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October 9, 2000
HCC satellite renovations soon finished By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer Contractors are putting the final touches on renovations at Hagerstown Community College's satellite in Valley Mall to be ready for classes later this month. The college's new site, which includes two computer labs and three classrooms, comes with a $245,000 price tag, said Philip Snodderly, director of Facilities Management and Planning. Callas Construction, Inc., began work on the facility in May and should be completed in time for classes to begin this month, Snodderly said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 9, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. told county commissioners Thursday he was "strictly opposed" to opening satellite locations for early voting for elections, primarily because of the extra security, equipment and staffing needed to make it viable. "It's going to cost the county a whole lot of money to even set up one outside location," Small said. State lawmakers this year passed legislation that allows counties to provide additional locations for early voting, in addition to the County Clerk's office.
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By ERIN JULIUS | July 31, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Inmates housed in three prisons south of Hagerstown can now look forward to television via satellite, which prison officials hope to have installed by the end of November, Jon Galley, assistant commissioner of the Division of Correction's Western Region, said Wednesday. No taxpayer funds will be used to pay for the satellite television, Galley said. The satellite service will be available to all inmates who have personal televisions in their cells. It will be paid for with money raised through commissary sales and telephone use in the prisons, Galley said.
NEWS
October 15, 1997
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Public Radio engineers are currently installing satellite delivery equipment for the entire network, and some listeners are experiencing random interruptions in service as a result. The signal outages are compounded by solar conditions common to this time of year and in the spring, usually lasting a week to 10 days. An engineer from National Public Radio, which manages the public radio satellite system, has been called in to diagnose and assist in correcting the situation.
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by TARA REILLY | November 16, 2005
A satellite telecommunications company moving to the Hunt Ridge Business Park received support Tuesday from the Washington County Commissioners. The County Commissioners endorsed through a resolution a state grant to assist Americom Government Services Inc. with the move to Insurance Way in the business park. The Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority has agreed to give Americom up to a $10,000 Maryland Economic Development Assistance Fund grant, according to information provided by the county.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 5, 2006
andrews@herald-mail.com DISH Network said Wednesday it has an agreement to put NBC25 on its satellite TV system sometime this year. DISH Network released a one-sentence statement acknowledging the deal after a Herald-Mail story reported that a DISH spokesman said there was no agreement yet. On Tuesday, DISH spokesman Mark Cicero said, "We are exploring the possibility of adding WHAG (NBC25) in the future ... but have no more comments to make at this time," in a message he left on a reporter's answering machine.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 20, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A steady rain forced a celebration of the great outdoors to be held indoors Sunday when Earth Celebration Day moved from Renfrew Park to the gymnasium of Waynesboro High School. "We'd love to be outside ... but rain is part of our world, too," said Lynn MacBride, president of the board of directors for the Renfrew Institute. "It keeps down the crowds, but not the enthusiasm," she said.
NEWS
June 9, 2003
Kids need your help To the editor: In 1998, The Frances Leiter Center opened a satellite counseling facility at the Waynesboro (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. The support of this constituent church has made it possible for our agency to provide counseling services to children and teens in the Waynesboro area. We began with a therapist providing a few hours of play therapy each week. Now the satellite employs two therapists and an office support staff person over 24 hours a week.
NEWS
By AL DITZEL | January 25, 2000
Can you imagine a sports bar not televising the Super Bowl? Well, not that the Ground Round on Wesel Boulevard is your typical sports bar, but it made a major stride this year when it bought the NFL Ticket from a satellite provider. On Sunday afternoons, the restaurant now can show as many as three NFL games not found on local television. cont. from lifestyle "I'd say business picked up between 25 and 35 percent," says Bill Mechan, Ground Round service manager. "We were trying to bring something in that the patrons wanted," says Mary Hoffman, Ground Round general manager.
NEWS
March 21, 2007
Week of March 18, 1957 Coy A. Price of Boonsboro was recently proclaimed Washington County's corn-growing champion at a banquet held in honor of Maryland corn-growing champions. His yield of 134.10 bushels per acre was the top yield in this county in the 1956 National Selected Five Acre DeKalb Corn Growing Contest. Runner-up winner was James T. Haney Jr. of Hagerstown, who produced a yield of 132.72 bushels per acre. Kermit H. Strite, also of Hagers- town, was third, with a yield of 112.75 bushels per acre.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2012
During a speech in April, Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley spoke of a goal to establish four-year degree programs in education, business administration and nursing for part-time, nontraditional students in Martinsburg, W.Va., by the fall of 2013. Now, because of misfortunes befalling Mountain State University, Shepherd could open a Martinsburg satellite campus as early as January. Shepherd officials are taking a hard look at buying or leasing Mountain State University's classroom and administrative facility in the converted former Tanger Outlet mall building at 214 Viking Way, Shepherd University spokeswoman Valerie Owens said this week.
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December 29, 2011
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2011
Chambersburg Memorial YMCA board members and staff on Sunday hosted a community event and shared their vision for a satellite facility at the former Coldbrook Elementary School, which faces $1.25 million worth of renovations. The YMCA is soliciting donations for the construction project that could start in two to three months. The former elementary school will reopen as the William K. Nitterhouse Family Program Center with four preschool classrooms, two program centers, family locker rooms and administrative offices.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 9, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Berkeley County Clerk John W. Small Jr. told county commissioners Thursday he was "strictly opposed" to opening satellite locations for early voting for elections, primarily because of the extra security, equipment and staffing needed to make it viable. "It's going to cost the county a whole lot of money to even set up one outside location," Small said. State lawmakers this year passed legislation that allows counties to provide additional locations for early voting, in addition to the County Clerk's office.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
"In reference to the July 31 article in the paper, inmates' satellite won't cost taxpayers nothing: Yes, it does. I say instead of using the commissary money for that, let them pay so much per cell for hookup for that. If they got money for the commissary, they got money to pay for the hookup, and the commissary profits should be going for athletic equipment, and help paying for the people in physical education, not the television set. " - Leitersburg "Shame, shame on certain commissioners.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | July 31, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Inmates housed in three prisons south of Hagerstown can now look forward to television via satellite, which prison officials hope to have installed by the end of November, Jon Galley, assistant commissioner of the Division of Correction's Western Region, said Wednesday. No taxpayer funds will be used to pay for the satellite television, Galley said. The satellite service will be available to all inmates who have personal televisions in their cells. It will be paid for with money raised through commissary sales and telephone use in the prisons, Galley said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 18, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The 25-foot box trailer was a shell three weeks ago, but Franklin County Department of Emergency Services personnel have loaded it with radio, satellite and other communications equipment to create a mobile command center that soon will be available to assist in major police, fire, weather and other emergencies. "We're getting more requests to go out on incidents and provide mapping and coordination," Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said. Whether it is a flood, major fire, missing person search or hazardous materials incident, the mobile command center can be towed to the scene to provide central communications between the various agencies involved.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 17, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 25-foot box trailer was a shell three weeks ago, but Franklin County Department of Emergency Services personnel have loaded it with radio, satellite and other communications equipment to create a mobile command center that soon will be available to assist in major police, fire, weather and other emergencies. "We're getting more requests to go out on incidents and provide mapping and coordination," Emergency Services Director Jerry Flasher said. Whether it is a flood, major fire, missing person search or hazardous materials incident, the mobile command center can be towed to the scene to provide central communications between the various agencies involved.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | April 10, 2007
Today, on this date, April 9, in the year of our Lord as we now know it 2007, I am proud to say that I voted for John Kerry. True, I was under a bit of duress at the time, and by "bit of duress" I mean that my life had been amply threatened. But a fact is a fact and the peculiarities inconsequential. My vote went in the Kerry column. Also true is the fact that I never bragged about it much. Until now. What did he do to deserve this mental 180 on my part? Condemn the war?
NEWS
March 21, 2007
Week of March 18, 1957 Coy A. Price of Boonsboro was recently proclaimed Washington County's corn-growing champion at a banquet held in honor of Maryland corn-growing champions. His yield of 134.10 bushels per acre was the top yield in this county in the 1956 National Selected Five Acre DeKalb Corn Growing Contest. Runner-up winner was James T. Haney Jr. of Hagerstown, who produced a yield of 132.72 bushels per acre. Kermit H. Strite, also of Hagers- town, was third, with a yield of 112.75 bushels per acre.
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