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Division of Permits and Inspections to Oversee Process for Town of Keedysville

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 22, 2021) – On October 25, 2021, a resolution/ordinance to authorize and enter into a memorandum of understanding for building code enforcement, permitting, and inspection services was adopted between the Town of Keedysville and the Washington County Board of County Commissioners. Effective Monday, December 6, 2021, the Washington County Division of Permits and

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Division of Permits and Inspections Expands Online Services

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 22, 2021) – The Washington County Division of Permitting and Inspections announces an expansion to its online services for permitting. Citizens can now submit various permits, trade licenses, and registrations via the Citizen Access portal. All applicants must be registered with Citizen Access before being able to move forward

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Offices will be closed 11/25/21 and 11/26/21 in observance of Thanksgiving

Washington County Government Closed for Thanksgiving

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 22, 2021) – In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, 2021. County services will operate as listed below:   The Hagerstown Regional Airport terminal and airfield will operate during regularly scheduled business hours. Administrative offices and the

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Offices will be closed 11/11/21 in observance of Veterans Day

Washington County Government Closed for Veterans Day

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 9, 2021) – In observance of Veterans Day, Washington County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021. County services will operate as listed below:   The Hagerstown Regional Airport terminal and airfield will operate during regularly scheduled business hours. Administrative offices and the maintenance department will be closed.

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Seeking Applicants for Washington County Commission for Women

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2021) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Washington County Commission for Women.   Applicants must be competent individuals who are familiar with the resources available for women and girls, as well as interested in providing assistance to promote the

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Maryland Department of Commerce Announces Two Opportunities for Tech Startups

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development shares the following information that was released from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The first opportunity, aimed at growing Maryland’s early-stage technology companies with help from investors, the Maryland Innovation Investment Tax Credit program has officially launched. The program, which has $2M in

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Online Sales and Telework Grant Program

Online Sales & Telework Opportunities Grant Program Closes at 2 p.m. Today

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 2, 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 closes

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Washington County Road Closed

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Bottom Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 29, 2021) – Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Bottom Road between the tannery to the quarry on Monday, November 1 through Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for debris removal.   The County encourages drivers to proceed with caution while in

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Washington County Road Closed

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Pecktonville Road Over Licking Creek

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 27, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Engineering announces a road closure on Pecktonville Road at the bridge over Licking Creek on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for a routine bridge inspection.   In the event of inclement weather, the inspection and road

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COVID-19 Resiliency Planning Survey

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 27, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces its partnership with Tri-County Council for Western Maryland in presenting the COVID-19 Resiliency Planning Survey to local businesses.   As part of the funding from a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic

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Western Maryland Consortium Unveils Reemployment Grant

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 27, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is honored to partner with a local and regional workforce development organization, the Western Maryland Consortium, to announce a new grant opportunity.   The Western Maryland Consortium announced the Reemployment Grant is now available for companies in Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. The

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Ivy Hill Farm, Washington County's Farm of the Year 2021

Washington County Announces 2021-2022 Farm of the Year

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 27, 2021) – The Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Farm of the Year, Ivy Hill Farm. The Farm of the Year program recognizes a Washington County farm that showcases excellence in agriculture and promotes a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today’s farmers. Production,

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Washington County Road Closed

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Closure on Mt. Aetna Road

HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 26, 2021) – Washington County Highway Department announces a road closure on Mt. Aetna Road between White Hall Road and Mapleville Road on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for pipe installation.   The County encourages drivers to proceed with caution while in this area.

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Online Sales and Telework Grant Program

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Apply for the Online Sales & Telework Opportunities Grant Program

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 26, 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.      Only one week

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Online Sales and Telework Grant Program

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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