Hancock News

Town weighs options for donated Berm Road property

by Geoff Fox The Town of Hancock is in possession of 1.44 acres of land on the north side of the Western Maryland, west of town on Berm Road that was given to the town some time ago. When the original owner passed away, he agreed to allow the town to put the lot up…

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Hancock library reopens today

Appointment needed to browse Washington County Free Library Veterans Memorial Branch will be reopening today, Wednesday, September 23. Starting today, the library will be open for inside browsing or table pickup options by appointment. The library will only be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Fridays from 12 p.m. until…

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Chesapeake ag group offering free farmer training

Future Harvest, Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, is now accepting applications for their Beginner Farmer Training Program. Applications are due October 16. The Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) offers a 12-month immersive training experience that combines a comprehensive classroom curriculum with hands-on learning at some of the region’s leading sustainable farms. The group’s 2020 program…

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M. Rodney Bernhard

M. Rodney Bernhard 1954-2020 M. Rodney Bernhard, age 66, of Needmore, Pa., a resident of Charlotte’s Home, in Boonsboro, Md., passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Doey’s House, in Hagerstown, Md., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born February 16, 1954, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Lois J. (Golden)…

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Candidate forums set for Washington County, district races

The League of Women Voters of Washington County will hold candidate forums for races that will be decided in the upcoming General Election on November 3. All forums will be held online and made available to the public live on the Washington County League’s Facebook page (LWV.WashCoMD) the evening of the event, and will be…

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Grant, signage, park and radio on Chief’s list

by Geoff Fox Hancock Police will receive a state-level grant to help keep local officers on the job. Chief of Police Jim Robison told officials his department received a $2,000 grant similar to one received last year as a retention bonus. The money comes from the state of Maryland through the Police Recruitment and Retention…

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Robert W. Hendershot, Sr.

Robert W. Hendershot, Sr. 1941-2020 Robert Wayne Hendershot, Sr., age 79, of Hancock, Md., passed away at his home on Friday, September 11, 2020. Born in Hancock, on July 18, 1941, he was the son of the late James C. and Eva M. (Shaffer) Hendershot; and the husband, for 60 years, of Edna M. (Carlisle)…

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Elsie L. Roach

Elsie L. Roach 1933-2020 Elsie Louise Roach, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. died on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Winchester Medical Center. Elsie was born on May 2, 1933 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a daughter of the late John D. and Lottie Wolfe Bohrer. She was a 1955 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School,…

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Phyllis J. Pittman

Phyllis J. Pittman 1935-2020 Phyllis Jean Pittman, 85, of Davenport, Fla. and formerly of Needmore, Pa., died on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at AdventHealth Heart of Florida in Davenport. Born March 30, 1935 in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Reed Walker, Sr. and Virginia Pleasant Gordon Johnson. She was a Christian. She…

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Some Maryland voters will receive mail-in ballot applications automatically

The Maryland Board of Elections has said it automatically sent most eligible Maryland voters an application for a mail-in ballot by U.S. Mail. Those applications should be appearing in mailboxes soon, say election officials. Applications allow voters to request a mail-in ballot if they choose to vote that way in the November general election. The…

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