Staff at the Cumberland Correction Complex, which consists of the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution, recently made a large donation to Tri-State Toys for Happiness. Pictured, from left, are Chuck Koelker, president of the Toys for Happiness program; Dick Graham, WCI; David Wade, NBCI; Bobby Sherrin, NBCI; Debbie Kisamore, WCI; Keith Arnold, NBCI; Bonnie Lawson, NBCI; Mike Thomas, WCI; Vicky Burt, business office; Frank Bishop, WCI; Melanie Gordon, WCI; Donnie Helman, WCI; and Tennille Winters, WCI. Since 1981, Toys for Happiness has provided toys for low-income and needy families. The program helps about 2,200 families each year. Donations can be dropped off at any of 30 barrels in the area, the gift-wrapping station at the Country Club Mall as well as the Downtown Manager’s Office on South Mechanic Street.
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Cemetery group’s efforts revive Oak Hill grounds
After you drive Alexander and Furnace streets then navigate a couple of switchbacks on Cemetery Road, you’d figure there would be no more uphill.
Proposed county budget holds most agencies flat
After taking into account an income tax shortfall, Allegany County Finance Director Jason Bennett said he’ll propose a budget that holds most outside agencies to flat funding and funds the Board of Education at what county officials say are maintenence of effort levels for 2015.
Wolf named 2014-15 Garrett Teacher of the Year
Southern Garrett High School teacher Ryan Wolf has been named the 2014-15 Garrett County Teacher of the Year.
Rep. Delaney discusses congressional gridlock
While giving a civics lesson at Frostburg State University on Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Delaney, congressman from Maryland’s sixth district, told students that the polarization in Congress is due primarily to redistricting and a poorly designed Congressional schedule.
Fourmile Ridge wind project approved, moves forward
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Fourmile Ridge wind project in eastern Garrett County and site preparation started April 7, according to Frank Maisano, a wind industry spokesman. The current notice listed on the FAA website for the project is for a small change in turbine location.
Oakland back to normal after toppled tanker closes business district
The town of Oakland returned to normal activities Thursday, one day after a tanker full of liquid propane overturned in the heart of the business district.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday the toppled tanker was removed and its 10,000-gallon load transferred to another tanker.
Students back Southern Middle School renovation
Students from both Southern and Northern middle schools presented a list of reasons why Southern Middle needs to be renovated during the Garrett County Commission meeting Tuesday.
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72nd anniversary of Doolittle Raid on Tokyo
Friday, April 18, has another special meaning for me besides Good Friday.
April 18, 1942, proved to be a pivotal day for American morale, following the deadly air attack and destruction conceived and executed by Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto.
Lara Courrier seeks re-appointment to Mineral school board
I, Lara Courrier, am seeking re-election to the Mineral County Board of Education to continue the work I’ve done the last four years. Having served as a school counselor at the Burlington Center School and the Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center for nearly six years, as well as approximately 20 years total working with children, I have insight into the needs of kids and the importance of the actions of the school board. Having three sons and several nieces and nephews in Mineral County schools, I have an added incentive to continue to work hard to ensure the efficient running of our school system.
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