January 11, 2012
Rate-hike request affecting electricity budget The town of Williamsport is over budget on two accounts related to its electricity system. Town resident Chris Grimes questioned the expenses on Tuesday as the town council reviewed its monthly budget statement. Legal fees for the electric system are $24,175.82 so far this fiscal year, compared to $1,500 that was budgeted, the statement shows. Consulting for the electricity was at $52,432.08, while $25,000 was budgeted.
July 9, 2010
Carol Beasley, left, of Williamsport and a member of the Confederate Military Forces re-enactors group, watches a Civil War documentary Friday during the Retreat Through Williamsport Civil War Event at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.
September 3, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- The Town of Williamsport will flush fire hydrants within town limits between Sept. 7 and 14 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., town officials said. The flushing might result in periods of dirty water, according to information from the town.
October 8, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating a home invasion that was reported at 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Williamsport. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said unidentified males entered a residence in the 15600 block of Clear Spring Road and demanded money. An occupant of the residence chased the intruders away, Hose said. Further details were unavailable. Anyone with information may call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2100.
September 20, 2011
Serving was the name of the game for the Williamsport volleyball team on Tuesday night. The Wildcats used excellent serving to sweep South Hagerstown 25-10, 25-18, 25-15 in a MVAL Antietam match. “The serving was the key to our win tonight,” Williamsport coach Emily Crabtree said. “We only missed two serves all evening. We have consistent servers that put the ball in play.” Senior Summer Neff strung together five straight service points in the first game to move Williamsport (4-0, 3-0)
December 13, 2011
You can call the Clear Spring boys basketball team the “Cardiac Blazers.” After an abysmal first half that saw Clear Spring down nine points to Williamsport, the Blazers weathered the storm and roared back in the second half to defeat the Wildcats 53-44 in front of a huge Clear Spring crowd. Clear Spring (3-0, 1-0) jumped out to a 9-6 lead in the first quarter, which quickly evaporated on a seven-point run by Williamsport, five of which came from Tyler Wise. The Wildcats continued to pound the Blazers in the second, as Alex Aleshire went 3-for-3 from the floor - all mid-range jumpers - and Wise hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give Williamsport (1-2, 0-1)
December 20, 2011
South Hagerstown's defensive prowess made the Williamsport offense wilt like it was the heat of the summer without any water. In the first meeting between last season's MVAL Antietam Conference co-champions, South tortured the Wildcats and came away with a 57-36 victory. South (4-2, 3-0) picked up its level of play after a sloppy first quarter while Williamsport (1-4, 0-3) couldn't find anything to uncover the lid on the basket. The Wildcats hit only 4 of 22 shots in the first 16 minutes of play and finished 14 of 43 shooting for 33 percent.
June 29, 2011
This weekend, a whirlwind of toe-tapping music will descend upon the Springfield Farm Barn. Country, bluegrass and indie-folk artists will take the stage during the first River City BarnFest. There will even be some “quirky, Southern boy-type of music,” said Tearza Knode, event organizer. The River City BarnFest will be held Friday, July 1, through Sunday, July 3, at the Springfield Farm Barn in Williamsport. The event kicks off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with the Davisson Brothers band, a group that played at last year’s Fourth of July celebration in Williamsport, said Knode.
October 18, 2011
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 PREP VOLLEYBALL THURMONT, Md. - Stacey Christy had 14 kills and five blocks, Sam Kelly had 10 kills and 24 digs and Summer Neff had 20 assists as Williamsport remained unbeaten with its 25-17, 27-25, 25-15 sweep of Catoctin in an MVAL Antietam match on Monday. Ariah Giles had eight kills and two blocks, Haley Wolff and Courtney Malott had five blocks each and Emily Taylor had 17 assists for the Wildcats (12-0, 6-0). JV: Williamsport, 2-0. Southern Fulton 3, Hancock 1 WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Whitney Ritz had 11 service points, two aces, six kills and four blocks to lead Southern Fulton in a 16-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 victory over Hancock.
June 10, 2011
This is the 187th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. Snugged into a copse of old trees and surrounded by massive boxwood, the handsome brick house stands back from Potomac Street/U.S. 11 on the outskirts of Williamsport. In 1843, Isaac Motter, a farmer, purchased 101.75 acres of land from the estate of Edward G. Williams for $5,087.50. This parcel, parts of land patents named "Leeds," "Number Seven" and "Dear Bargain," was situated at the edge of Williamsport on the north side of the turnpike to Hagerstown and across the road from Springfield Farm.