge, Schaefer told business and civic leaders at the Four Points Sheraton Inn. The 12-lane bridge will cost an estimated $2.2 billion and will replace the old span connecting Maryland and Virginia over the Potomac River.
by TAMELA BAKER | June 18, 2004
Money to operate three Potomac River gauges that measure water levels that could affect Washington County will is available into 2006, despite reports last week that the required $37,000 wasn't included in the Federal 2005 budget, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's office said. The gauges, located in Hancock, Cumberland, Md., and Paw Paw, W.Va., are funded through the Army Corps of Engineers budget and are managed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The measurements they provide are used to help predict flooding.
February 20, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Short on funds to pay its share of a state matching grant, officials representing the Washington County Agricultural Education Center asked state lawmakers Wednesday for more time to come up with the cash. The center must raise about $250,000 by June 1 or risk losing part of a $350,000 state matching grant for construction of an agricultural history museum at the center, officials said. A bill filed by the county delegation would extend that deadline to June of 1999.
February 25, 2001
Gifted program funding unclear By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer As the Washington County School Board makes progress on its proposed fiscal 2002 operating budget, there are several uncertainties regarding the funding of the school system's new gifted-and-talented program. continued Board members are unsure whether they'll be able to add money to the program, called Quest. They're also not certain whether approval has been given for administrators to move forward with the project and are wondering if teachers will be prepared to take on the new program by the start of the next school year.
August 28, 2013
The five-member Washington County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to add four groups to its list of nonprofit organizations that could be eligible for county funding in the next fiscal year. The commissioners added the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trust, the Community Life Institute, the Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation and Volunteer Washington County. However, being on the list does not guarantee that the groups will receive funding, county officials said. Prior to Tuesday's meeting, there were 90 organizations on the list.
April 7, 2010
ANNAPOLIS - House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell, R-Calvert/St. Mary's, offered an amendment Wednesday that would strip $200,000 allocated to Casa de Maryland Inc. from the state's capital budget. The amendment failed, 47-89. Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, spoke in support of the amendment. All five of Washington County's delegates voted in favor of the amendment. Del. Doyle L. Niemann, D-Prince George's, said the multicultural center the funding is directed to is a worthwhile project that will offer health programs, English as a second language classes and citizenship programs.
By BRIEN POFFENBERGER | March 27, 2012
In this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly, legislators again launched an attack on funding the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH). Motivated by an apples-to-oranges comparison with other, seemingly similar facilities around the state, this year's proposed legislation again threatened to undermine the center's progress and strip Washington County of its link to the state's universities.  Due in large part to the work of our delegation, efforts to cut the center's funding failed.
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