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.
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