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Bluegrass legend Del McCoury brings 14th annual Delfest back to Cumberland

Hear our full conversation on my podcast “Beyond the Fame.”. He won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year nine times. This Thursday to Sunday, Del McCoury brings the 14th Delfest to the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland, for the first time since 2019, due to the pandemic.
CUMBERLAND, MD
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Strickland Talks Return of DelFest in 2022

It’s DelFest 2022 eve with the popular bluegrass and Americana music festival set to return this Memorial Day weekend after a two year COVID hiatus. DelFest week activities thus far have included the DelFest Academy and last night’s first ever DelVille Pub March in Downtown Cumberland. WCBC was live on the streets and spoke with Stan Strickland of DelFest…
CUMBERLAND, MD
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ACPS White Coat Ceremonies

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science students from Allegany High School, Fort Hill High School, and Mountain Ridge High School were recognized at their schools at the 4th Annual White Coat Ceremony. Each school held its own event. Allegany High School’s ceremony was on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., and Mountain Ridge and Fort Hill High Schools held events on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Prior to the ceremonies, students showcased their research projects in a gallery walk.
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Chronic Wasting Disease Detected In 53 Deer In Western Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that 53 white-tailed deer sampled within Allegany and Washington counties in 2021 tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurodegenerative disease found in deer and elk. All of Maryland’s positive samples were found within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area.
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Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in 53 Deer in Western Maryland

Positive Samples Were Entirely Within Existing Management Area. Maryland 2022 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that 53 white-tailed deer sampled within Allegany and Washington counties in 2021 tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurodegenerative disease found in deer and elk. All of Maryland’s positive samples were found within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area.
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Grantsville Town Council adopts budget

GRANTSVILLE — The Grantsville Town Council adopted the budget on Monday evening. The meeting started with a scheduled public hearing for discussion about the proposed budget. No one attended during this time. Later in the meeting, the council adopted the budget as proposed. An ordinance will be prepared for the next meeting and will go into effect then.
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Paramedic graduate selected as GC co-student speaker

McHENRY — From his first day on an ambulance, Barton resident Brett Thomas knew he had found the career that “clicked” for him. Later this month, Thomas will be addressing the 2022 graduating class of Garrett College as a co-student speaker for the 50th commencement exercises. “The...
ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD
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State Fire Marshal announces new chef deputy; youngest ever selected

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — The State Fire Marshal announced the selection of a new chief deputy. The selection of new leadership for the agency comes after the former chief, Gregory Der, was appointed as the Howard County Police Chief in December. 44-year-old, Jason Mowbray, was selected and officially became the...
BALTIMORE, MD
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Local man shares love of 'Wizard of Oz' with Westernport Library

WESTERNPORT, Md. (WV News) — A Cumberland man who fell in love with the MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz” at the tender age of 5 has brought his collection of Oz memorabilia to the Westernport Library for display this month. B.J. Swarner’s collection, which features photos,...
WESTERNPORT, MD
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First Peoples Train Ride for ACPS Students

More than 1,600 students from Allegany County Public Elementary Schools had the opportunity to ride the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in April thanks, once again, to the sponsorship of First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union. Due to COVID restrictions, this annual trip was forced to take a two year hiatus. To make up for the lost time, this year First Peoples took all ACPS third, fourth and fifth grade students on the ride!
ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD
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Senator Van Hollen Recovering from Mini Stroke

During an appearance in Allegany County last Saturday, Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen suffered what he described as a minor stroke. Today his office issued the following update:. During anToday, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement:. “I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to...
ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD
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Richard Paulman former director of Allegany County Department of Social Service has passed away

Richard Paulman served as the director of Allegany County Department of Social Service untill July of 2017. Since 1980 his leadership in the department grew to a highly performing human service organization recognized for excelling, efficiency and compassionately improving the lives of vulnerable children and adults in Allegany County. Paulman has been recognized for his dedication to service, compassion and professionalism during his distinguished career.
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Twenty-one students recognized for their achievements. Garrett College recently recognized twenty-one students for completing Garrett's paramedic program offered through Continuing Education & Workforce Development. "This is a monumental night in the history of our program and a reflection of our graduates and instructors as we celebrate the 19th class of...
MCHENRY, MD