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by DON AINES | November 26, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - As the reconstruction of Roland Avenue nears completion, Chambersburg is wrapping up one of its busiest years ever for street reconstruction and repair, but borough officials say 2007 will be much less ambitious. "When it's all said and done, we'll probably be in excess of $2 million," Borough Manager Eric Oyer said of the 2006 street work. Putting that in perspective, he said, "the value of road work in '06 is almost the value of all the road work we did in the 1990s.
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November 25, 1996
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - Edna Wilson wasn't planning on retiring anytime soon, but has closed her antique shop because she's had only one customer since work to renovate Main Street began in her block last month. "This is the busy, busy, busiest time of the year. I don't have customers," said Wilson, 72, of 128 W. Main St. Since early October, when the renovation work began along her block, Wilson's Windham Antiques has made only $3, she said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 14, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gehr Road north of Stottlemyer Road will be closed from 7 a.m to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for two to three weeks starting Tuesday as crews install utility lines for the 180-unit Spring Run Development and raise the road level three feet. Washington Township, Pa., officials warned the road will be rough during the work. Construction will begin Monday, but contractor D.L. George & Sons plans to keep one lane of traffic open to the public Monday. Raising Gehr Road three feet is intended to bring it to the same level as the newest stretch of Washington Township Boulevard, according to Township Manager Mike Christopher.
NEWS
January 27, 2000
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer HALFWAY - Washington County will let the new Target discount department store open in early March as planned even though a required road leading into the site probably won't be finished until April, County Administrator Rodney Shoop said Wednesday. The county did not want to prevent the business at the Crosspoint Shopping Center from opening on time so he waived a county requirement barring Target from stocking its store until the center's owner, Hekbel Limited Liability Corp.
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by DON AINES | June 22, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township residents will get to see some of their new tax dollars at work after the Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved paving bids for several roads. "We raised taxes in the township two mills. One of that was for the long-range plan to resurface as many of the township's roads as we can in a 10-year period," Supervisor James W. Kirby said. He said residents may not see where some of their real estate taxes go, "but they see it on the roads.
NEWS
February 4, 1997
Paul Carson, owner of Sharpsburg's New Central Restaurant, says he's been in the restaurant business since he was 7, first working in his father's place. He's owned and operated restaurants all over the region, including one that seated 1,000 people. Once, he said, at his eatery in Charles Town, W.Va., he had the pleasure of hosting Mrs. John F. Kennedy. "She was almost too beautiful to look at," he says. Now at age 65, Carson says he's not looking to get rich, but just to make a living.
NEWS
May 19, 2011
Here is a list of road and lane closures in the area for Thursday, May 19, 2011: • The intersection of Massey Boulevard and Halfway Boulevard near Hagerstown is still undergoing its expansion project, causing traffic to be backed up in each direction at different times. Road work is expected to continue there until Thanksgiving. • The intersection between Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive is still undergoing a project to have it widened. Traffic is sometimes sluggish each way there.
NEWS
September 3, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers Tuesday suggested charging developers a road access fee as a way of raising money for a planned four-lane extension of Halfway Boulevard Extended and Newgate Boulevard west of Hopewell Road. Bowers said the fee could be charged much as a sewer hookup fee is and could help fund a portion of the $22 million in improvements. Such a fee could be charged to developers of new businesses for access to Halfway and Newgate in order to pay for the road work.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | November 22, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The obstacles that blocked roadway agreements for two developers in Washington Township, Pa., were cleared Monday by township supervisors. The supervisors' actions allow developers WAM Enterprises of Eldersburg, Md., and B2M2 of Waynesboro to move forward with their plans for a combined 273 new homes in the township. Both WAM Enterprises and B2M2 had been negotiating their respective agreements with the supervisors for months. WAM The WAM agreement, approved on a 3-2 vote, amends previous negotiations concerning a proposed 151-lot development on the former Pifer farm along North Welty Road.
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