Smithsburg to Hold Special Session Regarding Camera Purchase

SMITHSBURG, MD News (8/22/2022) – The town of Smithsburg will hold a special session Tuesday evening to discuss the pending camera system upgrade, which has been problematic since August 9th’s vote to purchase the camera system while bypassing the competitive bid process.

Improving Access to Hagerstown and Washington County Government through Streaming TV

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Radio Free Hub City has released its public affairs streaming TV channel, named “RFHC-Gov”. This channel will initially feature local government content including City of Hagerstown, Washington County Commissioners, and Washington County Board of Education. Additional local government content will be added as it becomes available.

Western Maryland History Hub responds to Antietam Battlefield Environmental Assessment

SHARPSBURG, MD News (7/8/2022) – The National Park Service has released an Environmental Assessment for Antietam Battlefield in an effort to develop comprehensive and sustainable land-use strategies that will preserve significant landscape elements and integrate natural and cultural resources.

Local Crime Victims’ Memorial Service to be Held April 24

The State’s Attorney’s Office will hold their annual Crime Victims’ Memorial Service on April 24, 2022. The service is an annual event that is held in four parts of Maryland; Northern, Southern Eastern, and Western. The western region includes Montgomery, Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. Each prosecuting office within those counties takes a turn hosting the event, along with the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services.

Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and are ill-prepared

Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Joe Biden on March 21, 2022, warned that Russian cyberattacks on U.S. targets are likely, though the government has not identified a specific threat. Biden urged the private sector: “Harden your cyber defenses immediately.” It is a costly fact of modern life that organizations from pipelines andContinue reading “Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and are ill-prepared”

Local Nonprofits Eligible for Funding through Gaming Commission

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2022) – The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin the 2022 funding cycle on April 1, 2022. All qualifying charitable organizations with a Washington County presence are encouraged to apply. On April 1, 2022 funding applications will be posted online and available for download. Completed applications must be submitted to theContinue reading “Local Nonprofits Eligible for Funding through Gaming Commission”

Maryland National Guard Lends Helping Hand to Meritus Medical Center

Although the number of COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations are decreasing in Maryland, many healthcare workers such as the ones that Meritus Medical Center remained busy, as the pandemic continues. At the direction of Governor Larry Hogan, 1000 members of the Maryland National Guard are being mobilized to assist state and local health officials to provide some relief.