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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 8, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Construction on Baltimore Street (Pa. 16) will not interfere with Greencastle's Sidewalk Days, officials said. For the last nine months, construction and long lines of traffic have bottlenecked the downtown retail area that hosts the two-day event. Greencastle Borough Manager Ken Womack said the current contractor, JVH Excavating of Leymone, Pa., has been asked to avoid the area reserved for the celebration on its scheduled days: Friday and Saturday. The 42nd annual Sidewalk Days will fill the square and areas of Baltimore and Carlisle streets with dozens of food, craft and merchandise vendors.
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NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 30, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown has cited the owner of property on West Antietam Street for a large hole that was cut in the sidewalk, a city official said. John Lestitian, the city's chief code compliance officer, said the hole in front of 21 W. Antietam St. was made as part of interior plumbing work, but the work was started without a permit. The city issued a notice of violation because there was no permit and because the work was being done without proper safety measures, Lestitian said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 9, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown will form a task force to review the municipal policy for replacing curbs and sidewalks. On Tuesday, the City Council gave City Engineer Rodney Tissue permission to create the task force. Tissue told the council that the existing policy holds residents responsible for fixing their curbs and sidewalks, which can cost up to $3,000 per repair. He said the task force would explore ways to improve the policy, possibly by imposing a quarterly fee that would be placed in a communal repair fund.
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By DAN DEARTH | June 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council will spend a portion of its work session Tuesday discussing whether to create a task force that would review the city's curb and sidewalk replacement policy. City Engineer Rodney Tissue said the existing policy requires residents to pay to replace their broken curbs and sidewalks within 12 to 15 months after the city makes the initial notification. Each repair typically costs $2,000 to $3,000, according to city documents. Tissue said the task force would explore other options, such as charging taxpayers a marginal quarterly fee that would be placed in a pool and then used to pay for the repairs.
NEWS
May 29, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. - Individuals, businesses, families, schools and community groups are invited to participate in a community art project in downtown Frederick on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Painters will paint a 10-foot-by-10-foot square of the concrete sidewalk along Carroll Creek Park. The theme, "A Brush with Frederick," is open. Participants may paint their expression of family, friends, great Frederick memories and the future of Frederick as seen through the eyes of those who live, work and play here.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 18, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- State Sen. Richard Alloway toured Waynesboro's downtown Monday to learn more about an equipment purchase and rent rebate grant program that officials say is the first of its kind in the state and, possibly, the nation. Alloway met business owners and peeked inside two commercial spaces under construction on Main Street. His predecessor in office, retired state Sen. Terry Punt, launched the downtown business incentive grant in June 2006, to fund rent rebates, percentages of property purchases and equipment purchases in hopes of attracting new businesses.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 8, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A potentially significant roadblock has popped up in Waynesboro officials' plans to replace Main Street's concrete sidewalks with bricks. The borough received a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the project between Grant and Walnut streets. Borough staff recently used white paint on the sidewalks to illustrate the developing problem. The borough owns a 12-foot right of way from the center of the road, meaning a couple of feet of sidewalk against the buildings belongs to the property owners.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 26, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Democrat David S. Gysberts and write-in candidate Jonathan R. Burrs will face GOP incumbent Robert E. Bruchey II during the City of Hagerstown's mayoral election on May 19. Burrs graduated from Highland View Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist boarding high school in Washington County, then joined the military, where he was trained in computer programming. He works as a systems analyst for JLG Industries in McConnellsburg, Pa. Gysberts holds a bachelor's degree in liberal studies and a master's degree in counseling from West Virginia University.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 25, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Eleven candidates will vie for all five seats on the Hagerstown City Council during the May 19 general election. Democrats R. Noel Brady, William M. Breichner, Martin E. Brubaker, David A. Lidz and Lewis C. Metzner will face Republicans Patrick N. Crist, Forrest W. Easton, Jeremy L. Manford and Don Mohar. Also in the race are unaffiliated candidate Ashley C. Haywood and Penny M. Nigh, a write-in candidate. Brubaker, Metzner and Nigh are incumbents. Nigh is running as a write-in because she lost in the March 10 primary election.
NEWS
April 2, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- Work is scheduled to begin Monday on a sidewalk extension project near Sharpsburg Elementary School, Washington County officials said. Contractor David H. Martin Inc. is scheduled to begin constructing sidewalks along southbound Md. 34 at the elementary school,  county spokesman Norman Bassett said in a news release. The project is expected to run for 30 days, he said. Traffic will be maintained in both directions along Md. 34 during the project, with single lane closures assisted by flagging personnel as needed, Bassett said.
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