| Sep 23, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Tom Perry has packed nature, faith and music into his 77 years.
Perry and his wife, Linda, are trained to remove an invasive plant along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal known as garlic mustard, and he volunteers to take church groups and others on guided...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Born and raised in Hagerstown, longtime state legislator Donald F. Munson said he wants to bring his experience in public office to the Hagerstown City Council.
“My whole life, for as long as I can remember, has been about public service,”...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Through redistricting, Washington County's delegation might shrink by 25 percent in about three years.
Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census measures the nation's population, Congressional and legislative districts are redrawn to reflect the changes.
| Dec 31, 2010
| 6:39 PM
Editor’s note: The following is a brief look at some of the major events of 2010, from July through December. The listing does not include all events of significance, but tries to focus on some of the highlights of the year.
July 2 — Table...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 9:14 AM
On the first day of Christmas,
Washington County gave to me,
An immigrant who wants to scare me.
Yes, with the dawn of 2010, another election year was at our throats, and this one was even better than usual, because with it came the birth of a local Tea...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Republican Alex X. Mooney poured close to $400,000 into his unsuccessful run for another state Senate term, according to 2010 campaign finance reports reviewed by The Herald-Mail.
In his bid for a fourth term, Mooney lost to Democrat Ronald N. Young, but...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Callaham needs to support his characterization
To the editor:
In his own words, Art Callaham says he is "... an unabashed Constitutionalist" and fiscal conservative, who is opposed to expanded government, raising taxes and "anything...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 8:54 PM
As a teenage page for the U.S. House of Representatives, Donald F. Munson was beneath the House chamber balcony when a group of Puerto Rican nationalists on the balcony opened fire on members of Congress in March 1954.
When he was a state delegate,...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Donald F. Munson has a new reason to be in Annapolis when his 36-year career as a lawmaker runs out Wednesday: He'll be an unpaid volunteer for Del. John P. Donoghue.
Munson, who was unseated by Christopher B. Shank in both a Republican primary and the...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A long-awaited state investigation into an attack robocall in the last Washington County Commissioners election has ended without criminal charges, according to the local leaders of both major political parties.
Elizabeth Paul, chairwoman of the...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Lawmakers are trying again to prohibit undocumented workers from taking jobs under Maryland state contracts.
This year, Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, is the lead Senate sponsor on a bill calling for Maryland to adopt the federal E-Verify...