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Update from NPS: C&O Canal National Historical Park

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2018) – Please reference the news release below from the National Park Service. Read more...

 

Washington County Joins City of Hagerstown for Meeting with Local Realtors

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Plan Review and Permitting collaborated with theCity of Hagerstown’s Planning and Code Administration Department to meet with over 20 local RE/MAX Achievers agents to answer frequently asked questions relating to permitting and plan review. Read more...

 

Cresspond Road Reopens

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 27, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces Cresspond Road is now open. Read more...

 

Local Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Energy Efficiency Program

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 26, 2018) – TheWashington County Department of Business Development extends an invitation to local farms and agriculture businesses to apply for the 2019 Kathleen A.P. Mathias Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program that was recently launched from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Read more...

 

Cresspond Road Closed

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 25, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the closing of Cresspond Road due to high water. Read more...

 

Washington County Receives Grant for Future Site of C&O Canal National Historical Park Headquarters

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 21, 2018) – The Board of County Commissioners approved Washington CountyGovernment to become a grant recipient from theDepartment of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the purchase of real property in Williamsport, MD as the new site location for the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park Headquarters. The grant amount awarded is up to $1.25 million. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Hires Business Specialist

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 19, 2018) – Washington County Government and Board of County Commissioners announce the appointment of Linda Spence as Business Specialist in the Department of Business Development. Her appointment began on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Read more...

 

Bottom Road Closure

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 19, 2018) – TheWashington County Highway Department announces the closure of Bottom Road from Route 68 at the Tannery to the railroad tracks on Tuesday, September 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This road closure will be for pipe flushing. Read more...

 

Leiters Mill Road Closure

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 18, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces that Leiters Mill Road between Leitersburg Pike and Strite Road will be closed for road work on Thursday, September 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Read more...

 

Cresspond Road Reopens in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 17, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces that Cresspond Road between Rockdale Road and Broadfording Road is now open. Read more...

 

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 17, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road remains closed: Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more...

 

Morning Update:  Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 16, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road remains closed due to high water: Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more...

 

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 15, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road has been reopened: Dellinger Rd. Read more...

 

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 15, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following road has reopened: Pecktonville Rd. at the steel bridge. Read more...

 

Tilt Studio Celebrates Grand Opening

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 14, 2018) – Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to announce the official grand opening of Tilt Studio in Hagerstown, MD. This new business is located at the PREIT- owned Valley MallRead more...

 

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 14, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Independence Rd. from 40 to FOP and Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk. Read more...

 

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 14, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announce the following road closures due to high water: Independence Rd. from 40 to FOP, Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk., Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd., Dellinger Rd., and Pecktonville Rd. at the steel bridge. Read more...

 

Evening Update: Several Roads Reclosed in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads are closed due to high water: Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk., Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd., Dellinger Rd., and Pecktonville Rd. at the steel bridge. Read more...

 

Weather Alert for Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services informs all citizens that due to recent precipitation in the region, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Washington County until 8:15 p.m. Read more...

 

Washington County Receives $51,455 Grant Award

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – Washington County Board of Commissioners announced its award of $51,455 in Community Development Block Grant Funds by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The grant award will fund a much needed after-school youth program provided by the Hagerstown YMCA in Hancock, Maryland.  Read more...

 

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more...

 

Morning Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads remain closed due to high water: Dellinger Rd and Cresspond Rd. between Rockdale Rd. and Broadfording Rd. Read more...

 

Afternoon Update: Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 12, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Wishard Rd. between Fairview Rd./Cearfoss Pk. Read more...

 

Morning Update: Several Roads Remain Closed in Washington County

The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads have been reopened: Independence Rd. from 40 to FOP, and Kemps Mill Rd. Read more...

 

Public Notice: Sandy Hook Road Closure

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 11, 2018) – To accommodate the National Park Service’s schedule for the landslide remediation, the Washington County Division of Engineering announces the closing of Sandy Hook Road at noon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. This closure will allow for the completion of the gabion wall removal in front of the landslide. Read more...

 

High Water Causes Multiple Road Closures in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 10, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department announce the following road closures due to high water: Read more...

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Work Scheduled to Begin on Sandy Hook Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 7, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering has awarded a contract to Outdoor Contractors of Hancock, MD for the removal of the temporary rockfall protection wall. Read more...

 

Agreement of Sale of Real Property Signed

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 6, 2018) – On September 4, 2018, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted and approved the Agreement of Sale of Real Property to Issac Holdings, LLC, a South Korean company. Read more...

 

Grain Bin Rescue Training will be hosted at Hagerstown Fire Department

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 31, 2018) – Washington County Government is pleased to announce thatFunkstown Volunteer Fire Company has received the Nominate Your Fire Department award. This award was given on behalf of Nationwide, in partnership with National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), to recognize fire departments from across the country. Read more...

 

Washington County Joins Nationwide Opioid Litigation Movement

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 30, 2018) – Washington County Government has filed litigation in federal court against numerous opioid manufacturers and distributors seeking damages relating to the ongoing opioid crisis in the County. Read more...

 

Frederick Street Scheduled to Reopen on August 31st

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 29, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Frederick Street (Alt. 40) between Kenly Avenue and W. Poplar Street to thru traffic. The reopening is scheduled for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Read more...

 

Chestnut Grove Road Scheduled to Reopen on August 31st

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 29, 2018) – TheWashington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Chestnut Grove Road to thru traffic following culvert replacement and road repairs due to flood damage suffered earlier this year. The road reopening is scheduled for Friday, August 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Read more...

 

Road Closure on Leiters Mill Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 24, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure at Leiters Mill Road between Leitersburg Pike and Strite Road. The closure will be effective on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. Read more...

 

Washington County Receives Rural Legacy Program Awards

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 22, 2018) – Governor Hogan announced the Rural Legacy Program awards for the 2019 fiscal year at today's Board of Public Works meeting. The Washington County Land Preservation staff from the Department of Planning and Zoning was on hand to accept an award in the amount of $2,301,545.  Read more...

 

Approval for New Apprenticeship Program in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 14, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Water Quality recently received approval to implement a Wastewater Operator Apprenticeship training program. The Maryland Training and Apprenticeship Council unanimously approved the department’s request, allowing the Department of Water Quality to become only the second approved active waster operator program in the state of Maryland.  Read more...

 

Washington County Government Hosts Commissioner Candidate Open House

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 13, 2018) –Washington County Government hosted an inaugural Commissioner Candidate Open House on Tuesday, August 13, 2018. The County Administrator’s Office delivered an overview of Washington County Government, informing candidates or representatives of its mission, vision, values, and overall operations. Read more...

 

Road Closure on Spade Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 8, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Spade Road from Kaiser Ridge Road to Mt Tabor Road. The closure will be effective on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Read more...

 

Progress in South County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 7, 2018) –The Washington County Division of Engineering would like to notify the public of an update to the debris removal and slope stabilization of Sandy Hook Road in South County. The National Park Service has issued a Notice to Proceed to the Asturian Group to complete the debris removal and JMT Engineering will be developing the slope stabilization plan.  Read more...

 

Gaming Commission Awards Over $1.9 Million in Allocations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 7, 2018) – The Washington County Gaming Commission announced its gaming fund distribution to theWashington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, as well as 82 local charitable organizations. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Opens New IT Learning Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 6, 2018) – The Washington County Information Technology Departmentannounces the opening of a new IT Learning Center at 33 West Washington Street, located in room 200 within the County Office building. This Center consists of 16 virtual stations running Windows 10 and will be used for internal training purposes.  Read more...

 

Road Closure on Frederick Street Beginning on August 6th

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 1, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces a road closure at Frederick Street (Alt 40) between Kenly Avenue and West Poplar Street. The closure will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and will be closed to through traffic for approximately 30 days. Read more...

 

Washington County Receives Federal Crop Disaster Designation

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 27, 2018) – The state of Maryland has received Federal Crop Disaster Designation for multiple counties—one of those being Washington County. This designation was approved in response to Governor Larry Hogan’s letter requesting federal relief for Maryland farmers affected by this spring’s excessive rainfall. Read more...

 

Floodproofing Workshops to be hosted in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 27, 2018) – The Maryland Silver Jackets Team, an interagency group composed of multiple state, federal and local agencies, will be presenting two separate workshops in Washington County on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Washington County Free Library. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Hires New Executive Assistant

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 20, 2018) – Washington County Government and Board of County Commissioners announces the hiring of Tiffany Miller as the new executive assistant. Read more...

 

Plastic Bag Recyclables

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 19, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Environmental Management announces that as of July 1, 2018 theState of Maryland has closed their recycling division of Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) at the local prison facility and will no longer be collecting any recyclable materials. Read more...

 

2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholarships

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 18, 2018) – As part of the Nuffield International Farming Scholars Program, the Washington County Department of Business Development announces that the application for the 2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholarships is now open. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Hires New Director for Division of Health and Human Services

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 17, 2018) – Washington County Government and Board of County Commissioners announces the promotion of Deb Peyton to Director for the Division of Health and Human Services. She will assume her new role as director on August 1, 2018. Read more...

 

Secretary Mike Gill and Delegate William Wivell Visit Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2018) – Washington County Government welcomed Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Gill and local representative Delegate Wivell to tour the old Fort Ritchie site. As hosts of this event, JG Business Link International presented plans on the future development of the Cascade Town Centre. Read more...

 

Washington County Local Management Board Receives $593,707 Grant Award 

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 13, 2018) – The Washington County Local Management Board (LMB) announced its award of $593,707 in state grant funds awarded by the Maryland Children’s Cabinet through theGovernor’s Office for Children. The grant award will fund five initiatives aimed at strengthening and improving the lives of youth and families residing in Washington County.  Read more...

 

Washington County Welcomes New Business

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 13, 2018) – As Washington County continues to grow and expand in its economic development, the Washington County Department of Business Development was excited to welcomeRing Container Technologies, Inc. at the grand opening of their new facility in Hagerstown, MD. Read more...

 

2018-2019 Farm of the Year Nominations Now Open in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 11, 2018) – Washington County’s Department of Business Development continues to thrive with abundant agricultural lands that are filled with products and commodities that support our community, state, and nation. Read more...

 

Ice Cream at the Market

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 10, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development is excited to supportValley Co-op and the Historic City Farmers Market  as they collaborate to present Ice Cream at the Market on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. until noon. Read more...

 

Potomac River Treatment

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 10, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat a targeted area of the Potomac River in Washington County. Read more...

 

UPDATE: FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Aid for Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 7, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to further clarify the press release sent at 2:40 p.m.. Washington County Government is pleased that the Federal Government has secured funding for state, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Frederick and Washington Counties. Read more...

 

FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Aid for Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 7, 2018) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides the following information regarding available assistance for Washington County. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Appoints New County Clerk

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 5, 2018) – Washington County Government and the Board of County Commissioners announce the appointment of a new County Clerk, Krista L. Hart. This appointment will go into effect as of Thursday, July 5, 2018. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Offices Closed on July 4th

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 3, 2018) – In observance of Independence Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday July 4, 2018. Read more...

 

Public Notice: Harpers Ferry Road Reopens

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 22, 2018) – On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Washington County Division of Engineering and Highway Department announces the reopening of traffic on Harpers Ferry Road south of Morgan Pine Road effective immediately.  Read more...

 

Traffic Alert: Several Roads Reopen in Hancock

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 21, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the reopening of several roads in Hancock, Maryland. The western section of Riser Road is now open, and Alleghany County Line Road from Pearre Road to the State Property has also been reopened to traffic. Read more...

 

Public Notice: Sandy Hook Road Set to Reopen June 21st at 4pm

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 20, 2018) – On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Washington County Division of Engineering and Highway Department announces the reopening of Sandy Hook Road in southern Washington County. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Seeks Members for Two New Committees

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 20, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently passed bylaws to establish two new committees: Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Environmental Management Advisory Committee. Read more...

 

Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 18, 2018) – Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the U.S. Small business administration (SBA) approved his request for a physical disaster declaration following flooding that began on May 15 and lasted for several days. Read more...

 

Traffic Advisory: City of Hagerstown - June 15

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 13, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to pass along the following information provided by the City of Hagerstown Department of Parks and Engineering: Read more...

 

 

2018 Maryland Comptroller's Cup Winners

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 11, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Business Development Office announces several local wineries and vineyards that were winners at the 2018 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Competition. Read more...

 

Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 8, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Planning & Zoning  announces that the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO) is currently accepting applications for their Next Generation Farmland Acquisition Program. Read more...

 

Fountain Rock Elementary Wins Recycling Challenge

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 7, 2018) – The Washington County Solid Waste Department is excited to announce that as a result of Washington County student efforts, 6,265 phone books were recycled in this year’s Grosh’s Lawn Service 2018 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Read more...

 

Maryland Voad Offers Flood Home Cleanup Hotline

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (June 6, 2018) – For Washington County residents impacted by the recent flooding, Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) provides the following information regarding assistance from several relief agencies: Read more...

 

Traffic Alert: Multiple Road Closures

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2018) – Due to road damage caused by severe flooding, the Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the following roadways are closed: Read more...

 

Traffic Alert: Deneen Road in Hancock is Closed

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2018) – Due to severe flash flooding and road damage, the Washington County Highway Department would like to announce that Deneen Road in Hancock, Maryland is closed until further notification. Read more...

 

Traffic Alert: Roads Reopen After Flash Flooding

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 5, 2018) – Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce that the following roadways have been reopened to traffic as of this morning: Read more...

 

Flooding Causes Multiple Road Closures

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 4, 2018) – Due to severe flooding, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce that the following roadways are closed: Read more...

 

Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 3, 2018) – The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning along the Potomac River for the affected areas of Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Williamsport and Hancock. Read more...

 

Washington County Releases 2019 Permit Sale Dates and Locations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 31, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Solid Waste announces the 2019 Permit Sale dates, time, locations, and rates. Read more...

 

Williamsport Man is Welcomed Home After Near Death Experience

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 29, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Emergency Services, along with crews from Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS and Clear Spring Fire Rescue, greeted Dennis Geyer in the same driveway where they worked to free him and save his life back in April 2018.  Read more...

 

Washington County Hosts Town Hall Meeting in South County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 25, 2018) – Over 200 citizens of South County attended a town hall meeting hosted by Washington County Government and Washington County Division of Emergency Service Read more...

 

Washington County Government Offices Closed Memorial Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD. (May 25, 2018) – In observance of Memorial Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. County resident services will operate as follows: Read more...

 

Significant Water Flow Numbers From South County Flood

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 24, 2018) – Washington County Department of Water Quality experienced significant amounts of water flow at several wastewater treatment plants last week during the flooding in South County. Read more...

 

Valley Road and Part of Harpers Ferry Reopens to Thru Traffic

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 23, 2018) – As of the afternoon of May 23, 2018, Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Valley Road to thru traffic. Read more...

 

Keep Tryst Road Reopens to Thru Traffic

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 22, 2018) – As of the afternoon of May 22, 2018, Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Keep Tryst Road to thru traffic. Read more...

 

Public Notice

Washington County Government and Emergency Services will be holding a town hall meeting at Burnside First Church of God (3904 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782) on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. Read more...

 

Tax Relief May be Available for Property Owners Affected by the Recent Flooding

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to notify citizens affected by the recent flooding of a recent press release from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) regarding tax relief that may be available. Read more...

 

Morning Update: Washington County Declares State of Emergency

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2018) – Due to severe flooding that includes high water, debris and physical road damage, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the following roadway conditions: Read more...

 

Update: Washington County Declares State of Emergency

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 19, 2018) – Due to severe flooding that includes high water, debris and physical road damage, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the following roadway conditions: Read more...

 

Local Contractor Holds Topping out Ceremony for Shopping Center

HAGERSTOWN, MD. (May 18, 2018) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to welcome the Emerald Pointe Shopping Center to Washington County. Read more...

 

Latest Conditions and Travel Restrictions in Southern Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 18, 2018) – After additional review of initial damage from the Tuesday evening Flash Flood Event and the subsequent damage from the heavy rains since, Washington County Division of Emergency Services and the Sheriff’s Office have placed a travel restriction on all roadways into and out of southern Washington County.  Read more...

 

Washington County Declares State of Emergency

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 16, 2018) – Washington County Government has issued a state of emergency due to the severity of flash flooding in the areas of Sharpsburg and the area of Rt. 67 south of Gapland Road to the County line. Read more...

 

Washington County Celebrates Infrastructure Week

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 14, 2018) – Washington County Government joins in the excitement of Infrastructure Week, a national week of education and advocacy encouraging all Americans that it is time to build, specifically highlighting the state of our nation’s infrastructure—roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more. Read more...

Washington County Farmers Market Opening Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development is excited to announce that the Washington County Farmers Market, a Producers Market Only, will be open to the public every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Read more...

 

Lane Closures at Multiple Locations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 9, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department announces early morning lane closures at multiple locations on Thursday, May 10, 2018 that will run from midnight to 6:30 a.m. Read more...

 

Call for Applicants

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 7, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is looking for applicants for the Hagerstown Regional Airport Advisory Commission and the Mental Health Authority. Read more...

 

Road Closure on Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 2, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces a road closure at the section of Bottom Road at the intersection with Clear Spring Road (Maryland Route 68) in Pinesburg, and south therefrom approximately 700 feet.  Read more...

 

May Day in the Market

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 2, 2018) – In collaboration with Valley Co-op and the City of Hagerstown, the Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development is excited to announce a ‘May Day at the Market’ on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Read more...

 

2018 John Frye Historic Preservation Awards

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners awarded three local citizens at the 40th Annual John Frye Historic Preservation Awards luncheon. Read more...

 

Potomac River Treatment

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to notify all citizens that the Maryland Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, will treat a targeted area of the Potomac River in Washington County. Read more...

 

Improvements Being Made to Main Street in Keedysville

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 30, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) announces the commencement of a reconstruction and safety improvement project on MD 845A (Main Street) between both intersections of MD 34 (Shepherdstown Pike)Read more...

 

Town of Williamsport Awarded Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 26, 2018) – The Town of Williamsport is excited to announce that it has been awarded the Chesapeake Bay Trust grant in the amount of $5,000. Read more...

 

Washington County Celebrates Earth Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 24, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners joined Fountaindale Elementary school in celebrating Earth Day. Read more...

 

Phone book Recycling Challenge

AGERSTOWN, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Washington County Government Solid Waste Department is collaborating with Grosh’s Lawn Service to promote the 2018 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Read more...

 

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Presents Yumi Hogan Exhibit

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2018) – Over one hundred particpants attended a private event Friday evening at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, as Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan presented her exhibition Nature’s Harmony: East and West. Read more...

 

Cascade Town Centre Advancements

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 13, 2018) – Washington County Government is encouraged by the advancements made by JGBLI during a recent business delegation trip to South Korea in March. Read more...

 

Proposed Modifications to be Introduced at Public Hearings

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 11, 2018) – The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, will hold public hearings on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to consider modifications to the Water and Sewer rates for FY2019 and certain Landfill User Fees.  Read more...

 

Lane Closure on Halfway Boulevard

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 9, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to announce a lane closure beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Read more...

 

Washington County Facilitates School Security Task Force

HAGERSTOWN, MD (April 4, 2018) – At the direction of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator established a Task Force of local leaders and stakeholders in the Security of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS). Read more...

Ring Container Technologies Expands Nationwide

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2018) – Washington County Department of Business Development is excited to welcome Ring Container Technologies to the local area. Read more...

 

Garis Shop Road Reopening

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2018) – The Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Garis Shop Road at the bridge over Antietam Creek. Read more...

 

Washington County Government Offices Closed on Good Friday

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2018) – In observance of Good Friday, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018. Read more...

 

Maryland Dairy of Distinction Applications now Available

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 27, 2018) – The Washington County Agricultural Department of Business Development in partnership with the Maryland Dairy Industry Association is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Maryland Dairy of Distinction Awards. Read more...

Washington County Gaming Commission Accepting Applications for Funding

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 23, 2018) – The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin the 2018 funding cycle beginning on April 1, 2018. Read more...

 

Update: Washington County Government Closed

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 21, 2018) – Due to a re-evaluation of weather and road conditions, all non-essential Washington County Government offices and facilities will be closing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Read more...

Washington County Government on Liberal Leave

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 21, 2018) – Washington County Government would like to announce that due to inclement weather conditions and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees. Read more...

Road Reopening: Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2018) –The Washington County Division of Engineering announces the reopening of Bottom Road at Maryland Route 68, Pinesburg, and to the south therefrom. Read more...

 

Washington County Celebrates Small Business Success

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2018) – Please join the Washington County Department of Business Development on March 21, 2018 as we celebrate the accomplishments from the Western Region of the Maryland Small Business Development Center. Read more...

 

County Encourages Citizens to Take Caution During Winter Weather

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 20, 2018) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Washington County until 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Read more...

 

New Update for Inspections in Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 16, 2018) – Washington County Division of Construction in conjunction with the Division of Plan Review and Permitting, will be implementing a new enhancement to inspections called Email Notifications. Read more...

 

Meet and Greet with Local Farmers

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 13, 2018) – In collaboration with Valley Co-op, the Washington County Agricultural Education Center is excited to announce a ‘Meet and Greet with Your Local Farmers’ on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read more...

 

Saint Patrick's Day RunFest Road Closures

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 12, 2018) – The Washington County Highway Department would like to announce a road closure on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon. Participants in the Saint Patrick’s Day Run Fest Half Marathon will be passing through Marty Snook Park as part of their course. Read more...

 

Text to 9-1-1 in Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 28, 2018) – Washington County Government and the Division of Emergency Services would like to share the following information from Governor Larry Hogan and the state of Maryland’s Board of Public Works. Read more...

 

UPDATE: Kemps Mill Road Closure Cancelled
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 12, 2018) - The Washington County Highway Department would like to provide an update regarding the closure of Kemps Mill Road at the bridge at Snug Harbor to remove debris. The closure has been cancelled. Read more...

 

Liberal leave in effect
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 7, 2018) -  Washington County Government would like to announce that due to inclement weather conditions and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential Washington County employees. Read more...

 

Board of County Commissioners appoints three positions
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 6, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Buchanan to Director of Office of Grant Management, Susan Small to Business Leader within the Department of Business Development and Brittany Higgins to Public Relations Coordinator in the Department of Public Relations & Marketing. Read more...

 

Board of County Commissioners appoints new Chief Financial Officer
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 6, 2018) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners would like to announce the appointment of Sara Greaves to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Read more...

 

UPDATE: Debris removal on Kemps Mill Road postponed
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 5, 2018) - The Washington County Highway Department would like to provide an update regarding the closure of Kemps Mill Road at the bridge at Snug Harbor to remove debris. The project has been postponed due to upcoming inclement weather being forecasted for the original dates of February 8 and 9. Read more...

 

Portion of Kemps Mill Road to close for debris removal
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 5, 2018) - The Washington County Highway Department would like to announce the closure of Kemps Mill Road at the bridge at Snug Harbor to remove debris. Read more...

 

Liberal leave in effect for Washington County Government employees until noon
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 5, 2018) - Washington County Government would like to announce that due to inclement weather conditions and Washington County Public Schools being closed today, liberal leave is in effect for all Washington County employees until noon. Read more...

Earlier News

State of Maryland awards county almost $1.4 million
HAGERSTOWN, MD (January 30, 2018) - On January 11, 2018 the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) formalized a Rural Legacy Program (RLP) Grant Agreement in the amount of $1.359 million with the Washington County Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Read more...
 

Md 68 bridge over the Conococheague Creek closed 01/18/2018
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 17, 2018) - The Washington County Division of Public Works, Highway Department, would like to announce the closure of the MD 68 bridge over the Conococheague Creek in Williamsport on Thursday, January 18th from approximately 9AM - 3PM. Read more...

 

UPDATE: Freezing temperatures impact Conococheague Creek
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 15, 2018) - The Washington County Board of County Commissioners and the Division of Emergency Services (DES) would like to provide an update regarding the conditions in Williamsport along the Conococheague Creek. Read more...

 

UPDATE: Freezing temperatures impact Conococheague Creek
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 14, 2018) - The Washington County Board of County Commissioners and the Division of Emergency Services would like to provide an update regarding the hazardous conditions in Williamsport along the Conococheague Creek. Read more...

 

Freezing temperatures impact Conococheague Creek
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 14, 2018) - The Washington County Board of County Commissioners and the Division of Emergency Services would like to advise citizens of the hazardous conditions evolving in Williamsport along the Conococheague Creek. Read more...

 

Washington County government offices closed MLK Day
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 12, 2018) - In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018. Read more...

 

Allegiant hits the road with getaway car and chance to win flights for life
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 12, 2018) - The Hagerstown Regional Airport is pleased to announce that Allegiant will be hosting a giveaway this week.  Everyone has a chance to win flights for life or flights for a year! Read more...

 

MEDIA ALERT: Allegiant to host contest to win flights for life or flights for a year

 

Multiple evening meetings and programs cancelled due to inclement weather
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 8, 2018) - Due to inclement weather and projected poor road conditions, Washington County has multiple meetings and programs cancelled for this evening. Read more...

 

County urges citizens to take precautions during cold snap
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (January 4, 2018) - The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerously cold temperatures over the next couple of days. The Washington County Division of Emergency Services encourages citizens to plan accordingly. Read more...

 

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