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Longtime fire chief honored by commissioners, issued citation
A devoted volunteer firefighter, who served as chief of the Barton Volunteer Fire Rescue Company 19 for 33 years, was honored by Allegany County commissioners Thursday evening.
19 more charged in Md. prison sex, smuggling case
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Federal authorities say 19 more people, including 14 correctional officers, have been indicted in a sex and smuggling conspiracy linked to a gang at Baltimore detention centers run by Maryland’s state prison agency.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein announced the superseding indictment Thursday in Baltimore.
Beauty schools under investigation but open
CUMBERLAND — The International Beauty School campuses in Cumberland and Winchester, Va., were visited by federal authorities Wednesday — but no one is saying why.
Garrett officials hope state comes through with money to help keep schools open
Garrett County Commission Chairman Robert Gatto, who serves as an ex-officio member on the board of education, made a motion at Tuesday’s commission meeting to designate $2.2 million to the board for fiscal 2015 with the amount to be reduced if funding is secured from the state.
Iowa clock brings repairman to Queen City
Ask Rory Demesy what time it is and he’ll tell you how to build a clock, or fix one, a big one.
Seriously. That’s what he does.
Secession group to hold first town hall meeting
A town hall style meeting to discuss a proposal that the five westernmost counties in Maryland exit the state is planned for Friday evening at Allegany College of Maryland.
State superintendent visits Garrett County schools
Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery visited Garrett County Public Schools on Friday.
Burlington man gets eight-year prison sentence in federal court
A Burlington man was among eight people who were sentenced recently in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina Groh.
Museum officials seek $2.75 million for renovations
Officials with the Allegany Museum have sent a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley dated Oct. 21, asking for $2.75 million in funding for the completion of proposed renovations to the museum’s Pershing Street facility.
Biomedical classes to be offered in area high schools
With Maryland being home for more than 500 biosciences companies, the Allegany County Board of Education announced last week that it will participate in a program that will bring biomedical class offerings to county high school students.
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