| May 27, 2012
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — River Riders is now offering “Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry.”
The adventure park incorporates ziplines, challenging elements appropriate for kids and adults, and the opportunity to connect with...
| Sep 23, 2012
J. Edward Cochran & Co., Keller Stonebraker Insurance Inc.
Two of the oldest insurance brokerage firms in Maryland have merged their businesses.
Keller Stonebraker Insurance Inc., founded in 1901, and J. Edward Cochran & Co., founded in 1918, combined...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Corporate Office Properties Trust returned ownership of the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base to PenMar Development Corp. on Tuesday, according to Dori Nipps, PenMar’s executive director.
Columbia, Md.-based Corporate Office Properties Trust...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:24 PM
The redevelopment of Fort Ritchie appears to be back to square one with the transfer of the former military base from Corporate Office Properties Trust back to PenMar Development Corp.
“I would describe it as a new start,” said Dan Pheil, the...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:19 PM
An environmental attorney for the U.S. Army said Friday the Army will not conduct an environmental survey of the former Fort Ritchie Army base at Cascade because the property has been transferred back to PenMar Development Corp.
Such studies can be...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:35 PM
The new owners of the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base squashed a few rumors Tuesday and fielded questions from some of the 200 people who rent duplexes and town houses on the base.
More than 60 people, most of them base residents, packed the community...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Work on a supplemental environmental impact statement about the proposed development of the former Fort RitchieU.S. Armybase has not begun because the Army hasn’t designated money for the study, Army environmental attorney David Howlett said last...
| Apr 22, 2012
Make no mistake, economic development — or lack of economic development — in Washington County over the next five years will be thick with the fingerprints of former County Commissioner and current EDC board warrior Ron Bowers.
| Apr 25, 2012
| 3:35 PM
PenMar Development Corp. and Corporate Office Properties Trust officials have been discussing the possibility of transferring the former Fort Ritchie Army base back to PenMar, according to Washington County Commissioner John Barr.
| Mar 20, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Are there no better letters to print?
To the editor:
I don't live in Hagerstown anymore, but my family still does, and once in a while I read the paper online, etc., and had the misfortune of reading the opinion section for March 12.
While I know...
| Feb 20, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Agent Orange was among the herbicides studied at the former Fort Ritchie Army base in 1963, according to U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs documents found online.
The owner of the former Army base property in northeast...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Agent Orange testing at Fort Ritchie in the 1960s was conducted under controlled conditions using a diluted version of the herbicide and posed little risk to the surrounding community then or now, according to a scientist who has studied records of the...