Frostburg paving project to begin
FROSTBURG — The city of Frostburg will be paving Center Street starting Sept. 9 through 13, weather permitting.
Detour signs will be provided and Center Street will be closed to all bus and truck traffic from College Avenue to Mechanic Street.
Mineral Democrats to meet Tuesday
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Democrats will meet Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mineral County Health Department.
The meeting is open to all Democrats and Independents.
Economic group to hold special meeting
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Development Authority will hold a special meeting Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. to review the executive director’s evaluation. After discussing the evaluation pro-cess, members will vote to go into executive session to review the evaluation.
They will then return to open session for possible action.
Mini-marina public hearing Sept. 24
OAKLAND — The Garrett County commissioners will conduct a public hearing Sept. 24 to review a petition submitted by Bill Meagher to amend the Deep Creek Watershed zoning ordinance to include a new category of use for boat rentals not offering any services associated with a marina.
In July, the Garrett County Planning Commission voted to recommend that county commissioners endorse Meagher’s petition.
The public hearing will take place at 5 p.m. in Room 203 of the courthouse.
5K race to benefit family services
KEYSER, W.Va. — Burlington United Methodist Family Services 5K Apple Stomp Race is set for Sept. 28 at the Keyser South End Park.
The race is set for 8:30 a.m. and begins and ends at the park. All proceeds from the event will be used for the Burlington Campus School Fund.
For more information, visit www.bumfs.org to register or call Cindy Pyles at 304-788-1953.
Work to close I-68 ramp overnight
CUMBERLAND — The westbound Interstate 68 on-ramp from Centre Street and Harrison Street will be closed beginning 8 p.m. Sept. 8 to erect new light poles on brackets. The ramp will reopen by 6 a.m. the next day. Detour signs will be in place.
In addition, there will be a right lane closure on westbound I-68 between Exits 43D and 43A during the same time period.
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Cemetery group’s efforts revive Oak Hill grounds
After you drive Alexander and Furnace streets then navigate a couple of switchbacks on Cemetery Road, you’d figure there would be no more uphill.
Proposed county budget holds most agencies flat
After taking into account an income tax shortfall, Allegany County Finance Director Jason Bennett said he’ll propose a budget that holds most outside agencies to flat funding and funds the Board of Education at what county officials say are maintenence of effort levels for 2015.
Wolf named 2014-15 Garrett Teacher of the Year
Southern Garrett High School teacher Ryan Wolf has been named the 2014-15 Garrett County Teacher of the Year.
Rep. Delaney discusses congressional gridlock
While giving a civics lesson at Frostburg State University on Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Delaney, congressman from Maryland’s sixth district, told students that the polarization in Congress is due primarily to redistricting and a poorly designed Congressional schedule.
Fourmile Ridge wind project approved, moves forward
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Fourmile Ridge wind project in eastern Garrett County and site preparation started April 7, according to Frank Maisano, a wind industry spokesman. The current notice listed on the FAA website for the project is for a small change in turbine location.
Oakland back to normal after toppled tanker closes business district
The town of Oakland returned to normal activities Thursday, one day after a tanker full of liquid propane overturned in the heart of the business district.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday the toppled tanker was removed and its 10,000-gallon load transferred to another tanker.
Students back Southern Middle School renovation
Students from both Southern and Northern middle schools presented a list of reasons why Southern Middle needs to be renovated during the Garrett County Commission meeting Tuesday.
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72nd anniversary of Doolittle Raid on Tokyo
Friday, April 18, has another special meaning for me besides Good Friday.
April 18, 1942, proved to be a pivotal day for American morale, following the deadly air attack and destruction conceived and executed by Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto.
Lara Courrier seeks re-appointment to Mineral school board
I, Lara Courrier, am seeking re-election to the Mineral County Board of Education to continue the work I’ve done the last four years. Having served as a school counselor at the Burlington Center School and the Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center for nearly six years, as well as approximately 20 years total working with children, I have insight into the needs of kids and the importance of the actions of the school board. Having three sons and several nieces and nephews in Mineral County schools, I have an added incentive to continue to work hard to ensure the efficient running of our school system.
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