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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 6, 2011
It’s that time of year when Greencastle-area merchants slash prices and take their wares into the street for Sidewalk Days in downtown Greencastle. The 44th annual event, sponsored by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, is Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “It’s a day of value. There are value products at value prices,” said Joel Fridgen, the Chamber’s executive director. The in-town merchants will be joined by more than 60 arts, crafts and food vendors setting up tables on East and West Baltimore streets and North and South Carlisle streets.
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NEWS
June 24, 2011
Road work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 27, on Manor Drive between Dual Highway and Pangborn Boulevard, according to a press release from the city of Hagerstown. J & P Excavating Company will start the construction of sidewalks on that portion of Manor Drive. The project will require some patching work and excavation on the pavement of the road, so it will affect traffic. Flaggers will be directing traffic when necessary during the project. There will also be cones, barricades and other traffic control devices.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2011
Rita Caufield Mier says her husband, Richard, probably has driven to work less than 10 times since they moved to Martinsburg in 2009. Undeterred by the lack of a walking path or sidewalk along Tavern Road in the city’s north end, Mier said her husband, a pediatrician, routinely has walked to and from their home in the Briarwood development to Shenandoah Community Health Center along the heavily traveled route to Interstate 81. “His co-workers...
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2011
For 11 years, Beth Yates walked her four children — beginning with Samantha, now a high school 10th-grader — from their Washington Street home along a street with no sidewalk to Shepherdstown Elementary to protect them from traffic. Not any more. Now her three younger children — Alex, Richard and Sydney, (grades 4, 6 and 8, respectively) in Shepherdstown elementary and middle schools — and dozens of kids like them can walk safely to school thanks to a new 1,000-foot sidewalk that leads from a public sidewalk on Fairmont Street to the school grounds.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2011
Sidewalks in the city of Hagerstown have crept back into city council discussions. The five-member council spent 30 minutes Tuesday debating its curb and sidewalk policy — last updated in June 2010, according to city documents — only to defer the matter to a future work session. How to fairly enforce sidewalk and curb repair and installation is a question that has plagued Hagerstown for years. City Engineer Rodney Tissue said the city code is clear on where the responsibility falls.
NEWS
March 25, 2011
Washington County has been awarded a grant to add sidewalks in the area of Lincolnshire Elementary School, county Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III said. The roughly $600,000 grant comes from the national Safe Routes to School program, said Kroboth, calling the improvements a "significant safety enhancement for the children who walk to school. " Sidewalks will run from U.S. 11 along Lincoln Avenue and Lincolnshire Road, and also along Oak Ridge Drive from Virginia Avenue to a back path leading to the school, he said.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
Workers replacing sidewalks along Potomac Street in Hagerstown shattered a window Tuesday morning in the Elizabeth Hager Center, officials said. City Engineer Rodney Tissue said workers from Concrete Central of Hagerstown were excavating sidewalks on the east side of the street when the machinery they were using broke the glass. As part of a Maryland Heritage Area Grant, the city is replacing its concrete sidewalks on North Potomac Street, from the square to Franklin Street, with brick.
NEWS
July 22, 2010
No one was injured when a car drove onto a sidewalk at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Buena Vista Avenue in Hagerstown. The accident occurred when a southbound Volvo sedan swerved in an attempt to miss a Chevrolet pickup truck that was stopped in the street, Hagerstown Police Officer Ryan Wertz said. The Volvo struck the rear of the pickup, traveled across the roadway and came to rest on the sidewalk in front of a duplex at 108-110 Buena Vista Ave. Wertz said the impact pushed the pickup into a Washington County Community Action Council transit vehicle that was parked along a curb.
NEWS
July 22, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- No one was injured Thursday afternoon when a car drove onto a sidewalk in the 100 block of Buena Vista Avenue in Hagerstown. The accident occurred about 1:45 p.m. when a southbound Volvo sedan swerved in an attempt to miss a Chevrolet pickup truck that was stopped in the street, Hagerstown Police Officer Ryan Wertz said. The Volvo struck the rear of the pickup, traveled across the road and came to rest on the sidewalk in front of a duplex at 108-110 Buena Vista Ave. Wertz said the impact pushed the pickup into a Washington County Community Action Council transit vehicle that was parked along a curb.
NEWS
June 29, 2010
"The Funkstown caller, about the sandwich maker coughing, etc.: You could have refused the sandwich and asked for the manager, to tell them why. I once told a sandwich maker to wash his hands before he made my sandwich. " - Hagerstown "I have a son serving in the U.S. Army, currently in Iraq. He will be coming home in October, and I'm trying to get a credit card to go to see him when he comes home, but I was told that I have a problem with ratio, and what upsets me is foreigners can come into this country and get credit cards, free tax, and everything, but I'm a resident.
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