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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2012
It might take about $45 million to turn a large tract near Hagerstown into a technology business park, including the cost of building roads and utilities to support it, Washington County Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III said Friday. But the payoff, over time, is expected to be large, Kroboth said. Besides a business park generating local industry and high-paying jobs, he said the project would create new tax revenue - possibly covering the government investment within 10 years.
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by KAREN HANNA | June 14, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Washington County Hospital officials are a "big step closer" to beginning work on a new facility after meeting with the Hagerstown City Council to discuss water and sewer hookups. "It will be months yet, but it's a big step closer because of the action of City Council and the meeting we had tonight," said James Hamill, president and chief executive officer of Washington County Hospital Health System. During a work session Tuesday, City of Hagerstown staff members presented hospital members estimates of the current costs of providing water and sewer services to a facility near Robinwood Medical Center.
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by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | April 13, 2007
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito stands underneath of an umbrella prior to a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Tabler Station Business Park near Martinsburg, W.Va. Holding the umbrella is Jim Barnes, while Juston Sizemore, area manager for 84 Lumber, waits for the ceremony to begin. Capito helped obtain a $1.2 million federal grant in 2005 for infrastructure work in the business park. Along with 84 Lumber, A&S Warehouse and 167th TFR Federal Credit Union have signed contracts to purchase land in the park.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | November 8, 2006
More than $9.9 million in bonds can be issued and sold by the City of Hagerstown to complete 21 projects, including improving the Edgewood Drive/Dual Highway intersection, widening Eastern Boulevard and doing streetscape improvements along Jonathan Street, City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday. Council members voted on the ordinance without discussing it. According to a written copy of the 15-page ordinance, the bonds can be issued "in one or more series from time to time," but cannot exceed $9,965,000.
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October 2, 2008
Columbia Gas of Maryland's residential customers could pay 7 percent more for natural gas under a distribution rate change request the company filed Wednesday with the Maryland Public Service Commission, the company said in a news release. The rate change, which would be the company's first in 10 years, reflects the increased cost of providing service, including the company's ongoing infrastructure upgrade, spokesperson Shannon Webber said. "The men and women of Columbia Gas have serviced and maintained our existing infrastructure for decades, but portions of our system are nearing the end of their useful operating lives and need to be replaced," Columbia Gas of Maryland President Terrence J. Murphy said in the release.
OPINION
December 29, 2011
Government is key to the creation of wealth To the editor President Obama's call to tax the rich has created quite a stir among conservatives - going well beyond tea partiers and right-wing commentators. Fortunately, the consternation of our conservative fellow citizens is due mostly to the illusion that wealth and success is the result of hard work. To be sure, hard work is important. But without the services of our government, hard work would be futile.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 17, 2012
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., Democratic challenger John Delaney and Libertarian candidate Nickolaus Mueller debated on issues including the federal deficit, health care costs, infrastructure, the economy and immigration during a forum Wednesday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater as the three prepare for the Nov. 6 general election. One of the more spirited moments came near the end of the forum when Delaney referred to Bartlett's affiliation with the Tea Party.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 11, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Areas of Jefferson County that consist of forest, wetlands and streams, and are favored spots for rare species, are coming into clearer view as officials work on a series of maps that outline the regions. Officials are identifying the areas using technology like GIS, which is the collection of computer hardware, software and geographic information to analyze geographic features. County officials say it is important to identify the features in the face of growth in coming years, and Jefferson County Commission member Dale Manuel said Tuesday night that the data can be used in its current work to rewrite the county's land-use regulations.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 21, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A plan to protect unique natural, cultural and recreational areas in Jefferson County in the face of growth in coming years is being considered. County officials in the past have had "no legal basis" to protect the areas, Jefferson County Commission member Rusty Morgan said Thursday. But now, the commission is considering incorporating protections for the areas in the county's land-use laws, Morgan said. Using technology like GIS (geographic information system)
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November 13, 2006
Local businesses go smoke-free for a day CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seven area businesses and three local restaurants are participating in the Great American Smoke Out on Thursday. Staying Tobacco Free, coordinated by Summit Health in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, urged area employers and restaurants to become "smoke-free" for the day, in hopes that they will implement a smoke-free policy every day of the year. Participants are encouraging their employees to not smoke on Thursday.
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