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July 9, 2005
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NEWS
December 10, 2004
Idoni's 10-minute absence is noted MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Beleaguered Martinsburg City Councilman Frank Idoni attended the council's meeting Thursday night, where no reference was made to a petition signed by 175 people demanding that he be removed from office. Also, no mention was made of a unanimous vote taken by City Council members a month ago asking that Idoni resign. Mayor George Karos did halt the meeting at one point to ask that the record reflect Idoni had walked out of the council chambers.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 9, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com The walls are crooked, the bathroom is outdoors and the building shakes about 20 times a day as trains rattle past. Most people might not look at it as the perfect home, but members of Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Inc. who want to house their organization there see it differently. Denise Troxell, vice president of the organization, said work on the refurbished Antietam Station west of Sharpsburg is to be completed over the summer, provided final funding is available.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | June 8, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com An official with the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum asked Sharpsburg officials for financial help Monday night because more than $31,000 is needed to finish the project. Delays and other circumstances beyond the group's control have caused the project's cost to be far more than original estimates, according to a letter the museum's vice president, Denise Troxell, presented to the mayor and Town Council at Monday night's meeting. "We're running out of cash.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 21, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Rapid commercial development following new transportation systems is not a new scenario. In the Tri-State area these days, growth often sprouts along new highway and road systems. One hundred and sixty nine years ago, it was the railroad coming through Harpers Ferry that spurred the growth. At that time, the B&O Railroad and the C&O Canal were competing to bring their transportation systems through the natural gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Harpers Ferry, said David Fox, a park ranger with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The historic Greencastle High Line Train Station was victimized by paint wielding vandals last week who marked walls, windows and benches in the building with swastikas and other symbols, officials said. There was no damage estimate, a Greencastle Police Department spokesman said. The intruders entered the building by pushing in the door, said Karen Johnson, president of the nonprofit Greencastle Organized Youth Foundation that runs the station. They also damaged the outside brick sidewalk, she said.
NEWS
April 28, 2003
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Plans to restore the Harpers Ferry Train Station are moving forward, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Superintendent Don Campbell announced. Campbell said in a news release that a recently signed agreement between the town of Harpers Ferry and the park will enable a $320,000 state grant to be released for restoration of the train station. This money, coupled with $1.9 million in federal funds secured by U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., makes the project fully funded, Campbell said.
NEWS
October 30, 2002
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The restoration of the historic Harpers Ferry Train Station has begun, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park officials say. This process will be completed over the next several years and will involve several phases of work, park officials said in a news release. Through Nov. 8, the exterior of the station will be cleaned. This gentle washing of the station will remove surface dirt and grime without harming the historic fabric of the building, the news release said.
NEWS
October 10, 2002
Schedule of events Saturday, Oct. 12 9 a.m. - Parade begins at Berkeley Springs High School, continues north through town square to the old train station on Williams Street. 10:30 a.m. - Festival begins with apple butter making displays, exhibits, gallery show and sale at the Ice House and children's carnival. 11 a.m. - Turtle race at courthouse 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. - Dixieland jazz by The Professors at the bandstand 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. - Critton Hollow String Band performs at the bandstand 2:50 p.m. - Beard and Mustache Contest at the bandstand 5 p.m. - Festival closes Sunday, Oct. 13 Noon - Festival opens 12:15 p.m. - Morgan Community Concert Band 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - Egg toss.
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