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Maryland gas-drilling panel starts 2nd round of work

ANNAPOLIS — A state panel is starting work in Annapolis on a second set of recommendations for natural-gas drilling in western Maryland. The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission meets Friday afternoon in the House of Delegates Office Building. Gov. Martin O’Malley ...

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Western Maryland’s Canal Place faces funding issue

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland’s Canal Place tourism project is facing state funding questions after struggling for years to achieve its goals. The Cumberland Times-News reports that state House Appropriations Committee Chairman John Bohanan has asked the project’s governing board whether it ...

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Allegany, Garrett counties urge quick OK for safe gas drilling

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 ...

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Mooney out, Afzali in for 6th District race

Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney said Tuesday he will not run for Congress in the state’s 6th District and has endorsed incumbent Roscoe Bartlett. Separately, freshman Republican Del. Kathy Afzali, R-Frederick, announced Tuesday that she would enter the GOP ...

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Delegate Afzali announces congressional bid

ANNAPOLIS — Frederick Republican Delegate Kathy Afzali is jumping into the growing GOP primary to run for the 6th Congressional District in western Maryland. Afzali, who is serving her first term in the Maryland House of Delegates, made the announcement ...

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Top 5 Eye on Annapolis posts of the year (access required)

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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Western Marylander diagnosed with Legionnaires

WESTERNPORT — Public health officials say one resident of a western Maryland senior-citizen apartment complex has been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. The Allegany County Health Department announced the confirmed case Wednesday at the Grandview Apartments in Westernport. The agency says ...

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Elk reintroduction opposed in Garrett County

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 ...

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