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Md. Delegation announces $8.7 million for statewide power grid resiliency

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone and Glenn Ivey (all DMd.) announced $8,790,108 in federal funding for the Maryland Energy Administration to modernize the state’s power grid and invest in clean energy. The[Read More…]

$25.5 million announced for bicycle & pedestrian projects across Maryland

Governor Wes Moore announced $25.5 million in grants for 40 bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects across Maryland. The Fiscal Year 2024 grants include $20.8 million in federal funding for 22 projects through the Transportation Alternatives Program and the Recreational Trails Program, and $4.7 million in state funding for 18 projects[Read More…]

Will Hancock get a second school zone speed camera?

by Geoff Fox Town and state officials are still working out whether Hancock will get a second school zone speed camera, or where it might be situated. Almost a year ago, temporary speed cameras were installed near Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle-Senior and in March of this year, the permanent[Read More…]

Washington Co. free scrap tire day Oct. 14

The Washington County Department of Environmental Management announces that there will be a free scrap tire day on October 14, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Forty West Landfill. This event is provided for Washington County residents only and there is no charge to drop off up to 10 tires[Read More…]

Hagerstown Regional Airport emergency drill alert

Hagerstown Regional Airport, in collaboration with Washington County Government and Washington County Office of Emergency Management, announces that a simulated aircraft emergency disaster exercise will take place on Saturday, October 7, from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. This exercise will provide an invaluable opportunity for participants to assess and enhance emergency response[Read More…]

Court revoked bond for man accused of dealing drugs

A Hancock man previously charged with possession of drugs with the intent to deliver them has been returned to jail after the Morgan County Magistrate Court revoked his bond. Dylan A. Payne, 22, was charged in July with having both fentanyl and suboxone in his possession with the stated intent[Read More…]

Hancock Police Report

Hancock Police report the following arrests and incidents from the week of September 11-17: September 11 Animal complaint, first block East Main Street. Humane Society contacted for sick cat. Service to advise, first block South Street. Subject advised. Parking complaint, first block Washington Street. Service to advise, Hancock area. Subject[Read More…]

Town hires “on call” engineers for infrastructure projects

by Geoff Fox Hancock officials unanimously awarded RK&K the contract to be the town’s “on call” engineering services during multiple upcoming projects. The town-received bid from three firms -RK&K of Keyser, Stahl Sheaffer of Morgantown, W.Va., and Thrasher of Oakland, Md. There was no fixed cost attached to the bids[Read More…]