OAKLAND — Garrett County officials say two separate spills sent about 8,500 gallons of raw sewage into Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland. County Administrator Kevin Null said in a statement Monday that a spill occurred Sunday morning about two miles southwest of McHenry. The statement says a leaking service line spilled about 2,500 […]
BALTIMORE — A western Maryland real-estate developer has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a bank-fraud scheme that cost financial institutions more than $2.7 million. Fifty-two-year-old Samuel VanSickle of Accident was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He also was ordered to repay the banks for their […]
OAKLAND — The Garrett County Commissioners are considering a Deep Creek Lake watershed management plan that would restrict natural-gas drilling around Maryland’s largest freshwater lake. The vote is on the agenda for a meeting Monday afternoon. The watershed covers 41,000 acres around the lake, including many vacation homes and tourism businesses. The plan would prohibit […]
A western Maryland developer has been found competent to stand trial on federal charges he bilked banks out of $3.7 million in fraudulent real-estate schemes. The order pertaining to Samuel VanSickle was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore after an October hearing. He had been ruled incompetent in February, and underwent a lengthy […]
An advisory panel is considering a request to lift restrictions on personal watercraft at Deep Creek Lake, the biggest vacation destination in western Maryland. The issue is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting in Oakland of the state-appointed Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board. A boat-rental business has asked the state to remove a […]
MCHENRY — Garrett County officials say a faulty valve caused 6,000 gallons of raw sewage to leak from a condominium complex into Deep Creek Lake in the unincorporated community of McHenry. The county’s public works agency said Wednesday the leak occurred Tuesday morning at the Sun Place condo complex. Officials say the sewage leaked into […]
WASHINGTON — The federal government is awarding funds to help a western Maryland county study the potential economic impact of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced the $37,500 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission on Friday. It must be matched with an equal amount of local funding The project […]
(AP) Garrett County officials said they were monitoring the water quality of Deep Creek Lake after up to 1,700 gallons of raw sewage leaked from a faulty pumping system at a lakeside home in McHenry. The Department of Public Works said Friday that the leak was reported Thursday morning and quickly stopped. The agency says […]
A draft management plan for the Deep Creek Lake watershed seeks better coordination among government agencies and private parties whose interests converge at the western Maryland vacation destination.
Representatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Garrett County officials signed an agreement outlining the development of a comprehensive watershed management plan for Deep Creek Lake.
McHENRY — Garrett County officials say about 36,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a creek that flows into Deep Creek Lake. Officials imposed swimming and fishing restrictions in the north western end of Marsh Run Cove where the domestic wastewater spilled on Friday. After the overflow at the McHenry sewage holding tank, the Maryland Department […]
CUMBERLAND — A Garrett County judge is throwing cold water on expanded boat rentals at Deep Creek Lake. The Cumberland Times-News reported in its Friday edition that the court voided a boat-rental permit the county issued last June to the owner of the Lakeside Creamery. The permit allowed the ice-cream shop to offer personal watercraft […]