COMMISSIONERS TO FILE COMPLAINT AGAINST CSX

The Allegany County Commissioners are planning action to file a formal complaint to the Surface Transportation Board against CSX Transportation for the destruction and “continuing refusal to repair” the Washington Street Bridge in Cumberland. According to a social media post from Commission President Jake Shade, a solution was endorsed by state and local representatives, which…

CITY INVESTING $200,000 IN CARVER COMMUNITY CENTER

Cumberland will invest $200,000 to renovate the Carver Community Center on Frederick Street, which has been vandalized in recent years. This will be the second rehabilitation project for the school, which saw more than $1.5 million invested in the building in the early 2000’s to convert it into a community center. In 2011, the facility…

BUCKEL NAMED MINORITY LEADER

District 1-B Delegate Jason Buckel has been chosen minority leader in the Maryland House of Delegates, the first county lawmaker to hold the post since J. Glenn Beall in the 1960’s.  Buckel’s term will be for one year, and the office holder can continue from year to year, as long as a challenger does not…

COMPLAINT LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES

Baltimore resident Brian Kelvin Reddy is being held without bond following his arrest on drug charges. The complaint of a suspicious vehicle brought city police to Davidson Street on Tuesday. Reddy appeared to be sleeping, but officers could see several capsules of suspected heroin next to him. A search yielded additional CDS and paraphernalia. He…

LEADERS CALL FOR PASSAGE OF JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT

Maryland Congressional leaders are reacting to the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.  U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen says the jury reached a just verdict, but urgent action is needed to defeat systemic racism and the Senate must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.  Congressman…

HOGAN PLEASED BY INCREASE OF INCREASE IN WORKER VISAS

Governor Larry Hogan says he’s pleased that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced an increase of 22-thousand visas for the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program. Hogan says those visas are critical to keeping Maryland seafood processors open for business.  Earlier this year Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen joined with Virginia…

FORMER U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. is making a run for Maryland Governor.  The Democrat says he will run as a progressive candidate focused on expanding state’s investment in education, working to combat climate change, spur economic growth and address racial inequity. If elected he would become the first black governor in Maryland.  The…

NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED

Maryland is making strides to create more jobs.  The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council approved 27 new apprenticeship programs over the last 12 months.  Governor Larry Hogan says this will help support local businesses all while providing Marylanders with higher-paying jobs.  More information surrounding these opportunities can be found at governor-dot-maryland-dot-gov.  

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

ACHD, DES ANNOUNCE WALK-IN COVID VACCINE CLINICS

The Allegany County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services have announced dates for three walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics over the next two weeks. The first clinic will be held at the Oldtown Fire Department on Tuesday, April 27th; next will be the Flintstone Fire Department on Thursday, April 29th, followed by a clinic…

GARRETT COUNTY HOLDING VAX CLINIC TODAY

The Garrett County Health Department is accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations today from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. The clinic will be held at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Appointments that were already scheduled during the morning remain unchanged. To schedule an appointment, go to “garretthealth.org,” or, if you need assistance, call (301)-334-7698.…

MARYLAND RECORDS 925 NEW COVID-19 CASES

Maryland has recorded 925 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the number of confirmed cases to more than 437-thousand since the start of the pandemic. There have been 19 additional fatalities related to the virus, for a death toll of 8-thousand-406. The Maryland Department of Health says there are nearly 13-hundred patients in the hospital and…

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