A banquet honoring Mineral County’s Teacher of the Year Melissa Purdy, a fourth-grade teacher at Keyser Primary-Middle School, was held at Bonnieview Apostolic Chapel in Keyser, W.Va., on Thursday. Pictured front fow, from left, are finalists for the award: Mark Kowalski, Keyser Primary-Middle; Kimberly Furey, Frankfort Intermediate; Purdy; Deborah Wallizer, Keyser Primary-Middle; Adrianne Minard, Keyser Primary-Middle. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Allen Shapiro, First United Bank and Trust; Michael Funkhouser, West Virginia Teacher of the Year 2013 from East Hardy High School; Shelly Friend, First United; and Robert Woy, superintendent of Mineral County Schools.
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Area clubs feel pinch from Rocky Gap casino
Local clubs are now feeling the pinch as a result of the opening of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, according to the Club Coalition.
Garrett commission to vote on Fair Wind easements
Garrett County commissioners are set to vote on whether to approve easements with Exelon for the Fair Wind project during the April 1 commission meeting.
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Two patients were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center from this wreck Friday morning on U.S. Route 40 in Clarysville, according to the Allegany County 911 Center.
Senate passes measure to decriminalize marijuana
The Maryland Senate has overwhelmingly passed a measure reducing the penalty for marijuana possession to a $100 fine.
Corriganville man convicted in theft from fire department
A former member of the Corriganville Volunteer Fire Department was convicted Thursday in Allegany County Circuit Court in connection with the theft of $5,000 in cash and gift cards from the fire department, according to the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Hampshire officials promise balanced budget, no tax hikes
Hampshire County commissioners spent a good part of Tuesday reviewing funding requests from county entities, looking for ways to fulfill wants and needs and at the same time balance the budget. Commissioners said the economy, slow growth, decreasing property values, increasing bills and lack of revenue will dampen what is funded.
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Community Legacy Fund awards $410k to Allegany County
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced the recipients of $5.5 million in Community Legacy Awards for 2014, with Allegany County receiving $410,000 for four programs and a renovation project.
Commission OKs water loan, awards renovation bid
Allegany County Commissioners voted to approve a loan of $190,000 for the Rawlings water project and awarded a bid for roof renovation for the South Cumberland Library Thursday during their weekly business meeting.
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