Frederick County News

Md.'s Catoctin Zoo plans educational center

The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo near Thurmont says it's planning an expansion.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:17am EST

Saving gas: Sometimes it's the little things

A depressed economy, high gas prices and limited incomes make it difficult for some motorists to adhere to a vehicle maintenance schedule, but keeping cars maintained goes a long way in reducing fuel consumption, several local mechanics said Wednesday.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:00am EST

Sharpshooters kill 226 deer in Md. national park

The National Park Service says sharpshooters killed 226 white-tailed deer at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont in the third year of a herd-reduction program.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 04:06pm EST

Suspicious coconut partially evacuates courthouse

A coconut lying next to a column near the Frederick County courthouse caused police and fire personnel to evacuate the outside area and one inside office for about 20 minutes Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:00pm EST

In Thurmont, all eyes on G-8 summit

For town Commissioner Wayne Hooper and other Thurmont officials, concerns about possible protests and commotion during the upcoming G-8 summit at Camp David seem to be outweighed by excitement over the event.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 10:00am EST

School system to fine-tune its gifted program

Frederick County Public Schools will implement a new gifted and talented program in every middle school beginning this fall.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Frederick Co. hotels brace for G-8 summit

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:54pm EST

Alert system helps Frederick County parents stay informed

Getting secondhand information about significant events at a child's school is nerve-wracking for parents, faculty for Frederick County Public Schools say. So they've done something about it.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 06:36am EST

Rabid raccoon prompts safety warning in Frederick County

After a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Frederick County, authorities are warning residents to take caution.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 10:03pm EST

Panel faults Fort Detrick, Md., groundwater study

A 2009 federal study that concluded groundwater contamination from Fort Detrick was unlikely to have harmful health effects was flawed, a national scientific panel said Monday, prompting two U.S. senators to demand a faster cleanup of the Superfund site in Frederick.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:28pm EST

Report: Groundwater contamination in Area B deemed indeterminate

Exposure data used by a federal agency in its study of groundwater contamination at Fort Detrick's Area B was inadequate and the seepage should have been considered "an indeterminate public-health hazard," the National Research Council said today

Monday - 03/05/2012, 02:00pm EST

Cash registers whirring as economy slowly revives

Some Frederick merchants are seeing an increase in foot traffic into their businesses, but they also worry that increasing gas prices could limit or stop any sign of recovery.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 02:00am EST

Going electric: Electric car owners aren't looking back

John and Susan Hanson have always been environmentally astute. Their purchase of a Nissan Leaf brought about a real lifestyle change.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 02:00am EST

Landlord's failure to pay water bills leaves 260 without water.

Frederick County turned off the faucet for 260 customers in the first two months of this year.

Sunday - 03/04/2012, 02:00am EST

Frederick looks to revise water, sewer impact fees

Frederick is working out how to recoup the cost of new water and sewer lines without setting fees so high they drive away prospective water and sewer customers.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 06:00am EST

Bill would allow teachers' spouses on school board

Maryland legislators are looking to roll back an unusual Maryland law that prohibits spouses of Frederick County public school teachers from serving on the local Board of Education.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 06:00am EST

Tour Frederick with touch of a finger

Learning Frederick's rich history is now as simple as a swipe of the finger with the new Frederick Walking Tour smartphone application.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:00am EST

Former trooper tells police he planned to kill woman

A Woodsboro man faces multiple charges after police said he assaulted a woman and later told officers he planned to kill her, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:00pm EST

Fort Detrick to modernize, decentralize heat pipes

Fort Detrick officials say they are planning to modernize and decentralize the aging network of steel steam pipes that snake across the post.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 03:11pm EST

Pirate-themed menu at The Buzz starts Tuesday

The Buzz in Monrovia will celebrate the classic 1985 movie "The Goonies" with a menu themed around it.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 02:00am EST
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