Author Archives: Associated Press

High-tech mushroom house sprouts in Cecil County

WARWICK, Md. — Phillips Mushroom Farms, an 82-year-old third-generation mushroom grower headquartered in Kennett Square, Pa., has opened a 235,000-square-foot growing facility in Cecil County. The facility, which produces 180,000 pounds of white button mushrooms each week, contains no wood ...

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For-profit colleges haul in gov’t aid

Students aren’t the only ones benefiting from the billions of new dollars Washington is spending on college aid for the poor. An Associated Press analysis shows surging proportions of both low-income students and the recently boosted government money that follows ...

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Cumberland contracts for reuse of old hospital

The city of Cumberland has contracted with a Frederick-based developer to find tenants for the vacant Memorial Hospital building. The mayor and City Council on Tuesday authorized Ridgecrest Investments Inc. to manage the property for 10 years. Ridgecrest official John ...

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Charges against Baltimore officer dropped

Prosecutors have dismissed charges, including theft and misconduct in office, against a Baltimore police officer. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Sylvester was arrested in September in what appeared to be an internal sting operation. At the time, court documents alleged that Sylvester was ...

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