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April 16, 2013

News Briefs - 04/17/2013

Mount Savage tax group has vacancies

MOUNT SAVAGE — The Mount Savage Taxing and Lighting Committee is accepting nominations for three positions until May 13.

Interested residents should send their name to Tax and Light Committee, P.O. Box 761, Mount Savage, MD 21545.

Elections will be held May 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mount Savage Community Building.

Voters must be at least 21 years old, a property owner and live in the taxing area.

Meeting to discuss gun control law

FROSTBURG — A program scheduled Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Frostburg Community Library will include a discussion on the gun control legislation that was recently passed in Maryland.

The National Rifle Association has proposed a lawsuit to stop the law, according to Bernard Miltenberger, Frostburg. He will also discuss a pending referendum petition signature drive to block the law from going into effect.

The program also will include a PowerPoint presentation of Dr. Russell Blaylock’s report, The Real Cure for Depression and Anxiety, and a documentary film, “Dead Wrong: How Psychotropic Drugs are Killing our Children.”

Westernport work to close Oakview Drive

WESTERNPORT — Due to construction on Main Street in Westernport, Oakview Drive will be closed today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Oakview Drive will be closed Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Greenbrier airport agency to join FAA suit

MAXWELTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Greenbrier County Airport Authority plans to participate in a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration.

The lawsuit is one of several filed by airport operators in other states challenging the FAA’s decision to close control towers at 149 small airports.

The Register-Herald reported that members of the Greenbrier County authority voted unanimously Monday to join one of the lawsuits.

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  • Cemetery group’s efforts revive Oak Hill grounds Cemetery group’s efforts revive Oak Hill grounds

    After you drive Alexander and Furnace streets then navigate a couple of switchbacks on Cemetery Road, you’d figure there would be no more uphill.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Proposed county budget holds most agencies flat

    After taking into account an income tax shortfall, Allegany County Finance Director Jason Bennett said he’ll propose a budget that holds most outside agencies to flat funding and funds the Board of Education at what county officials say are maintenence of effort levels for 2015.

    April 17, 2014

  • RYAN WOLF Wolf named 2014-15 Garrett Teacher of the Year

    Southern Garrett High School teacher Ryan Wolf has been named the 2014-15 Garrett County Teacher of the Year.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rep. Delaney discusses congressional gridlock Rep. Delaney discusses congressional gridlock

    While giving a civics lesson at Frostburg State University on Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Delaney, congressman from Maryland’s sixth district, told students that the polarization in Congress is due primarily to redistricting and a poorly designed Congressional schedule.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fourmile Ridge wind project approved, moves forward

    The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Fourmile Ridge wind project in eastern Garrett County and site preparation started April 7, according to Frank Maisano, a wind industry spokesman. The current notice listed on the FAA website for the project is for a small change in turbine location.

    April 17, 2014

  • Oakland back to normal after toppled tanker closes business district

    The town of Oakland returned to normal activities Thursday, one day after a tanker full of liquid propane overturned in the heart of the business district.
    Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday the toppled tanker was removed and its 10,000-gallon load transferred to another tanker.

    April 17, 2014

  • Students back Southern Middle School renovation

    Students from both Southern and Northern middle schools presented a list of reasons why Southern Middle needs to be renovated during the Garrett County Commission meeting Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • Trial run Trial run

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  • 72nd anniversary of Doolittle Raid on Tokyo 72nd anniversary of Doolittle Raid on Tokyo

    Friday, April 18, has another special meaning for me besides Good Friday.
    April 18, 1942, proved to be a pivotal day for American morale, following the deadly air attack and destruction conceived and executed by Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lara Courrier seeks re-appointment to Mineral school board

    I, Lara Courrier, am seeking re-election to the Mineral County Board of Education to continue the work I’ve done the last four years. Having served as a school counselor at the Burlington Center School and the Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center for nearly six years, as well as approximately 20 years total working with children, I have insight into the needs of kids and the importance of the actions of the school board. Having three sons and several nieces and nephews in Mineral County schools, I have an added incentive to continue to work hard to ensure the efficient running of our school system. 

    April 17, 2014

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