Smithsburg, Boonsboro Designated Sustainable Communities by State of Maryland

SMITHSBURG, MD and BOONSBORO, MD News (11/1/2022) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced today two towns in Washington County and one town in Wicomico County have been named Maryland’s newest Sustainable Communities. With the addition of Boonsboro, Pittsville, and Smithsburg, the State of Maryland’s Smart Growth Subcabinet has designated 126 Sustainable Communities across Maryland since the creation of the program in 2010.

Satire: Remember When Turning Back Clocks, Also Change Blinker Fluid

On November 6 at 2 AM, clocks will be turned back an hour as we reach the end of Daylight Savings Time. Fire departments across the country typically take this event to remind people to check their smoke alarm batteries. Now, mechanics are also taking this opportunity to remind people of critical maintenance needed on vehicles: changing their blinker fluid.

Washington County Commissioners Appoint New Chief Financial Officer

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (10/27/2022) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the appointment of Michelle Gordon as Chief Financial Officer.

Gordon is a lifelong resident of Washington County. After graduating from Williamsport High School in Williamsport, Maryland, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and her Master’s of Business Administration from Mt. Saint Mary’s University School of Business in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Gordon comes to Washington County Government with over 30 years of finance and accounting experience and over 20 years of governmental accounting experience.

Collaboration ensures focus on sustainment for new Army medical devices

FREDERICK (FORT DETRICK), MD News (10/28/2022) – Collaboration between U.S. Army medical materiel developers and sustainers means that new devices fielded to the warfighter not only provide the required capabilities, but also longevity and durability in the field, as well as value to the American taxpayer.

Washington County Commissioners Appoint New Airport Director

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (10/27/2022) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently announced the appointment of Neil Doran as Airport Director for Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Doran comes to Washington County Government with an extensive background in aviation. He became actively engaged in aviation studies in 2007 and began working full-time in the aviation sector in December 2013 as a Line Service Technician for Robinson Aviation. Doran then accepted an opportunity to manage Delta Airlines below-wing ramp operations at Hartford-Bradley International Airport.

Financing homeschooling

When people talk about teaching their children from home in the absence of any definite or structured curriculum, it is perhaps natural to think that homeschooling is cheap. But this is far from the truth. Although homeschooling does not stick to any particular text, this is perhaps more of a bane than a boon, when it comes to finance.