Public Notice

Hancock now has speed signs

by Geoff Fox If you’ve driven west on Main Street or east on High Street lately, you may have noticed a digital sign with “Your Speed” on it and flashing lines or your speed. These signs were recently installed on the speed limit sign at the old car wash on[Read More…]

County Commissioners adopt new building and electrical codes for Washington County, set public informational meetings

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 27 adopted the 2021 Building Code and the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) for Washington County. They will become effective July 1, 2024. “To ensure transparency and provide valuable information to the public regarding the new building code,” county officials[Read More…]

Smithsburg chosen as third early voting location for county Hancock doesn’t make cut for ‘24 early voting site

by Geoff Fox The Washington County Board of Elections has announced the three sites for early voting in the 2024 election. Despite earlier consideration, Hancock is not one of those locations. Last Wednesday, February 28, the Board of Elections announced three locations for early voting in the upcoming primary election.[Read More…]

School to hold food pantry on February 20

Hancock Middle-Senior High School will be holding their monthly food pantry on Tuesday, February 20, at 3:45 p.m. The food pantry is held on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year through May in the school’s cafeteria. Those who attend the food pantry can arrive whenever they[Read More…]

Invasive spotted lanternfly continues to expand its range; pest officials ask for public’s help

by Kate Evans The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) continues to expand its range as it threatens fruit trees, hardwood trees and crops in many states, including West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The insect was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly was first sighted in Berkeley[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…]