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Hagerstown City Council voices support for theater funding

HAGERSTOWN — The Hagerstown City Council has announced its support for funding the expansion of the Maryland Theatre. Council members offered their informal approval Tuesday after Washington County Administrator Gregory Murray gave the council and Mayor Dave Gysberts a presentation ...

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2 ex-officers get probation for illegal Maryland gun sale

HAGERSTOWN — Two former law enforcement officers indicted in an illegal firearms sale have been sentenced to probation. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports former Washington County Sheriff’s deputy William C. Blair was granted probation before judgment Wednesday upon entering an Alford ...

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Md. Civil War tourism group hosting museum-themed training

FREDERICK — A nonprofit group that promotes Civil War tourism in Maryland is hosting an event geared toward museum operators. The gathering Wednesday afternoon in downtown Frederick is open to the public. It features a 90-minute online presentation by museum ...

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Real estate project brings renewed hope at Fort Ritchie

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Tucked away in rural Washington County near the Pennsylvania state line, a former U.S. Army base closed since the late 1990s provides hope for new economic development in rural Western Maryland. Historic Fort Ritchie in Cascade has 591 acres of ...

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Washington County approves medical marijuana facility plan

Cannabis buds with potency testing results are on display at a dispensary.  (Photo: Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance)

HAGERSTOWN — A medical marijuana company has won site-plan approval for a proposed facility near Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that Washington County officials approved plans Monday for Green Thumb Industries LLC’s medical marijuana center. The center would be ...

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A new weapon in Maryland’s fight against heroin

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After almost 20 years dealing with convicts, Major Craig Rowe could see the trend. “The majority of our crimes in Washington County are either directly related to or a byproduct of addiction, [whether] crime directly related to the heroin or ...

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