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April 30, 2013

News Briefs - 05/01/2013

Student added to principal’s list

LAVALE — Gregory Jackson, fifth-grader at Parkside Elementary School, has been added to the principal’s list for third quarter.


Comments sought on new high school

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Public School System will hold a public visioning session for the new Allegany High School project May 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Allegany High School auditorium.

Grimm & Parker Architects will lead a discussion to gain public input and will present thoughts and im-ages regarding sustainability, learning environments and spaces that inspire teaching and learning.

A brief recap of the feasibility study conducted in 2011 will be reviewed to describe the site for the new high school to be built at the former Braddock Hospital campus.

Attendees are asked to respond to Mia Cross, public information officer for the school system, via email at by May 13.

Comments on the project may be sent to  


Lighthouse will hold open house

CUMBERLAND — Lighthouse Christian Academy, 2020 Bedford St., an outreach of Central Assembly of God, will hold an open house for new students for the 2013-14 term Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The school offers a biblically integrated education for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, including pre-K and day care.

Gary Stein, the new administrator, will be present and participants may visit classrooms and speak to the teachers.

For additional information, call the church office at 301-777-7375.


Law foundation receives award

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany Law Foundation has received an award symbolizing recognition and appreciation of its pro bono efforts by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. “Your organization’s contribution has truly been exemplary and we are thrilled to recognize your service publicly,” wrote Sharon Goldsmith, executive director of the resource center, in a letter to foundation members.

The 2013 Maryland Pro Bono Service Award awards ceremony will be held June 16 at the Maryland Bar Association’s annual meeting in Ocean City. Pro bono legal work is reduced or free legal work offered to the public, usually aimed to help lower-income individuals with legal problems.

In 1997, Allegany Law Foundation Inc. was organized by the Bar Association of Allegany County to provide civil legal services to senior and low-income residents.


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  •  Easter grass Easter grass

    Kamryn Rice, 7, of Flintstone, finds and bags a plastic egg during Cumberland’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon at Constitution Park. Hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, along with students from Frostburg State University’s Recreation and Parks Management program and the 4-H Youth of Allegany County, the afternoon also included games, relay races, face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo sponsored by the 4-H Hare Raiser Club, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny. The eggs contained candy and other treats.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Business community wary of minimum wage increases

    CUMBERLAND — Allegany County businesses are certain to be impacted by the increase in Maryland’s minimum wage, set to reach $10.10 an hour by July 2018 under a law championed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.

    April 20, 2014

  • Tipped workers left behind in pay hike action

    ANNAPOLIS — Many minimum wage workers will be getting a raise now that a hike to Maryland’s wage has been signed into law. But while advocates are ascribing the increase as a win, there’s a bitter aftertaste for one group that was left behind.

    April 20, 2014

  • Views vary among Americans when it comes to hourly rate

    CUMBERLAND — Even among those who have worked minimum wage jobs, views on the minimum wage can differ.
    “Minimum wage has to exist. There is no question there, so whatever it is, it will be called ‘minimum wage’. But it should not be below a living wage,” said Bonita Quick of Cumberland.

    April 20, 2014

  • Income guideline change will increase WIC recipients

    KEYSER, W.Va. — Raised income eligibility guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children will increase the number of those served in West Virginia by about 10 percent, according to the state health officer.

    April 20, 2014

  • Absentee ballots moving online causes security concerns

    ANNAPOLIS — Voters may get to skip the lines at the polls this summer by receiving and marking their ballots online, but election officials must first decide if the convenience outweighs the security risks.

    April 20, 2014

  • Allegany County emergency medical services honorees and supporters Allegany, Garrett emergency responders honored

    MCHENRY — The 75 people from Allegany and Garrett counties who were involved with two exceptional emergency medical services calls in 2013 were presented with awards at the recent Night for Stars program held at the Wisp Resort.

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Lexis Trickett meets with Gov. Martin O’Malley Ninth-grader among 30 at inaugural event

    OAKLAND — Lexis Trickett, a ninth-grade student at Southern Garrett High School, was among 30 girls who attended Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Leadership Forum for Women and Girls recently in Annapolis in celebration of Women’s History Month.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • School immunization requirements change

    CUMBERLAND — Changes to school immunization requirements by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene affect students entering kindergarten and seventh grade for the next school year.

    April 20, 2014

  • Easter experience Easter experience

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

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