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Posted on: September 23, 2020

New City-Based Business Microgrant Program Launches Today

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development is offering a new conditional grant program utilizing funds from the Federal CARES Act to assist local small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development announces the launch of a new grant program for local small businesses opening today. The COVID-19 Back In Business Conditional Microgrant Program is designed to financially assist City-based small ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Special Workshop Scheduled to Continue Discussions of the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Commission will continue its discussions of the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 6 PM. The community is encouraged to participate and to view the latest draft.

How to view: 

  • Cable: Channel 99
  • Streaming: Ch...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 09/17/2020

At the September 17, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An ordinance for the disposition of real property located at 213 Bishops Glen Drive. This property was purchased by the City using US Department o...
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Frederick News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Search for Next Chief of Police Begins

The City of Frederick is excited to announce the opening of its search for Chief of Police of the Frederick Police Department today, September 14, 2020. The job posting is available for application and will remain open for thirty (30) days.

To support the ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation Work Moves to Amber Meadows, Heather Ridge and Carroll Parkway

The next portion of sewer rehabilitation work in The City of Frederick will start on Monday, September 14, 2020, in the Amber Meadows, Heather Ridge, and Carroll Parkway communities. The work is expected to be completed within the week.

In February, The Ci...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Names Director of Housing and Human Services

Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramenta Cottrell as Frederick’s first Director of Housing and Human Services. Cottrell’s appointment was approved by the Board of Aldermen during a closed sessi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mayor O'Connor Notes Election Day as an Administrative Holiday for The City of Frederick

Mayor Michael O’Connor announced today that all City of Frederick employees will be granted an administrative holiday for Election Day 2020 to ensure all have an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

“Voting is a fundamental righ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Mayor O’Connor to Hold Briefing Thursday Afternoon

Mayor Michael O’Connor will hold a public briefing tomorrow, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 5 PM to provide an update on the City’s Department of Housing and Human Services.

The briefing will be available for live viewing on Channel 9...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Mayor Calls for Closed Session of the Board of Aldermen

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meeting as a Closed Session in the boardroom at City Hall.

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Update to Market Street Pop Up Dining Hours

After consultation with local business owners and City staff, Pop Up dining hours for restaurants utilizing the Market Street closure (Patrick Street to Church Street; Church Street to Market Space) will change beginning this Friday, September 11, 2020.

Th...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 09/03/2020

At the September 3, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • An agreement with Downtown Frederick Partnership for the donation of public art to be installed at Carroll Creek Linear Park. Downtown Frederick Pa...
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Frederick News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Labor Day Observance: City Services & Schedule Changes

The City of Frederick’s facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020, to observe Labor Day, and some service schedules will change.

Parking

  • No payment required is at City garages and meters on Monday, September 7, 2020.

Residential Trash ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Community Action Health Center Receives Quality Improvement Award from HRSA

The City’s Department of Housing and Human Services is pleased to recognize its Community Action Health Center for its Health Center Quality Leader Award from The United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Health Cent...

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Frederick News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Portion of 16th Street to Close for Utility Installations

East 16th Street between East Street and Carey Place will be closed for utility installations associated with the Canterberry Station development beginning September 21, 2020.  The road will be closed to traffic and motorists will follow a detour...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Fall Programming with Parks and Recreation

Registration for The City of Frederick’s Parks and Recreation Fall 2020 programming is now available via WebTrac. There are countless opportunities to learn something new, refine your skills, or just meet new friends in the community. The Parks ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

New Commission and Board Vacancies Announced

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critical to the work and progress of the City. 

New vacancies include: 

  • Ethics Commission
  • Parks and Recre...
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Frederick News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Street Light Outages Expected due to Storm Repairs

Due to last night’s storm (August 23, 2020), Verizon will be making local repairs. The repairs are expected to cause street light outages in the following areas: 

  • Patrick Street from Butler Tire to Carroll Creek
  • Hamilton Avenue from Patri...
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Frederick News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Talley Fitness Center Closed through August 25th

The William R. Talley Fitness Center will be closed the remainder of today, August 24th and Tuesday, August 25th due to lack of air conditioning. Repairs are being made to ensure a safe exercise environment. Please call the cancellation line at 301-600-69...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Bentz Street to Remain Closed Overnight

Storm Impact Update: Due to debris, Bentz Street is closed between 3rd Street and 4th Street. The closure will continue overnight as crews continue to remove debris. Please avoid the area. 

Update: 9AM August 24th - Bentz Street has reopened.&...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Several Trees and Power Lines Down

Due to this evening’s weather event, there are several trees and power lines down in the City. Crews are working the scenes. First Energy has notified the City of several circuit outages, impacting approximately 3000 customers. As a reminder, pl...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 08/20/2020

At the August 20, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A two-year purchase of Microsoft Office 365 from Software House International for $103,389.25. The City first began using Office 365 in fiscal year 2...
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Frederick News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Water Meter Replacements Continue in Old Farm, Whittier and Walnut Ridge Communities

Beginning Monday, August 24, 2020, the City’s  Water Department will be working in the Old Farm, Whittier, and Walnut Ridge Communities to replace water meters as part of an upgrading process to the water metering system.  Tech...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Changes to Dill Avenue Street Sweeping and Parking Restriction Schedules

On July 20, 2020, the City announced a new parking restriction schedule for Dill Avenue.  The Street Maintenance Department will be adapting those original schedule changes to the schedule listed below. The expected impact on parking remains smal...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Upcoming Schedule for Planning and Development Presentations for NACs and Resident Feedback

The City of Frederick remains committed to community engagement - through Neighborhood Advisory Councils (NACs) and resident participation - during the COVID-19 pandemic. While during the State of Emergency the NACs are unable to meet, the Planning Depart...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Wednesday's Storm Causes Damage to Lighting Circuit

During the evening thunderstorm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the City sustained direct lightning hits and damage to our lighting circuit. The Department of Public Works will be addressing the impacts of the storm this evening, which may cause street lig...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

City Expands Opportunities for Food Trucks during COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Thursday, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a temporary expansion of mobile food unit (food truck) operations to support this industry in its recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the areas of operation allowed u...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Frederick Food Security Network Continues to Provide Support

The Frederick Food Security Network at Hood College, which collaborates with The City of Frederick’s Sustainability Department, will be expanding its operation to include hydroponics thanks to recent funding from the Ausherman Family Foundation....

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Planning Commission to discuss the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan at Upcoming Workshop

After focused discussion, data gathering, and drafting, the City’s Planning Commission will be discussing the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan at its upcoming August 17, 2020 Workshop. The purpose of the August 17th workshop is to present the secon...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Fair Housing Commission Looking to Fill Two Vacancies

The Fair Housing Commission is currently looking to fill two vacancies beginning October 2020. The role of this body is to investigate complaints of discriminatory practices in housing and to educate and inform the public on their rights to Fair Housing. ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation - Current Work Schedule

AM Liner East continues its work on City sewer liners this week in the areas of Spectrum Drive, Waverly Drive, Key Parkway, Tillman Place, Taney Avenue, Rockwell Terrace, West 2nd Street, and North Bentz Street. Work is expected to be complete by the end ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Utility Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

Beginning August 3, 2020, The Frederick Community Action Agency’s Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) began administering Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES funding to assist Frederick City residents with utility emergencies due to...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Water Main Break Repair on W. 2nd Street

The City of Frederick is currently repairing a water main break on the 100 Block of W. 2nd St from Court Street to Record Street. This portion of 2nd Street is closed to all traffic. Once water service is restored, residents may notice cloudy water. This ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 08/06/2020

At the August 6, 2020, Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • Dedication of public parkland in the Sycamore Ridge development. Per the City’s Land Management Code, the developer is required to provide ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

FPD Expands Body Worn Camera Program

The Frederick Police Department moved forward with the planned expansion of its body-worn camera program this past weekend on August 1, 2020. The Department first implemented the use of body-worn cameras in 2016 with the issuance of 18 devices to patrol d...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Preparing for the Potential Impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias

With Tropical Storm Isaias approaching our region, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for The City of Frederick today through Tuesday evening. The City of Frederick is taking necessary preparations as the storm could bring flooding and high winds into the F...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Upcoming Workshop to Discuss Citizen Oversight of Law Enforcement Agencies

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Acting Chief Patrick Grossman of the Frederick Police Department provided the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and the community an overview of the department’s use of force policies and general orders. A/Chief Grossman wil...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Frederick Community Action Agency in Need of Supplies and Food

The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) offers many services to the Frederick community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, FCAA has continued to adapt and expand services to meet the needs of the Frederick community. At this time, FCAA is in need of ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Virtual Awards Highlight Outstanding Local Employers

For nearly two decades, the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards – hosted by The City of Frederick, Frederick County Workforce Services, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce - have ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Water Main Break on Shookstown Road

The City of Frederick experienced a water main break this morning on Shookstown Road between Baughmans Lane and Rosemont Avenue. An 11-foot section was replaced, and the necessary rock was excavated. Water should be restored by 6 PM this evening. &nbs...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Members Needed for New Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group

In April, The City of Frederick adopted a resolution on the climate emergency that is impacting our community - locally and globally. It called for many actions and steps, including the formation of a Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group in partnersh...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

7/29/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view the 7/29/2020 Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good Morning.

As we continue to respond and take measures to keep our community safe, this morning I have a few updates and reminders. COVID-1...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Parks and Recreation Fall 2020 Field User Registration is Now Open

Registration to use sports fields at The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation sites is now open. Application packets are due by July 31, 2020, with the goal of issuing permits and schedule by August 14, 2020. 

The City of Frederick’s D...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Butterfly Lane Sidewalk Project Nears Completion

In addition to the recent opening of roadways (Contender Way and the Himes Avenue extension) in the area of Butterfly Lane/Westside Regional Park, the City’s Department of Public Works continues its efforts to ensure safe passage with the final ...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

7/22/2020 Mayoral Briefing - Recording

Please view the 7/22/2020 Mayoral Briefing. Scripts are provided below in English and Spanish.  

Good Morning. 

Each day we wake up and learn of another state that is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, hospital bed usage, and positi...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Applicants Needed to Fill Commission and Board Vacancies

The City of Frederick is currently seeking interested persons to fill vacancies on several boards and commissions. These positions are critical to the work and progress of the City. 

Current vacancies include: 

  • Airport Commission, Citizen ...
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Frederick News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

AmeriCorps Positions Available at FCAA

The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), in partnership with A STAR AmeriCorps, is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) openings for full-time AmeriCorps Members and one (1) part-time AmeriCorps Member to serve at the FCAA. Specifically, t...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Changes to Street Sweeping and Parking Restriction Schedules

The Street Maintenance Department will be implementing changes or additions to the parking restriction schedule for street sweeping in the Dill Avenue area. The expected impact on parking is minimal as only one side of the street will be closed at a time....

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Sewer Main Rehabilitation - Current Work Schedule

In February, The City of Frederick announced that contractor AM Liner East would be performing critical sewer lining services of the City’s sewer main linings. After a short pause in the spring due to the State of Emergency and affiliated closur...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Scottys Bus Lane Becomes Official with Reveal on July 21

In early July, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the renaming of the portion of Scholls Lane between Jefferson Street and Burck Street to Scottys Bus Lane in memory of Raymond Scott, Sr.  On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the new road name will b...

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Frederick News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

FCAA Continues to Evolve Programs to Meet Community Needs, including COVID-19 Testing

The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) offers many services to the Frederick community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, FCAA continues to adapt and expand services to meet the needs of the Frederick community. Please review the information below r...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 07/16/2020

At the July 16, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A contract with C. William Hetzer, Inc. to relocate Taxiway A – Phase 1 at the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). This work will relocate the...
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Frederick News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Roads Open with New Traffic Pattern as part of the Butterfly Lane Realignment

The City of Frederick is excited to announce upcoming road openings and new traffic patterns as part of the Butterfly Lane Road realignment. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the intersection of MD-180 and Himes Ave will open, along with Contender Way and the new...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Parks and Recreation Announce Additional ‘Return to Recreation’ Activities

After consultation with City leaders and the evolving reopening guidance from the State, the Parks and Recreation Department is announcing the following updates to operations, closures, and cancellations:  

  • Return to Recreation programming will be...
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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Rent Increases

In the City’s latest efforts to relieve residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance prohibiting the increase of rent and application of late fees during and after the Governor’s Stat...

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Frederick News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

An Update on the City's Pop Up Dining Program

Last week, The City of Frederick announced the Pop Up Dining program for restaurants throughout the City. Since the announcement, the Department of Economic Development has been working with the restauranteurs to discuss the options, resulting in more tha...

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Frederick Community Action Agency Acting Director Appointed

Janet Jones, FCAA’s Assistant Director of Medical Services, will serve as Acting Director.

On behalf of the City of Frederick, Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce Janet Jones as the Acting Director of the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA). 

Janet began her tenure with the FCAA as a Clinic Outreach Worker in 19...

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Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Dec. 14, Santa Fun Run

There will be a running event Saturday, December 14, 2019 along the Monocacy 5k route. Please be advised that temporary delays can be expected for rolling lane closures between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

More information about the event is available from the YMCA here

Run route attached

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Additional Info... Frederick News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Watershed Gate Closure

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The City of Frederick has closed and locked the gates on Fishing Creek Road at its junctions with Gambrill Park Road and Hamburg Road to protect critical habitat.

Press release

Frederick News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Press Conference Announcing City's 275th Anniversary

Press conference to be held on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 2:00PM in the City Hall Boardroom announcing the City’s upcoming 275th Anniversary

Full release here

Frederick News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

New City Website and Email Address Launch

The City of Frederick announces new website and email address launch.

Full media release

Frederick News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mayor O'Connor calls for Closed Session

Mayor Michael O'Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, Oct 16

Mayor Michael O’Connor has requested a Closed Session on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 immediately following the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Workshop. Mayor O’Connor will request a vote of the Aldermen to convene the meeting as a Closed ...

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Frederick News