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By DAN DEARTH | June 4, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown will begin accepting applications July 1 from people who want to hunt this year on the city-owned Edgemont Watershed. The City Council on Tuesday gave Utilities Director Michael Spiker permission to collect applications from July 1 to Aug. 15. Applications will be accepted from across the state, but only 50 will be granted permits, Spiker said. "If it's 50 or more, it will be limited to Washington County residents," he said. If more than 50 people apply, Spiker said names will be drawn from a box to ensure fairness.
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NEWS
May 5, 2008
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - This summer, teachers can register for two educational institutes at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: "John Brown: the Road to Harpers Ferry" will be Monday, June 23, to Friday, June 27. "Bridging the Watershed" runs from Monday, July 7, to Friday, July 11. "John Brown: the Road to Harpers Ferry" guides fourth- through 12th-grade teachers through Brown's raid. This institute will prepare teachers to use historic documents, images and new technologies.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | December 12, 2007
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday put off drafting rules that would govern hunting at the city-owned Edgemont Watershed. The council agreed to discuss the issue further in January. One of the proposals included allowing 50 hunters to hunt on the property by permit only.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 21, 2007
Hunters will be allowed to hunt by permit only at the Edgemont Watershed. On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council directed City Utilities Director Michael Spiker to draft a plan that would let 50 people hunt the land. Eight to 10 people who already applied for permission to hunt at the watershed, which is owned by the city, will be called so they may start when deer season opens Saturday. The remaining hunters will be chosen in a lottery after they submit their names to City Hall, Spiker said.
NEWS
November 12, 2007
A one-day seminar, titled: "Geosynthetic Best Management Practices for Stormwater Management," designed for engineers, planners, contractors, inspectors and watershed association staff, will be Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Garrett College. This session, presented by the University of Maryland's T2 Center, will offer insight into sediment control and erosion prevention, runoff control and site stabilization. To register, call 301-387-3069.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 25, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Two City of Hagerstown employees have permission to hunt at the Edgemont Watershed, even though a hunting ban was imposed in that area last year. City utilities director Mike Spiker explained the situation Wednesday in response to complaints from a Pleasant Valley resident who claimed the city was exercising unfair hunting practices. Spiker said during a telephone interview that the hunting ban was imposed for safety reasons. The employees, whom Spiker declined to identify, are permitted to hunt on the city-owned property in exchange for doing work at the watershed on their own time, he said.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | July 21, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA.-The Washington Township meeting room was packed Wednesday night, and it wasn't for a township supervisors meeting. Representatives of Corporate Office Properties Trust, Fort Ritchie (COPT) and PenMar Development Corp. attended an Antietam Watershed Association meeting to discuss and answer questions related to the redevelopment of Fort Ritchie and its impact on the Falls Creek area. Falls Creek is a major tributary to the Antietam Watershed. Citizens addressed their questions to Bill Hofmann, senior property and environmental services manager for COPT, and Rich Rook, executive director of PenMar Development Corp.
NEWS
by ASHLEY HARTMAN | July 19, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - The Washington Township meeting room was packed Wednesday night, and it wasn't for a township supervisors meeting. Representatives of Corporate Office Properties Trust, Fort Ritchie (COPT) and PenMar Development Corp. attended an Antietam Watershed Association meeting to discuss and answer questions related to the redevelopment of Fort Ritchie and its impact on the Falls Creek area. Falls Creek is a major tributary to the Antietam Watershed. Citizens addressed their questions to Bill Hofmann, senior property and environmental services manager for COPT, and Rich Rook, executive director of PenMar Development Corp.
NEWS
April 22, 2007
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com . Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week's poll question was: Which of the following names do you like best for the new elementary school in the Westfields development - Antietam Valley, Chapel Woods, Rockland Woods or none of the above?
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