Today is the 305th day of 2020. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.

Northern Garrett’s Jake Rush fights for yardage in a game against Allegany that opened the local Maryland high school football season Friday evening at Greenway Avenue Stadium. The Campers won, 21-14. For coverage, see Sports, 1B.

Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss and volunteer Macy Yarnall, 12, hand out Halloween candy during a drive-up trick or treat procession Friday at Constitution Park. The event, hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Development Commission, lasted from 6 to 7:30 p.m. D…

No one was injured Friday afternoon when fire damaged this home at 23526 Middle Street in Barton. Firefighters from Allegany, Garrett and Mineral counties were called to the home about 3:15 p.m. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was investigating the cause. The American Red Cross…

CUMBERLAND — Cases of COVID-19 continued to spike across Western Maryland on Friday, with Allegany County reporting 46 new cases and Garrett adding slightly to its total and Frostburg State University officials elaborating on a Thursday decision to temporarily suspend in-person classes.


FROSTBURG — Frostburg State University has suspended in-person instruction until at least Nov. 4, a response to rising COVID-19 cases in the region as well as increases in symptomatic cases monitored by the campus health center.


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.

CUMBERLAND — As with everything else this year, Halloween festivities are going to be a little different, juggling risk with safety and taking appropriate measures with finding some sense of normalcy.

CRESAPTOWN — The helping spirit of Calvary Christian Academy staff and students filled the gymnasium on Wednesday morning in place of the normally large crowd of volunteers they host for their annual meal packing event.

CUMBERLAND — A Wednesday event hosted by AHEC West and held in concurrence with others in the region provided access to a range of resources for people in recovery and those struggling with active addiction.

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Cellular telephone service is now available to Hyndman residents, more than two years after officials publicly vowed to bring it to the Bedford County community.

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Library System will welcome patrons back to six of its buildings Nov. 9, part of a phased reopening plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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