Cumberland Times-News

November 29, 2012

News Briefs - 11/30/2012

Cumberland Times-News

Post Black Friday event

LAVALE — Life Fitness Management will sponsor a Friday After Black Friday holiday shopping event today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility, 1226 National Highway.

Local farmers, cheesemakers and an arts and craft show will be featured.

New boat ramp to be built by summer

LITTLE ORLEANS — Effective Dec. 3, the Fifteen Mile Creek boat ramp at Little Orleans will be closed to the public until further notice for the construction of a new concrete boat ramp.

The public campground at Fifteen Mile Creek will remain open. River access is available at the Little Tonoloway boat ramp in Hancock and at Bond’s Landing boat ramp.

The new ramp is expected to reopen in the summer of 2013.  

Electric company customers get help

CUMBERLAND — Potomac Edison is revising its payment plan options for  Maryland customers who may need help paying their electric bills in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  

The revised plans will remain in place through March 15.

Customers are only required to pay 25 percent of the total past-due balance rather than the current 50 percent.  

They may opt for a three-month pay-back period or receive an extended due date with approval from the utility.

A “promise to pay” extension of up to 10 days beyond the due date printed on the bill can be granted by calling 800-686-0011.

The customer must have made a payment within the past three months and must not have broken a previous promise to pay within the past three months.