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Md. Senate panel gets behind scaled-down version of Saylor bill

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate is moving forward with a scaled-back version of a plan to connect law enforcement trainers with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Posted: April 02, 2015
City funding to change for nonprofits next budget year

Both the Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Tourism Council of Frederick County will see increased funding from the city of Frederick under the mayor’s proposed budget.

Posted: April 02, 2015
Parking budget includes funds for new software, vehicle and repairs

The city of Frederick may add funding to the parking department for software, a new vehicle and building repairs.

Posted: April 02, 2015
Catherine Sappington says helping others, keeping the faith keys to reaching 103

The year Catherine Sappington was born, the Titanic sank, the first automotive electric starter was introduced and Theodore Roosevelt lost to William Howard Taft in the Republican convention.

Posted: April 02, 2015


Baseball: TJ's Javitt one cool customer in 9-2 win over Bears

He’s seen him play baseball for years, but even Osiris Javitt marvels at how well his son, A.J., keeps his cool under pressure.

Posted: April 02, 2015
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Local Roundup: Hawks' Farrell no-hits Cadets; Frownfelter gets 100th win


Posted: April 02, 2015
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Goalie Ellis elevating Oakdale

Last winter, after watching TJ Ellis more than capably play the midfield during an indoor lacrosse game, Gavin Donahue had a question for him.

Posted: April 01, 2015
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In the Schools

Mount St. Mary's education plan features real-life situations for teachers

Every prospective teacher in the state must undergo a stint of student teaching, in the hopes that firsthand experience in schools will cement their career choice. Education classes at Mount St. Mary’s take that requirement a step further, offering their students other opportunities to learn the logistics of teaching work outside the classroom — like planning a field trip.

Posted: April 01, 2015
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Degree goes to good use at Frederick Community College tutoring center

A Virginia woman is putting her Ph.D. into practice at Frederick Community College.

Posted: March 31, 2015
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School Notes: Frederick Board of Education cool on Young bill

Members of the Frederick County Board of Education are no fans of a bill from Frederick County Sen. Ron Young, a Democrat, though they won’t likely submit any sort of testimony disavowing the legislation.

Posted: March 30, 2015
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Community news

Food, Fun & Fundraisers — March 29


Posted: March 29, 2015
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Volunteer opportunities — March 29

The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League is looking for volunteers that meet the nonprofit’s criteria for foster homes for rescue Great Dane puppies. Great Danes are indoor dogs that require training and they can grow to between 100 and 200 pounds. For more information, visit

Posted: March 29, 2015
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Bridge Results

The Frederick Bridge Club games for the week were canceled due to snow.

Posted: March 08, 2015
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Birth announcements - Whitley Faye Meekins-Roderick

Whitley Faye Meekins-Roderick was born March 14 at Frederick Memorial Hospita...

Posted: March 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Clarabelle Despeaux

Clarabelle Despeaux was born Feb. 6 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She weigh...

Posted: March 15, 2015 - 2:00 am
Brian Collin Roby to wed Madeline Simpson Eby

Jeff and Chris Roby of Mount Airy, Maryland are excited to announce the engag...

Posted: March 13, 2015 - 2:00 am


David Blevins

Mr. David Blevins, 60, of New Market, passed away on March 31, 2015, after a ...

Posted: April 02, 2015 - 2:00 am
Roland Ridenour

Roland Ralph Ridenour was born March 30, 1928, and passed away March 31, 2015.

Posted: April 02, 2015 - 2:00 am
William Zavona

Mr. William Francis “Bill” Zavona, 77, of Frederick, passed away on Wednesday...

Posted: April 02, 2015 - 2:00 am

Letters from Your Town

Jingoistic column

In response to Saturday’s column in The Frederick News-Post by Charles Jenkins (“The Gathering Storm”), in which Jenkins adopted a decidedly jingoistic tone with regard to Iran, 1930s Germany, Hitler, Chamberlain, Israel, Netanyahu and the Obama administration:

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State budget based on solid planning

The Frederick News-Post’s Political Notes column reported on Friday that 10 Republicans in the Maryland General Assembly voted against the governor’s budget. Actually, it was not the governor’s budget that they voted against, but rather the House of Delegates’ revised version of the governor’s bu...

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Loss of adult swim leads to feeling of discrimination

When my husband and I moved to Frederick County, one of the considerations was a neighborhood with a pool in it. Having grown up spending our youthful summers at pools, we felt it important for our children to have that experience too. We found this at Lake Linganore.

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