Fireworks sponsor named
LONACONING — The annual fireworks display in Lonaconing has been funded by the Georges Creek Railway for the second consecutive year, Mayor Jack Coburn announced.
The railway donated $7,500 for the fireworks display that is scheduled for July 3 at the Westmar Middle School athletic field. The rain date for the event is July 5.
Coburn said a fundraiser will be conducted for associated expenses for the event, including signage, porta-potty and rental fee for the athletic field.
There is no admission fee for the event.
Street closed for line work
CUMBERLAND — Liberty Street will be closed from Pershing Street to Harrison Street from Monday at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at 7 a.m., according to the Cumberland Engineering Department on behalf of Columbia Gas of Maryland and its contractor, Northern Pipeline.
This will allow for Northern Pipeline to make service lateral tie-ins in this area, weather permitting.
Questions can be directed to 301-759-6600.
Fireworks sponsor named
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Did you know that Cumberland had a musical talent who recorded for Columbia Records, played around the world, including the Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits, and performed with Ricky Nelson, Barbara Mandrell, Merle Travis, Jimmy Dean, Grandpa Jones, Hank Thompson, Tex Ritter and many more in radio, TV and movies?
State: County not handcuffed on Terrapin Run
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Kamryn Rice, 7, of Flintstone, finds and bags a plastic egg during Cumberland’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon at Constitution Park. Hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, along with students from Frostburg State University’s Recreation and Parks Management program and the 4-H Youth of Allegany County, the afternoon also included games, relay races, face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo sponsored by the 4-H Hare Raiser Club, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny. The eggs contained candy and other treats.
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Tipped workers left behind in pay hike action
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Views vary among Americans when it comes to hourly rate
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“Minimum wage has to exist. There is no question there, so whatever it is, it will be called ‘minimum wage’. But it should not be below a living wage,” said Bonita Quick of Cumberland.
Income guideline change will increase WIC recipients
KEYSER, W.Va. — Raised income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children will increase the number of those served in West Virginia by about 10 percent, according to the state health officer.
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