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Washington County Property Owners Along Proposed Civil War Rail Trail Could be Impacted by Brunswick Line Study

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/29/2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released a new report, The Brunswick Line Study Technical Report, which proposes reopening the former B&O line in Washington County and utilizing the entire corridor previously proposed for the Chesapeake and Western Rail Trail (CWRT), potentially impacting Washington County property owners. No mention of the proposed CWRT is present in the Brunswick Line Study Report.

Hub City Independent News Awards for 2022

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (12/13/2022) – Social media has changed not only the way we communicate, but the way we stay informed of local news and events. Radio Free Hub City has decided to formally recognize the local leaders in independent news. These groups work tirelessly to keep the community informed, not for profits, but because they care.


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County Still Refuses to Disclose Details of Cyber Attack, is Your Identity at Risk?

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (12/12/2022) – While some experts have suggested the attack was likely ransomware, Washington County has not released critical details if the identities of any Washington County residents or taxpayers was compromised during the attack. After two and a half weeks, the county still has not released details of the cyber attack which crippled county government systems. Slowly, the county has been restoring services affected by the attack, but many questions still remain.

County Provides Update on Cybersecurity Incident

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (11/29/2022) – Washington County officials continue working to restore County services that were impacted by the cybersecurity incident on Thursday, November 24, 2022. Washington County’s top priority continues to be ensuring our community members are safe and can access County government services they rely upon.

Washington County Government Impacted by Cybersecurity Incident

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (11/25/2022) – On November 24, 2022, Washington County Government experienced a cybersecurity incident resulting in disruption to certain computer systems, the County’s website, and certain County services. At this time, the disruption is affecting capabilities at the Emergency Communications Center (911) but does not prevent citizens from being able to report an emergency situation. The County assures residents that all critical public safety services are operational. Citizens seeking emergency support can still place a call to the 911 emergency telephone number and public safety personnel will be dispatched.

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Squirrel Causes Sharpsburg Power Outage

SHARPSBURG, MD News (10/20/2022) – According to the Town of Keedysville, a squirrel was responsible for a recent power outage in the Sharpsburg and Keedysville area. The squirrel found its way into a Sharpsburg power substation, and caused “considerable damage”. There is no news on the fate of the squirrel.

Freeze Watch Issued for Western Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (10/17/2022) – The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for portions of eastern West Virginia, northern and central Virginia, and central and western Maryland. The Freeze Watch continues through 10 AM Tuesday. Frost or freeze conditions are possible in western Maryland during the nighttime and early morning hours Tuesday (10/18) night through Friday morning (10/21).

Washington County Awarded Federal Grant for Firefighter Equipment

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/23/2022) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the Division of Emergency Services, in collaboration with Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Company, has been awarded a “Regional” Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of $1.9 million. The funds will be used by various volunteer fire and EMS departments, the Division of Emergency Services, and the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association to purchase portable radios.

Antietam Battlefield Commemorates 160th Anniversary

SHARPSBURG, MD News (9/17/2022) – In a multi-day event at Antietam National Battlefield, the 160th Anniversary of the campaign will be commemorated. A symposium, plus a full schedule of tours, hikes, talks and living history programs will be offered by park staff, historians, and volunteers exploring the events that unfolded during and after the Maryland Campaign of 1862 in the US Civil War.

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