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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 30, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - In the past five years, seven people have died on a section of Old National Pike commonly known as "death curve. " The half-mile stretch of road, which winds around a bend in Antietam Creek between Funkstown and Boonsboro, has been the site of many traffic accidents that have been caused by vehicles crossing the double-yellow line. "It's very dangerous. I used to run ambulances in Boonsboro, and I can tell you we have responded to accidents in that area for many, many years," Washington County Sheriff Douglas C. Mullendore said.
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By NATASHA CEPURA | June 22, 2000
It's not your imagination. There really are a lot of orange barrels and cones lining roadways in Washington County this summer. cont. from front page Earlier this month, construction crews began replacing the decks of seven bridges on Interstate 70 from the Frederick County line to east of Hagerstown, in addition to making improvements on a 3.3-mile stretch of Dual Highway from Cannon Avenue to I-70. Work also began this week on a 5.6 -mile stretch of westbound I-70 from Md. 56 near Big Pool to Md. 615, just east of Hancock.
NEWS
November 1, 2009
Editor's note: Each Monday, The Herald-Mail will highlight an infrastructure issue or other problem, and will try to find out what is being done to fix or improve the situation. We will not tackle situations involving neighborhood or domestic disputes or consumer problems. The problem: Lappans Road resident Eric Evitts said dozens of crashes happen each year on a curve in Lappans Road (Md. 68) near Bob Lane, about three-quarters of a mile west of Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65)
NEWS
September 9, 2013
Funkstown looks for ways to control runoff FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown Town Councilman John Phillips III said he walked along part of the Antietam Creek on Friday with an official from the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance to learn what can be done to earn the town credits toward the county Watershed Implementation Plan. In June 2012, the Funkstown Town Council voted to do what it could afford to do to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous discharges into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 6, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A crash Thursday night at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Chartridge Drive that left a 70-year-old woman seriously injured was at least the sixth crash in that area in six months, leading one Washington County commissioner to decide it's time for additional safety improvements at the site. Police said the crash occurred at 7:37 p.m. as the woman was attempting to turn left onto Eastern Boulevard from the Hagerstown YMCA parking lot, a spot where area residents have been pressing for months to have a traffic light installed.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | August 8, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The reduced speed limit and other changes made in June to improve safety on Eastern Boulevard near the YMCA entrance have slowed traffic slightly, but not as much as engineers had hoped, Washington County traffic engineer Merle Saville said. Meanwhile, there have been three accidents, one of them fatal, on the stretch of road near the intersection in the past two months, fueling a nearby resident's requests for county officials to do more to address the situation.
NEWS
July 3, 2009
St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Stephanie Yancy will lead Sunday's 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services. Music will be provided by the summer choir at the later service. Sunday school resumes in the fall. An adult forum on holy communion is at 9 a.m. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor Quentin Fleming will speak Sunday at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services on "With One Foot in Heaven. " Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Eric Norgard is preacher and presider Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. worship in the sanctuary and praise worship at 9:45 a.m. in fellowship hall.
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