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Jan 10, 2014

Former Frederick Co. worker alleges political firing

FREDERICK — A former deputy Frederick County attorney says the county’s elected leaders fired her in 2011 at the behest of land developers who considered her their enemy. The Frederick News-Post reported Friday that Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young is denying the allegation made by Wendy Kearney in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Kearney contends […]

Sep 25, 2013

2 complaints over Frederick County closed vote

FREDERICK — Officials in Maryland have received at least two complaints about a closed-door vote by the Frederick County commissioners. The Frederick News-Post reports the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board received the complaints, including one from the paper, after the commissioners took a vote on a $200,000 grant repayment. The submissions claim that the vote […]

Aug 2, 2012

Frederick County weighs property tax rebate

FREDERICK — Frederick County homeowners may be getting some property tax relief in the form of $100 checks. The Frederick News-Post reports that county commissioners were poised to vote Thursday on whether to refund $6.7 million in surplus revenue by sending $100 to each homeowner. Republican Commissioner David Gray opposes the plan. He says it’s […]

May 2, 2012

Hagerstown, Washington County agree to fund stadium

HAGERSTOWN — Washington County is agreeing to help fund construction of a minor-league baseball stadium in downtown Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail reports that county commissioners and the city council agreed Tuesday on a plan involving local public expenditures of up to $16 million over 20 years. The $30 million project also would require state and private […]

Apr 27, 2012

Washington County secretly offers $100,000 to lure firm

HAGERSTOWN — Washington County is offering an unidentified company $100,000 to establish a local operation. The Hagerstown Herald-Mail reported Friday that the incentive was disclosed in an annual report of expenditures from local hotel-motel tax receipts. The funds are listed as having been committed but not yet spent. A spokeswoman says the county commissioners approved […]

Mar 21, 2012

Garrett County to take over whitewater course

HAGERSTOWN — Garrett County will assume ownership of a manmade whitewater course near McHenry after the nonprofit developer of the western Maryland tourism and training site defaulted on more than $3 million in bank loans, county officials and the development group said Wednesday. The deal won’t affect the International Canoe Federation’s plans to hold its […]

Feb 21, 2012

Frederick County considers English-language ordinance

FREDERICK — Frederick County officials are asking citizens to weigh in on a proposed ordinance making English the official language of Frederick County government. The proposal is up for a public hearing Tuesday night in Frederick. Board President Blaine Young says it would help deter illegal immigrants from settling in Frederick County. It would require […]

Nov 18, 2011

Frederick county’s planning board rejects rezoning bid

FREDERICK — Frederick County’s planning board is going head-to-head with the county commissioners over growth. The Frederick News-Post reports that the board voted Thursday against revising a comprehensive land-use plan the county adopted last year. County commissioners President Blaine Young says he and his fellow elected leaders won’t be deterred. They want to rework the […]

May 13, 2011

Frederick County board adding prayer to meetings

FREDERICK — The Frederick County Commissioners are adding an opening prayer to their public meetings. Board members voted 3-to-2 on Thursday to invite religious leaders to attend their meetings to invoke “divine guidance” for the commissioners and their deliberations. The religious leaders must be ordained and affiliated with a monotheistic religion with an established congregation [[...]

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