panel seeks member
CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Board of Education is seeking applications for membership on its ethics panel.
The five-member panel provides advisory opinions, conducts hearings on ethics complaints, and makes recommendations to the board on matters relating to conflict of interest, financial disclosure and lobbying disclosure. Members are appointed by the board for a five-year term.
They must be county residents and cannot be a member of the board, subject to the board’s control, employee of the board, employee of a business entity subject to the authority of the board or spouse of a board member.
Application forms are available from the board office at 108 Washington St. or at www.boe.allconet.org under the Community tab and Ethics information.
Questions may be directed to Jane Stangel at 240-522-6013. Applications should be submitted by July 31.
Paving to begin
in Willowbrook area
CUMBERLAND — Lane closures and flagging operations are scheduled along Willowbrook and Messick roads over the next month due to paving operations, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Work will begin the evening of July 21 and continue through mid-to-late August, according to the following schedule:
• Week of July 21: night work on Willowbrook Road near the Interstate 68 interchange and Western Maryland Health System starting at 6 p.m. July 21 to 6 a.m. July 22, then 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
• July 29-late August: day work on Messick Road north of Industrial Boulevard between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.
The work is weather-permitting and includes removing the top layer of pavement, patching and paving. Questions may be directed to SHA’s District 6 Office at 301-729-8400 or 800-760-7138.
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Mary Catherine Kesner, left, passes off a finished gift to Sarah Sheltner of Ridgeley, W.Va., at the Tri-State Toys For Happiness gift-wrapping booth at the Country Club Mall in LaVale on Wednesday.
Election year could limit major legislation
The 2014 election year could mean a dearth of meaningful legislation, although it could bring some minor good news for the business community, local legislators told members of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast meeting Wednesday.
Catamount Children’s Center looking for a permanent building
Gina Spriggs, director of the Catamount Children’s Center, asked the Mineral County Board of Education on Tuesday if the center could move into the current pre-K/Head Start (St. Francis) building on West Piedmont Street once the students relocate.
Repairs to city’s sewer system deemed top priority
City officials asked the District 1 legislative delegation Wednesday to make the funding of a $30 million repair to the city’s outdated storm and sewer system a top priority for 2014.
Commission seeks help from delegation
Allegany County commissioners on Wednesday offered their top legislative priorities for 2014 to members of the delegation that represents the county in the Maryland General Assembly.
City offers $300,000 to purchase East Side School if demolition grant secured
An announcement was made Tuesday during the regular meeting of the mayor and City Council that the city is making an offer of $300,000 to purchase the former East Side School, located on Reynolds Street, if the city can secure a grant to demolish the structure.
Woman charged in alleged assault - 12/05
Alleged assault of a man Tuesday in the 500 block of North Mechanic Street led to the arrest of a city woman, Cumberland Police said.
Downtown Holiday Inn becomes Ramada Inn
For now, it’s just a name change. There’s a new Ramada Inn in downtown Cumberland, which is the former Holiday Inn on South George Street.
Craig Morgan, Uncle Kracker to headline 2014 Allegany County fair
Concerts have been booked for the 2014 Allegany County Fair with Craig Morgan to perform July 14 and Uncle Kracker on July 15. Both concerts are scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
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