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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, ...

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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 ...

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Pa. conservation group drops offer for Cumberland land

CUMBERLAND — A conservation group is withdrawing its offer to buy nearly 3,900 acres owned by the city of Cumberland in neighboring Pennsylvania. Mayor Brian Grim announced the Western Maryland Conservancy’s decision at a City Council meeting Tuesday. The forested ...

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Feds give Cumberland funds to hire 8 firefighters

CUMBERLAND — The city of Cumberland is getting a federal grant to restore eight firefighter jobs it cut two years ago. Maryland’s two U.S. senators, Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, announced the grant of more than $806,000 on Tuesday. ...

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Maryland bill would raise stakes for Rocky Gap slots

CUMBERLAND — Some state lawmakers want Maryland to offer a greater enticement to prospective operators of slot machines at Rocky Gap State Park. A bill introduced Wednesday by three western Maryland delegates and one from Montgomery County would boost the ...

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