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from The Cracker Barrel | April 21, 2004
One of the visitors in the early 1800s to the town of Millstone, located east of Hancock along the National Pike, was Gen. Andrew Jackson. When weapons were fired honoring the visit, "Old Hickory" was asked why his horse didn't appear to be startled by the noise. Jackson, who would become the nation's seventh president in 1829, replied, "My horse and I have heard a similar sort of music before. " From the Cracker Barrel
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August 6, 1997
Square project moves to day shift By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Noise from the reconstruction of Public Square is bothering Alexander House residents, forcing construction crews to switch to a daytime shift, officials said Wednesday. Callas Contractors Inc. crews will start working day hours on Friday, said City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman. "We were trying to avoid complications with traffic" by having the demolition of the square done at night, Zimmerman said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | May 2, 2008
The noise, which is deafening to some, doesn't bother them. They like the noise. They don't wear protective headphones or earplugs, and some of them sit pretty close to the track. The better to see the action and feel the noise -- right in the chest. They are dedicated truck- and tractor-pull fans, and their Tri-State-area opening day is Saturday with the South Berkeley Fire Department Truck and Tractor Pull. Janie Blair, 70, of Middletown, Md., has even been to the tractor-pull version of spring training -- a "test and tune" session on the Washington County Agricultural Education Center grounds in early April.
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April 19, 2001
Letters to the Editor 4/19 Raceway rules remain unsettled To the editor: During the past few months, CARE and Summit Point Raceway have been in negotiations regarding noise generated from the raceway and plans for expansion. At this time, negotiations are completed and CARE would like to inform the community of the outcome, and plans for the future. CARE requested that noise decibel levels be reduced from current 112 (cars) to 140 (explosions) decibels, to 65 decibels.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | November 23, 1998
Hagerstown City Police are getting tough on drivers cruising and causing a commotion after midnight in the area of Public Square. For the past two weeks, local police have prohibited cars from turning left onto Potomac Street off of Franklin Street during late night and early morning hours, primarily on weekends. There has been noticeable decrease in traffic and noise in the targeted area, Capt. Robert Hart said. --cont. from front page -- "It's more inconvenient to cruise the circuit all the way to Prospect Street to come to the Square," Hart said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 22, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - There were concerns that a federal firearms facility near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., could create excess noise and threaten tourism, but there seems to be less worry about those issues now. In a firing range proposed for the center, it appears there will be noise-muffling devices from the point where firearms are fired to the point where they enter a steel trap, Jefferson County Commissioner James...
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By ROBERT SNYDER | January 22, 2006
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Virginia Pledger had all she could stand and she couldn't stand no more. Pledger, an eight-year resident of Martinsburg who had turned her opposition to late-night noise from idling locomotives at the city's MARC Layover Facility into a one-woman crusade, said this week she finally saw the handwriting on the wall, sold her house and lit out in search of a little peace and quiet....
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by TARA REILLY | September 9, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com A preliminary proposal for 128 single-family homes off Paradise Church Road has sparked debate from Hagerstown Regional Airport Manager Carolyn Motz, who said in a letter to the Washington County Planning Department that she opposes the development. The homes would be built on 81.33 acres on the west side of Paradise Church Road and would be part of the Paradise Heights development, according to planning documents. Motz stated in an Aug. 28 letter to county Associate Planner Jill Baker that the development would be within two miles of the airport, putting the safety of the residents at risk if a plane crashed.
NEWS
September 6, 1997
It all started with the fuffet blunch (pronounced foo-fay blunch). For those of you who don't know, fuffet blunch is not the name of a French restaurant. It is my editor's version of a buffet lunch. He just got a couple of letters out of place. Newsrooms are crazy places on the best of days. When it's around the full moon, they're insane asylums. Actually, you can take the word "asylum" out of that phrase. It was one of those full-moon weeks when Daily Mail editor Tony asked me to check a page he'd just finished laying out. (Laying out has nothing to do with sunbathing.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | July 25, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- There were larger teams and older competitors, but that only inspired Zahir Scott and Timisha Ware to work their hip-hop moves a little harder. Zahir, 9, and Timisha, 8, both of Hagerstown, made up the Wheaton Park dance team that took first place at the Hood Hop dance contest Saturday night at Doub's Woods Park. Timisha arrived down center stage with a hefty piece of luggage. The duo grabbed the audience's attention when Zahir made a surprise arrival by leaping out of it. The two rode the crowd's energy, crumping, shaking and popping through their performance to a mix including "Fanatic" by Lecrae.
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