Family and friends of Grethel T. Bennett celebrated her 101st birthday Sunday at the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department. Bennett is the mother of 12 children, seven of whom are still living. Shown kneeling with her are, from left, sons Junior Bennett and Paul Bennett. Back, sons Carl Bennett and Leroy Bennett, daughter Rosalie Mullenax and sons Larry Bennett and Lance Bennett.
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City officials debate impact of funding Canal Place
A lively discussion took place Tuesday afternoon at the mayor and council’s work session as city officials discussed the impacts of funding or not funding Canal Place.
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Garrett County commissioners vote to give school board $2.2 million
The Garrett County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to conditionally give the board of education $2.2 million for fiscal 2015.
Former Clarysville fire chief sentenced
A former chief of the Clarysville Volunteer Fire Company pleaded guilty Tuesday to a scheme to steal $11,298 from the department’s bar operation during the time he was managing the bar. The plea took place at the Allegany County Circuit Courthouse.
Neighbors voice concerns regarding demolition of former Sacred Heart
Around 30 Haystack Mountain residents attended a presentation and questions and answers session Tuesday on the demolition of the former Sacred Heart Hospital complex with traffic flow being a top concern for many.
The former hospital is being razed to make way for a new $40 million Allegany High School, which officials expect will open in the fall of 2017.
Canal Place officials, McKay at odds over Heritage Area plans
Frustrations boiled over Tuesday when members of the Canal Place board expressed frustration with Allegany County Commission President Mike McKay on what they view as another effort by McKay to derail plans already set in motion by the tourism hub.
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80,000 acres identified for offshore wind in Maryland
The Interior Department announced a proposed notice of sale Tuesday for nearly 80,000 acres for commercial offshore wind development off the coast of Maryland beginning about 10 miles from Ocean City.
County commissioners expected to allocate casino slots revenue
Allegany County commissioners could make a decision on allocating slots revenue from the Rocky Gap Casino Resort to several projects, including a college scholarship for county students, at their regular business meeting Thursday evening. The item is listed on the action agenda.
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