School makeup days revised again
CUMBERLAND — The last day of school for Allegany County public school students will be June 10 due to the need for snow makeup days, according to the board of education. Their final day will be a three-hour early dismissal. The last day of school for teachers will be June 18.
Students will also go to school the last two days of spring break — April 4 and 5. “I have received input from teachers, administrators and parents regarding the assignment of makeup days,” said Superintendent of Schools David Cox. “While no solution is without its drawbacks, I believe that instructional days in April have greater value than those later in June. It is with this recognition that I recommended using the last two days of the tentatively scheduled spring break as makeup days. This solution still provides our students, staff and their families with four school days off for spring break.”
Dan’s postpones Easter egg hunt
LONACONING — The Dan’s Mountain Park Association’s Easter egg hunt scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to weather conditions.
The hunt has been rescheduled for April 6 at 2 p.m. at the park. The event is open to all youth 12 years old and younger.
Medicare users can avoid fraud scheme
CUMBERLAND — In response to a local resident’s report of a suspected telephone scam involving Medicare, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Stop Medicare Fraud program provided the following information.
Medicare users should be cautious of identity theft and never give out personal information like their name, Social Security, Medicare or credit card numbers over the Internet, to anyone who comes to their home or calls uninvited. Personal information should only be given to doctors or other providers approved by Medicare.
To determine if a provider is approved by Medicare, call 800-633-4227.
Delaney staff sets local office hours
CUMBERLAND — Congressman John Delaney’s office will hold regular office hours each month in Allegany and Garrett County. District staff will be available to help constituents secure their benefits, receive military academy nominations, receive passports and navigate federal agencies.
To make an appointment, call 301-733-2900.
Allegany County office hours will take place the first, second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Allegany County Library, 31 Washington St.
Garrett County office hours will take place the third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Garrett College, Room 930 of the Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex Aquatics Building, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry.
In cases of extreme weather, constituents are encouraged to call ahead.
Delaney also has offices in Hagerstown, Gaithersburg and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to http:// delaney.house.gov.
School makeup days revised again
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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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