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May 17, 2013

In Brief - 05/18/2013

Alco prom to include red carpet walk

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany High School prom theme, Vintage Hollywood, will include a red carpet walk today at the Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S. Centre St., at 7:30 p.m.

Students will be formally introduced as they walk into the prom.

Parents, family and friends are invited to get pictures of the event, which will take place rain or shine.

Special Westernport meeting Monday

WESTERNPORT — The Westernport mayor and commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday at 6 p.m. for the second reading and passage of the drinking water bond ordinance.

County planners will meet Wednesday

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Room 100 of the County Office Complex on Kelly Road.

For more information, contact the acting planning coordinator, David Dorsey, at 301-876-9546.

McCoole services topic of meeting

MCCOOLE — The Allegany County Emergency Services Board will have a public meeting June 5 at 7 p.m. at the McCoole Cornerstone Ministries Church to solicit input from community members about fire protection services in the area, according to Richard DeVore, director of the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services.

The county placed the McCoole Volunteer Fire De-partment out of service in April due to concerns with the department being nearly a million dollars in debt and other issues. County officials will develop a long-term plan to address the situation, including the possibility of a county substation at McCoole.

Potomac, Rawlings and Keyser fire companies have been providing emergency services in the area since then.


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