| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Accusations fit prejudices more than the facts
To the editor:
George Michael’s column (Oct. 12) on President Obama’s record was only partially on target.
Michael gave credit to wacky conspiracy theories when he said, “By dropping more...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 1:34 PM
A 65-acre property in Washington County is one of two that has been permanently preserved by the State of Maryland.
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and the Board of Public Works approved the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) easement this week....
| May 16, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Donna Hanlin, one of two assistant superintendents for Washington County Public Schools, is retiring this summer after eight years with the school system.
Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the position will be advertised, and the search for a...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Washington County’s jobless rate dipped to 8.2 percent in March, a decrease from February’s adjusted rate of 9.3 percent, according to state figures released Friday.
It is the lowest the county rate has been since November 2011, when it...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:58 PM
An 18th-century stone house on Downsville Pike near Halfway has been named to Preservation Maryland's 2011 "Endangered Maryland" list of 11 threatened historic properties throughout the state.
The 1780 home, known as "David's Friendship," is one of...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Fresh-faced college graduates, veteran educators and a career-changing grandmother are among the more than 80 new teachers attending the New Teachers Academy for Washington County Public Schools this week.
"I was volunteering in my grandson's...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 7:40 AM
Washington County will likely watch from the sidelines Saturday and into Sunday as Hurricane Irene batters most of the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
The county is outside of the predicted path of the storm but could experience...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Although Washington County was largely spared from Hurricane Irene damage last weekend, it will be included in an emergency declaration for Maryland counties affected by the storm.
Kevin Lewis, the county's director of Emergency Services, said the county...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:16 AM
More than three decades after he was convicted of killing a Garrett County Sheriff’s deputy, Roberto Oskar Rezek was granted a new trial this week in Washington County Circuit Court.
Judge Daniel W. Moylan on Monday reversed Rezek’s 1980...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:12 PM
A Maryland prosecutor wants to appeal a Washington County judge’s reversal of the 1980 murder conviction of a West Virginia man in the slaying of a sheriff’s deputy.
Garrett County’s State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch filed...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:20 PM
Anna Lee Trader, 85, of Salisbury, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Atria Assisted Living.
She is survived by her daughter, Sherri Hynes of Salisbury; her companion of 25 years, Alfred Huffer Jr., and his children, Lisa (Greg) Harbaugh and their son,...
| Jan 30, 2008
From the outside, the new brick classroom building at St. Mary's College looks much like the other Colonial-style structures on the riverfront campus of this small, historic liberal-arts school.
But inside, Goodpaster Hall represents something very...