Josh Nixon and Steven Diehl, both trackmen with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, cut off bolts to spin the rail around, making a new edge near Woodcock Hollow on Thursday. The two said track maintenance is performed during the winter months when the train is not running.
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Police not dispatched during murder
A neighbor’s report of “loud banging” and “screaming” at 27 Browning St. the night of Sept. 5 made it to the Allegany County 911 center — but not to the Cumberland Police Department that routinely handles such calls.
Cumberland Police were first sent to 27 Browning on Sept. 8 — at killer’s request
The first time Cumberland Police were called to 27 Browning St. was on Sept. 8 at 12:35 a.m., when Stephen Schleuniger requested police to come to his home.
Fair Wind project approved — but with conditions
During an administrative meeting Wednesday, the Maryland Public Service Commission approved Fair Wind Power Partners LLC’s application to construct up to 15 wind turbines on Backbone Mountain — but with conditions.
Service club’s donations take tax hit, delegation asked to help
Money raised for charity by a student service club at Allegany College of Maryland is taxed by the state of Maryland, depriving worthy causes of hundreds of dollars each year raised by the membership’s hard work.
Rocky Gap casino reports slight revenue drop
Rocky Gap Casino Resort’s income had reduced revenue from gaming operations last month, but money coming into the county from the casino is already having an impact on the county budget.
Resort opens Allegheny Event Center
Rocky Gap Casino Resort has opened its 5,000-square-foot Allegheny Event Center that can accommodate groups of up to 300 people in a variety of configurations including banquet, theater or classroom style.
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Governor sure health exchange will meet goal
Despite a rocky start with health care reform, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday he is still aiming to meet the goal of enrolling 260,000 people in private insurance and Medicaid through the state’s health care exchange by the end of March.
O’Malley named chairman of bay council
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday was named the chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, saying he hoped to have a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed agreement signed next year.
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