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October 22, 2012
Three vehicles were off the road following a traffic accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Cearfoss Pike and Greencastle Pike at the traffic circle that also includes Fairview Road. A Ford Explorer and a Nissan Maxima, each with front-end damage, came to rest against the fence at Cearfoss Emporium on Greencastle Pike. The fence was damaged. A Honda SUV could be seen at the corner of Greencastle Pike and Cearfoss Pike parallel to the fence, against a yield sign. Another yield sign were knocked over.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | February 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A plan to landscape the traffic circle in front of City Park in Hagerstown recently received a shot in the arm when the members of the Hagerstown Garden Club received two significant gifts. "An anonymous donor has given us an antique bronze fountain worth more than $60,000," said Christine Tischer, garden club member and chair of the project. Add to that a $15,000 pledge from the Marjorie Fleigh Foundation for construction of a pool around the fountain, and the club members are elated, Tischer said.
NEWS
BY JENNIFER FITCH | April 10, 2007
QUINCY, Pa. - Representatives of Quincy and Washington townships are expected to ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Wednesday to fund a traffic circle they say they can't afford without help. Estimates discussed in a planning session Monday started at $500,000 for the rotary at the future intersection of Pa. 997 and Washington Township Boulevard. The traffic circle had been encouraged in a letter to PennDOT from the Quincy Township Supervisors. Kerry Bumbaugh, one of Quincy Township's three supervisors, argued a traffic circle would allow residents of South Mountain, Quincy and Tomstown - whom he expects to use the intersection daily - to move through the junction quickly.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | April 12, 2007
QUINCY, PA. - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be responsible for deciding whether to install a traffic circle at the intersection of Pa. 997 and Washington Township Boulevard, according to Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher. Christopher attended a meeting with PennDOT and representatives of Quincy Township on Wednesday. A traffic study conducted for a nearby housing development will help PennDOT reach its decision, Christopher said. PennDOT has the legal authority to change intersections it deems impacted by development elsewhere, he said.
NEWS
June 30, 2013
The traffic circle at the entrance of Hagerstown's City Park came up in a reader-submitted question this past week, specifically asking why motorists in the circle have to yield to incoming traffic. Norine Dagliano, a city resident who lives near the park, said in an email that “every other traffic circle I have ever encountered in my travels throughout Maryland is engineered the opposite way,” with entering traffic required to yield to motorists already in the circle. “The set-up at City Park may require a driver to stop and yield as many as four times to get around the circle,” Dagliano said in her email.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
Construction is slated to begin in August on a pair of traffic islands at Park Circle that will make it safer for Hagerstown residents crossing the street to get to City Park, according to a city official. The curbed “refuge” islands, complete with new pedestrian crosswalks, handicap ramps and stop signs, will be located where South Walnut Street and Virginia Avenue enter the traffic circle, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said Tuesday. The Hagerstown City Council last week approved a contract not to exceed $36,000 with Concrete Central LLC of Hagerstown to complete the work later this year.
OPINION
November 15, 2011
Whose truth is the real truth? To the editor: In his guest column of Nov. 9, the Rev. Don Stevenson referred to the following passage from the Bible: “If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don't invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement.” (2 John 1:10) If my truth is my truth, and their truth is their truth, who has the real truth? What if my truth says your truth is a lie?
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
Proposed traffic-calming measures on Summit Avenue met with some concern Monday from affected residents. “We don't want to give up the use of our property,” Cindy Vaverchak said. “It seems like a safety issue to me,” added Charles Stockslager. After about an hour of discussion, members of the Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st group, which petitioned for control on the street, and the residents appeared to have reached a compromise. At the neighborhood group's request for a solution to speeding on Summit Avenue, the city proposed adding a small traffic circle at the intersection of Summit and Reynolds avenues, and to add two medians in the 600 block of Summit Avenue to slow traffic.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | September 19, 2010
o Part One: Downtown to fairgrounds Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series of walking tours of Hagerstown. 1. Start by heading over to the Jonathan Hager House Museum. German immigrant Jonathan Hager bought 200 acres of cheap land in Western Maryland and built a story-and-a-half stone house with a basement; he presented it to his new wife, Elizabeth, in 1740. Later, another story was built on top. Hager's house was purchased in 1944 by the Washington County Historical Society after it fell into disrepair.
NEWS
December 20, 2001
Commission briefs Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Co. can't find a place for its new fire station now that the land that had been set aside was taken by the state for a traffic circle, officials said Tuesday. Comparable sites are more expensive than the one Washington County government purchased at the intersection of Mount Aetna Road and Md. 66, said Joe Kroboth, the county's emergency services director. Washington County Commission President Gregory I. Snook said the Maryland Highway Administration should help the county pay for the added expense.
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NEWS
June 30, 2013
The traffic circle at the entrance of Hagerstown's City Park came up in a reader-submitted question this past week, specifically asking why motorists in the circle have to yield to incoming traffic. Norine Dagliano, a city resident who lives near the park, said in an email that “every other traffic circle I have ever encountered in my travels throughout Maryland is engineered the opposite way,” with entering traffic required to yield to motorists already in the circle. “The set-up at City Park may require a driver to stop and yield as many as four times to get around the circle,” Dagliano said in her email.
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NEWS
October 22, 2012
Three vehicles were off the road following a traffic accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Cearfoss Pike and Greencastle Pike at the traffic circle that also includes Fairview Road. A Ford Explorer and a Nissan Maxima, each with front-end damage, came to rest against the fence at Cearfoss Emporium on Greencastle Pike. The fence was damaged. A Honda SUV could be seen at the corner of Greencastle Pike and Cearfoss Pike parallel to the fence, against a yield sign. Another yield sign were knocked over.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 18, 2012
Summit Avenue residents in Hagerstown have expressed concerns with speeding along the street for quite some time, prompting city officials to begin looking at ways to slow down drivers. They may soon be getting their wish. Speaking to the Hagerstown City Council during a work session Tuesday, city engineer Rodney Tissue suggested installing a roundabout as well as a painted median along the wide residential street to help deter speeders. Tissue said the street is about 38 feet wide, but it widens further around the 600 block.
OPINION
By DAVID HANLIN | August 1, 2012
To celebrate my wife's retirement, we decided to make our summer vacation very special. We traveled to the British Isles. I expected to learn more history, and to learn about British culture, but I never expected to garner insight applicable to life here in Washington County, especially by observing a day-to-day activity like driving.  Driving a car there is obviously different. The driver sits on the right hand side of the car.  The car is driven on the “wrong” side of the road.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
Construction is slated to begin in August on a pair of traffic islands at Park Circle that will make it safer for Hagerstown residents crossing the street to get to City Park, according to a city official. The curbed “refuge” islands, complete with new pedestrian crosswalks, handicap ramps and stop signs, will be located where South Walnut Street and Virginia Avenue enter the traffic circle, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said Tuesday. The Hagerstown City Council last week approved a contract not to exceed $36,000 with Concrete Central LLC of Hagerstown to complete the work later this year.
OPINION
November 15, 2011
Whose truth is the real truth? To the editor: In his guest column of Nov. 9, the Rev. Don Stevenson referred to the following passage from the Bible: “If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don't invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement.” (2 John 1:10) If my truth is my truth, and their truth is their truth, who has the real truth? What if my truth says your truth is a lie?
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
Proposed traffic-calming measures on Summit Avenue met with some concern Monday from affected residents. “We don't want to give up the use of our property,” Cindy Vaverchak said. “It seems like a safety issue to me,” added Charles Stockslager. After about an hour of discussion, members of the Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st group, which petitioned for control on the street, and the residents appeared to have reached a compromise. At the neighborhood group's request for a solution to speeding on Summit Avenue, the city proposed adding a small traffic circle at the intersection of Summit and Reynolds avenues, and to add two medians in the 600 block of Summit Avenue to slow traffic.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | February 16, 2011
Four traffic circles in the north end will soon be updated with yield signs. The Hagerstown City Council agreed Tuesday to remove stop signs from traffic circles on East Magnolia and East Irvin avenues and replace them with yield signs. The circles are at the intersections of East Magnolia Avenue and Mealey Parkway; East Irvin Avenue and Mealey Parkway; East Irvin Avenue, Valley Brook Drive and View Street; and East Irvin Avenue and East Magnolia. City Engineer Rodney Tissue said that most traffic circles are marked with yield signs, not stop signs.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | September 19, 2010
o Part One: Downtown to fairgrounds Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series of walking tours of Hagerstown. 1. Start by heading over to the Jonathan Hager House Museum. German immigrant Jonathan Hager bought 200 acres of cheap land in Western Maryland and built a story-and-a-half stone house with a basement; he presented it to his new wife, Elizabeth, in 1740. Later, another story was built on top. Hager's house was purchased in 1944 by the Washington County Historical Society after it fell into disrepair.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | February 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A plan to landscape the traffic circle in front of City Park in Hagerstown recently received a shot in the arm when the members of the Hagerstown Garden Club received two significant gifts. "An anonymous donor has given us an antique bronze fountain worth more than $60,000," said Christine Tischer, garden club member and chair of the project. Add to that a $15,000 pledge from the Marjorie Fleigh Foundation for construction of a pool around the fountain, and the club members are elated, Tischer said.
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