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Apr 23, 2013

Potomac Edison spending $55 million on upgrades

WILLIAMSPORT — Potomac Edison says it’s spending $55 million this year to upgrade its electrical system in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The company said Tuesday that the projects include new distribution circuits and replacement of underground cable and utility poles. Potomac Edison is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron, […]

Aug 9, 2012

Planners say PATH power line no longer needed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Regional power grid planners say a proposed $2 billion transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland is no longer needed. PJM Interconnection’s Transmission Planning Staff says a slow economy has reduced demand for electricity. Planners also say more generation has become available. Media outlets say the planning staff announced its recommendation Wednesday. [&hellip[...]

Feb 22, 2012

Frederick County court decision detrimental to PATH power line

FREDERICK — A Frederick County judge is affirming a decision blocking a key component of a proposed multistate power line. Circuit Judge Edward Dwyer issued his opinion Wednesday in a case involving the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline. He affirmed a local zoning board’s denial of Potomac Edison’s plan to build an electrical substation on 150 acres […]

Jan 27, 2012

Real Estate Weekly – 1/27/12: Towne Park, Gaylord Hotel extend deal

Planned community homes sold McWilliams5/8Ballard said Wednesday it has sold and settled all homes at The Village at King Farm, in Rockville. Part of the King Farm planned community, The Village at King Farm consists of 49 condominiums above retail, restaurants and local businesses. In 2008, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs […]

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 […]

Dec 1, 2011

Boost for Maryland Solar Farm facility

FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron, Ohio said its FirstEnergy Solutions subsidiary has signed a long-term agreement to purchase the output from the Maryland Solar Farm, a $70 million, green energy facility planned by Easton-based Maryland Solar LLC for 250 acres of state-owned correctional facility land near Hagerstown. Under the terms of the agreement, FirstEnergy Solutions will […]

Apr 14, 2011

Week in review: 4/15/11

Hotel gas leak lawsuits settled In Baltimore, 34 Ruth’s Chris restaurant workers who claim they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a Pier 5 Hotel leak in 2008 have settled their claims during a mediation ordered by the Court of Special Appeals. Convicted in killing Sian James, who testified he acted in self-defense when he threw a […]

Apr 13, 2011

PATH power line project all but out of juice

Virginia regulators are set to dismiss the application to build the $2.1 billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline high-voltage power line, effectively mothballing the project for the foreseeable future. PATH, a joint venture of Allegheny Energy Co. — now part of FirstEnergy Corp. — and American Electric Power Co., had been in the works for four years. […]

Apr 7, 2011

FirstEnergy to hire 30 to 40 at Williamsport headquarters

HAGERSTOWN — The president of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Maryland operations says the company will add 30 to 40 workers at its Williamsport office. James Fakult made the announcement Wednesday at a Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting. He says the new jobs will be in customer service and engineering. About 130 employees already work in Williamsport. […]

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