May 22, 2018

Hagerstown Mayor and City Council meet today.

Pennsylvania is suing over a project that nearly bankrupted the capital city.  Governor Wolf’s administration filed a lawsuit Monday against several different defendants, including RBC Capital Markets and Public Financial Management Inc.  Those firms and others were behind a 2003 incinerator upgrade that was supposed to turn trash into energy but instead saddled Harrisburg with mountains of debt.

A state of emergency is still in effect for Washington County after heavy rains triggered flash floods, washed out several roads.

The State Public Utilities Commission Trans Source Power Line Project Hearings Start today. Tuesday and Wednesday, one pm and 6 pm at the New Franklin Fire Department in Chambersburg.

The new Chambersburg Aquatic Center is hosting an Open House on Thursday May 24, five to eight PM.  No swimming. Info about season passes and hours. Pool opens for the Summer on Saturday May 26.

Washington Citizens affected by the recent flooding may be eligible for tax relief thru the state of Maryland. Contact the county for details. www.washco-md.net

President Donald Trump has signed legislation rolling back auto-lending guidance designed to protect minorities from discrimination by car dealers. Senator Pat Toomey co sponsored the bill. Congress voted last month to overturn guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that targeted “dealer markups” – interest rate hikes that auto dealers place on third-party auto loans to make a profit.  Mr Trump signed the bill into law on Monday in a private session.

Police Chief Ron Camacho will be conducting a crime prevention workshop at Bard Hall on Tuesday 22 MAY 18 from 6 to 8 PM.  no registration needed.
-The second Citizens Police Academy will be starting in JULY 18.  Registration is required by the end of this month.

Hagerstown, West End Liberty gas and convenience store, used to be Wayne’s Country store on Washington Street was hit by an armed robber Sunday night. This is the third armed robbery at the store in a month. Police do have a surveillance camera picture of the suspect.

The State PUC will hold public hearings this week on a Trans Source Energy POWER LINE PROJECT THAT WOULD cut thru parts of Franklin and York counties. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23, one pm and 6 pm at the New Franklin Fire Department in Chambersburg.

Save the dates – June 8th & 9th – it’s everything strawberries on the court house square in McConnellsburg.  The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce brings you music, a fun 5k,       crafts, and more during Strawberry Fest June 8th & 9th.

 

 

May 21, 2018

Executive Session – Town Council meeting tonight at 6 in Chambersburg. Strategic planning discussion thereafter, open to the public.  Hagerstown Mayor and City Council meet on Tuesday.

A state of emergency is still in effect for Washington County this morning. Flash flooding caused by heavy rains and some roads are still closed.    ·      Keep Tryst Road  ·    Valley Road  ·    Garretts Mill Road  ·    Sandy Hook Road  ·    Harpers Ferry Road   ·    Back Road  ·    Chestnut Grove Road

The State Public Utilities Commission hearings on tap this week. It’s your chance to learn more and offer input about a Trans Source Energy power line project. Trans Source looks to put up new power lines thru a section of York and Franklin Counties.  Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23, one pm and 6 pm at the New Franklin Fire Department in Chambersburg.

The new Chambersburg Aquatic Center is hosting an Open House on Thursday May 24, five to eight PM.  No swimming. Info about season passes and hours. Pool opens for the Summer on Saturday May 26.

 Save the dates – June 8th & 9th – it’s everything strawberries on the court house square in McConnellsburg.  The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce brings you music, a fun 5k,       crafts, and more during Strawberry Fest June 8th & 9th.