June 23, 2011
The Franklin County Commissioners and Planning Department is asking for input from the public into its county comprehensive planning project. Three meetings have been scheduled around the county in July. They are: July 18 — Norlo Park Community Center, 3050 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa., 6 p.m. July 25 — Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., 2 p.m. July 25 — Peters Township Municipal Building, 5000 Steele Ave., Lemasters, Pa., 6 p.m.
February 19, 2012
Biking enthusiasts are invited to offer input on a new pumptrack planned in Washington Township, Pa. Township officials will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 13013 Welty Road. “It's an open forum for anyone interested. The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate and get many eyes on ... the design before it is finished,” Township Manager Mike Christopher said. The township supervisors expect to pay $4,000 for a design by Colorodo-based Lee McCormack, who operates www.leelikesbikes.com . They received a preliminary sketch late last week from McCormack and must return it with feedback.
November 17, 1998
In the wake of a Maryland State Teachers' Association report suggesting improvements to the state's standardized testing program, the state's assistant superintendent made a comment that demonstrates what the real problem is. Speaking about teachers' proposals for outside reviews of some of the testing material, Ron Peiffer said the state is already doing extensive reviews, and changing the test where it's appropriate. And then Peiffer revealed the true nature of the problem: "Unfortunately, teachers don't know we make those little adjustments as we go along.
May 29, 2008
FUNKSTOWN - All municipalities have been invited to a meeting on a proposed uniform skateboarding ordinance Wednesday, June 11, at 1 p.m. at the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The idea of a uniform ordinance came from the law enforcement community which wants uniform rules so enforcement will be the same from community to community, according to Town Clerk Brenda Haynes. The questions to be answered will include where skateboarding will and won't be allowed, time restrictions and penalty amounts for violations.
March 7, 2012
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting in Hagerstown to gather public input on proposed hunting and trapping regulations for resident game species and select migratory game birds for 2012-13 and 2013-14. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School at 1101 S. Potomac St. The DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service re-evaluates hunting and trapping regulations every two years, according to the DNR's website.
March 8, 2013
U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara Mikulski have reintroduced legislation to allow for an advisory commission that helps communities along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park have input on the park's operations. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission was established in 1971 as part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Development Act. The commission must be reauthorized every 10 years but last year it was not reauthorized, said Williamsport Mayor James G. McCleaf II, who was on the commission until last year.
March 27, 2007
For almost 10 years, a group of citizens from around the region has met monthly to provide The Herald-Mail's editorial page staff with input on our performance. Except for some light refreshments, they're not paid for their time, even though the feedback they provide is invaluable. And the questions they ask guests ranging from the superintendent of schools to the CEO of the Washington County Hospital show us that the concerns of Herald-Mail journalists are not always the same as those of local citizens.
April 20, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Del. John Overington, R-Berkeley, announced that he will hold a town meeting Monday, April 26, at the Bedington Ruritan building to discuss legislation passed by lawmakers in the 60-day session and a possible special session on education. The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ruritan building, which is south of Bedington Crossroads on the west side of U.S. 11. and about three miles north of Berkeley Plaza. Overington said in a news release that he is seeking suggestions to pass on to Gov. Joe Manchin to include in the call for the special session, which the delegate said could happen next month.
February 26, 2012
An urban ballpark could mean a lot to Hagerstown To the editor: If Hagerstown indeed decides to proceed with full or partial public funding for a new ballpark, then these funds would be best assigned for a mixed-use neighborhood ballpark to be in Hagers-town's historic downtown for the following reasons. First, a ballpark as part of a mixed-use neighborhood would be more conducive to promoting walkable streets and vitality in the vicinity than a suburban ballpark in a single-use zone.
February 5, 2001
School board, teachers' union bicker over bill By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - A bill before the Maryland General Assembly this session is pitting Washington County teachers and School Board members against each other. continued The Maryland State Teachers Association wants to expand collective bargaining rights, allowing the union to negotiate issues such as class size, school calendars and curriculum. Some members of the Washington County Board of Education worry that such new rules could bankrupt schools and leave parents out of the decision-making process.