Cumberland Times-News

April 24, 2013

News Briefs - 04/25/2013


Cumberland Times-News

Picnic to close Sylvan Avenue

CUMBERLAND — Franklin Street, from Sylvan Avenue to Holland Steet (the area of Braddock Middle School) will be closed Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Wills Mountain picnic. Traffic will be able to travel onto Holland Street and areas east of Franklin Street via Colubmia, Shriver, Shawnee or Sylvan avenues. More information is available by contacting the city engineering division at 301-759-6604.

Schools experience phone outages

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County public school system was notified Tuesday that there were issues with intermittent phone service in Allegany County. Verizon and Lumos have confirmed that they are experiencing issues in the area and are working to remedy them, the school system said.  

Multiple schools have observed difficulties with incoming calls as a result. Wednesday afternoon, there were more than 150 customers with phone service issues in the county and no estimated time of resolution from Verizon and Lumos. The school system said it wanted to make parents aware that if they are attempting to contact their child’s school and the calls are going unanswered, it is likely due to this county-wide phone service issue.