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.
Affordable care topic of forum
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prisoner who became peacemaker,
Obama energized tens of thousands
of spectators and nearly
100 visiting heads of state
Tuesday with a plea for the
world to emulate Nelson Mandela,
“the last great liberator of
the 20th century.”
School board finalizes legislative wish list
County Board of Education
approved Tuesday a list of
nine issues, ranging from funding
requests to reduced regulation,
to be presented for consideration
before the upcoming
session of the Maryland General
Ridgeley council closes community center until March
Ridgeley Town Council voted
on Tuesday to close down the
town’s community center until
March, while a yet-to-beformed
committee figures out a
way to make the center financially
Gary Maynard leaving job as head of Maryland corrections
The head of the Maryland
Department of Public Safety and Correctional
Services is leaving the job, Gov. Martin O’Malley
Correctional officers take staffing complaints to delegation
of many local correctional officers
asked members of the District 1
legislative delegation for help with
staffing and other issues during the
delegation’s presession meeting
Hampshire could be home to $1 million hazmat response unit
A $1 million
tractor-trailer complete with a hazardous
materials command module
may be part of the region’s equipment
to secure the communities
against weapons of mass destruction.
Piedmont man convicted of cocaine trafficking
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Keyser council to vote on sewer rate hike
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Bosley appointed administrative clerk for district court in Allegany, Garrett
Amy D. Bosley has been sworn in as the new administrative clerk for district court in District 12, Allegany and Garrett counties.
Fracking meetings set in Garrett
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