HAGERSTOWN — The owner of a publicly funded, world-class whitewater course near Deep Creek Lake said Thursday it has defaulted on loan payments and is considering asking Garrett County or Garrett College to take over the mountaintop complex. Officials of ...Read More »
CUMBERLAND — Two western Maryland counties that sit atop the Marcellus Shale geological formation are urging the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley to quickly approve safe drilling for natural gas. The Cumberland Times-News reports that all six county commissioners from ...Read More »
The themes that emerged in 2011 were largely standard fare in Annapolis and the Maryland business community — malfeasance by those who serve in government, big initiatives to support biotech and high-tech companies, high hopes for gambling to ease the ...
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CUMBERLAND — A proposal to reintroduce elk in western Maryland is running into opposition in Garrett County. Garrett County Commission Chairman Gregan Crawford said county officials were not included in preliminary talks about the idea which originated with a special ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are starting to debate how much “severance tax” should be imposed on the natural gas that might be produced from the Marcellus Shale rock formation in Western Maryland. Though it is not clear when, or even ...Read More »
GARRETT COUNTY — Garrett County resident Dana Shimrock was relieved when Maryland put the brakes on drilling in the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale before a single well could be drilled. “They had just completed a well not far from me ...
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HAGERSTOWN — The Appalachian Regional Commission is working on a road map for economic growth in western Maryland. U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced a $70,000 grant Monday from the U.S. Commerce Department to the Tri-County Council. The ...
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HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says this year’s black bear hunt is over. The agency says hunters reported 65 kills as of 9 p.m. Thursday. The DNR had set a quota of 55 to 80 for the ...Read More »
CUMBERLAND — Hundreds of hunters are heading out in search of black bears this week. The hunt, the eighth in recent years, opens Monday in Garrett and Allegany counties and lasts through Saturday. However, the hunt will be stopped once ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s advisory committee on legislative redistricting voted 4-1 Monday to approve its proposed new map for Maryland’s eight congressional districts, a measure that likely makes the state’s western district more competitive for Democrats. The biggest changes ...Read More »