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Sep 23, 2014

Auto racing at Cumberland airport sought

(AP) A car-racing group in Cumberland wants to resume racing at the local airport next year. The Cumberland Times-News reported Tuesday that National Road Autosports has asked the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority to consider the request at its October meeting. The group says it wants the airport authority to help it develop a safety plan […]

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Aug 27, 2014

Out of Maryland places, Salisbury is most like the U.S.

When it comes to demographics, that is. And it’s still not high up on the national list.

Jan 8, 2014

Md. DNR moving 20 jobs from Cumberland to park

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s moving 17 jobs from downtown Cumberland to nearby Rocky Gap State Park. The state Board of Public Works awarded a $726,000 contract Wednesday to Barton-based C&M Construction and Renovations to renovate a park building for new offices. The DNR says the move will involve workers […]

Nov 18, 2013

Allegany Museum seeks $2.75M from state of Md.

CUMBERLAND — A historical museum in Cumberland is asking Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for $2.75 million for renovation work. Allegany Museum President Gary Bartik told The Cumberland Times-News the renovations would make the downtown museum a national heritage attraction. Allegany County and neighboring Garrett County, along with 16 West Virginia counties, comprise the private, nonprofit,[...]

Oct 15, 2013

Md. rural counties group plans economic summit

CUMBERLAND — A coalition of rural counties is planning an economic summit next month in Annapolis to get the word out about the importance of rural communities to Maryland’s economy. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition plans the summit for Nov. 15 at the Governor Calvert House as part of the […]

Sep 25, 2013

Md. DNR moving offices to Rocky Gap State Park

FLINTSTONE — Portions of the Maryland Department of National Resources are moving from downtown Cumberland to offices in Rocky Gap State Park in nearby Flintstone. The Cumberland Times-News reports the first move takes place this week when the licensing office relocates. The new location is the former park headquarters building at the park. The new […]

Aug 26, 2013

Union heartened by response to Md. prison assault

CUMBERLAND — A second prison manager is departing the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution after an inmate stabbed a correctional officer there earlier this month and the Maryland public safety department on Monday proposed tighter security measures at the lockup. Officials at the state workers’ union said they were heartened by the Maryland Department of […]

Aug 13, 2013

Washington’s headquarters remains a tourism draw in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND — The small log building that served as George Washington’s headquarters at the beginning and end of his military career is located right here in Cumberland. The guest book shows that visitors come from all over the world to get a peek into the life of America’s first great military leader and the man […]

Apr 25, 2013

Group takes aim at local gun-control laws in Md.

HAGERSTOWN — A gun owners’ rights group has threatened to sue 35 Maryland counties or municipalities unless they repeal regulations that the group says violate state gun laws. The Second Amendment Foundation of Bellevue, Wash., said Thursday that Maryland is the third state targeted in its campaign to eliminate more-restrictive local laws in states where […]

Apr 1, 2013

State help eyed to save western Md. Civil War site

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Historical Trust says an effort is under way to preserve a Civil War battle site near Cumberland. The Cumberland Times-News reports the crumbling stone foundation of Folck’s Mill marks the spot where Union soldiers led by Brig. Gen. Benjamin Kelly prevented Confederate troops from attacking Cumberland. Historical Trust Director J. Rodney […]

Mar 18, 2013

Former Frostburg student gets 14 years for murder

CUMBERLAND — A former Frostburg State University student is starting a 14-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing another female student during an off-campus fight in 2011. Twenty-five-year-old Shanee Liggins of Waldorf was sentenced Monday in Cumberland. The judge suspended six years of a 20-year sentence. Liggins pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder in the […]

Mar 8, 2013

Md. bills to ban or delay gas drilling are dead

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers seeking to block the gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have struck out in the General Assembly. The Cumberland Times-News reports that a bill seeking a moratorium on the practice was withdrawn Thursday in the House of Delegates after a similar Senate bill died in committee. The same committee killed another […]

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