Commissioners approve $2.5 million, 10-year lease for responder radios and 911 components

Upgrades to 911 system will take 18 more months by Kate Shunney A several-month scramble to prepare for upgrades to Morgan County’s aging and glitch-prone 911 center reached a major milestone on Wednesday, December 4 with the approval of a $2.5 million contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc. That contract is a 10-year lease agreement between…

Laptop initiative supplies BSHS students with tech access, support

by Kate Evans More than 600 Berkeley Springs High School students in Morgan County are tackling their homework and school assignments on school-provided computers this year. High School Principal Mitch Nida the school has 642 students this year. The school now has Chromebooks for every student. It’s a big initiative that can bring a whole…

Economic development board backs rail service to Hancock

by Kate Shunney Morgan County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) has put its support behind a resolution proposing that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) extend commuter train service out to Hancock, W.Va. The Maryland agency operates the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train – the D.C. area commuter rail service. MARC’s Brunswick line serves the Eastern…

Paw Paw Christmas parade this Sunday

The annual Paw Paw Christmas parade will take place this Sunday, December 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parade floats begin at Kimble Funeral Home and follow Winchester Street to the Bank of Romney. Parade entries will line up at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A costume contest by the Paw Paw Parade Committee will…

Winter Fest Parade on Saturday

by Trish Rudder The 4th Annual Winter Fest Parade in the Town of Bath will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. It begins at the Moose Lodge on North Washington Street and travels beyond the park on South Washington Street. Washington Street is the main thoroughfare in town. The parade has 34 participants…

Giving Tuesday benefits Starting Points

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.  This year Morgan County Starting Points is participating in Giving Tuesday and hopes you will support them in this effort. Created in 2012 as a simple idea, Giving…

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