Other driver identified in recent Frederick County crash was from Washington County
A Smithsburg resident was among the fatalities last Thursday after a head-on crash on U.S. 40 east of the Washington County/Frederick County line, according to Maryland State Police. Shawn Patrick Whalen, 56, of Smithsburg, was the driver of the 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck in the crash that occurred Thursday...
Frederick County Council Approves Amendments To Proposed Property Tax Credit Ordinances
The legislation would enhance these credits for senior citizens and military veterans. Frederick, Md (KM) Two bills which would enhance property tax credits for Frederick County’s senior citizens and retired military will once again undergo public hearings. The Council on Tuesday approved amendments to these measures which would reduce the amount of credits being provided.
Community in Frederick County doing proactive testing of drinking water sources
BRUNSWICK, Md. (DC News Now) — With municipalities across the region on alert for so-called “forever chemicals” in the drinking water, the Frederick County community of Brunswick is trying to get ahead of the curve. They are testing for PFAS, a residue from non-stick cookware and many cleaning products. The town’s water utilities director says […]
Simpson plans to re-file forced road labor bill next year
A Frederick County state delegate plans to refile a bill next year that would remove a Jim Crow-era law affecting the city of Frederick, after the measure failed in this year’s legislative session. The bill sponsored by Delegate Karen Simspon (D-Frederick) would have repealed a 1917 state law specific...
Man Dies After Wife Accidentally Backs Car Over Him: Police
Police have contacted "all appropriate next of kin" but have withheld the victim's name at the family's request and an investigation has been launched.
Trans Health Equity Act Passes Md. House Of Delegates
It would provide gender-affirming treatment for those on Medicaid. Annapolis, Md (KM) Legislation to require the Maryland Medical Assistance Program to provide gender-affirming treatment to low income trans-gender residents passed the House of Delegates last Saturday, and is being considered by the State Senate. “The bill simply expands access to to Medicaid much like five our of the seven insurance providers already provide the gender-affirming treatment,” says Frederick County Delegate Kris Fair, one of the co-sponsors of this bill. .
Md. woman accidentally runs over husband, killing him: police
A woman accidentally ran over her husband on Thursday, killing him, at their home in Urbana, police said. The man was in his 80s, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Todd Wivell said in an interview at the scene. The sheriff’s office will not be releasing the man’s name at the request of the family, he said.
County Council votes to expand one property tax program, considers amendments for two others
The Frederick County Council on Tuesday voted to expand the eligibility criteria of surviving spouses of disabled military veterans for a county property tax program. The bill was one of three introduced by Councilman Steve McKay that would broaden the number of seniors and military members who would be eligible for property tax credits.
Man shot in Frederick County, police investigating
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) –The Frederick Police Department is investigating an incident that led to one person being shot on Saturday afternoon. Police said that at around 4:30 p.m., they responded to the 100 block of West All Saints Street after an officer in the neighborhood overheard the sound of a gunshot. When […]
Frederick County Transition Report Released Monday Night
It contains recommendations on better ways for county government to function. Frederick, Md (KM) After several months of work, a transition report for Frederick County has been completed. County Executive Jessica Fitzwater released the report during a public information briefing on Monday night at Winchester Hall. . “It’s finally here,” she said to some of the citizens who helped prepared the document.
School board to hear about special education audit, library book selection this week
The Frederick County Board of Education on Wednesday will hear about an ongoing audit of the district’s special education programs, the process for selecting library books and more. Reviewers from Public Consulting Group (PCG), a Boston-based firm that’s conducting an independent review of Frederick County Public Schools’ services for...
Automated speed cameras being set up in I-70 work zone
Speedsters on Interstate 70 can expect to get citations through a state automated-speed enforcement system in the Crystal Falls Drive work-zone area starting with violations on April 9, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. The state is replacing the I-70 bridges over Crystal Falls Drive, which is west of...
With mortgage rates up, cash buyers more common in housing market
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Many norms have been changed by the pandemic. One such example is the current spike in homebuyers paying all cash. “It was the traffic. Traffic was always backed up every day, so we decided to move here, and it’s quiet,” said Gil Grillot of Frederick County. Grillot moved […]
FCPS teams up with Baltimore Ravens to create girls’ flag football program
National Girls and Women in Sports Day was celebrated on Feb. 1. On this day, a Maryland NFL team, the Baltimore Ravens, announced a partnership with Under Armour and Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). The partnership will introduce the first-ever program for girls’ flag football in Maryland. This initiative...
Man dead after wife accidentally runs him over in Frederick Co.
A man in Frederick County, Maryland, is dead after his wife accidentally ran him over Thursday afternoon, authorities said. According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call in the 4200 block of Araby Church Road in Urbana for a reported vehicle incident involving an SUV just before 4 p.m. on March 16.
Standouts | Hood Magazine Spring ’23
Originally from Bellaire, Ohio, Andrea Trio earned a bachelor’s in music education (K-12) from West Virginia University. After moving to Frederick, Maryland, Trio taught music for 10 years at several schools, including Ballenger Creek Elementary, Green Valley Elementary and Spring Ridge Elementary, also serving as a behavioral specialist at the latter. In 2011, Trio was named a Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher, an honor which is presented annually in Frederick County and sponsored by Hood.
Fitzwater releases transition report with 64 recommendations
Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater shared a report on Monday that outlined what her administration will prioritize for the county in the next four years. Since the formation of Fitzwater’s transition team in December, more than 130 people were part of eight committees that explored and offered recommendations for economic development and jobs in Frederick County, education and workforce development, government innovation and more.
Fiery head-on crash leaves two dead in Frederick County
That's where police say the driver of a Nissan Sentra crossed from the east to westbound lane, striking an oncoming Ford F-150.
Frederick County Public Schools Youth Art Month Student Exhibition — through March 26. The annual exhibition features hundreds of 2D and 3D artworks in a variety of media created by students from each public school within Frederick County. Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 301-698-0656, delaplaine.org. Frederick...
Bill To Assist Victims Of Sexual Assaults Could Pass The Md. General Assembly This Year
Similar bills have passed both chambers of the Legislature. Annapolis, Md (KM) A bill to assist victims of sexual assault could be passed this year by the Maryland General Assembly. The legislation would require state’s attorneys who are not pursuing charges against suspects in sexual assault cases to explain the reasons for their decisions.
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