Two Garrett County towns filed federal lawsuits against 3M Co. Tuesday, joining a growing list of plaintiffs from across the country that allege chemicals manufactured by 3M and other companies have contaminated their drinking water. The chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan and Sen. Chris Van Hollen are scheduled to speak at an annual meeting that is held to discuss concerns of Allegany and Garrett counties in western Maryland. The 41st Annual Mountain Maryland PACE meeting is ...Read More »
OAKLAND — Garrett County officials are launching a review of the county’s comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2008. The planning commission begins the process Wednesday afternoon in Oakland. The resulting document will have implications for both Deep Creek ...
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OAKLAND — An advisory panel in far western Maryland is reviewing proposed state regulations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The Garrett County Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Group meets Tuesday evening in Oakland. The agenda includes a review of ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »