THREE C.H.C. RESIDENTS TEST POSITIVE, ONE DIES FROM COVID-19

Three more residents of the Cumberland Healthcare Center have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. One of those three residents has died. The cumulative total for the county now stands at 170, with 17 deaths. In Garrett County there have been seven positive cases of COVID-19; staff and residents of Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home were…

FIRE DESTROYS LONACONING APARTMENT COMPLEX

A fire late Saturday morning caused $225,000 worth of damage and destroyed an apartment complex on 20 Front Street in Lonaconing. The preliminary cause of the fire was the electrical failure of a toaster in one of the units, which are owned by Mark and Lucinda Nolan. Three people were taken to the hospital, two…

BRIDGE REDUCED TO SINGLE-LANE

The Baltimore Street Bridge will continue to be reduced to a single lane at various times this week, to allow a contractor to collect field data related to the future replacement of the structure and for an annual bridge inspection by another contractor. The intermittent closures will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow…

NO BULK PICKUP IN FROSTBURG THIS WEEK

The city of Frostburg is postponing its annual bulk pick-up due to COVID-19. Bulk pick-up will take place June 16th through the 18th on regular garbage collection days. Bulk items that could fit in the bed of a pickup truck are eligible. There are certain restrictions, such as freon-based refrigerants, tires, batteries, and paint.  

ALLEGANY, GARRETT TO RECEIVE BROADBAND FUNDING

Allegany and Garrett Counties will share in nearly $7.3 million in funding from the Maryland Broadband Infrastructure Program to construct necessary broadband infrastructure to expand services. The funding will support three large-scale projects in several counties. This money is in addition to nearly $9.6 million approved last week by the Maryland Board of Public Works…

BEDFORD FAIR CANCELLED

The Bedford County Fair has been cancelled this year, because of COVID-19 mandates. A Facebook post over the weekend announced the cancellation. Organizers have been in contact with 4-H educators, FFA Advisors and Livestock Superintendents about trying to host a virtual fair. While it is a “very difficult decision,” if the mandate were ignored, it…

CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The Allegany County Health Department reports that a female child, under the age of 10, has contracted COVID-19. She has not required hospitalization. This brings the county’s total number of positive cases to 166.  

PRIMARY BALLOT LOCATIONS OPEN

Voters can now drop off completed ballots in both Allegany and Garrett Counties. In Allegany County, the drop off location is at the Allegany County Office Complex on Kelly Road. In Garrett County, the location is the Oakland Community Center on 8th Street in Oakland. The June 2nd primary will be conducted primarily by mail,…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

THREE C.H.C. RESIDENTS TEST POSITIVE, ONE DIES FROM COVID-19

Three more residents of the Cumberland Healthcare Center have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. One of those three residents has died. The cumulative total for the county now stands at 170, with 17 deaths. In Garrett County there have been seven positive cases of COVID-19; staff and residents of Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home were…

NO BULK PICKUP IN FROSTBURG THIS WEEK

The city of Frostburg is postponing its annual bulk pick-up due to COVID-19. Bulk pick-up will take place June 16th through the 18th on regular garbage collection days. Bulk items that could fit in the bed of a pickup truck are eligible. There are certain restrictions, such as freon-based refrigerants, tires, batteries, and paint.  

BEDFORD FAIR CANCELLED

The Bedford County Fair has been cancelled this year, because of COVID-19 mandates. A Facebook post over the weekend announced the cancellation. Organizers have been in contact with 4-H educators, FFA Advisors and Livestock Superintendents about trying to host a virtual fair. While it is a “very difficult decision,” if the mandate were ignored, it…

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