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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 17, 2007
It used to be that if William "Mike" Kronk were attending a lecture or concert, he'd appear to be digging in his ears. This is what would happen before he got his new hearing aids. When the noise would get too loud or too soft, he had to poke his finger in his ear to turn the volume up or down on the clunky old hearing aids resting in his ears. "Those things were so uncomfortable," said Kronk, 60, of Martinsburg, W.Va. "I just stopped wearing them altogether. " His new hearing aids can discern between background and conversational noise levels.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 30, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Owners of real estate that has increased in assessed value by 10 percent or more over the previous year will have their first opportunity to appeal the findings of Berkeley County Assessor Preston B. Gooden's office this afternoon. The Berkeley County Commission will convene today as the Board of Review and Equalization from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission chambers on the second floor the Dunn Building at 400 W. Stephen St. in Martinsburg. The Board of Review and Equalization also will consider appeals from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday of next week and on Feb. 9, Feb. 12 and 13 and Feb. 17. Gooden said Thursday that about 4,000 letters were sent to property owners who had a double digit assessment increase and "a good portion" of them are business/commercial parcels.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 24, 2010
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Feedback about a casino proposed in Adams County, Pa., will be accepted at a public hearing scheduled for Aug. 31. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is considering whether to grant a Category 3 resort casino license for Mason-Dixon Resorts LP. The license would allow for up to 600 slot machines and up to 50 table games at the existing Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center on Emmitsburg Road, four miles north of the Mason-Dixon...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 26, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Commission in its regular meeting today is expected to adopt an ordinance that would give the county the power to seize and then sell property that owners fail to keep safe, sanitary and in compliance with building codes. Commissioners at a public hearing Wednesday evening heard overwhelming support for the ordinance, which also would give the county's litter control officer the power to issue citations for open dumps and other litter disposal violations.
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July 26, 2010
The Hagerstown City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday for a proposed annexation on the North End. The city is considering annexing the approximately 2-acre site of the former Long Meadow Bowling Alley and Eclipse Nite Club. Members of the public will be able to comment on the annexation at the 7 p.m. city council meeting, according to city documents. Adjacent to the Long Meadow Shopping Center, the property is owned by Aristodemos Capital Group LLC. City Comprehensive Planner Stuart Bass said annexing the land does not approve any plans for the property.
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September 20, 2011
No one spoke Tuesday afternoon during a public hearing on a new proposed ethics law being considered by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The county is  preparing to replace its five-page ethics ordinance with a longer, more detailed version suggested by the state.   The change is needed because of state legislation passed in 2010 that changed the requirements for local ethics ordinances, Assistant County Attorney Kirk C. Downey has said.   Downey's suggested ordinance is 17 pages long and includes more disclosure and filing requirements than the existing ordinance, he said previously.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2011
Residents will have their say on the City of Hagerstown’s upcoming fiscal year budget during a public hearing Tuesday at City Hall.   The five-member city council will hear from residents at 7 p.m. on the spending plan which, in the general fund, decreased approximately 3.3 percent from the previous fiscal year. General fund expenditures are expected to reach about $36.36 million, down more than $1.2 million from fiscal year 2011, according to city budget documents. General fund revenue for fiscal year 2012 is estimated to be $13,648 higher than expenditures, coming it at about $36.37 million.
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September 8, 1998
The Washington County Board of Education will hold two public hearings next week to gather input on the first draft of a long-term plan for public schools. The first hearing will be held Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at North Hasgerstown High School. The second hearing will be held Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Clear Spring High School. Those wishing to speak at the hearings may contact the Schools Superintendent's office at 301-766-2816 to sign up prior to the date of the hearing. People also can sign up 30 minutes before the hearing at the hearing location.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 21, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Controversy arose over the county's land-use process Thursday when the Jefferson County Commission agreed to hold public hearings on two zoning proposals submitted by a county resident who has supported controlled residential growth. The commissioners agreed to hold public hearings on the proposals from Paul Burke, along with a proposal on which the commissioners have been working. The decision to accept public comment on Burke's proposals during public hearings on Feb. 15 and 16 raised concerns by Commissioner Jane Tabb and a local attorney whose work is related to home sales.
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By KAREN HANNA | October 4, 2005
BOONSBORO - Public hearings to discuss changes in zoning fill Boonsboro Town Council's slate this fall. The council plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to discuss an amendment to the zoning ordinance involving decks for town houses. The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 to discuss an amendment to the town's comprehensive plan and town center expansion. According to Town Manager John Kendall, the council will discuss changes to the comprehensive plan to reflect its plans to expand Boonsboro's boundaries to Mill Point Road.
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