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By FRANCA LEWIS | January 4, 1997
Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that would allow national parks to sell scenic easements to generate much-needed money for park improvements. The legislation would open the sale of land along the C&O Canal to homeowners with the intention of restoring the view along canal, Bartlett said. He said he expects the legislation to be welcomed by homeowners who have vacation homes along the canal. Many of those homeowners lease the land from the government, and those leases are running out, he said.
July 17, 2010
Vandalism has become problem at church To the editor: I am a member and trustee of Calvary Grace Brethren Church at the corner of West Franklin Street and Bryan Place. We recently completed a parking area on top of the hill behind our church. Lately, however, we've encountered a problem. Kids have been taking rocks and throwing them into the lower parking lot. They have already broken the rear window of a member's SUV and punched several holes in the door of a garage on church property.
February 10, 2011
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he is handing his powers over to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, and ordered constitutional amendments Thursday. But the move means he retains his title of president and ensures regime control over the reform process, falling short of protester demands. Protesters in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, hoping he would announce his resignation outright, reacted in fury and disbelief. Many watched in stunned silence to his speech, slapping their hands to their foreheads in anger and shock, some crying or waving their shoes in the air in a sign of contempt.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | January 4, 2011
A decision about Pennsylvania's remaining Category 3 resort casino license has been delayed until after next week's change in membership on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Among the four applicants for the remaining license is Mason-Dixon Resorts LP, which has planned for a $75 million resort and casino that would be operated by Penn National Gaming. The project would be developed in the existing Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center near Gettysburg, Pa. Gregory C. Fajt, chairman of the gaming board, said previously a decision could be made by the end of 2010.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | October 31, 2012
Democrat John Delaney made his case for election on Wednesday at a chamber of commerce breakfast in Hagerstown - without his opponent, Republican Roscoe Bartlett. Bartlett initially committed to attend the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's forum, but backed out on Tuesday so local government officials could show him the effects of the storm that passed through Maryland this week. As the only candidate at Wednesday's forum at Academy Theater in Hagerstown, Delaney had more time to answer questions in-depth on topics such as economic development and federal procurement.
by JULIE E. GREENE | January 11, 2004 The PenMar Development Corp., funding for the Department of Natural Resources and the state budget were among topics discussed Saturday morning at a public forum held by state lawmakers. The forum at South Hagers-town High School's auditorium was dominated by discussion about a state initiative affecting correctional officers, but other issues were raised. Jim Lemon, a member of the Cascade Committee's steering committee, said members do not want the PenMar Development Corp.
By TIM ROWLAND | | November 27, 2011
Western Maryland Republicans accusing big-city lawmakers of playing politics by redrawing our congressional district to favor Democrats are correct, but the argument itself is irrelevant. Of course, the lines are politically motivated; redrawing boundary lines is part of the political process. Republicans might as well accuse Democrats of playing politics by holding elections. Same goes for the Republican complaint about Democratic gerrymandering. Show us a district in America that isn't gerrymandered.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | March 26, 2012
Seated side by side at a candidates forum Monday morning, Democratic Congress hopefuls John Delaney and Robert J. Garagiolatook a break from their recent attacks on each other. On Monday morning, in a forum largely free of negative comments, Democrats in Maryland's 6th District Congress race answered business-related questions provided in advance by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event. Delaney and Garagiola - who have repeatedly blasted each others' records in recent weeks - shook hands after the forum was over.
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 23, 2005
Council supports loan application The Hagerstown City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to give written support for a $2.5 million loan application that would aid renovation of the Washington Gardens Apartments on Security Road. Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc., which owns the apartment complex, asked the council to support the application for the tax-exempt loan through a state housing agency. The City of Hagerstown would not be responsible for the loan. The request met criticism during a council work session last week when Councilwoman Penny M. Nigh said the plans might not benefit local residents.
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