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Future of C&O Canal splits Williamsport in March election (access required)

WILLIAMSPORT — The western Maryland town of Williamsport is debating whether to continue focusing its efforts on further developing Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the disagreement over whether to move the park’s ...

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Safety work closing 1 end of C&O Canal’s Paw Paw Tunnel (access required)

HAGERSTOWN — The National Park Service says it’s temporarily closing one end of the Paw Paw Tunnel in the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park for safety reasons. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that the northern, or downstream, ...

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C&O Canal program puts park advocates aboard Amtrak trains (access required)

CUMBERLAND — The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to tell Amtrak passengers about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that volunteers have been providing narration aboard Amtrak’s Capitol Limited train ...

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Park Service to open aqueduct on C&O Canal

(AP) The National Park Service says it plans to offer boat rides through a restored aqueduct on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Williamsport. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reported Friday that the agency has awarded a $430,000 design contract for ...

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Lee could bring major flooding along upper Potomac

HAGERSTOWN — The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee could cause major flooding along the upper Potomac River starting Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said. The flood watches prompted the National Park Service to close campgrounds, boat ramps and visitor ...

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Park service proposes C&O Canal upgrades in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — The National Park Service said Monday it aims to make the western Maryland town of Williamsport a star attraction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, complete with a turn-of the-20th-century town square and boat rides ...

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