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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
The record high temperature for April 10 was broken Wednesday afternoon when the mercury rose to nearly 90 degrees in Hagerstown, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported on his website at i4weather.net. The temperature in the city reached 89.3 degrees at 2:11 p.m., beating the old record high of 86 degrees set for that day in 1922, according to Keefer's website. The record low temperatures for April 10 is 18 degrees, which was set in 1985, according to Keefer's website.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2013
Hagerstown officials presented a new process to facilitate the sale of city-owned properties via the city's website Tuesday before the mayor and five-member city council. Through the competitive negotiated sale process, the city will solicit online proposals for the redevelopment and appropriate reuse of city-owned property on an ongoing basis, said John Lestitian, the city's director of economic and community development. Two properties - 11, 12, 15 and 16 Public Square, and 170 W. Washington St. - currently are available on the city's website at www.hagerstownmd.org/index.aspx?
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2013
People who have been dissatisfied with the spring temperatures so far got some relief Monday when the mercury shot to a high of 79.3 degrees in Hagerstown, local weather observer Greg Keefer reported on his website at i4weather.net. But the high temperature reached at 2:49 p.m. was not enough to set a record, according to Keefer's website. The record high temperature for April 8 was reached in 1991 when the temperature climbed to 87 degrees, according to the website. The high temperature Tuesday is expected to be near 82 degrees and the high on Wednesday will be near 84 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | April 5, 2013
Del. Neil C. Parrott said Friday that a website he chairs is trying to gauge support for petitioning some measures passed during the current session of the Maryland General Assembly to the ballot. Parrott, R-Washington, who is chairman of MDpetitions.com , provided an email that listed some of the measures that could be challenged. They include Gov. Martin O' Malley's gun-control measure, the repeal of the death penalty and the question of implementing the federal health care overhaul in Maryland.
NEWS
April 4, 2013
A public hearing will be held April 11 about the proposed use of more than $500,000 in federal funding by the city of Martinsburg and Eastern Panhandle Housing Consortium. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. in the J. Oakley Seibert Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall at 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg Community Development Director Patricia E. McMillan said Thursday. The city intends to submit its 2013 fiscal year annual action plan to disperse $232,381 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
NEWS
March 5, 2013
Kimberly Robinson, a Greencastle building contractor, former retirement home owner and restaurateur since August 2000, won approval Monday night to add on to her Highline Restaurant and Railway Lounge. The council voted to grant Robinson a waiver to add an $86,000 addition to the restaurant at 101 W. Washington St., described on the Internet as a “premium dining destination.” Robinson said after the meeting that she needed more room to expand the dining room and kitchen and to add a new lounge.
LIFESTYLE
February 4, 2013
 Counselor Carol Ambrose, who has practices in Hancock and Rockville, Md., is offering married couples a free initial 30-minute consultation during National Marriage Week, Thursday, Feb. 7 to Thursday, Feb. 14.    To learn more about marriage and National Marriage Week, go to www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org . For more information, Ambrose, who see can be reached at 301-667-6327 or through her website at www.carolambrose.com ...
NEWS
January 17, 2013
Grief counselors will be on hand at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School today to counsel those who might need help dealing with the death of a fellow student. Waynesboro Area School District Superintendent Sherian Diller said in a recorded message sent to parents that a high school student had died and that students were notified during the day of the student's death. Diller said in her message that a letter was sent home with all high school students. “It is important for you as parents to be aware that your child may need or want to talk about this situation,” Diller said in the message.
NEWS
January 13, 2013
A Hagerstown resident recently submitted a question about parking options for physically disabled motorists in the City of Hagerstown, specifically asking where those with plates or placards showing they need handicap accessibility may park free of charge. “Recently, we were able to park at any meter (for free) in Hagerstown if you had a placard and there were no handicap spaces available,” John Staley said in an email to The Herald-Mail. “Several of my friends have displayed their placard when parked at a regular meter and they have received violations resulting in fines.
NEWS
January 9, 2013
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Jan. 9: * As of 7:15 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish where I-270 meets I-495, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. * On the MARC Train, due to a signal problem, Trains 872, 874, and 892 were running 15 to 30 minutes late, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, http://mta.maryland.gov . * The Commuter Buses, light rail, metro bus service and mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.
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