Darby Dennis, left, of Cumberland and John Marvin, director of the Allegany County Chess Club, play chess with over-sized pieces while Jonathan Walters of Cumberland, center, practices on the downtown mall in Cumberland on Friday. Friday After Five usually draws a crowd to the chess tables, but a spring rainstorm dampened the event and caused the cancellation of all outdoor music.
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Rocky Gap revenue up for February
A week before the parent company of Rocky Gap Casino Resort releases earning results for 2013, state regulators say the resort continues to rake in revenue from slots and table games.
Off-duty firefighter aids in department’s quick response
An alert, off-duty city firefighter was credited Thursday for aiding the Cumberland Fire Department in its quick response to a reported structure fire in the North End of the city.
Del McCoury and family perform during benefit for new animal shelter
Del McCoury and his musical family spent the day in Cumberland on Thursday to do a round of advance media publicity for this year’s 7th annual DelFest and to perform at a benefit to raise funds for a new Allegany Animal Shelter.
Protective order bill clears House with unanimous vote
A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote on Thursday.
Md. revenues $238M less than projected
Maryland lawmakers will be wrestling with a bigger budget problem than they expected, after officials revised the state’s revenues down by about $238 million on Thursday for the current fiscal year and the next.
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Police seek girl missing after homicide at Dundalk home
Police searched Thursday for an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing after her mother was found slain in their home in Dundalk.
Central Hampshire PSD backs off on loan request
Central Hampshire Public Service District’s five-member board Wednesday night voted unanimously to rescind its request for the West Virginia Public Service Commission to approve a $75,000 loan from the Hampshire County Development Authority.
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