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Garrett Co. Plan Would Avert School Closings

The Garrett County Commissioners are offering the county school system $2.2 million to avert the threatened closure of three elementary schools.

12/18/2013

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Report Suggests Closing 3 Garrett County Schools

A consultant is suggesting that three elementary schools in Garrett County be closed to cut costs.

11/14/2013

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Western Md. Wildlands Proposal Hits Opposition

The Garrett County Planning Commission is opposing a state plan to strengthen protection of land along the Youghiogheny River in far western Maryland.

11/12/2013

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Exelon Seeks Md. Approval For Garrett Wind Farm

Exelon Corp. is seeking Maryland Public Service Commission approval to erect 12 to 15 wind turbines on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County about six miles south of Oakland.

10/31/2013

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Western Maryland Sees First Snow Of The Season; Freeze Watch In Effect For Parts Of Md.

In Western Maryland, it’s already starting to feel a little like winter.

10/23/2013

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Garrett County Emergency Ops Center Hits Hurdle

Garrett County’s emergency management chief says technical difficulties are delaying completion of a new command center 10 months after Superstorm Sandy exposed problems with the county’s emergency response.

09/05/2013

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Sewage Spill Prompts Deep Creek Lake Restrictions

Garrett County officials say about 36,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a creek that flows into Deep Creek Lake.

08/12/2013

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2 Captured After Escape From Juvenile Facility

Authorities say two 17-year-old boys escaped from the Backbone Mountain Youth Center in Garrett County, but were captured within hours.

08/07/2013

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Md. Puts Gas Drilling Proposals Out For Review

Maryland’s Department of the Environment is seeking public comment on proposed “best practices” for natural gas drilling in western Maryland.

06/27/2013

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New Trial Ordered In 1979 Slaying Of Md. Deputy

A judge is ordering a new trial for a man convicted of murdering a Garrett County sheriff’s deputy in 1979.

06/06/2013

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Concern Over Possible Gypsy Moth Outbreak In Md.

Maryland officials are concerned about a possible gypsy moth outbreak in parts of the state.

05/11/2013

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Land Purchases Would Expand Md. State Forests

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering land purchases that would add about 600 acres to state forests in Garrett County.

04/03/2013

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