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Dec 9, 2015

Md. town to keep controversial plaque on statue

EMMITSBURG — Town commissioners have announced their decision to keep a controversial plaque at the base of a statue. Board of Commissioners President Tim O’Donnell told The Frederick News-Post that the commissioners received feedback regarding the plaque before they made the announcement Tuesday. The plaque on the Emmitsburg statue recognizes over 100 local WWI veterans and […]

May 14, 2013

Mount St. Mary’s president changing job at school

EMMITSBURG — Mount St. Mary’s University President Thomas Powell says he’s stepping down but not leaving the Catholic school in Emmitsburg that he has run for 10 years. Powell said Tuesday he will depart the president’s office in June 2014 for a yearlong sabbatical that will include working in an orphanage in East Timor. He […]

Apr 4, 2013

Mount St. Mary’s University expands in Frederick

FREDERICK — An expansion at Mount St. Mary’s University will allow the Frederick campus to almost double in size and offer more programming. “We’re growing to meet the needs of the community,” said Tracy Boyd, campus communications manager. Last year, the university signed a seven-year lease — an investment of more than $3 million for […]

Feb 21, 2013

Mom takes action after Facebook bullying of girl

EMMITSBURG — An Emmitsburg woman is using Facebook to expose cyberbullying by a Pennsylvania man who used the social media website to ridicule her 5-year-old daughter. Sherry Myers said Thursday that she started the “Justice for Jayden” page after an East Berlin, Pa., firefighter posted pictures of her daughter that he shot in the waiting […]

May 8, 2012

Md. businesses look to profit from war anniversary

EMMITSBURG — Emmitsburg antiques dealer Dora Connolly has canceled her annual July trip to a show in Connecticut. Connolly will stay put for the next two years, she said, hoping to capitalize on tourists coming to the region for next year’s 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in neighboring Gettysburg, Pa. The Gettysburg […]

Apr 30, 2012

G-8 media to set up in park dorms near Camp David

THURMONT — The State Department says journalists will work out of a National Park Service dormitory complex near Camp David when leaders of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations meet at the presidential retreat near Thurmont May 18-19. The Frederick News-Post reports that Camp Round Meadow will serve as the media center during the […]

Dec 8, 2011

Real Estate Weekly – 12/9/11: Baltimore County expands small business loan fund

County expands small business loan fund Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Wednesday that five more banks have joined the Baltimore County Small Business Loan Partnership, bringing total commitments to the loan fund to $12.35 million from 20 financial institutions. CFG Community Bank, Sandy Spring Bank, Peoples Bank, Northwest Savings Bank and TD Bank […]

Sep 29, 2011

Construction begins on Maryland’s largest solar project

EMMITSBURG — Constellation Energy says it has begun construction on Maryland’s largest solar power project, a 16.1 megawatt installation in Emmitsburg. Energy produced at the $60 million solar power plant on 100 acres leased from Mount St. Mary’s University will be bought by the state and the University of Maryland system. Constellation announced Thursday that […]

Aug 10, 2011

Omni Corp. laying off 97 at Emmitsburg center

FREDERICK — Omni Corp. is laying off nearly 100 workers who maintain the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg. The workers will lose their jobs because the company’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency wasn’t renewed. Shannon Davis, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, […[...]

Jun 9, 2011

Solar farm coming to Mount St. Mary’s

EMMITSBURG — Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg will soon become home to a large solar farm. The Frederick County Planning Commission unanimously approved plans Wednesday to put 220,000 solar panels on a 135-acre parcel of university land. The $60 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year. Constellation Energy […]

Feb 25, 2011

PNC Foundation gives $250K to Mount St. Mary’s

EMMITSBURG — The charitable arm of PNC Financial Services Group says it’s pledging a quarter-million dollars to support economics education at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. The Catholic school announced the gift Thursday from the Pittsburgh-based PNC Foundation. It will provide program support and scholarships for students participating in the College Federal Reserve Cha[...]

Nov 17, 2010

Emmitsburg man gets 8 years for historic building fire

FREDERICK — An Emmitsburg man who set fire to his apartment building in a botched suicide attempt was given an eight-year sentence. Forty-three-year-old John Bushman Jr. was sentenced Tuesday in Frederick by Circuit Judge Theresa M. Adams who suspended the rest of Bushman’s 30-year sentence. Bushman pleaded guilty earlier this year to six counts of […]

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