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NEWS
September 1, 2010
ANNAPOLIS -- Two tennis courts in Funkstown will be renovated with $36,450 provided by the State of Maryland. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday the approval of recreational projects in nine counties and Baltimore City through Program Open Space and the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program. Funkstown will receive the money to renovate the courts with a new surface, netting, fencing and lighting.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
FUNKSTOWN -- The town of Funkstown has hired a contractor to clean the town's streets Thursday and Friday, Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Wednesday. "No parking" signs are posted in the areas to be cleaned and the signs indicate which sides of a street will be cleaned during the two-day period, Crampton said. The street cleaning will remove cinders and other material that was used to treat roads in the winter, Crampton said. In the past, the town has used employees armed with brooms and shovels to clean the streets, Crampton said.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | June 21, 2012
The Funkstown American Legion Post 211 baseball team shook off its first loss in the Western Maryland District in a big way Thursday, throttling Woodsboro Post 282 19-5. Funkstown fell to Frederick 20-11 on Wednesday, but put it all together Thursday. Despite falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, Funkstown (4-2, 2-1) scored 12 runs in the bottom of the frame, taking advantage of four Woodsboro errors and shaky pitching. Charles Cvijanovich started the 12-run rally with a leadoff homer to deep left field, and Tyler Byers capped it with an RBI single.
NEWS
October 29, 2009
Funkstown held its annual Halloween parade Thursday evening.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
Funkstown's planning and zoning commission will be asked to review the town's sign ordinance and bring it “more in keeping with today's standards,” Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night after Councilman Luke Barnette proposed changes to the ordinance. Saying it would be nice to have more conformity among signs in town, Barnette distributed a sheet of recommended amendments to the sign ordinance during Monday night's council meeting at Town Hall. Barnette said he wouldn't want bright, neon lights to be visible as people go through town, and he didn't believe the town's current sign ordinance prohibited someone from putting up a 100-square-foot sign with neon lights that would be “grossly disgusting.” The council voted 6-0 to have planning and zoning officials review the sign ordinance and recommend changes.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
A water line that broke at the intersection of Maple Street and Frederick Road in Funkstown has been repaired, a town spokeswoman said. Town officials believe the line ruptured overnight, but it is not clear why, town secretary Kelli Roser said. The pipe was an older water line, Roser said. Some residents lost water service as a result of the broken line, Roser said. The line was fixed about 12:30 p.m. and water customers might see cloudiness in their water for a while, Roser said.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 15, 2011
Two pit bulls killed several sheep at a Funkstown-area farm over the weekend, Maryland State Police said. The dogs are believed to be family owned and not strays, according to a state police news release. Police were called to the farm at 116 Old National Pike shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday after the farm’s owner, Joseph Frey, arrived to tend to the farm and was confronted by two large pit bulls, which chased him into a barn, police said. Frey was able to shut the barn door and keep the dogs from entering, but discovered several sheep in the barn who had been attacked and mauled during the night, police said.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
A tractor-trailer snagged some telephone and electric lines at the intersection of South Westside Avenue and Baltimore Street Thursday afternoon, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor said. A load on the truck was too high, and another rig with lower clearance was brought to the scene to move the truck's cargo from the area, the supervisor said. It appeared that some of the lines were stretched, while others might have been damaged, he said. No one was hurt, the supervisor said.
NEWS
April 18, 2011
A compliance inspector with the Maryland Comptroller’s Office told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on April 13 that he believed Joker’s Bar & Grill in Funkstown was buying bulk quantities of 1.75 liter bottles of liquor and using them to refill 1 liter and 750 milliliter bottles in the bar. There was no allegation by the inspector that the larger bottles were not purchased from a licensed distributor. The allegations also stated that the business’ purchase records accounted for the larger bottles.
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NEWS
September 9, 2013
Funkstown looks for ways to control runoff FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown Town Councilman John Phillips III said he walked along part of the Antietam Creek on Friday with an official from the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance to learn what can be done to earn the town credits toward the county Watershed Implementation Plan. In June 2012, the Funkstown Town Council voted to do what it could afford to do to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous discharges into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
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NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
As more than 1,500 small plastic ducks were dumped into Antietam Creek for the annual Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. duck race, Terry Gossard, who entered seven ducks in the race with his family, watched with a sense of pessimism, noting that his family had not won anything despite taking part in the race for five years. By the end of the race, they had a pink duck finish first and another duck finish third, which awarded them prize money of $400. “I'm shocked! We didn't expect it,” Gossard, 73, shouted after he won. He entered the race with his wife, Judy; his son, Terry Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Lisa.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
A tractor-trailer snagged some telephone and electric lines at the intersection of South Westside Avenue and Baltimore Street Thursday afternoon, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor said. A load on the truck was too high, and another rig with lower clearance was brought to the scene to move the truck's cargo from the area, the supervisor said. It appeared that some of the lines were stretched, while others might have been damaged, he said. No one was hurt, the supervisor said.
OPINION
August 19, 2013
“I'm calling to reply to the person who called in to Mail Call about the 'recipe' for getting rid of ants, and I have a 100 percent guaranteed solution, and there is no recipe, it is just cornstarch. Anywhere you see an ant in your house, put a quarter teaspoon of cornstarch down, and it'll get rid of them overnight. Anywhere outside, scatter it. I've been doing it for 20 years. Works every time.” - Boonsboro “Mr. Myers, I think your idea is good, but I think what we really need is the state of West Virginia or Pennsylvania to take over Western Maryland, and we would end up a heck of a lot better than we are now.” - Hagerstown “To the caller from Boonsboro who says no one can blame the Republicans for anything: The loss of jobs and increase in welfare started under Bush and the Republicans' watch.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
Funkstown Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night that the town will continue to research a possible noise ordinance, but problems at a local restaurant and bar that prompted the proposal have diminished. Crampton's comments came after a mayor and Funkstown Town Council meeting. Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore had contacted town officials to express concerns about the ability for deputies to enforce the noise and loitering proposals. Mullendore recommended that the town contact Maryland officials about the state's Environmental Noise Act of 1974.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 11, 2013
Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said he's recommending Funkstown's Town Council not pursue a loitering ordinance, and seek advice from a state agency about addressing noise complaints in town. Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. withdrew proposed noise and loitering ordinances from the council's July agenda at the request of Mullendore, who had concerns about the ability to enforce both proposed laws. The sheriff's office is the enforcement agency for the town. The mayor and town council will discuss the town's proposed noise and loitering ordinances at its at 7 p.m. meeting Monday, Aug. 12, at Town Hall, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said.
SPORTS
August 9, 2013
Throughout the 2013 season, pitching had been the strength of the Funkstown Post 211 baseball team. But for the second time in as many games, that pitching failed to deliver. West Seneca (N.Y.) rapped out 14 hits against three Funkstown pitchers and scored in each of the first four innings to grab an early cushion in an 8-5 victory in the losers' bracket of the American Legion Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. Funkstown, which was making its first appearance in the regional tournament since 2005, was eliminated with the loss.
SPORTS
August 8, 2013
Funkstown Post 211 found out home-field advantage is a dangerous thing. Brooklawn Post 72 played anything but gracious host as it took advantage of nearly every opportunity to hang a 12-0 pasting on Funkstown in the first round of the American Legion Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional. Brooklawn scored its first three runs without the benefit of a hit to set an early tone for the game. The loss drops Funkstown into the double-elimination tournament's losers' bracket, where it will play West Seneca (N.Y.)
SPORTS
August 7, 2013
Funkstown Post 211 will begin action Thursday in the American Legion Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in Brooklawn, N.J. Funkstown, which earned a berth in the tournament by winning the Maryland state title, will face host Brooklawn Post 72 at 7 p.m. On Friday, Funkstown will either play in a losers' bracket game at 12:30 p.m. or a winners' bracket game at 7. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament concludes Monday, with the...
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