Peyton Thompson captures Class A/AA Region I Championship

by Jamie Harris This past weekend the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Wrestling Team sent five wrestlers to Fairmont for the WV Class A/AA Region I Championships. Each wrestler had their own quest in mind of a top four finish in their respective weight classes. A top four placement punches the wrestler’s ticket to the…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Getting worse Last week I tried to be optimistic about the West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Team. They had just beaten Oklahoma on Saturday behind a 25-point breakout game by freshman Brandon Knapper, so the thinking was that maybe that win and Knapper’s performance could give WVU some life and allow…

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County permit software will be offline for upgrades

Washington County Government would like to let the public know that starting Friday, February 15, upgrades will begin to its permitting software, Accela Automation. The following divisions and departments will be affected by the upgrade: –Division of Construction –Division of Plan Review & Permitting –Department of Planning & Zoning. Beginning Friday, February 15 at 4…

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Little Tonoloway streambank work near midpoint at Kirkwood Park

by Kate Shunney A streambank restoration project at Kirkwood Park in Hancock is part of an effort by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration to reduce sediment and nutrients in tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. The work on stabilizing the banks and adjusting the water channel of Little Tonoloway Creek is being done…

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Public hearing set for town to abandon Union St. parcel

by Trish Rudder Two public hearings by the Bath town council are set for February 19 and March 5 to pass an ordinance to resolve a property issue behind Town Hall The property at 10 Union Street, which is directly behind Town Hall at 271 Wilkes Street, is owned by Diane LaVelle, but a portion…

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Great American Rail-Trail would include Hancock’s trails

by Geoff Fox Hancock’s existing trails could become part of an effort to connect nearly 4,000 miles of rail-trail and other multiuse trails from Washington D.C. to Washington State. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) recently announced their vision for the Great American Rail-Trail that would connect 12 trails, or gateway trails. Among the 12 is the…

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Mayor, councilmen sworn in

by Geoff Fox Officials who were elected during the January 28 municipal election were officially sworn in to their respective seats as mayor and councilmen on Monday. The town’s new police chief was also sworn in during a special meeting on February 11. Mayor Ralph Salvagno was sworn in for his second term as Hancock’s…

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School officials seek comments on draft 2019-2020 calendar

The Morgan County school board will hold two hearings about a proposed school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. The calendar is available for review on the Morgan County Schools website. The first hearing will be held at 7 p.m. during the next school board meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at Berkeley Springs High School.…

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Tuesday ice causes outages

A storm bringing snow, ice and rain into the region has resulted in hundreds of Morgan County households being without power today, Tuesday, February. According to First Energy, the parent company of Potomac Edison, power outages are affecting close to 700 customers in Morgan County — most of them in Great Cacapon. Storm Center outage…

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