March 25, 2012
Over the past few weeks, I have written columns about the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and our U.S. flag; in the spirit of equal time and space today's column is about the Maryland state flag. Up front, you need to know that most of this column is taken directly from Maryland's Web pages - simply Google Maryland state flag history for further research. First, a little Maryland history, or everything you learned in school about your native state. Where does Maryland get its name?
December 25, 2009
Hagerstown's Department of Public Works will begin the collection of Christmas trees as noted in the schedule below. All ornaments, tinsel, lights or other decorations must be removed from the trees or they will not be collected, the city said in an e-mailed release. Â o Monday, Jan. 4 and Tuesday, Jan. 5 -- Northwest quadrant, from the west side of North Potomac Street to the north side of West Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between. Â o Wednesday, Jan. 6 -- Northeast quadrant, from the north side of East Washington Street (U.S.
November 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce is recommending the City of Hagerstown move toward construction of a third parking deck in the downtown to aid in development and make it easier for people to visit the downtown. "There are a lot of commercial and residential opportunities where lack of parking is an impediment," Chamber President Brien J. Poffenberger said Friday. The Chamber wants to take advantage of an offer by The Columbia Bank, Hagerstown Trust Division, to negotiate with the city to develop the parking lot behind its West Washington Street branch for a parking deck, Poffenberger said.
December 27, 2008
The City of Hagerstown Department of Public Works will begin collecting Christmas trees on Monday, Jan. 12. All ornaments, tinsel, lights or other decorations must removed from the tree, or the tree will not be collected. The schedule is: o Monday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 13 - Northwest quadrant, from the west side of North Potomac Street to the north side of West Washington Street (U.S. 40) and all areas in between. o Wednesday, Jan. 14 - Northeast quadrant, from the north side of East Washington Street (U.S.
December 23, 2008
City of Hagerstown offices closed for holidays The City of Hagerstown's offices will be closed Thursday, Friday and Thursday, Jan. 1, in observance of the holidays. Also, trash and recycling collection that normally is done Thursday and Friday in the city will be delayed one day because of the Christmas holiday. Christmas tree collections scheduled The Hagerstown Department of Public Works will begin collection of Christmas trees as noted in the following schedule.
January 2, 2001
City to collect trees Christmas tree pickup will begin the week of Jan. 8 in Hagerstown, beginning with the northwest quadrant. Trees will be removed from the west side of North Potomac Street to the north side of West Washington Street, and all areas in between, on Monday, Jan. 8. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, trees from the north side of East Washington Street to the east side of North Potomac Street, and all areas in between, will be...
April 1, 2000
Highlights of proposed Hagerstown budget Taxes No property tax increase. Police One new officer. $15,000 for a portable speed display unit. $30,000 to buy cameras to be installed at four city intersections. Fire One new firefighter. Water 3.5 percent rate increase. $1.4 million in improvements for the R.C. Willson Water Treatment Plant. Sewer 3 percent rate increase.
September 14, 1999
Completion of parking lot gets go-ahead Hagerstown's Mayor and City Council told city staff on Tuesday to move forward with a $542,000 plan to finish the city's downtown northeast quadrant parking lot by June 2000. The city has already spent more than $1.15 million on the lot - constructing a new parking area off East Washington Street, renovating a parking area off North Potomac Street and tearing down three buildings. The additional $542,000 for the project would pay for construction of a parking lot, putting new lights on the lot and relocating some utility lines below ground.
March 3, 1998
Public Square work to resume Construction crews are expected to resume work on Public Square on Monday, said Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue. Crews stopped working in mid-January because they were waiting for stones to be finished for the planters in the southeast quadrant, Tissue said. Workers also didn't want to work through the colder months since materials could freeze, he said. The southeast quadrant by the Alexander House - the last quadrant to be renovated - is expected to be done by mid-April, Tissue said.
January 15, 1998
Square work to last until March Renovation of the last quadrant of Hagerstown's Public Square isn't expected to be completed until March, the assistant city engineer said Wednesday. The southeast quadrant near the Alexander House could be completed sooner if materials arrive soon and the weather is good, Rodney Tissue said. If the ground is frozen, work will be delayed, he said. The project is within its $455,000 budget, Tissue said. Some unexpected costs have been incurred, but savings in other areas made up for them, he said.