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December 5, 2011
Two residents who live on High Street complained recently about speeding in the area, but the average speed on the street is 22 mph, Boonsboro Town Councilwoman Janeen Solberg said Monday night. Resident Tim Roberts and another resident talked about speeding on High Street during a council meeting in October. Solberg said during a town council meeting Monday that town police monitored the street for about 12 hours and determined the average speed on the street was 22 mph. The speed limit on the street is 25 mph, Solberg said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 8, 2010
BOONSBORO --The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday voted to eliminate parking on St. Paul Street between High Street and Firehouse Alley. The council said parking on that portion of St. Paul Street, which is curved, can cause a traffic hazard.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | July 25, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com Hagerstown City Police were searching for a man who drove his sport-utility vehicle into a child's bike on High Street Thursday evening, injuring a 9-year-old city girl. The injured child, Ashley Ahalt, of the 400 block of West Franklin Street, did not appear to be seriously injured, police said. Neighbors and onlookers crowded the corner of West Franklin and High streets following a 7 p.m. collision between an SUV and a Huffy bicycle on High Street.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | February 12, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Although the intersection of Moler Avenue and High Street is busy and could benefit from a right-hand turning lane, adding either a traffic signal or four-way stop signs is not needed, according to a report prepared by the Division of Highways. Martinsburg City Council members discussed the 16-page report during their meeting Wednesday night. Afterward they agreed to turn the matter over to Martinsburg Police Department Chief Ted Anderson for review.
NEWS
February 14, 2006
FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown residents who attended Monday night's town meeting werer largely in favor of a proposal to reroute traffic in town. Maryland State Highway Administration, Washington County Public Schools and the Washington County Engineering Department responded to letters from Funkstown's Mayor and Council asking for response to a proposed plan to make parts of Poplar and Chestnut streets one way. The letters suggested more studies and...
NEWS
October 1, 2008
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society at 13011 Maugansville Road. The shelter's business hours are: Sunday, closed; Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals may be made available for adoption after five days.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013
 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is organizing a chimney swift watch in Shepherdstown the evening of Friday, Sept. 6. The event will be led by veteran birders Nancy and Elliot Kirschbaum. It will be free and open to everyone. Families with children will be welcome. Those who wish to participate should plan to meet the Kirschbaums at 7 p.m. on High Street, by the Shepherd University greenhouses, and bring their own binoculars and chairs. For more information about chimney swifts, go to www.chimneyswifts.org .  For more information about the event, contact Nancy Kirschbaum at 304-268-8050 or nancyk500@comcast.net . In the event of rain, the watch will be moved to Saturday, Sept..
NEWS
May 30, 2013
A bear was spotted Thursday afternoon at Shepherd University, according to a Jefferson County 911 official. The bear was seen outside Stutzman-Slonaker Hall on High Street, the spokesman said. The bear went to Duke Street and crossed through some backyards before disappearing at a cemetery across from Shepherdstown Middle School, the spokesman said. A picture of the bear was posted on Shepherd University's Facebook page, and people were told to use caution. Police kept an eye on the bear as it moved through town, said the 911 spokesman, whose department was notified of the sighting at 2:14 p.m. - Dave McMillion
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013
 The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is organizing a chimney swift watch in Shepherdstown the evening of Friday, Sept. 6. The event will be led by veteran birders Nancy and Elliot Kirschbaum. It will be free and open to everyone. Families with children will be welcome. Those who wish to participate should plan to meet the Kirschbaums at 7 p.m. on High Street, by the Shepherd University greenhouses, and bring their own binoculars and chairs. For more information about chimney swifts, go to www.chimneyswifts.org .  For more information about the event, contact Nancy Kirschbaum at 304-268-8050 or nancyk500@comcast.net . In the event of rain, the watch will be moved to Saturday, Sept..
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NEWS
May 30, 2013
A bear was spotted Thursday afternoon at Shepherd University, according to a Jefferson County 911 official. The bear was seen outside Stutzman-Slonaker Hall on High Street, the spokesman said. The bear went to Duke Street and crossed through some backyards before disappearing at a cemetery across from Shepherdstown Middle School, the spokesman said. A picture of the bear was posted on Shepherd University's Facebook page, and people were told to use caution. Police kept an eye on the bear as it moved through town, said the 911 spokesman, whose department was notified of the sighting at 2:14 p.m. - Dave McMillion
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Hagerstown Police respond to incidents The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents: Sunday • At 3:43 p.m., a property damage accident was reported in the first block of Manor Drive. • At 4:21 p.m., police assisted EMS in the 200 block of North Mulberry Street. • At 5:50 p.m., a theft was reported in the first block of Church Street. • At 6:39 p.m., a theft was reported in the first block of East Baltimore Street. • At 6:58 p.m., a warrant was served in the 500 block of Claire Street.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents: Sunday • At 3:43 p.m., a property damage accident was reported in the first block of Manor Drive. • At 4:21 p.m., police assisted EMS in the 200 block of North Mulberry Street. • At 5:50 p.m., a theft was reported in the first block of Church Street. • At 6:39 p.m., a theft was reported in the first block of East Baltimore Street. • At 6:58 p.m., warrant service was conducted in the 500 block of Claire Street.
NEWS
April 14, 2013
The Maryland State Highway Administration advises motorists that the exit from northbound U.S. 522 to West High Street in Hancock will be closed for pavement repairs Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The SHA said the following detour will be posted. It will direct traffic to: Continue on northbound U.S. 522 Turn right on eastbound Interstate 70 Take eastbound I-70 to exit 3 for Hancock/Md. 144 At the end of the exit 3 ramp, take a right to westbound Md. 144 Continue on westbound Md. 144 to Virginia Avenue Take Virginia Avenue to West High Street
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | April 11, 2013
Soap Box Derby season opens in Hancock this weekend. High Street will be buzzing with competitors, fans and families on Saturday and Sunday. The event begins at 7 a.m. and continues until all have had their time on the hill. Hancock sent local youngsters to the higher levels of competition last year, and is taking its place as a premier street setting for soap box competition.   Free dental sealants available to children Dental sealants are available free to Washington County children at Tri-State Community Health Center, Hancock, on Saturday.
NEWS
January 24, 2013
A Martinsburg man has been charged with starting a fire that caused damage to an apartment building where he lived on North High Street, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Donald William Smith, 58, of 232 N. High St., was arraigned Wednesday on one count of first-degree arson in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, according to police and court documents. Police allege Smith lit a mattress on fire and threw it over his porch at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire spread to his apartment building, causing structural damage to the porch and side of the building before firefighters could extinguish the flames.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
Martinsburg officials hope to complete as many as 18 street-resurfacing projects this spring and create three handicapped parking spaces at two parks as part of the city's paving program. Depending on the outcome of the bidding process, the work could be awarded May 10 by the Martinsburg City Council. City Manager Mark Baldwin said recently that he hopes the improvements can be completed by June 30, the end of the fiscal year. Two parking spaces for the handicapped are being eyed for P.O. Faulkner Park, and city officials want to put another in War Memorial Park.
NEWS
December 5, 2011
Two residents who live on High Street complained recently about speeding in the area, but the average speed on the street is 22 mph, Boonsboro Town Councilwoman Janeen Solberg said Monday night. Resident Tim Roberts and another resident talked about speeding on High Street during a council meeting in October. Solberg said during a town council meeting Monday that town police monitored the street for about 12 hours and determined the average speed on the street was 22 mph. The speed limit on the street is 25 mph, Solberg said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 8, 2010
BOONSBORO --The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday voted to eliminate parking on St. Paul Street between High Street and Firehouse Alley. The council said parking on that portion of St. Paul Street, which is curved, can cause a traffic hazard.
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