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Western Maryland citizens seek wind power restrictions

OAKLAND — Some western Maryland residents are urging the Garrett County commissioners to impose restrictions on a proposed wind farm near Frostburg. The Cumberland Times-News reports that 39 people have signed a petition to present to the board Tuesday. It ...

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Homegrown McHenry business buys new HQ building

OAKLAND — A Garrett County company hatched in a local business incubator is spreading its wings. County officials said Tuesday that GCC Technologies LLC is buying a 30,000-square-foot building near Oakland for its new headquarters. They say the 5-year-old federal ...

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‘Colbert Report’ takes on fracking

Comedian Stephen Colbert took on hydraulic fracturing on the “Colbert Report” Wednesday night, with actor Mark Ruffalo playing the part of concerned citizen and Colbert sticking by what he said America was built on: burning stuff. “We burn things. We ...

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Mike Tidwell: Maryland needs drill fee for fracking study

Paul Roberts is a Western Maryland farmer who – understandably – doesn’t want his world to change. He grows gorgeous Appalachian wine grapes on a modest spread in Garrett County, near the Pennsylvania border. He and his wife Nadine turn ...

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