Celebrating the Fourth

Local events are set for the 4th of July around Morgan County. Berkeley Springs The 2019 Fourth of July will be celebrated in Berkeley Springs with a free fireworks display on Wednesday, July 3 on Widmyer Elementary School grounds at dark. This year, vendors will sell sandwiches, drinks and funnel cakes in the school parking…

Sewer district asks Water Works to extend line

by Trish Rudder  Sewer manager Scott Crunkleton of the Warm Springs Public Sewer District told the Bath Town Council on June 18 that since a sewer line extension on U.S. 522 to about the Morgan County Ball Field is being discussed, would the town want to extend the public water line as well. He said…

County proposes higher 911 fee on landline phones

by Kate Shunney The Morgan County Commission will seek to raise the 911 fee on local telephone landlines from $2.50 per month to $5.00 per month on August 1. Commissioners voted on Wednesday, June 19 to move ahead with the legal process to raise the fee. That process involves advertising the intention to raise the…

Federal court can’t decide pipeline easement in Hancock, says attorney general

by Kate Shunney In a June 17 filing to the U.S. District Court, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh claims that the federal court has no power to hear an eminent domain gas between Columbia Gas and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Columbia Gas has proposed a 3.4-mile transmission line from Fulton County, Pa.…

Fire marshal offering reward for information about Berkeley Springs house fire

by Kate Evans An early morning house fire in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, June 12 is being investigated by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office as a suspicious fire. Fire officials said Monday they are looking at the fire as being incendiary in nature, meaning they believe the fire was set. Berkeley Springs Volunteer…

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