DR. WALLACE: Thank you for regularly publishing your collection of tips for traveling with a pet. I would like to add one more item to your list, which has been a No. 1 priority for our four-footed family members — namely, to use a latched carrier whenever traveling in a vehicle with a pet. …

DEAR AMY: I’ve been friends with another woman since college. We are both middle-aged and married (to men).

DEAR DOCTOR: I heard about a place in Australia where there’s suddenly a whole bunch of cases of flesh-eating bacteria. What kind of bacteria is this? Can something like that happen here in the United States?

CUMBERLAND — Nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards are open to recognize Marylanders who have united to demonstrate extraordinary resilience, expand community relationships and contribute to a collaborative ecosystem of service. 

DEAR READERS: A rise in zoonotic (animal-to-human) diseases is being driven by environmental degradation, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Program and the International Livestock Research Institute. The report cites rising demand for animal protein, intensive farming p…

DEAR AMY: Late last year my husband and I had our first child, a son. We let people know that only immediate family members (the new grandparents and our siblings) would be allowed to visit us in the hospital the first day the baby was born. For the remainder of that week, we wanted privacy.

CUMBERLAND — There’s always a bigger fish. At least that’s what fisheries biologists are trying to determine as they research ways the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources can provide anglers with bigger bluegill when they go fishing in lakes around the state.

MAYSVILLE, W.Va. — The Grant County Public Service District will receive a $3.6 million loan and $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide public water and limited fire protection service to new customers.

CUMBERLAND — The West Virginia Division of Forestry will accept sign-ups for the forest stewardship program in the Chesapeake Bay watershed counties beginning Aug. 10. The bay watershed includes Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties.

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Flight 93 National Memorial will continue to remember the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The National Park Service is planning a shortened remembrance to honor the courage and heroism displayed by the passengers and crew members 19 years ago and w…

The other day my wife and I were walking along a wooded street and noticed a squirrel on the road ahead. As we got closer, it scooted off into the woods and hopped up on a branch of a shrub, then bounced up to a skinny branch of a small tree and scurried up that until it could make the leap …

 Legion auxiliary members to meet

Editor’s note: Each week “Miner Recollections” will spotlight Georges Creek coal heritage, and the sacrifices made by those who mined it, by drawing upon biographical sketches, family narratives and historical research.

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State University recognizes the academic achievements of a graduating student from each undergraduate and graduate program as part of the annual convocation ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was canceled, but the following honorees have been recognized.

DEAR DOCTOR: Our city requires face masks now, and we’re not sure what’s the best kind for our kids. Our teen wears an adult mask, but we have a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old as well. Do you have any advice?

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State University has been awarded an inaugural Resilient Maryland pilot grant of $100,000 from the Maryland Energy Administration to plan a campus-scale microgrid that will bolster campus energy resilience, further sustainability goals and provide students with real-wor…

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