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by PEPPER BALLARD | December 10, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com scottb@herald-mail.com Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook told Washington County Board of Education officials on Tuesday that they need to bump the Hagerstown School for the Arts down their capital improvements list if they expect the county to consider funding the board's $10 million-a-year capital improvement request. Meanwhile, the State of Maryland announced this week it is giving the City of Hagerstown a $20,000 grant for a feasibility study for the school.
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by TARA REILLY | November 6, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Two Democrat incumbent Washington County Commissioners were upset in their bids for re-election in Tuesday's general election, as county voters chose an all-Republican board for the first time since at least the early 1970s. Commissioners Vice President Paul L. Swartz and Commissioner Bert L. Iseminger each failed to win re-election to a second four-year term. Incumbent Republicans Gregory I. Snook and William J. Wivell and Republican newcomers James F. Kercheval, Doris J. Nipps and John C. Munson were the top five vote-getters, according to complete but unofficial results.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 21, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Former Washington County Commissioner Gregory I. Snook said Wednesday that he probably will not fill a vacant Maryland House of Delegates seat. Snook was mentioned by political observers as a possible replacement for former Del. Robert A. McKee, who announced his resignation Friday in the wake of a police investigation into possible child pornography at his home in Halfway. McKee represented Subdistrict 2A for about 13 years. Snook said he has not applied to fill the position, and he probably will not. Snook said he has had about 30 phone calls from people encouraging him to apply.
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January 30, 1998
HANCOCK - Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy asked the Washington County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night in Hancock to consider restoring County Commuter service to the town. Murphy said many senior citizens have difficulty getting to Hagerstown on their own and would benefit from the service. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook told Murphy that the route to Hancock was discontinued because few people were using it. Snook said as few as four people a week were riding that bus route.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 3, 1999
Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Tuesday that the commissioners are open to evaluating the cost and benefits of a combined business park and baseball park to the community. Snook answered the sole question posed to him after Tuesday morning's State of the County address, during which he outlined the commissioners' top five priorities. "We do know it's a sensitive issue," Snook told the more than 150 people attending the address at the Four Points Hotel.
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By TARA REILLY | November 30, 1999
Two deputy health officers for the Washington County Health Department are handling Health Officer William Christoffel's duties while he is on administrative leave. Health Department spokesman Rod MacRae said Thursday the two deputy health officers are Dr. Mark Jameson, director of medical services, and Earl Stoner, who handles administrative duties. Christoffel has been on administrative leave since Friday, MacRae and Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has not said why Christoffel is on leave.
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by TARA REILLY | June 17, 2005
Washington County received word that "surprise" money from the state is on the way for security improvements at the Washington County Courthouse. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook announced during a meeting Tuesday that the county will receive $250,000 toward the cost of adding an elevator to the courthouse for transporting prisoners. The elevator will be used to keep prisoners out of courthouse hallways and away from employees and the public. It would carry prisoners from the courthouse annex basement to a holding cell area.
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by TARA REILLY | August 16, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Commissioner John C. Munson chose not to join four Washington County Commissioners and other county officials who spent three days this week attending government seminars in Ocean City, Md. Munson said he opposed going to the Maryland Association of Counties annual summer convention, which began Thursday, because taxpayers shouldn't pay for costs that include registration and lodging. "I don't agree with spending county money for MACO meetings," Munson said.
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by TAMELA BAKER | February 18, 2004
tammyb@herald-mail.com Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook gave a mostly upbeat report on the local economy Tuesday. "Washington County had a solid 2003," Snook told a group of business people during his annual State of the County address to the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Snook said there's a $2.8 million surplus in the county coffers and the county has had an unemployment rate at or below the state average throughout the year.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | September 15, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com The Washington County Commissioners meeting to review the final seven zoning requests filed in response to a comprehensive rural rezoning plan lasted less than 30 minutes Tuesday evening. Two people spoke in reference to those parcels. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the commissioners likely would make a decision about the seven formal zoning requests on Sept. 21. Snook said he had expected that at least a half-dozen speakers would testify about their requests.
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