Archive: Washington County

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Our Seed Swap is Growing “like a Zucchini Plant in the Summer”

By Allison Evans / April 16, 2024
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As Karen Mansfield of the Observer Reporter remarked in her March 26th article, “The Center for Coalfield Justice Seed Swap is growing like a zucchini plant in the summer.” We got a chuckle out of that because it was a brilliant analogy and oh so true! Our 4th Annual Seed Swap broke attendance records this […]

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Washington County awards its largest broadband project since the start of the initiative

By Paul Fedore / September 26, 2023
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On July 20th, the Washington County Commissioners awarded the final three projects for the third phase of the Broadband Program to Comcast. This group of projects is the largest and the most expensive since the start of the initiative back in 2021. These projects will extend broadband access too 2,600 previously unserved locations in East […]

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Tell your Commissioners: Practice Transparency when Spending Opioid Settlement Funds

By Paul Fedore / August 10, 2023
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There is a lot of money coming into local governments from the recent opioid settlements, and county commissioners are the ones in charge of spending it. There is nothing saying that the public must be made aware of how they spend the funds. We need to make sure these funds are used properly, and the […]

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Washington County Continues to Expand Broadband Service

By Paul Fedore / November 11, 2022
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Washington County is continuing to expand internet service in hopes that, ultimately, the entire county can access it. The latest phase of the Broadband Initiative plan will earmark $50 million over the next six to nine months to connect 5,000 homes, schools, and businesses to internet services. Thirty million of that is coming from the […]

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