| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:27 PM
After several years of frozen wages, 135 full-time, nonunion city employees will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment in the upcoming fiscal year thanks to a 3-1 vote Tuesday night by the Hagerstown City Council.
The total cost of the COLA will...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Council approves $1.2M for redevelopment
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 3-1 to approve $1.2 million in funding for a grant program aimed at fostering commercial redevelopment citywide and in the urban core.
The funding for the “...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters.
Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Ten Somerset County hoteliers have formed an association to market their businesses and the county.
The group was motivated to join forces by nearly two years of construction at the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Somerset that changed...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:20 PM
When Nancy Aiken talks to students in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish community about domestic violence and sexual assaults, she asks the boys a simple question: How many of you want to grow up to be a perpetrator of violence?
Aiken knows the students...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Summer’s Best Two Weeks will use its $3,000 marketing tourism grant to jump-start a year-round facility, Executive Director Kent Biery said Wednesday.
“This grant is very significant to us,” he said. “It will help us market our...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Forty-nine organizations and businesses will receive 52 grants worth $305,222 — the largest amount awarded in the Somerset County Tourism Grant Program's 10-year history.
The amounts of the competitive grants for marketing and capital improvement...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday gave its informal nod of approval to allocate $1.2 million to a grant program aimed at partnering the city with private developers to foster commercial redevelopment in the City Center and outside the urban core....
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Talking about the current state of downtown, Hagerstown City Councilman Donald F. Munson recently said the future looks “black, bleak, terrible” if something isn’t done to jump-start new investment and development.
City officials hope a...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:15 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:28 PM
State officials have decided to forge ahead with a controversial offer to buy out about 10 homeowners on Smith Island as part of a plan for helping Somerset County recover from superstorm Sandy.
The Department of Housing and Community Development...