Western Maryland

Natural gas, gas drilling

Would Drilling Hurt Md. Tourism? Report Unclear

University of Maryland researchers are releasing a report on the potential public health impact of shale gas drilling in the state’s far western counties.

08/18/2014

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Owner Rebuilding Damaged Toll Bridge Over Potomac

The owner of a private toll bridge over the Potomac River says she’s rebuilding the structure between western Maryland and West Virginia after it was damaged by a June flood.

08/15/2014

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Western Md. Steam Train Gets Hollywood Role

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is playing a part in an upcoming Hollywood film.

08/15/2014

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Hundreds Of Bikers Crossing Md., Va. For Sept. 11 Event

Hundreds of motorcycles are traveling across parts of western Maryland and northern Virginia as part of a Sept. 11 anniversary event.

08/15/2014

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Western Md. Man Pleads Guilty In Bank Fraud Case

A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in western Maryland and West Virginia.

08/08/2014

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Design For Western Md. ATV Trail In Review

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s making progress on a new, off-road vehicle trail in far western Maryland.

07/31/2014

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Loan Aid Offered To Western Md. Flood Victims

The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding in two western Maryland counties in June.

07/31/2014

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More Active Oversight Planned For Deep Creek Lake

A draft management plan for the Deep Creek Lake watershed seeks better coordination among government agencies and private parties whose interests converge at the western Maryland vacation destination.

07/28/2014

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Fire Marshal Honoring Western Md. Investigators

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is honoring law enforcement officers whose work led to the convictions of eight people for setting 42 fires in western Maryland last year.

07/08/2014

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Western Maryland Rail Trail Link Will Avoid Tunnel Bats

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is extending the Western Maryland Rail Trail by bypassing a tunnel that’s home to a colony of federally endangered Indiana bats.

06/09/2014

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Western Md. Doctor Charged With Sex Offenses

A western Maryland physician charged with sexually assaulting a patient at a walk-in clinic in LaVale last month served more than 3 1/2 years in prison for raping a Florida woman at gunpoint in 1986, public records show.

05/29/2014

Natural gas, gas drilling

Full Economic Study Of Md. Gas Drilling Due

Towson University researchers are preparing to release their full study of the prospective economic impact of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.

05/25/2014

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