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Md. Center For Mentally Disabled To Close

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley is proposing closure of a state center for the intellectually disabled in Cumberland.

The July shutdown of the Joseph D. Brandenburg Center is among nearly $1 billion in cost-saving measures the administration outlined Friday.

The center has eight residents, down from a high of 57 about 15 years ago.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says Brandenburg has 18 staff members and about a dozen contract workers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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