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January 22, 2002
Officials hope speed humps can serve as deterrent to speeding By SCOTT BUTKI scottb@herald-mail.com Motorists should notice something new as they drive through Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park in Halfway: speed humps. Washington County installed seven speed humps at the park in an effort to slow traffic. The move came in response to concerns by members of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said Thursday. The speed humps were installed in the fall, he said.
NEWS
June 26, 2008
"Instead of the president passing the buck, George could, by executive order, drill for oil. Could someone mention that to him?" - Hagerstown I'll be sure to mention it the next time I'm hanging out with him at his ranch. "Is the lady being blackballed for talking about company vehicles being used for personal use? She ought to go on them like ugly on an ape. " Apes might not appreciate that remark. "I hope some official with some common sense puts a stop to this.
NEWS
April 15, 2012
So far this year, Maryland has had fewer fire fatalities than at this point last year, State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard told members of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association on Sunday. There have been 15 fire fatalities so far this year, compared to 20 at this time last year, Barnard said during an association meeting in Funkstown. The coldest stretch of the year, when there tend to be more fire fatalities, is over, Barnard said. The mild winter could be a factor in the decline in fatalities, however, Barnard also credits 2007 state legislation that changed the design of cigarettes sold in Maryland after July 2008.
NEWS
December 4, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer About 800 Washington County middle and high school students will have to retake the Maryland Functional Math Test because questions to the test were circulated before the exams were given, officials said. The questions from the October test were circulated in two Maryland counties, but officials would not identify them. State Department of Education officials are continuing an investigation into the "security breach. " "We're not privy to where it happened or how it happened," said Donna Messina, spokeswoman for Washington County schools.
NEWS
January 2, 2011
The problem: Visibility is limited by buildings at the intersection of two alleys — Wareham Place and an alley connecting Franklin and Washington streets — behind Ingram’s Men’s Shop in downtown Hagerstown. Bernard Randolph of Hagerstown said he was nearly hit by a taxi at the intersection last week and thought there should be speed bumps or stop signs to slow traffic and prevent crashes at the intersection. “That has to be about the busiest alley intersection in town,” Randolph said, noting that many drivers use Wareham Place to access the North Potomac Street Parking Deck.
NEWS
by DON AINES | January 23, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The streets of Chambersburg could be quieter and the traffic slower if the borough council approves an amendment that bans engine retarders and takes up Council President William McLaughlin's idea to install speed humps on some streets. The council voted Monday to advertise an amendment to the noise ordinance it adopted last year to ban the use of the engine retarders, sometimes referred to as "Jake brakes," on trucks. A vote is scheduled Feb. 12. When the noise ordinance was adopted it was "our intention the whole time" to later amend the ordinance to ban the engine retarders, Councilman Heath Talhelm said.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | December 7, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - People driving through Sharpsburg's alleys to get through town during rush hours will have to find another detour. Town Council members voted 6-0 Monday night to have signs stating access is limited to local traffic placed at every alley entrance. The issue arose at the monthly mayor and council meeting when resident Ernie Wetterer said a woman was almost run over as someone sped through an alley at what seemed to be approximately 100 mph. Council members Marjorie Jamison and J.W. Eichelberger said traffic in alleys can be a problem at certain times.
NEWS
September 22, 2000
Mail Call for 9/25 "I am calling concerning trash from County Market. It blows all over the neighborhood, in everyone's yard. Everyone has to go around and pick it up. I don't think we should be required to do that. What is wrong with the city fathers? Why don't they get together and make them clean their own trash up?" "Concerning the new stadium, I guess the local politicians think they are putting something over on the taxpayer's by delaying an announcement about the stadium.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | February 14, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Public safety advocates battled it out with defenders of drivers' rights in a Maryland Senate committee Thursday. Police officers and government officials argued that the state should allow the use of cameras to catch speeders because it will slow down traffic, protecting people's lives. Drivers caught on film would face fines of up to $100. Some members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee said speed cameras, just like red-light cameras already in use, are intrusive and too likely to nab innocent drivers.
NEWS
by Pepper Ballard | September 13, 2005
Speeding problems prompt discussion FUNKSTOWN - High traffic paired with drivers running stop signs on Funkstown streets prompted the town's mayor and Town Council to look into placing four white strips on two intersections at stop signs. Barry Warrenfeltz, a member of the town's zoning committee, said Monday that drivers seem to be speeding more down Poplar Street, and he suggested placing speed bumps on the road. Council member John Phillips III said speed bumps would be illegal, but after some discussion said he could look into getting white strips, which could be placed on the roads just before the stop signs to give more notice of the signs.
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OPINION
April 27, 2013
Speed cameras immoral but profitable To the editor: I believe Hagerstown speed cameras are in need of serious review. I recently received a “civil penalty” for speeding outside of South Hagerstown High School. When I viewed the photos, it was very clear that the camera made an error based on the distance traveled and the size of my car, so I decided to go to court and present evidence to clear my name. My requests concerning public documents about the legality of the speeding camera in question were completely ignored despite written and oral requests for the records.
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NEWS
April 15, 2012
So far this year, Maryland has had fewer fire fatalities than at this point last year, State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard told members of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association on Sunday. There have been 15 fire fatalities so far this year, compared to 20 at this time last year, Barnard said during an association meeting in Funkstown. The coldest stretch of the year, when there tend to be more fire fatalities, is over, Barnard said. The mild winter could be a factor in the decline in fatalities, however, Barnard also credits 2007 state legislation that changed the design of cigarettes sold in Maryland after July 2008.
SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
In recent years, the result of the North Hagerstown-South Hagerstown boys lacrosse match has been a forgone conclusion. The question wasn't, “Will North beat South?” It was, “How badly will North beat South?” The Hubs and the Rebels met again Tuesday night at School Stadium, and even though the final result was the same - a 17-6 North win - the overall feeling was totally different. For one quarter, the result wasn't a forgone conclusion. For one quarter, the Rebels held the lead.
NEWS
January 2, 2011
The problem: Visibility is limited by buildings at the intersection of two alleys — Wareham Place and an alley connecting Franklin and Washington streets — behind Ingram’s Men’s Shop in downtown Hagerstown. Bernard Randolph of Hagerstown said he was nearly hit by a taxi at the intersection last week and thought there should be speed bumps or stop signs to slow traffic and prevent crashes at the intersection. “That has to be about the busiest alley intersection in town,” Randolph said, noting that many drivers use Wareham Place to access the North Potomac Street Parking Deck.
NEWS
June 26, 2008
"Instead of the president passing the buck, George could, by executive order, drill for oil. Could someone mention that to him?" - Hagerstown I'll be sure to mention it the next time I'm hanging out with him at his ranch. "Is the lady being blackballed for talking about company vehicles being used for personal use? She ought to go on them like ugly on an ape. " Apes might not appreciate that remark. "I hope some official with some common sense puts a stop to this.
NEWS
May 22, 2008
"I live out in the North End, close to Pennsylvania Avenue, and I'm so afraid that somebody's pet or child is gonna get hit there on Irvin Avenue. People must drive 35 to 50 mph in a 25-mph zone, and I was just wondering if any way by chance that the city could put some speed bumps in there. There are many, many people that would like to see that done out in this area. We have speeders that are going at least 10 to 20 or more over, and we definitely need speed bumps. " - Hagerstown "Finally I get to answer someone's question with some facts.
NEWS
By TONY MULIERI | May 27, 2007
I have a friend who readily admits he got stuck in the '50s. That's the late 1950s, to be exact. He contends that life was better then, people were kinder to one another and the music ... oh, the music was the best, he says. Elvis lives. For the past 20 years or so, my friend has hunted yard sales and scoured estate sales and you name it to acquire items from the '50s. His basement is a shrine to that era. He recently got satellite music for his car and he had it programmed so '50s music dominates his listening pleasure.
NEWS
by DON AINES | January 23, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The streets of Chambersburg could be quieter and the traffic slower if the borough council approves an amendment that bans engine retarders and takes up Council President William McLaughlin's idea to install speed humps on some streets. The council voted Monday to advertise an amendment to the noise ordinance it adopted last year to ban the use of the engine retarders, sometimes referred to as "Jake brakes," on trucks. A vote is scheduled Feb. 12. When the noise ordinance was adopted it was "our intention the whole time" to later amend the ordinance to ban the engine retarders, Councilman Heath Talhelm said.
NEWS
by Pepper Ballard | September 13, 2005
Speeding problems prompt discussion FUNKSTOWN - High traffic paired with drivers running stop signs on Funkstown streets prompted the town's mayor and Town Council to look into placing four white strips on two intersections at stop signs. Barry Warrenfeltz, a member of the town's zoning committee, said Monday that drivers seem to be speeding more down Poplar Street, and he suggested placing speed bumps on the road. Council member John Phillips III said speed bumps would be illegal, but after some discussion said he could look into getting white strips, which could be placed on the roads just before the stop signs to give more notice of the signs.
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