Descendants of W. Milnor Roberts Sr. look at a photo during a reception that followed a program about the Roberts family Saturday at the Gordon-Roberts House in Cumberland. Pictured, from left, are James Milnor Robers III of Fairfax Station, Va.; Katherine Gibson Newcomer; and W. Milnor Roberts V. About 60 members of the Roberts family from all over the country attended the event. The family of W. Milnor Roberts Sr., an engineer and businessman, was the second and last family to live in the Gordon-Roberts House. The first was prominent attorney Josia Hance Gordon, who built the home in 1867. The home was purchased from Roberts’ estate by the Allegany County Historical Society in 1954 and is now operated as a house museum.
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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.
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.
All wrapped up
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.
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asked the District 1 legislative delegation Wednesday to make the funding of a $30 million repair to the city’s outdated storm and sewer system a top priority for 2014.
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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