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City of Frostburg to Discuss Amending City Code to Prohibit Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by City of Frostburg   
Thursday, 15 December 2016 09:43

The City of Frostburg will hear and discuss the following ordinance at its City Council Meeting, Thursday, December 15th at 7 pm at the Frostburg Community Center, 27 S. Water Street. 

ORDINANCE 2016-05: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY CODE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROHIBITION OF DRILLING FOR AND EXTRACTING NATURAL GAS AND OIL ON LANDS OWNED BY THE CITY OF FROSTBURG, THE PROHIBITION OF THE SALE OF BULK WATER FOR THOSE PURPOSES AND RELATED MATTERS.

Frostburg Citizens Wishing to Comment During a Public Hearing Are Asked to Come to the Podium and State Their Name and Address for the Official Record

 

 
Presents for Paws Brings Christmas to Animal Shelter Pets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Thursday, 15 December 2016 09:35

Presents for PawsThe Saturday before Christmas has become a big day for the dogs and cats housed at the Allegany County Animal Shelter.  December 17th will mark the sixth year supporters of the shelter have promoted Presents for Paws, a family giving day for the pets at the Furnace Road facility.

“It’s a common dilemma in institutions of any kind,” ACAS Executive Director Tina Rafferty explained, “The big holidays when workers and volunteers spend time with their families can be lonely – manned only by a small crew. Our solution to that problem over the holidays has become a very nice tradition of bringing the celebration to our pets on the Saturday before the big day.”

As in previous years, the Shelter will be holding an Open House from 11 am to 5 pm and is encouraging ...

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Frostburg State University Student Robert Lemaire Awarded National BACCHUS Outstanding Student Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:00

Robert LemaireRobert Lemaire, a senior and president of BURG Peer Education Network at Frostburg State University, was awarded the 2016 BACCHUS Outstanding Student Award for his involvement with BURG’s numerous influential activities on campus to promote a healthy and safe environment.

Lemaire joined the organization in fall of 2012 as a freshman and has proven to be a dedicated member since. BURG is a group of peers who believe in empowering, educating and creating change among those peers and the entire community. BURG promotes healthy choices on campus and provides recreational alternatives to drinking and drugs. Lemaire, of Tilghman, Md., is a physics major and math minor with plans to pursue a career in aerospace after graduating in December 2017.

“It’s rewarding, even ...

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Downtown Cumberland to Host Moonlight Madness Sales PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Leyh   
Monday, 05 December 2016 13:57

Downtown Cumberland makes it easy to find the perfect gift and support local businesses while shopping for friends and family (or even yourself!) at the annual Moonlight Madness event on Thursday, December 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

Every year, for one special evening during the holiday season, downtown stores stay open late and offer great savings on distinctive holiday gifts. Sponsored by the Downtown Development Commission, Moonlight Madness is an event that brings back the feeling of a traditional night of shopping in Downtown 

Cumberland. Previously known as Midnight Madness, the event, now in its’ seventh year, has become a downtown tradition. 

“It is a magical time to be in the heart of our city, a time to enjoy the ...

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Middle States Renews ACM Accreditation Through 2022-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:09

CUMBERLAND, Md. – The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which recently evaluated Allegany College of Maryland for institutional and educational effectiveness, has reaffirmed its accreditation through 2022-23.

 The regional accrediting agency’s approval, issued at a mid-November meeting, follows a comprehensive review of the college as a whole and of individual units.

 The process included an institutional self-study and an onsite evaluation by a team of nine community college executives, administrators and faculty members.

 Middle States examines for 14 standards that demonstrate its Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education in colleges seeking accreditation.

 The 14 are divided evenly among overall institutional ...

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