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4 hrs ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Environmental Trust Awards $27,000 in Grants

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted a total of $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, Adamstown, MD, Baltimore County, MD, Long-Green, MD

9 hrs ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources

State Approves Recreation Upgrades for Park in Garrett County

Garrett County families will benefit from Maryland's signature Program Open Space with today's Board of Public Works' approval of funding for recreational upgrades to Eastern Garrett Park.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Garrett Park, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

12 hrs ago | Baltimore News

Half of Oakland, Md., evacuated after fuel mishap

Officials in Oakland, Md., have ordered evacuation of about half of the western Maryland town while crews try to right an overturned propane tanker truck in the town center.

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Related Topix: Oakland, MD

15 hrs ago | Baltimore News

Fuel truck crash prompts Oakland, Md., evacuations

Garrett County's emergency management office says people have been evacuated from part of downtown Oakland as a precaution after a truck carrying propane overturned.

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Related Topix: Oakland, MD

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

And the Last Day of School for Harford County Is...

On Monday night, Harford County Public Schools announced the last day of school for students in kindergarten to eleventh grade will be Thursday, June 12. For prekindergarten, the last day is Tuesday, June 10. The school system submitted a waiver to be granted permission to miss four days of the 180 that the state requires school to be in session.

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Related Topix: Harford County, MD

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

State Approves Recreation Enhancements in Garrett, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

Maryland families will continue to benefit from Maryland's signature Program Open Space with this week's Board of Public Works' approval of funding for recreational upgrades in Garrett, Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

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Related Topix: Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Friendsville, MD, Grantsville, MD, Oakland, MD

Wed Apr 02, 2014

CBS Local

Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Girlfriend

The News-Post of Frederick reports that Whitmore was arrested in February by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Md. General Assembly Approves Wildland Expansion

The O'Malley administration says the last new wildland designations were made 12 years ago to expand the system to 29 areas in 15 counties to cover 43,779 acres.

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Related Topix: Allegany County, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Marylanders need to speak up for open space

When I have a hard time understanding government spending - the construction and tinkering that goes into, say, Maryland's multibillion-dollar annual budget - I just imagine the whole thing as a kitchen-table conversation with members of a household declaring and negotiating priorities.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Agriculture, Science, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

SFGate

Sentencing day for Md. inmate who escaped on I-68

A Maryland prison inmate faces sentencing in Oakland for his violent escape from a crew working along Interstate 68 in 2012.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Washington Times

Tainted food suspected in Pa. school trip illness

Maryland public health officials are investigating the cause of nausea and vomiting that struck high school students aboard a bus returning to Uniontown, Pa., from Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Friendsville, MD

Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Wind, snow warnings issued for western Maryland

As the Baltimore area continues to get hit with steady rain, the service is warning that some rivers and streams in the northern parts of Baltimore County and Carroll County could flood.

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Related Topix: Baltimore County, MD, Carroll County, MD, Allegany County, MD, Weather

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Snowed in [Editorial]

For the first time in recent memory, this year's exceptionally harsh winter may require some tweaking of Maryland's 180-day school calendar.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Allegany County, MD, Family, Kids, Opinion

Tue Mar 25, 2014

CBS Local

Maryland Schools Try To Figure Out How To Make Up Snow Days

BALTIMORE - Despite the light snow Tuesday, school was on for most kids across Maryland - but school systems are still facing a challenge on how to make up for all the time they've lost already this year.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Family, Kids, Carroll County, MD, Harford County, MD

The Washington Post

Md. Board of Education to allow school snow day waivers

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to allow school systems to request waivers for as many as five days of instruction that were lost to inclement weather this year, meaning that many school systems could avoid having to extend the school year.

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Related Topix: Blizzard, Education

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