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Application Reopens for Online Sales & Telework Opportunities

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 18, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announced on October 4, 2021, applications for the Online Sales and Telework Opportunities Grant Program had been reopened. This grant program is intended to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offer employees telework opportunities.      Application acceptance began

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Pickleball Courts are now available in several county parks

Additional Pickleball Courts in County Parks

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 15, 2021) – Washington County Parks and Recreation announces additional pickleball courts have been added to Regional Park. The County has received increased interest in pickleball and to accommodate the sport, lines have been added to the tennis courts at Regional Park. In addition to the pickleball courts at

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USDA Introduces New Insurance Policy for Farmers Who Sell Locally

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 13, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is excited to add another tool to our local farmers’ toolbox. Based upon research and feedback from producers who grow food for their communities, the new USDA Insurance Policy will be available beginning with the 2022 crop year.    The Micro

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USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Response and Safety Grant’

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 12, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces another agricultural grant is open to food processors, distributors, farmers markets, and producers. The Pandemic Response and Safety Grant from the USDA began accepting applications on October 6, 2021. The minimum funding request is $1,500 and the maximum amount is $20,000. No cost-sharing or

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Gilbert Hills Drive

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 12, 2021) – Washington County Highway Department announces Gilbert Hills Drive between Mayfair Avenue and Sherwood Drive will be closed until further notice for road repairs.   The County encourages drivers to proceed with caution while in this area.   For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations

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Public Hearing for Black Rock PUD Rescheduled for November 2nd

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 5, 2021) – Washington County Department of Planning and Zoning announces the Board of County Commissioners public hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at Kepler Theater. The public hearing is in regards to a major change request

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Independence Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 5, 2021) – Washington County Highway Department announces Independence Road from Route 40 to the F.O.P. Lodge will be closed from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for debris removal on the following days:   Wednesday, October 6th Thursday, October 7th Monday, October 11th Tuesday, October 12th Wednesday, October 13th

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Online Sales and Telework Grant Program

Application Reopens for Online Sales & Telework Opportunities

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 4, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces applications for the Online Sales and Telework Opportunities Grant Program has been reopened. This grant program is intended to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offer employees telework opportunities.      Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. EST

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Ritchie Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 30, 2021) – Washington County Highway Department announces Ritchie Road will be closed between Wise Road and McAfee Hill Road on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The road will be closed for pipe replacement.   The County encourages drivers to proceed with caution while

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Washington County Division Restructuring

Washington County Government Restructures Multiple Divisions

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 29, 2021) – Washington County Government announces the restructuring of several County divisions by reassigning staff from the Division of Plan Review & Permitting to the following divisions, effective October 2, 2021: Permits & Inspection (formerly Division of Construction) Engineering Planning & Zoning The restructuring streamlines planning, zoning, engineering, permitting,

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Apply Today for the USDA Pandemic Response & Safety Grant Program

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces the rollout of the USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program.  The Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program provides funding to help small specialty crop producers, food processors, manufacturers, distributors, and farmers markets recover costs incurred by responding to

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Apply Today for Northeast SARE Farmer Grant

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 28, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces the Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Farmer Grant Program.  The cap on this grant is $30,000 and grant applications are due by November 16, 2021.     The grant program is open to all commercial farm business owners and farm

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POSTPONED: Public Hearing for Black Rock PUD

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 20, 2021) – Washington County Department of Planning and Zoning announce the public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at Kepler Theater regarding a major change request (RZ-21-003) for the Black Rock PUD has been postponed. A new date for a public hearing has

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Boil Advisory for Mt. Aetna Water System

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 15, 2021) – The Washington County, Maryland Department of Water Quality announces a precautionary boil water advisory to customers at 21738 – 21835 Academy Terrace on the Mt. Aetna Water System.   Because of water line break and repair, a boil water advisory is issued.   It is recommended

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PROJECT RESTORE – Grant Application Opens Today at Noon

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 8, 2021) – The application for Project Restore, led by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is scheduled to open today at noon. MDHCD is administering $25 million to provide financial support to Maryland’s new or expanding businesses to help incentivize commercial investment in vacant retail and

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Walnut Point West

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 8, 2021) – Washington County Highway Department announces Walnut Point West will be closed between Route 40 and Walnut Point Road beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, through Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The road will be closed for the replacement of a headwall.  

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Roads Reopen in Washington County, MD

HAGERSTOWN, MD (September 3, 2021) – The Washington County Highway Department announces the following roads are now open that were closed due to flooding from Tropical Depression Ida:   Kemps Mill Road from the Mill to Snug Harbor Licking Creek Road from Keefer Road to the dead end Independence Road from Route 40 to the FOP

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