The Western Maryland Health System employee caring fund recently contributed $2,500 toward the 2013 Cumberland Crop Walk set for Oct. 13. The walk, in its 42nd year, raises money to help the LaVale United Methodist Church Food Pantry, the Interfaith Community Food Pantry and the Western Maryland Food Bank. The walk will start at 2 p.m. from the CBIZ parking lot. Registration begins at 1:30. For more information, contact Yutzy at 301-722-2278 or Cowan at 301-268-3143.
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Community Legacy Fund awards $410k to Allegany County
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced the recipients of $5.5 million in Community Legacy Awards for 2014, with Allegany County receiving $410,000 for four programs and a renovation project.
Commission OKs water loan, awards renovation bid
Allegany County Commissioners voted to approve a loan of $190,000 for the Rawlings water project and awarded a bid for roof renovation for the South Cumberland Library Thursday during their weekly business meeting.
Natural gas drilling studies are running out of time
A bill that could have delayed drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale of Garrett and Allegany counties beyond the time when an existing study is concluded was issued an unfavorable report in a House committee Thursday.
Commission reports may not be finished by Aug. 1 deadline
The commission examining hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Maryland has about five months left in its study to determine if — and how — the natural gas extraction practice can be done safely in the state.
Marijuana debate moves to House
Maryland’s marijuana prohibition hurts more people than it helps, a veteran narcotics investigator told lawmakers Thursday. But he said police want to keep it illegal because drug enforcement is part of their professional culture.
Senate votes to limit use of student testing data
Maryland senators say the state should wait to use student testing data to make decisions on teachers’ jobs until the Common Core standards are solidly established.
Police dog sniffs out Westernport burglary suspect
An intruder who was discovered inside a Riordan Road residence by the awakened occupant was arrested a short time later — thanks to a Mineral County police dog tracking the suspect to a nearby residence.
Romney swimming pool board in need of funding
The 2013 financial statement of the only outdoor public swimming pool in Romney shows a negative balance of $2,026.79.
Tammy Fraley seeks seat on Allegany County Board of Education
It is with great pleasure that I announce to you, the citizens of Allegany County, my candidacy for the Allegany County Board of Education. As a resident of Allegany County for approximately nine years, I have seen many of the recent accomplishments of the board of education including the passing of a balanced budget, the creation of Mountain Ridge High School, the renovation of Greenway Avenue Stadium, technological advancement and the proposal of the new Allegany High School.
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