Cumberland Maryland


O’Malley To Discuss Reducing Hospital Visits

Maryland officials are scheduled to talk about new programs to reduce unnecessary hospital visits.


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Allegany County Develops Solar Regulations

Allegany County officials are in the early stages of developing solar energy system regulations.


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Western Md. Wind Farm Developer Gets More Time

The Maryland Public Service Commission is giving a wind power developer more time to build a proposed 25-turbine project on Dan’s Mountain in Allegany County.


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Students Document Cumberland Historic Sites

Photography students at Allegany College of Maryland are documenting historic buildings in Cumberland with help from the Maryland Historical Trust.


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Cumberland Man Among First Black Graduates From Integrated High School

William Peck received his first 11 years of local education at Carver School and his final one at Fort Hill High School where he and two other students became the first blacks to graduate following court-ordered scholastic integration in 1956.


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Bill To Repeal Md. Coal Tax Credit Revived

State lawmakers from far western Maryland are fighting an effort to repeal a tax credit that rewards electric companies for buying Maryland coal.


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Cost Of Bay Restoration Could Hinder Growth In Western Md.

Some Allegany County officials say a state proposal for reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution would make it harder to build homes and businesses in the western Maryland mountains.



Md.’s Sen. Cardin On Health Care Of Western Md.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is focusing on health care during visits to two western Maryland cities.


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Family Mourns 3 Victims Of Western Md. House Fire

Family members are mourning three women killed in a house fire in Cumberland.


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9 Planes, Other Vehicles Destroyed In Airport Fire

Fire officials say a blaze that swept through a hangar at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport in Wiley Ford, W.Va., destroyed nine planes, motorcycles and other vehicles. No one was hurt.


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Western Md. College Exhibits Art Made By Inmates

Art created by maximum-security prison inmates is on display at Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland.



Maryland Black Bear Hunt Begins

It’s Maryland’s version of big game and Monday evening, it’s open season on black bears.