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December 21, 2000
Highway workers donate food By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer About 60 Maryland State Highway Administration workers got into both Christmas and competitive spirits this month. The employees, who all work in Washington County, collected 1,130 canned goods and nonperishable items, said Robert Brown, a sign crew maintenance supervisor. Brown helped organized the effort The goods were delivered Thursday to the Salvation Army in Hagerstown. This was the most the employees have raised, Brown said.
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NEWS
July 15, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer Two stretches of state highway in Washington County will be improved with grant money received from the state under the governor's Neighborhood Conservation Program. The program's purpose is to revitalize existing communities in accordance with Gov. Parris N. Glendening's smart-growth initiative. Hagerstown received $1.2 million to make street and right-of-way improvements along U.S. 40 - Franklin Street westbound and Washington Avenue eastbound - between Cannon and Walnut streets, said Richard Kautz, the city's director of planning.
NEWS
April 7, 2001
Highway officials monitoring hole By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer Maryland State Highway Administration officials will continue to monitor a sizable hole which appeared near the intersection of Maryland 63 and Maryland 68 and Interstate 81 last week. Calls about the hole were referred to the Maryland agency, which dispatched workers to the scene even though it is not directly on a state highway, said spokesman Dave Buck. "It's adjacent to a state route, so we sent some people out," Buck said.
NEWS
December 16, 2008
A clerk at ALDI supermarket at 565 Dual Highway in Hagerstown was pushed from her register and all the money was taken from the drawer in a strong-arm robbery Monday night, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said. Police were called to the store at 7:40 p.m. The incident began when two men approached the clerk as if they were going to pay for some merchandise, said Lt. Mark Holtzman. After the theft, the men fled out of the store toward Cleveland Avenue, Holtzman said.
NEWS
By Jason Myers | March 12, 1997
The world of independent filmmaking has slowly but surely made its way into the cinematic consciousness over the last 20 years. As mainstream Hollywood barrels down a never-ending path of bathos and bang, audiences sometimes look for more edifying movies - four of the five films nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award this year were independently financed. Though none of his films in particular has met with anything greater than cult status, David Lynch is arguably the pioneer of independent filmmaking.
NEWS
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | November 15, 2008
During my travels through the many states of our great nation, I am often humbled by crosses that dot many highways. Each cross usually represents a highway death that occurred as the result of a traffic accident. I think about the sadness and grief for those remaining families who must carry this burden for a lifetime. Although nationwide traffic fatalities actually decreased from 42,708 in 2006 to 41,059 in 2007, this figure should still be very alarming to most Americans. One traffic fatality seems like too many to me. By comparison, in the Iraq war, just over 4,000 American soldiers have died.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | September 24, 1999
Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening will ask Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge during a meeting next week to cooperate in a study of making Interstate 81 or another local route an interstate transportation corridor, the Maryland transportation director said Friday. The $625,000 multi-state study will consider making Md. 219, Md. 220 or U.S. 522 into an interstate corridor, State Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari said during a presentation in Hagerstown. It also will consider building a new corridor rather than upgrading existing routes, he said.
NEWS
September 24, 1999
Maryland Transportation Department administrators updated Washington County officials Friday on $70 million in Washington County projects. The projects include: - The $17.9 million interchange at Interstate 81 and Halfway Boulevard. The new interchange will include an eight-lane bridge and a partial cloverleaf design. The cost includes replacing the CSX bridge over Halfway. Construction began in spring 1998 and the interchange will be open to traffic in fall 2001.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | September 2, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Labor Day may be considered a bookend of summer, but with forecasters predicting rain, it may seem more like spring. And, instead of orange flowers, some travelers in the Tri-State area may be seeing orange construction barrels as road work continues on portions of Interstate 81 in West Virginia and in other areas. Still, AAA predicts 32.7 million travelers plan to take a trip 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day holiday, down slightly from the 33 million estimated to have traveled last year.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration removed a school bus safety graphic from its website Thursday morning after The Herald-Mail questioned the accuracy of the graphic. The graphic was part of the agency’s Web page titled “Kids, the School Bus and You.” It featured five images showing different traffic scenarios and indicating when other vehicles should stop for a school bus. The image removed from the website showed a bus stopped on a five-lane road with a center turning lane — like the newly widened Maugans Avenue — but the graphic incorrectly indicated that only traffic going the same direction as the bus was required to stop.
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