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Yesterday | Washington Examiner

Push in western Md. for later school-year start

Franchot joins Garrett County elected, business and tourism officials at Deep Creek Lake Thursday to promote the campaign he calls, "Let Summer Be Summer."


Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

UM study warns of health impacts from fracking

A University of Maryland study warns that without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, Environment, Science, Allegany County, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Would drilling hurt Md. tourism? Report unclear

Critics of hydraulic fracturing say a state-funded study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to address what they consider the key issue of tourism.


Related Topix: Frostburg, MD, Towson University

Crossing Maryland Day 2 for Bohde Henley

The first day of my trek went so well, I can only suggest more of the same. The weather did start out crummy, but that was a good thing, holding the temps down with clouds and light rain most of the morning.


Related Topix: La Vale, MD

Mon Aug 11, 2014

ABC2 Maryland

Franchot wants schools to start after Labor Day

But now is the time when Rick Meehan starts to see a mass exodus of seasonal employees from Ocean City.


Related Topix: Ocean City, MD, Worcester County, MD, Education Etc., Baltimore County, MD

Fri Aug 08, 2014

FOX19 Cincinnati

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.


Related Topix: Randallstown, MD

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Greenbridge Pottery, in Dayton, celebrates 30 years of turning clay and glaze into art

The wares that come out of Greenbridge Pottery, in Dayton, are known around the world.


Related Topix: Dayton, MD, Columbia, MD, World News, China, Asia, Ellicott City, MD, Howard County, MD

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WFMD-AM Frederick

Escaped Juvenile Caught in Montgomery County

The juvenile who escaped from a youth work camp in Garrett County earlier this month and stole a vehicle and crashed it on I-70 has been caught.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, MD, Hagerstown, MD

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Washington Examiner

Correction: Deep Creek Lake story

In a story July 28 about Deep Creek Lake, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, erroneously reported the deadline for public comment on a draft watershed management plan.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Baltimore News

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.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Tornado Watch Issued For Garrett County

The National Weather Service has posted a Tornado Watch for Garrett County in western Maryland until 9 p.m. Sunday.


Related Topix: Weather