Questions about county officials’ use of public funds and a county fleet vehicle were debated this week as political tensions remain high in Winchester Hall.
Like many major construction and development projects, plans for a downtown hotel and conference center in Frederick have been a long time in the making, and have evolved significantly from the first few proposals put forward more than a decade ago.
The city of Frederick has paid more than $75,000 for lobbying efforts on behalf of the downtown hotel and conference center in the past three years.
If there is one thing clear about the the proposed downtown Frederick hotel project — confusion has reigned about the estimated costs for the 200-room hotel and conference center.
Due to have her first child in June, Urbana Middle School teacher Nicole Long has considered the costs of day care, plus mortgage, car payments and other bills.
Frederick police are looking to buy a new armored vehicle — like the county sheriff’s office recently did — even though records show the vehicles are rarely used.
Months before Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced plans for two developers to help fund construction for two elementary schools, detailed negotiations with Gardner, the developers and other county officials led to changes in County Council legislation, emails indicate.
The dark shadow cast by an investigation of Clustered Spires Golf Club has started to lift.
Frederick Community College has settled with two former employees who alleged they were fired for revealing financial mismanagement and unethical actions at the school.
Frederick County Public Schools asked the state to revoke the teaching certification for two FCPS instructors who left their jobs after the date allowed by their contracts, staff say.
One day back in 2009, Lissette Colón’s sixth-grade son came home from West Frederick Middle School and announced he had been suspended for a day.
Despite the growing list of safety precautions at Fort Detrick labs, researchers are still in danger of exposing themselves to biological agents and toxins.
While sitting in a boiling hot water bath in a Fort Detrick lab, a plastic tube holding a biological warfare agent popped open. Steam rose up out of the bath.
The Army Corps of Engineers will continue using the epoxy coating that led to a $10 million fire at a Fort Detrick lab last year but will keep a closer watch during construction.
Countywide enrollment in advanced academics courses has grown in the past three school years but dropped at all but six of Frederick County's public middle and high schools since 2012-2013, according to an analysis of school system data.
A series of spats over construction work has bruised Kirby Delauter’s relationships with town leaders, losing him the support of two mayors and a town commissioner in the council district he is striving to win.
Revenue from voided parking tickets in Frederick for calendar year 2013 could have helped cover the $75,000 budgeted by the city in fiscal 2014 for replacing tennis courts at Max Kehne Park or renovating basketball courts at Mullinix Park.
More than 80 percent of the food vendors at last year’s Great Frederick Fair used unsafe food practices, according to inspections by the Frederick County Health Department.
State inspectors have asked amusement ride owners at the Frederick fairgrounds to replace a missing bumper on the Kiddie Scrambler. They've told them to fix the holding brake on the Pirate Ship.
Emails from Sheriff Chuck Jenkins’ visit to the Texas border reveal his concern about media coverage of the trip and his frustration with public criticism of it.
Single mother Lisa Hernandez spent years glancing between real estate listings full of fixer-uppers and her children as they played in a neighborhood that was growing less safe.
Devin Whitfield began elementary school like many other students: eager to go to class, aided by a special education program for his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.