HAGERSTOWN, MD News (June 6, 2023) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Gordon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as the Acting County Administrator. This decision comes following the retirement of the previous County Administrator John Martirano, and the Board of County Commissioners is confident in Michelle’s abilities to lead the county during this transition period.
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Marty Snook Pool Scheduled to Open May 27th, 2023
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (May 25, 2023) – Washington County Parks and Recreation announces Marty Snook Pool will open to the public starting Saturday, May 27, 2023. The pool will offer a wide range of amenities and exciting activities for visitors of all ages.
Washington County Preserves 241-Acre Farm
Hagerstown, MD News (5/26/2023) – The Washington County Department of Planning & Zoning is thrilled to announce the successful preservation of a 241-acre farm in Washington County, Maryland.
Repeat Offender Arrested for Maryland Ave Shots Fired Incident
Hagerstown, MD News (5/25/2023) – On Wednesday 5/24/23 at approximately 3:50pm, Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the area of W. First St and Maryland Ave for a report of multiple shots fired. Officers recovered numerous shell casings in the area and learned that 2 structures in the 900 block of Maryland Ave were hit along with 5 different vehicles. There were no reported injuries.
County Administrator Announces Retirement
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (May 24, 2023) – The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County announces that County Administrator, John M. Martirano, Esquire has decided to retire from the County’s employ to pursue other business opportunities.
Smithsburg Proposes Water, Sewer and Trash Rate Increases
SMITHSBURG, MD News (5/24/2023) – Today the Smithsburg Town Council released the proposed FY24 budget. The budget contains increases in both water and sewer fees charged to residents. We’ve taken the time to examine the current and proposed rates, and provide a breakdown of what residents can expect to pay.
City of Hagerstown to Receive 2023 Maryland Preservation Award
Hagerstown, MD News (5/15/2023) – The City of Hagerstown has been notified by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) that it will be receiving one of the agency’s prestigious 2023 Maryland Preservation Awards this month.
Hagerstown Police Find “False Can” with Suspected Fentanyl
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (2/23/2023) – Last week Hagerstown Police were able to take more fentanyl, crack cocaine and drug proceeds off our streets. Officers conducted surveillance in and around the 400 block of Jonathan St after receiving specific tips about drug activity. During the course of the investigation officers located a “false can.” These look like a real product at first glance but are made to conceal CDS. This can contained gel capsules filled with suspect fentanyl and small flip top containers with suspected crack cocaine.
Even after a major cyber attack, County Hazard Mitigation Plan fails to include cyber attacks
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/20/2023) – The Washington County Office of Emergency Management recently released a survey for citizens to participate in Washington County’s hazard mitigation planning process. Noticeably absent from the survey and presentation are any mention of planning for major cyber attacks.
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.