November 27, 2011
The problem: At the intersection of Railway Lane and Underpass Way off Wesel Boulevard near Valley Mall, eastbound traffic from the dead end on Railway Lane does not have a stop sign. “This causes a lot of unnecessary delay in the overall pattern at the intersection,” Anne P. Wright of Boonsboro wrote. Wright said the amount of traffic from the dead end is minor compared to the predominating traffic, which flows west to south and north to east. She suggested that traffic from the dead end should have a stop sign, while vehicles making a left from Railway Lane onto Underpass Way should have the right-of-way.
October 18, 2011
If you want to get a feel for the literary talents of students and faculty at Hagerstown Community College, it is waiting for you in 100 pages known as the Hedge Apple. A mainstay of the college for about 10 years, the Hedge Apple is an outlet for students and faculty to publish poetry, short fiction and artwork. The magazine usually attracts a large number of writers and other artists hoping to have their creations published, said Amanda Miller, a member of the school's English faculty.
September 9, 2011
Andy Rooney for president To the editor: I am not in particular an avid reader of books. However, my wife handed me a copy of Andy Rooney's book, “Out of My Mind,” published in 2006. I would suggest for you avid readers to read this very down-to-earth and common-sense piece of literature. In his book, Rooney tackles just about everything that is wrong with our country and the world. For example, on page 102, he writes about the world's population.
August 23, 2011
At 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt through the Tri-State area and as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. Where were you, and what did you feel in the Tri-State area? The Herald-Mail would like to hear your story. Just post it below along with your name:
May 25, 2011
MAY 9, 1957-MAY 22, 2011 Lee Ann (Carey) Henson, 54, of Williamsport, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 9, 1957, in Hagerstown, but raised in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of Joyce (Eyler) Carey of Smithsburg and the late Robert Carey. Lee Ann was of the Methodist faith. She was a 1975 graduate of Smithsburg High School, during which time she participated in the Olympic tryouts in California for the high jump. She was a proof reader at Double Day Publishing and had also worked at Moore Business Forms and at Sam's Club.
May 13, 2011
Howard Lynch stood outside a Maryland State Police mobile command unit in front of a grocery store along Dual Highway Thursday evening, surprised that he’d been stopped by police. He was one of the motorists spotted by police using license plate readers along the highway. Lynch, of Baltimore, said he had gotten off Interstate 70 and was pulling into a parking spot for a nearby store when a police officer appeared behind him. “I’ve never been pulled over before,” said Lynch, who said he was dealing with an apparent insurance-related violation.
May 11, 2011
For me, technology has finally paid off. It is now considered ill-mannered to place a phone call. Yes, it's true, I saw it in the New York Times. The Times called phone calls "rude, intrusive and awkward. " And no less of an authority than Miss Manners congratulated the reporter for bringing up the topic: "Thank you for noticing something that millions of people have failed to notice since the invention of the telephone until just now," she said. "I've been hammering away at this for decades.
March 3, 2011
Through May 13, the Smithsburg branch of Washington County Free Library will collect book donations for the library’s annual Pride Days sale. All money from the sale will benefit the Smithsburg Library. No encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines or audio books on cassette tape or VHS tapes will be accepted. All other materials welcome. Donors are asked to place donations in disposable boxes or bags and to carry donations into the building themselves. For complete donation guidelines or for other information, call Ashley Hutson at 301-824-7722.
December 22, 2010
Kimberly Akins submitted this photo, which was taken by her 15-year-old son, Josh (aka Juice) on the evening of the season's first snowfall on Dec. 10.