Garrett County Maryland

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Hearing Set On Western Md. Wind Farm Plan

The Maryland Public Service Commission is hearing public comments on Exelon Corp.’s plan to place 12 to 15 wind turbines on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County about six miles south of Oakland.


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Garrett County Killer Gets Life Without Parole

A sentence of life without parole for a Garrett County killer has left the family of a second victim with mixed feelings about a decision by prosecutors not to pursue a conviction for her slaying, the woman’s grandmother said Monday.



Snowstorm Begins In Far Western Md.

Maryland State Police are reporting light, blowing snow in Garrett County as a winter storm moves in.


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Garrett Reviews Actions As Storm Cleanup Continues

Garrett County officials are reviewing their response to Superstorm Sandy, which dumped 3 feet of heavy, wet snow, and caused catastrophic damage to the power system, closed roads and threatened communications networks.


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14% Of Garrett County Homes Still Lack Power

Potomac Edison says about 3,200 homes and businesses in Garrett County are still without power a week after Superstorm Sandy dumped up to 2 1/2 feet of snow in the far western Maryland mountains.


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Wind Turbine Rules Stalled In Garrett County

A move to regulate wind farms has stalled in far western Maryland.


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Garrett County Trail Gets $250,000 Grant

A $250,000 grant will help design and build a new hiking trail in Garrett County.


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Garrett County May Close 2 Elementary Schools

The interim superintendent of schools in Garrett County is recommending two elementary schools be closed due to a lack of state funding.


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Md. Natural Gas Value: $5.9 Billion To $49 Billion

A study of natural reserves in western Maryland puts the prospective lifetime value at $5.9 billion to $49.1 billion.



5 More Charged In Western Md. Jailbreak

Garrett County authorities are charging five people with conspiracy in the escape of a jail inmate.