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Aug 8, 2011

Western Maryland firm appeals $50,000 pollution fine

CUMBERLAND — A western Maryland company is appealing a $50,000 fine levied by the state Department of the Environment for alleged wastewater violations. The Cumberland Times News reports that Mexico Farms LLC filed the appeal in Allegany County Circuit Court in June. Mexico Farms treats the wastewater of Fibred, a company that makes dietary fiber from […]

Jul 21, 2011

Maryland archivist ready to explore renaming Negro Mountain

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland state archivist says he’s ready to delve into the history of Negro Mountain. The Cumberland Times-News reported Thursday that Edward Papenfuse says he’s awaiting word from legislative leaders about the scope of a proposed work group that would study geographic landmark naming proposals. House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike […]

Jul 5, 2011

Cumberland eyes better Amtrak-bicyclist link

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland officials say nearly $300,000 worth of upgrades to the city’s Amtrak station will help strengthen the link between the passenger line and a Pittsburgh-to-Washington bicycle route. The Cumberland Times-News reported Sunday that the city is getting $173,000 in federal funds for the Amtrak station at East Harrison and Queen City Drive. The […]

Jun 15, 2011

Cumberland struggles to pay for emergency vehicles

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Fire Department says an ambulance delivered two months ago is sitting idle because the city hasn’t been able to pay for it. The Cumberland Times-News reported Wednesday that the city also hasn’t paid for three new police cars that were delivered last week. City Administrator Jeff Repp says the holdup stems […]

Jun 13, 2011

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 along more than ¾ of a mile of the canal. The ambitious plan is detailed […]

May 23, 2011

La Salle leaving Cumberland after a century of service

CUMBERLAND — This summer will mark the end of an era for Catholic education in Cumberland. After more than a century of living and teaching in Allegany County, the La Salle Christian Brothers Community is leaving. “It’s sad,” said Sister Phyllis McNally, principal and president of Bishop Walsh School, which the Brothers founded in 1966. […]

May 20, 2011

Md. man gets death sentence in killing of Del. officer

GEORGETOWN, Del. — A Maryland man convicted of killing a Delaware police officer in 2009 was sentenced to death Friday by a judge who described him as a dangerous career criminal. Derrick Powell of Cumberland, Md., hung his head but said nothing after Judge. T. Henley Graves imposed the death penalty for the September 2009 […]

May 10, 2011

Gov. O’Malley signs new slots deal at Rocky Gap

CUMBERLAND — Some western Maryland lawmakers have high hopes for the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort now that the state is offering better terms to prospective slot-machine operators. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation Tuesday reducing the state’s take of Rocky Gap gambling proceeds to 50 percent from 67 percent in the first 10 years […]

Apr 12, 2011

O’Malley to sign bill to lure slots to Rocky Gap

CUMBERLAND — A spokesman for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says the governor will sign a bill slashing the state’s share of proceeds from slot machines at the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort near Cumberland. The measure is aimed at luring a slots operator to the hotel complex inside Rocky Gap State Park. An O’Malley […]

Mar 27, 2011

Doctor settles $2M suit against practice

An obstetrician/gynecologist has settled a $2 million lawsuit against the Cumberland medical practice that fired her, allegedly in retaliation for her complaints that the office manager was referring most patients to her physician-husband, the facility’s medical director. Tri-State Community Health Center Inc. had countered that its 2008 firing of Fauzia Baqai was justified because she […[...]

Mar 16, 2011

Grocery store part of Oldtown’s fabric for 64 years

OLDTOWN — When Harry and Marie Shryock opened their store along state Route 51 more than six decades ago, it might have seemed to be just one more business situated along the long winding road between Cumberland and Paw Paw, W.Va. But for this community, that life-long venture has proven to be much more than […]

Mar 14, 2011

O’Malley talks tourism, jobs in the mountains

GRANTSVILLE — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is visiting the state’s western mountains to discuss tourism and jobs. O’Malley was scheduled to attend a tourism forum at New Germany State Park near Grantsville Monday morning, followed by a jobs forum Monday afternoon in Cumberland. O’Malley says visitors to Garrett and Allegany counties spend $288 million a […]

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