Firefighters and the Maryland Department of the Environment were called a “rather large oil spill” Thursday morning at University Drive and Midlothian Road by the Allegany County 911 Center. Members of the Allegany County Hazardous Incident Response Team were able to stop the fuel from spreading while waiting for MDE to arrive for cleanup and investigation, according to Roger Bennett, 911 Joint Communications Division director. Responders suspected that an unknown truck accidentally dumped fuel from its tank into the storm water management drain on Braddock Road. The incident was reported to 911 at 9:14 a.m. Frostburg Volunteer Fire Department cleared the scene at around 11 a.m. but was expected to return to support MDE. The haz-mat team was on the scene for three hours.
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Cemetery group renews funding request
A local cemetery organization revived a request for funding from marriage license fees at Thursday’s Allegany County Commission meeting. Backing the request were Del. LeRoy Myers Jr. and the Rev. Alfred Dees of the Metropolitan A.M.E Church.
Airport Authority to put Md. meeting act in bylaws
The Potomac Highlands Airport Authority voted 6-1 on Thursday to add the Maryland Open Meeting Act into their bylaws.
Project AIM discussed at teen pregnancy conference
Attendees at the recent National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference in Washington learned about how to maintain a successful project from Sharon Cihlar, sustainability coordinator for the Cumberland YMCA Project AIM.
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Keyser City Council working hard to fight blight
The Keyser City Council is working hard to fight blight within the city and is issuing warnings.
“We are not ignoring what we are hearing of the blighted property complaints. We are starting to get into it pretty heavily again,” said Mayor Randy Amtower during the council meeting Wednesday.
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