Frederick County News

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

Asian business owners see challenges, rewards

Sharad Doshi said business owners in general, regardless of their race or ethnicity, face the same sets of obstacles to start operations.

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

Asian businesses on rise in Frederick Co.

The number of Asian-owned businesses in Frederick County grew from 218 with $46.4 million in sales in 1997 to 699 firms with $289.6 million worth of sales in 2007, the last year for which data is available, according to Elizabeth Chung, executive director of the Asian American Center of Frederick.

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

Lower salaries drive teachers out of Frederick Co.

After a vote by the Frederick County Board of Education on Wednesday, school system employees are actually looking at a .5 percent pay cut in fiscal 2013, according to Gary Brennan, president of the Frederick County Teachers Association.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 02:00am EST

Fort Detrick plans to shed pipelines

Fort Detrick is going forward with plans to decentralize its aging boiler system -- most of it more than 30 years old -- beginning as early as summer 2013.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 02:00am EST

Frederick police say man made up stabbing report

Frederick police say a man who reported being stabbed and sexually assaulted made the story up.

Saturday - 02/25/2012, 05:57pm EST

Lawmakers question monitoring employees, students on social media

When former correctional officer Robert Collins was asked to turn over his Facebook log in information to a superior, he was concerned that his rights were being violated

Saturday - 02/25/2012, 02:00pm EST

No raises, but furloughs for Frederick Co. teachers

The latest budget for Frederick County Public schools is balanced, but teachers could receive some furlough days instead of the raise they were hoping for.

Saturday - 02/25/2012, 01:10pm EST
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