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Nov 17, 2014

Rep. Delaney talks plans for western Maryland

The Democratic congressman says he'd like lawmakers to focus on improving transportation, attracting more business, and expanding broadband Internet access throughout western Maryland.

Sep 3, 2014

Whitewater training starts in Western Maryland

(AP) Some of the world’s top whitewater paddlers are starting their final training in Western Maryland for the Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held there later this month. The training sessions at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry began Wednesday and continue through Sept. 16. The competition is scheduled for Sept. 17 to […]

Aug 18, 2014

What would fracking do to Maryland tourism?

(AP) Critics of hydraulic fracturing say a state-funded study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to address what they consider the key issue of tourism. Three members of a state panel charged with recommending safe drilling practices told the study’s author at a meeting Monday in Frostburg […]

Aug 15, 2014

Western Maryland railroad featured in Meg Ryan movie

(AP) The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is playing a part in an upcoming Hollywood film. Railroad officials said Thursday that Meg Ryan, directing her first movie, shot the railroad’s steam locomotive at various points along its route between Cumberland and Frostburg last week. The scenes are for the movie “Ithaca,” set during the World War […]

Jun 24, 2014

Meritus Health to manage Western Maryland Hospital

State health officials say Meritus Health will manage Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown.

Jun 13, 2014

Gov. declares emergency for Western Md. flooding

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency Friday in Allegany and Washington counties due to severe flooding from recent rains.

Apr 18, 2014

Federal lawsuit over western Md. wind farm ends

A legal dispute over a western Maryland wind farm has ended.

Jan 29, 2014

Award-winning Western Md. farm does a lot on a little

When Ali Mohadjer was around 7 years old, his father retired and began gardening at their home in Iran. As he helped his father with his roses and cherry trees, he said recently, he developed a “little green thumb,” and an aspiration: to one day have a little orchard, farm or garden of his own.

Dec 6, 2013

Window-blind maker adding 250 jobs in western Md.

CUMBERLAND — Hunter Douglas says it’s adding 250 jobs at its window-blind factory in Cumberland. The Cumberland Times-News reported in its Friday edition that the company expects to hire the new workers by July. A spokeswoman says the plant currently employs about 800 people. She says the new hires will make it Allegany County’s second-largest […]

Nov 22, 2013

Western Md. secession group holding town hall

A group seeking separate statehood for western Maryland is holding its first official town hall meeting in Cumberland.

Nov 12, 2013

Western Md. wildlands proposal hits opposition

SWANTON — The Garrett County Planning Commission is opposing a state plan to strengthen protection of land along the Youghiogheny River in far western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News reported Monday on the dispute over the state’s proposal to designate the nearly 4,000-acre Youghiogheny River Corridor as a state-protected wildland. It would be among the largest […]

Nov 4, 2013

Western Md. gas supplier seeks surcharge

HAGERSTOWN — Columbia Gas of Maryland is seeking to add a surcharge of $1.92 a month to the bills of residential customers in Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties starting Feb. 1. The Herald-Mail reported Sunday that the company has asked the state Public Service Commission to approve the surcharge to help pay for infrastructure replacement. […]

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