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.

Hagerstown Speedway shut down by health department

Health department closes the Hagerstown Speedway

The Washington County Health Department closed the Hagerstown Speedway. The reason? For non-compliance with Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hagerstown Raceway has been non-compliant for months now. They’ve been holding races open to the general public in defiance of the law. People haven’t practiced social distancing. People have not worn …

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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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