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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Six years after a transportation consultant presented strategies to improve parking in downtown Martinsburg, another firm is revisiting the topic and building on it -- on paper. Proffitt & Associates Architects of Frederick, Md., is expected to provide civil engineering, architectural design and parking consulting work as part of a $79,200 parking garage study. "The consultant is still doing site evaluations as well as getting the financial information to also put together an estimate per site," City Manager Mark Baldwin said last week.
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January 30, 2009
A greener hospital To the editor: After perusing the Winter 2009 version of the magazine Health Focus, I was intrigued by the article entitled "Helping Our Patients and Our Planet. " As a conservation biology major at the University of Maryland-College Park, I often notice with interest businesses that attempt to "go green. " I was initially impressed that Washington County Hospital was looking into environmentally-friendly methods during the building process of the new hospital, but was disappointed after actually reading the article.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | December 6, 2007
SMITHSBURG - Public artist and sculptor Heidi Lippman - whose work is on display on Washington, D.C.-area rooftops, at the parking garage at the New Carrollton Metro station and at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, among other places - will be among the 57 artists to display work in the juried Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition. "We had a really strong showing in sculpture this year," said Jennifer E. Smith, curatorial coordinator at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, which is hosting the exhibit.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 19, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The place is rockin' and there is little room to park. Shepherd University started classes Monday, flooding the small town of Shepherdstown with thousands of students. Streets that were quiet over the summer were transformed with students zipping up and down them in vehicles, some thumping out loud beats from stereos. As usual, the challenge was where to park them all. "Parking is horrible," Shepherd junior Karen Lutman said as she took a break on a bench along High Street Monday afternoon.
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By DAN DEARTH | September 7, 2007
A major portion of the construction project in the first block of South Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown should be finished by early 2008, said Irv Gish, director of special development for Bowman Development Corp. Construction on the multimillion dollar project, which is next to Duffy's on Potomac and funded entirely with private money, started in 2005, Gish said. "We really don't have a definite schedule," he said. "We're trying to design as we go. " The project includes the renovation of three adjacent properties - the Walker House, the Tri-State Electric building and the site of the former Double T Lounge.
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By DAN DEARTH | September 8, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A major portion of the construction project in the first block of South Potomac Street in downtown Hagerstown should be finished by early 2008, said Irv Gish, director of special development for Bowman Development Corp. Construction on the multimillion dollar project, which is next to Duffy's on Potomac and funded entirely with private money, started in 2005, Gish said. "We really don't have a definite schedule," he said. "We're trying to design as we go. " The project includes the renovation of three adjacent properties - the Walker House, the Tri-State Electric building and the site of the former Double T Lounge.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 7, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Construction has been stopped on an expansion of the Charles Town Races & Slots and the Jefferson County Commission has called a special meeting Tuesday morning to deal with the issue, two commissioners said Thursday night. Track President Jim Buchanan, track attorney Peter Chakmakian and other track officials appeared before the commissioners to talk about the issue during their meeting Thursday night, said Commissioners Jane Tabb and Greg Corliss.
NEWS
April 5, 2009
April Fool's fever strikes Annapolis Lawmakers in Annapolis took a break from serious issues last week to have a little April Fool's Day fun. On April 1, members of the state's House of Delegates pulled into their parking garage to find their name plates above their parking spaces had been swapped with a fellow delegate. The State House was not immune to the April Fool's fun. A sign was placed on the women's restroom stating that in an effort to conserve money in a sour economic climate, the Department of Legislative Services would be requiring everyone to bring in their own toilet paper.
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By DAVE McMILLION | December 7, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Should a $3.9 million swimming pool be built for Jefferson County residents? That will be a question for voters to decide. By a 3-2 vote, the Jefferson County Commissioners on Thursday decided to put the question on the ballot for the November 2008 general election. The commissioners have been talking about building an indoor swimming pool at Sam Michaels Park north of Charles Town, and Commissioner Rusty Morgan made the suggestion Thursday that the issue should be decided by voters.
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By DAN DEARTH | May 20, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- The Wareham Building at 138 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown is to be auctioned to the highest bidder June 5. Jeff Stein of Tranzon Fox, a national firm of auctioneers and real-estate brokers, said the building, which is about 21,000 square feet, would offer a great opportunity for retail, residential or office use. The four-story structure is commercially zoned and features an elevator and a two-story parking garage with more than...
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