Hagerstown

Here lie the posts I’ve written about Hagerstown, Maryland. It’s my adopted home. I moved here in 1994 after getting out of the Air Force.

It was intended to be a temporary move. I took a job in the area and decided I’d stay here a year or two and try to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I still haven’t figured that out.

Antietam Broadband removes ridiculous data usage caps

Antietam Broadband permanently removes data usage caps - BENT CORNER

My high-speed internet provider Antietam Broadband announced it is permanently removing data usage caps. From Ars Technica: The coronavirus pandemic caused big ISPs to put data caps on hold for a few months, but one small ISP is going a big step further and canceling the arbitrary monthly limits permanently. Antietam Broadband, which serves Washington County in …

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Why does the Hagerstown Police Department need 33 AR-15 rifles? (Update)

Why does the Hagerstown Police Department need 33 AR-15 rifles? - BENT CORNER

I was reading The Herald-Mail newspaper Monday when I read a piece about how the Hagerstown Police Department is obtaining 33 AR-15 “patrol” rifles from the Washington County Sherrif Department. They were purchased by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. In other news, Washington County evidently has its own narcotics task force. In a former …

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Rocky Ridge Collectibles announces it will reopen today [Updated]

Rocky Ridge Collectibles is a flea market located on the Maryland side of the Masson-Dixon Line. They announced on Facebook yesterday that they are reopening today.  The act is in defiance of the stay-at-home shutdown order directed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 23. This was because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of …

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Hagerstown Police sergeant caught selling police property on eBay

A police officer in the Hagerstown Police Department was caught selling police property on eBay. Things like body armor, spike strips, and police scanners, just to name a few. Evidently it had been going on for five years without anyone realizing items were going missing. From the official Facebook page for the Hagerstown Police Department: …

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