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NEWS
December 21, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of East Coast commuters returned to work Monday over slick roads and icy sidewalks after a weekend winter storm dropped record snowfall, interrupted holiday shopping and stranded travelers. The storm crept up the coast on Saturday and Sunday, walloping states from the mid-Atlantic to New England, causing hundreds of delayed or canceled flights, widespread power outages and treacherous driving conditions. The weather was blamed for at least seven deaths, including a snowmobile driver who crashed head-on into a horse-drawn buggy in Pennsylvania's Amish country.
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NEWS
December 14, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley will be in Frederick on Monday for the opening of a new $107 million highway interchange. The interchange at Interstate 70 and Md. 85 is meant to ease congestion and improve driver safety. It also includes an extension of East Street and enhanced access to Frederick's MARC train station. It's known as the "Gateway to Frederick. " The project employed about 500 people.
NEWS
May 6, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A documentary that chronicles Martinsburg's history and the 1994 film "Lassie" will be shown Saturday evening at the historic Boydville estate as part of Martinsburg Heritage Day activities, the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Monday. The documentary "Road Trip to History" will be shown outdoors on a large screen at 8 p.m., followed by the family film featuring the famed fictional collie. Admission is free and includes a bag of popcorn.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | January 11, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- The Antietam train station along Sharpsburg Pike has had a varied - and sometimes threatened - existence over the years. It was closed in the 1950s and at one time, railroad crews started to tear it down, according to members of a model railroad club working to restore it. But the demolition crews did not have the correct permit for the work and the building was converted into apartments in the 1960s, members of the group said....
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 18, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin on Friday presented grants to help make the Harpers Ferry, W.Va., train station fully accessible to the disabled, to preserve Civil War battlefield land near Shepherdstown and to help construct a rail trail in Morgan County. Manchin announced a $285,700 award to the West Virginia State Rail Authority, which officials said would help pay to build platforms at the Harpers Ferry train station and rehabilitate shelters there for MARC commuters.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 17, 2008
EASTERN PANHANDLE -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin on Friday presented grants to help make the Harpers Ferry, W.Va., train station fully accessible to the disabled, to preserve Civil War battlefield land near Shepherdstown and to help construct a rail trail in Morgan County. Manchin announced a $285,700 award to the West Virginia State Rail Authority, which officials said would help pay to build platforms at the Harpers Ferry train station and rehabilitate shelters there for MARC commuters.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 25, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- A plan to develop an exhibit and education center geared toward young people at Martinsburg's train station and adjoining historic railroad hotel won support Thursday from the Berkeley County Commission. The commission agreed to write a letter of support for a $362,500 grant application submitted to the National Scenic Byways Program to develop the "For the Kids, By George" project in the train station and on a couple of floors of the restored hotel building, which was built before the Civil War. The Martinsburg City Council is expected to consider sending a separate letter of support next week, City Manager Mark Baldwin said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 17, 2008
Want to help? Donations to help save a Civil War-era train station north of Charles Town, W.Va., may be sent to Duffields Station Inc., P.O. Box 1806, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Make checks payable to Duffields Station Inc. Donations are tax deductible. DUFFIELDS, W.Va. - Workers have torn off a dilapidated roof and are getting ready to install a new metal one, beginning the restoration of a Civil War-era train station in the community of Duffields. Duffields Station Inc., a local group that purchased the building in hopes of restoring it, contracted with A.E. Piercy of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 13, 2008
Health department terminates Hancock lease HANCOCK - The Washington County Health Department plans to terminate its lease of space in the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center effective in August, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy announced Wednesday night at the Hancock Town Council's monthly meeting. The health department cited lack of participation in its programs in Hancock as the reason for the lease termination, Murphy said. The mayor has spoke with Rod MacRae of the health department about the continuing need for services in Hancock, Murphy said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | November 13, 2007
DUFFIELDS, W.VA. - A Civil War-era train station north of Charles Town, W.Va., needs a helping hand to survive. The half stone, half wooden train station was built in 1839 and it's the second oldest "purpose built" train station in the country, said Jack Snyder, a Shepherdstown, W.Va., area resident heading up an effort to save the building. A purpose built train station means it was constructed for that reason, unlike some train station buildings that served other purposes.
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