Affordable care topic of forum
CUMBERLAND —The Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission will host a special forum on the Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. May 14 at the HRDC headquarters at 125 Virginia Ave. in Cumberland.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Secretary of the Department of Aging Gloria Lawlah, Bernard Wynder, chapter president of NAACP, and Robert Godfrey, executive director of Friends Aware, will serve as panelists. Elderly community members and health professionals are encouraged to attend.
According to Courtney Thomas, executive director of the HRDC, the purpose of the forum is to educate older Marylanders on the services and benefits available to them through state and federal programs.
Sponsors for the event include the HRDC, Western Maryland Central Labor Commission and the Alliance for Retired Americans. For more information, contact the HRDC at 301-777-5970.
Economic impact of trails eyed
CUMBERLAND — The Greater Cumberland Committee’s membership meeting is planned for Thursday at the Garrett College Aquatic and Recreation Center, McHenry, beginning at 11:30 am.
Recognizing the significant economic impact our local trails offer to the region, the committee will hear a panel of experts representing Allegany, Garrett, Mineral and Somerset counties to discuss a variety of topics.
Garrett County budget to be posted
OAKLAND — The Garrett County Board of County Commissioners has announced that the fiscal year 2013 operating budget will be online at www.garrettcounty.org by the end of business hours on Friday.
Projected revenue and requested expenditures will be available for review. The board, county administrator and Department of Financial Services will present an informational budget overview to the public on May 15 at 7 p.m. at Garrett College auditorium.
Questions on the draft budget may be addressed to Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator, or Wendy Yoder, director of Department of Financial Services.
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Rocky Gap revenue up for February
A week before the parent company of Rocky Gap Casino Resort releases earning results for 2013, state regulators say the resort continues to rake in revenue from slots and table games.
Off-duty firefighter aids in department’s quick response
An alert, off-duty city firefighter was credited Thursday for aiding the Cumberland Fire Department in its quick response to a reported structure fire in the North End of the city.
Del McCoury and family perform during benefit for new animal shelter
Del McCoury and his musical family spent the day in Cumberland on Thursday to do a round of advance media publicity for this year’s 7th annual DelFest and to perform at a benefit to raise funds for a new Allegany Animal Shelter.
Protective order bill clears House with unanimous vote
A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote on Thursday.
Md. revenues $238M less than projected
Maryland lawmakers will be wrestling with a bigger budget problem than they expected, after officials revised the state’s revenues down by about $238 million on Thursday for the current fiscal year and the next.
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Police searched Thursday for an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing after her mother was found slain in their home in Dundalk.
Central Hampshire PSD backs off on loan request
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