August 9, 2011
The Hagerstown City Council said Tuesday it will consider various refuse collection service options before it commits to a new contract starting next calendar year. The city's solid-waste contract is set to expire at the end of calendar year 2011, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said. Tissue presented the council with a list of possible service options to consider including in a bid package he will issue in the coming week. Council members decided to include all 10 of the alternatives listed on the draft bid sheet, and also asked that an option for less frequent yard waste collection be added.
June 6, 2011
“Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The founding fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go back home and work for a living.” — Hagerstown “Fairplay caller, when Republicans wanted to drill under Clinton, Clinton said no, it would take 10 years. When gas prices were $4 per gallon under Bush, Pelosi wouldn’t let Bush drill. You Democrats wanted her and you got your wish. Mr. President won’t permit drilling, despite the loss of jobs and our national security.
January 22, 1998
What's a recycler to do No jokes, please, about my being hung up on recycling. But I've got this closet full of clothes hangers - years worth of them that I've gotten from dry cleaners. I can't stand to throw them away, and I have far more hangers than I have clothes to hang on them. Though I've pretty much stopped acquiring any more of them, they still seem to be increasing in number. Sometimes I think they reproduce in my closet at night. Recycling is an iffy option.
October 24, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- In Washington County Public Schools, one of the newest teachers on campuses this year is the cafeteria. Here, students are learning how to be ecofriendly. Gone are disposable items, such as trays, plates, cups and utensils. Now, instead of the trash can, most tableware heads to the dishwasher. And the paper milk cartons familiar to several generations of students? They've been replaced by plastic bottles. There also are recycling bins for paper, plastic and aluminum, which are carted away to a co-mingled Dumpster.
July 12, 2011
Councilman voices complaints about dogs in cemetery FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown Councilman John Phillips III said people have been letting their dogs run loose in Funkstown Community Park and Funkstown Cemetery, calling the waste left behind at the cemetery "disgusting" and "disrespectful. " During a Town Council meeting Monday night, Phillips said he had received several calls about people letting dogs run off their leashes in the cemetery. Signs stating "no pets allowed" need to be posted at the cemetery's entrances for enforcement purposes, Phillips said.
April 23, 2013
“This is for the street cleaner here in the wonderful city of Hagerstown. There is a street called Fry Avenue, and somehow he never gets down our street, for about the last three years. I'd appreciate it. And there are two sides to our street, also. It's one block, one way. I think it won't take him long to do it. We would appreciate it.” - Hagerstown “Nice articles in the paper, the opinion from The Herald-Mail. You hit it on target, with all this rhetoric we hear up here from most of the politicians in Washington County.