ACM ADJUSTS CALENDAR, ANNOUNCES SPRING PLANS

Allegany College of Maryland will move the start of its spring 2021 semester full-term classes to Thursday, January 21st and eliminate its March spring break. Delayed start courses begin on Thursday, February 11th, and all courses will end on Friday, May 7th. The decision was made following a local rise in reported COVID-19 cases and…

CELL TOWER APPROVED

The Cumberland Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the construction of a 195-foot cell tower on Knox Street. Plans to erect the tower were developed by local businessman Dominic Dearcangelis and his wife, Marcy. There were some concerns about building the tower along CSX Transportation lines. After several hours of discussion, the board voted to…

CAUSE OF DECATUR STREET FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Five members of the Terrence Thomas family were left homeless late Wednesday night, following a fire at their Decatur Street home. The fire was discovered by a passerby about 10:35 p.m., and all five family members escaped. The fire caused approximately $90,000 in losses to the home and its contents. The fire, which began in…

WOMAN CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT

Thirty-two-year-old Jessica LynnTallman has been charged with child neglect, in connection to a June 12th incident. Officers responded to the 600-block of Maryland Avenue for a report of an unconscious juvenile. Ms Tallman told officers she believed the child had ingested her Subutex prescription. Toxicology reports confirmed the child had ingested Subutex, nicotine, caffeine, ibuprofen…

SALARY STUDY COMMISSION TO MEET

The Allegany County Salary Study Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. The meeting takes place at the County Office Building on Kelly Road, Room 424. The Commission will meet with the Judges of the Orphan’s Court. Any members of the public who wish to attend, must do so via Zoom.

HOGAN ANNOUNCES FURTHER ECONOMIC RELIEF EFFORTS

Small businesses are struggling because of COVID-19 related shutdowns, and they can’t afford to wait any longer for relief. That’s why Governor Larry Hogan announced an additional economic relief package yesterday. Governor Hogan says he is adding $250 million from the state’s “Rainy Day Fund,” for a total of $500 million for small businesses. Governor…

CREWS BATTLE HOUSE FIRE

Firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm house fire at 7 Decatur Street, late last night, into this morning. First crews on the scene noted smoke was coming from the attic of the building. All of the occupants were able to escape. City Fire Marshal Lieutenant Shannon Adams was also on the scene, and…

STUDENTS CONTINUE RETURN TO SCHOOL

Allegany County Public Schools will begin the implementation of the hybrid learning model for third and fourth-graders this Monday, October 26th. Students in those grades will report to their bus stop for their normal pick-up time. Schools will be dismissed daily at 1:30 p.m.  

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

GARRETT COUNTY REPORTS 117 COVID-19 CASES

Garrett County is now reporting a total of 117 positive COVID-19 cases. The new cases include a young girl, under nine years old, along with a girl from 10 to 19 years old, a man in his 20’s, a woman in her 30’s, two women and a man in their 40’s, a man and woman…

TWENTY-THREE NEW COVID-19 CASES IN ALLEGANY COUNTY SINCE MONDAY

The Allegany County Health Department reports that the total cumulative COVID-19 case count for Allegany County is now at 628.  The latest cases include a female and a male in their teens, four women and a man in their 20s, two women in their 30s, two women in their 40s, two women and two men…

GARRETT COUNTY COVID-19 CASES ON THE RISE

The Garrett County Health Department has received four additional positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the current county total positives to 107. The new cases include a man and woman in their 30’s, and a woman and man in their 60’s. All are being advised to isolate at home or to seek medical attention, based on their…

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