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By HEATHER KEELS | June 24, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- With waiting lists for Section 8 and public housing growing ever-longer, short-term rental assistance programs can mean the difference between a modest home and life on the streets for many Washington County residents, Community Action Council (CAC) Deputy Director Sherry L. Neil said. CAC expects to be able to extend that assistance to an additional 20 to 25 families in the coming months with the help of about $40,000 in federal stimulus funds as part of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, Neil said.
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June 24, 2009
"The Saturday paper: I read about the 10-year-old girl that died of cancer, got her last wish. She wanted to see the Disney movie 'Up.' But what I can't believe is it was put on page 12, A12, and the front page, they put 'School system gets $9.4 million in stimulus funds.'" - Clear Spring "Just remember that Obama and the White House Mafia 'own' the mainstream media, and through it, can feed you all the 'blabber blast' and 'sweet talk' they want. It's not necessarily anything close to the truth, it's just what they want to sell you to get you to do what they need to their own agendas.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 19, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Public Schools expects to receive at least $9.4 million in federal money through the government's $787 billion economic stimulus package. That money will be spent during fiscal year 2010, which begins July 1, and fiscal year 2011, Chief Financial Officer Chris South said. The money will go to the school system's general fund in fiscal year 2010, to local Title I schools and to help students with disabilities. South said all spending must be approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
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By JeNNIFER FITCH | June 1, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler visited Franklin County on Monday to talk about the impact federal stimulus dollars will have in the greater Chambersburg area. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) money will be used for three Franklin County projects, two of which will be repairs for U.S. 30. About $2.3 million is being invested in 6 miles from Norlo Road to the Adams County line. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will open bids for another portion of the road in Hamilton and St. Thomas townships.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 27, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A $2 million question mark remains in the 2009-10 budget for the Chambersburg Area School District. Administrators and the school board already pared down a multimillion-dollar deficit, but they don't know whether the state legislature will keep the district's basic education funding at the same level as last year. The Pennsylvania Senate already passed a bill in which the anticipated $2 million stimulus boost would be eliminated. The state budget and school districts' budgets all are supposed to be passed by June 30. "We might go into the summer without clear direction," Chambersburg Business Manager Steve Dart said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 13, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Maryland's current economic trouble will pale in comparison to the pain felt if state officials do not properly manage an influx of federal stimulus money, Washington County lawmakers said Wednesday. Members of the county's delegation to Annapolis predicted even deeper cuts next year by the General Assembly if the economy does not rebound significantly. "I would describe the budget that we passed this year as lean, but not mean," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington.
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By DAN DEARTH | May 12, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown could use part of a $249,458 award from the federal stimulus package to improve streets. Community Development Director Larry Bayer told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that the city should use $74,000 of the money to overlay streets, $65,000 to improve the Ridge Avenue traffic island, $60,000 to install curb ramps, $30,458 to help fund the Community Free Clinic and $20,000 to buy computers for city...
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May 3, 2009
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By HEATHER KEELS | April 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Federal stimulus funds will pay for about 150 jobs for Washington County youth this summer in schools, parks, municipalities, nonprofit agencies and other work sites, according to the Western Maryland Consortium, the work-force development agency that will coordinate the program. The consortium is getting more than $600,000 in youth funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to create summer jobs in Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties, Consortium Executive Director Peter Thomas said.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 26, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A new round of federal stimulus money includes $12.1 million to repair the only gap in the 184.5-mile C&O Canal National Historical Park. The impassable section is at Big Slackwater, south of Williamsport. "This has been our highest priority project for a while," said Kevin Brandt, the park's superintendent. Government, park and tourism officials have said for years that the 2.7-mile stretch of the towpath needs to be repaired. A roughly 4.5-mile detour sends walkers and bicyclists along Dam 4, Dellinger and Avis Mill roads, which don't have shoulders.
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