| Aug 27, 2012
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown Mayor and Council (the county Board of Education is not scheduled to meet):
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Administration Building
100 W. Washington St.,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:56 PM
When he was a kid, just 12 or 13 years old, Thomas C. Newcomer spent time working in the orchards of his hometown of Smithsburg.
A few years before that, Newcomer, now 51, caught the giving bug.
While working with his grandfather on the family farm,...
| Jan 6, 2013
Learning Lunch Hour
Jan. 8 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Learning Lunch Hour. Sila Alegret-Bartel, founder of International Corporate Training & Marketing LLC, will discuss connecting with the Hispanic market. 11:30 a....
| Mar 9, 2013
| 1:58 PM
With time of the essence to entice the Washington County Board of Education to move downtown, some Hagerstown officials said they believe the unit block of West Washington Street is the best available site because of its visibility, accessibility and...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:45 PM
More than 50 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon, formally recognizing a University System of Maryland at Hagerstown expansion into a new building in the heart of the city’s downtown.
USMH enrollment numbers are up, by...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Through an informal vote Tuesday night, the Hagerstown City Council gave its approval for city staff to entertain purchase offers on a city-owned property on Public Square.
Later in the work session meeting at City Hall, the five-member council also...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Hagerstown has an Arts and Entertainment District featuring the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, The Maryland Theatre, Washington County Arts Council, Washington County Free Library and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and other assets, but an...
| Jan 20, 2013
William and Thomas Towson, who farmed the fields along present-day Joppa and York roads, wouldn’t recognize the community that bears their name today. Towsontown was born as something of a way station for farmers driving herds of livestock and...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Recently, Towson University at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown held a leadership simulation for its senior nursing students.
The faculty at the Hagerstown campus regularly offers simulation exercises to their students as part of the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Washington County lawmakers expressed cautious optimism after looking at Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget for fiscal year 2014, a spending plan that lists total aid to the county at about $199 million.
That figure is 4.6 percent more...
| Dec 4, 2012
Does Hub City understand economic development?
To the editor:
As a former employee of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, I feel compelled to voice my opinion on several projects being proposed by the City of Hagerstown...
| Jan 27, 2013
Michael Thorsen slapped high-fives with some dance students as they returned from a performance last Wednesday afternoon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
Earlier in the day, he chatted with students excited about the announcement for the...