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by DAVE McMILLION | January 19, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A spokesman for a local Ruritan on Thursday proposed establishing a fire department in the Middleway area of Jefferson County. It was the second proposal for putting a new fire department in the Middleway area. In November, Jefferson County government officials talked about possibly buying parts of an Eastman Kodak Co. plant in Middleway and using a section of the plant for a fire department. Jefferson County Commissioner Rusty Morgan said Thursday the two proposals need to be examined closely to determine which location would work best.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 16, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com Charles Town, W.Va. - Two people associated with Jefferson County's home building industry appeared before the Jefferson County Commission Thursday to voice concerns about the possible implementation of impact fees. Alice Chakmakian appeared before the commission as a representative of Jefferson County Citizens for Economic Preservation, which represents people involved in the housing industry. Chakmakian said her organization does not oppose impact fees, but it is concerned about a wide range of estimations that have been presented about the average number of children generated for each house in the county.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 20, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commission candidate Jim Surkamp said Jefferson County is in a "real mess" as the area struggles to serve a growing population. His opponent, Gary Phalen, said he is troubled by the legal battles between government agencies as the county deals with daily issues. Surkamp, a Democrat, and Phalen, a Republican, will face each other in the Nov. 2 general election in the race for the Shepherdstown, W.Va., seat on the commission.
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By Tom Firey | September 25, 2005
In early 2001, as the stock market bubble was collapsing and companies such as Pets.com, e-Toys and Webvan were fading into oblivion, a money management firm launched an ad campaign about "the new New Economy. " In the new New Economy, the ads said, investors won't be charmed by 20-somethings on scooters who put made-up words in front of ".com. " Investors won't smile favorably on proposals that lack well-developed business plans. In the new New Economy, investors will make decisions based on serious analysis of market conditions and the likelihood of success.
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March 4, 1999
Time to restrict immigration To the editor: As America flounders in traffic jams and all kinds of environmental problems and our leaders scramble futilely with various plans for "smart growth," let us turn our attention to the root of the problem - unsustainable population growth. Sixty percent of our annual population growth is due to immigration. And now we have a golden opportunity to moderate this excessive influx. We can urge our representative in Congress to co-sponsor the "Mass Immigration Reduction Act (HR 41)
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 14, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Population growth in Jefferson County is the central issue in the race for the Shepherdstown, W.Va., seat on the Jefferson County Commission. Democrats Tom Trumble and Jim Surkamp have been highlighting how they want to deal with growth as the two prepare to face each other in the May 11 primary election. The winner in the countywide race will face Republican Gary Phalen of Shepherdstown in the Nov. 2 general election.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 18, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com RANSON, W.Va. - Ranson City Council members met with the Jefferson County Commission on Tuesday night to try to figure out how more than $500,000 the city has collected in school impact fees can be forwarded to the county. No agreement was reached after a sometimes-tense discussion that lasted around half an hour. Ranson officials want to collect the impact fees on their own and then forward them to the county, while the county wants to directly collect the fees.
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August 29, 2006
QUEENSTOWN, Md. - LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc., which develops leaders to work on rural issues and in rural communities, is accepting applications for its next class of LEAD Fellows. Completed applications and references are due to the LEAD office by Oct. 1. Applications are available at www.leadmaryland.org, or via e-mail attachment, CD, or a printed form. Contact the LEAD office at ddant@umail.umd.edu, leadmd@umd.edu or 1-410-827-8056, ext. 136, for applications in any of these formats.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 4, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Saying they want to do their part to insure quality education in Jefferson County, developers of the Breckenridge community are offering the Jefferson County Board of Education 15 acres for a new school. The school site being offered to the Board of Education is along Job Corp Road just before the entrance to the Breckenridge North subdivision north of Country Club Road, the developer said. Board of Education member Doris Cline said she believes developers are becoming more interested in donating land for new schools in hopes of getting a break on the cost of impact fees if they are passed in the county.
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