HAGERSTOWN, MD News (3/31/2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) recently released the Brunswick Line Study Technical Report, which contains valuable information about potential markets for increased ridership, corridor constraints, and projects for the Brunswick Line in Western Maryland. The report also considers Western Maryland MARC expansion alternatives and analyzes their feasibility and cost.
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UPDATED: State of WV Investigating Mystery Dust Covering Four-State Region
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (2/24/2023) – Overnight, the West Virginia Panhandle, Western Maryland, and parts of Southern Pennsylvania were covered in a mysterious dust. Reports initially occurred on social media in West Virginia, then Maryland, and finally Pennsylvania. Sightings were reported in Kearneysville WV, Williamsport MD, Hagerstown MD, Sharpsburg MD, and even Chambersburg PA. At this time, there is no definitive answer what the dust is, or where it came from. However, there are a few theories.
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 includes a proposal for 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.
Re-Launch of History Hub Brings History to Life Like Never Before
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/8/2023) – The Western Maryland History Hub, a virtual museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of Washington County, Maryland and the surrounding area, has recently been re-launched.
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.
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.
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).