Gov. Martin O’Malley is offering a helping hand to the struggling Canal Place heritage area in downtown Cumberland.
A state delegate from western Maryland says the state should give up control of the struggling Canal Place tourism development in downtown Cumberland.
The National Park Service says it’s considering closing a leaky Chesapeake and Ohio Canal turning basin at the center of a state-owned tourism development in downtown Cumberland.
This June will mark one year on the job for Dee Dee Ritchie, the executive director for the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority, who remains committed to overcoming the myriad of challenges accompanying the operation of the tourism hub.
Cumberland’s Canal Place tourism project is facing state funding questions after struggling for years to achieve its goals.
Managers of a site featuring shops, restaurants and historical attractions in Cumberland are looking to expand the project’s reach.