by Geoff Fox A few years ago, the Town of Hancock hosted a bi-weekly farmer’s market in Joseph Hancock Park along Main Street, but it fell off and disappeared. Now, the town is looking to reignite the farmer’s market and is looking for vendors to fill spots. The new farmer’s[Read More…]
Lanehart sworn in as new Hancock mayor
Newly sworn in mayor Roland Lanehart, Jr. swore in Councilman Josh McCusker and newly elected Councilman Richard Strong during the special town meeting on Monday, May 8.
Last week, we reported that the Herbert A. Young scholarship would be awarded during the Hancock band’s May 2 Spring Concert and awarded at the May 16 band picnic. The scholarship winner will be chosen on May 16 and awarded at the picnic. The Young family is still taking donations[Read More…]
County seeks zoning appeals board members
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). Applicants should be passionate and knowledgeable about the land use process. The court-like role of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged[Read More…]
Town ditches online payment company after delays, issues for customers
by Geoff Fox Town officials unanimously approved moving away from the Velocity payment system on the town’s website in favor of taking online payments directly themselves. The Velocity payment system was in place for residents to pay their water and sewer bills online. “We’ve had nothing but trouble with this,”[Read More…]
Ag officials ask public to help stop the spread of destructive pest
by Kate Evans The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) continues to expand its range and threaten fruit trees, grape vineyards, hardwood trees and crops in a number of eastern states, including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The insect was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly was[Read More…]
Special town meeting Thursday night
Town officials will be holding a special town meeting tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 19, at the Town Hall and Community Center.
County offering free Christmas tree recycling at multiple locations
The Washington County Department of Solid Waste is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Washington County residents. All lights, ornaments, and nails must be removed from the tree. Trees will be accepted daily beginning Tuesday, December 27, 2022, through Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Christmas Tree recycling locations: –Forty West Landfill,[Read More…]
Applications now open for Senator George C. Edwards Fund for Western Maryland
The Tri-County Council for Western Maryland has announced that applications are now open for the Senator George C. Edwards Fund for Western Maryland. The fund, overseen by the 11-member Western Maryland Economic Future Investment Board and administered by the Tri-County Council, will provide loan and grant assistance to Washington, Allegany,[Read More…]