| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan's budget is an amazing and wondrous document.
Not only does it balance the budget in 10 years while reducing tax rates, it also does so without any pain or suffering -- or even breaking a sweat. It achieves not just the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Indeed," writes David Korten, "we have become so entranced in the illusion that money is a measure of real wealth and a storehouse of value that we have allowed it to displace life as our object of sacred veneration and become the ultimate arbiter of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the county hire a coordinator to shepherd its economic development strategic plan priorities, but it will be a few more...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Editor’s note: This is one in an occasional series of stories on findings and recommendations in The Hagerstown and Washington County Economic Development Strategic Plan.
Coming Monday: A look at other economic development agencies and how they...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:04 AM
There are different models of economic development organizations in the Tri-State area and beyond, some operating as organs of county government, others as independent authorities or public-private partnerships and, in the case of Washington County, a...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 4:25 PM
About 50 area postal workers ignored Sunday afternoon’s windswept cold to protest plans by the U.S. Postal Service to close mail processing plants in Martinsburg and Cumberland, Md., and to end Saturday mail delivery.
Postal union members from...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
For a construction industry starved for work during recent lean years, the prospect of getting a slice of the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project was like a dinner bell.
Nearly 400 people, from contractors and investment bankers to engineering firms...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The Orange County Fair Board agreed Thursday to formally oppose a bill that activists warned could lead to privatization of the publicly owned fairgrounds.
Theresa Sears and Reggie Mundekis of the Orange County Fair Preservation Society alleged that...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
BOYNE CITY -- Boyne City Public Schools will not privatize custodial services next school year.
That was the unanimous agreement of the district board of education at its meeting Monday. By rejecting privatization, the district's eight full-time and...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
There's a P3 in your future.
Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships.
Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov....
| May 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
For many years, Gary/Chicago International Airport has offered its services as a reliever airport to help ease flight-delay pressures at Chicago's two airports.
Yet there have been few takers among airlines or passengers, despite competition in the form...