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Parents bound for court in Cumberland school dispute

CUMBERLAND — Just two days before classes begin, some parents in western Maryland are asking a court to block their children’s transfer from schools in Hancock to Cumberland. A hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Allegany County Circuit Court. ...

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Manufacturing, housing, defense lifting some areas of Maryland, sinking others

Just look at the stock market over the last few weeks, jobless figures, unemployment insurance claims or really any metric you can think of and you won’t need much, if any, convincing the post-recession recovery has been anything but smooth ...

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Sept. 11 bikers on I-70 in western Maryland

HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland State Highway Administration says nearly 2,500 motorcyclists are making their way across western Maryland toward northern Virginia. The agency says the America’s 9/11 Ride entered eastbound Interstate 70 near Hancock about 10:15 a.m. Friday after taking ...

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Manufacturing-job losses hobble Western Maryland economy

HAGERSTOWN — Consumers buy less. Manufacturers make less. Shippers ship less. Hammered by the Great Recession, Western Maryland is still reeling. Nearly four years after the economy headed south, unemployment in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties remains far higher than ...

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Parents file lawsuit in Western Maryland school dispute

CUMBERLAND — Some parents in eastern Allegany County are suing the local school board to prevent their children from having to switch schools. The lawsuit filed Friday in Allegany County Circuit Court is the latest twist in a dispute over ...

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Western Maryland firm appeals $50,000 pollution fine

CUMBERLAND — A western Maryland company is appealing a $50,000 fine levied by the state Department of the Environment for alleged wastewater violations. The Cumberland Times News reports that Mexico Farms LLC filed the appeal in Allegany County Circuit Court in ...

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Pat McDonough considers U.S. House and Senate runs, too

Del. Pat McDonough, one of the most vocal Republican lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly, announced Thursday morning his aspirations to higher office have expanded. McDonough, of Baltimore and Harford counties, said he would seek the GOP nomination to challenge ...

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Board approves solar project on prison land in Western Md.

ANNAPOLIS — The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 on Wednesday to lease about 250 acres of state prison land in Western Maryland to a private company to develop the state’s largest solar energy farm. The 20-megawatt solar project is ...

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Del. Shank wants prison solar lease price upped

HAGERSTOWN — A state delegate from western Maryland is pushing for a higher lease rate on state prison land near Hagerstown where the governor’s administration envisions a large-scale, solar-energy project. Washington County Republican Christopher Shank says the proposed lease rate of ...

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