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December 20, 2012
Todd Kirkwood, of Greencastle, Pa., plays taps Wednesday at the flag pole in front of Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School. The  playing of taps was a tribute to the lives lost in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Taps is being played each day this week at 5 p.m. at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School. Kirkwood is a member of Buglers Across America.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A left-turn lane from westbound U.S. 340 onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road will be completed in about a month, but most of the people who spoke Tuesday night at an Maryland State Highway Administration meeting were concerned that it might worsen a bad situation. The left turn onto Keep Tryst should open by mid-to-late November, Traffic Engineer John Wolford told the more than 40 area residents at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. While traffic will be able to turn left from westbound U.S. 340, left turns from Keep Tryst onto 340 will not be permitted, he said.
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by TARA REILLY | August 6, 2003
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday put off for two weeks a decision on a proposed rezoning of 23.93 acres in the Sandy Hook area, but most said they would vote against the proposal. William and Sylvia Martin have asked that their land, near Keep Tryst Road and U.S. 340, be rezoned from business general to rural residential. The rezoning would allow for 34 single-family homes on the property. County Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell, and Commissioners James F. Kercheval, John C. Munson and Doris J. Nipps said they opposed the rezoning proposal.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
Found - Gray cat Where - The cat was found in the Sandy Hook area in southern Washington County. When - The cat was found Monday evening. Description - The young cat is mostly gray, but has some white on its stomach area. It is described as very friendly. It was not wearing a collar. Phone number - If this is your cat, call 301-432-4017.
NEWS
by HEATHER KEELS | August 15, 2005
SANDY HOOK heatherk@herald-mail.com Editor's note: The is the last of a series of stories on the histories of local communities in Washington County. Residents of Sandy Hook might not know much about how their little town sprang up centuries ago at the base of Elk Ridge at the southern tip of Washington County, but the houses seem to know. Lined up like sentinels on one side of the narrow, gravelly Sandyhook Road, the houses, many more than 100 years old, all face the same direction, their windows gazing out over layers of American history: the road, the railroad, the C&O Canal and the Potomac River.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
A locomotive passes a wall of icicles Thursday near Sandy Hook in southern Washington County.
NEWS
by Kevin G. Gilbert | January 11, 2006
Tom Nuice walks the C&O Canal Tuesday near Sandy Hook, as mild weather continues in the region.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Rescue officials respond in W.Va. SANDY HOOK, W.Va. - Rescue officials were called to the Potomac River Monday afternoon for a possible river rescue. A short time after they arrived, rescue officials learned that the two men and a woman - who were reportedly having trouble in the water - got out of the river safely on the West Virginia side, said Arnold Martin, deputy chief of the Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. Martin said the group had a 20-foot wooden boat.
OBITUARIES
December 6, 2011
Jerry William Ault, 71, of Sandy Hook, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A left-turn lane from westbound U.S. 340 onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road will be completed in about a month, but most of the people who spoke Tuesday night at an Maryland State Highway Administration meeting were concerned that it might worsen a bad situation. The left turn onto Keep Tryst should open by mid-to-late November, Traffic Engineer John Wolford told the more than 40 area residents at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren. While traffic will be able to turn left from westbound U.S. 340, left turns from Keep Tryst onto 340 will not be permitted, he said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
A Maryland State Highway Administration project intended to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. 340 near Keep Tryst Road might do more harm than good, according to some Sandy Hook area residents. The project involves creating a left-turn lane from U.S. 340 westbound onto the east end of Keep Tryst Road, Heather Keels, the SHA district community liaison, said Thursday. Keep Tryst Road intersects with U.S. 340 in two locations, one east of Rohrersville Road, or Md. 67, and one west of the road.
NEWS
December 20, 2012
The bell in the historic Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg will be rung 26 times Friday morning to honor the memory of those who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Berkeley County Council President William L. “Bill” Stubblefield announced. The ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. at the courthouse at 100 W. King St. in coordination with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's request that all state residents observe a moment of silence beginning at that time. Churches and government buildings, with the capability, have been asked by the governor to ring their bells 26 times in memory of each victim.
NEWS
December 20, 2012
Todd Kirkwood, of Greencastle, Pa., plays taps Wednesday at the flag pole in front of Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School. The  playing of taps was a tribute to the lives lost in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Taps is being played each day this week at 5 p.m. at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School. Kirkwood is a member of Buglers Across America.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
Found - Gray cat Where - The cat was found in the Sandy Hook area in southern Washington County. When - The cat was found Monday evening. Description - The young cat is mostly gray, but has some white on its stomach area. It is described as very friendly. It was not wearing a collar. Phone number - If this is your cat, call 301-432-4017.
OBITUARIES
December 6, 2011
Jerry William Ault, 71, of Sandy Hook, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer and Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery, Brownsville.
OBITUARIES
March 24, 2011
Catherine Marie Hackley, 89, of Sandy Hook, Md., died March 23, 2011, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home,  Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas Fraim officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Loudoun Heights, Va. 
OBITUARIES
February 20, 2011
MARCH 6, 1955-FEB. 19, 2011 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Marvin O. Baer Jr., 55, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home. He was born March 6, 1955, in Sandy Hook, Md., to the late Marvin Owens Sr. and Stella Kopec Baer. He was employed at Save A Lot, Williamsport, Md. He loved riding his Harley and spending time on his boat. Survivors include his wife, Paula A. Baer, married 13 years, of Martinsburg; mother and father-in-law, Paul D. and Pearl J. Staubs of Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
March 23, 2009
JULY 21, 1921-MARCH 20, 2009 MAUGANSVILLE - Ida M. Schelle, 87, of 14052 Village Mill Drive, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born July 21, 1921, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Abram M. and Amanda Showalter Baer. Her husband, Alfred O. Schelle, died June 23, 2005. They were married Dec. 2, 1943. She worked at Martin's Food Market in Hagerstown. She was a member of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church near Greencastle, Pa., where she was an active member of the Women's Missions Sewing Circle.
NEWS
November 29, 2008
Penny I. Nuice, 63 AUG. 17, 1945-NOV. 26, 2008 SANDY HOOK - Penny I. Nuice, 63, of Sandy Hook, Md., passed away on Nov. 26, 2008, at Washington Hospital Center. She was born on Aug. 17, 1945, in Luray, Va., and was the daughter of the late Mervin Isaac Bartlett and Gaynelle Kibler Carroll Bartlett. She was a member of the Sandy Hook United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Sue Hoffmaster and husband, David, of Sharpsburg, Md.; two sons, Mervin "Frank" Nuice and wife, Myra, of Boonsboro, Md., and Wesley Thomas Nuice and wife, Faith, of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters, Yvonne Mentzer of Knoxville, Md., and Tyrina "Silky" Kenney of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
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