| Feb 11, 2011
| 6:24 PM
A state senator who wants new names for Negro Mountain and Polish Mountain in Western Maryland said it was former House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr.'s idea.
Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, D-Baltimore City, said she and Taylor have talked about Negro Mountain...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Reciting from memory, area students competed to convey meaning and emotion with the words of Longfellow, Frost, Poe and others Saturday at a regional Poetry Out Loud competition at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
"It's hard getting up in front...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Western Maryland lawmakers Tuesday defended the names of Negro and Polish mountains, trying to torpedo a Baltimore City state senator's attempt to "fix" history.
The name battle has been a lively side issue in a legislative session dominated by budget...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
More public offices would be decided through nonpartisan elections, under two bills proposed by Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany.
One bill calls for the elections of the county treasurer, clerk of the Circuit Court and register of wills...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Carlie Colella of Hagerstown will represent Maryland in the 2012 Miss America Pageant.
Colella, Miss Central Maryland, received the crown Saturday in the 2011 Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant at The Maryland Theatre.
"I feel amazing," she said.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:18 PM
The National Park Foundation is awarding three national parks in Maryland a total of $39,700 in grants for improvements and learning projects.
Of that amount, Antietam National Battlefield will get $18,250 to build new trails through the Active Trails...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 6:05 PM
The rolling green hills of Antietam National Battlefield slowly morphed into a patriotic sea of red, white and blue on Saturday as thousands of people staked claims like prospectors for a spot to watch Salute to Independence.
Earlier in the day,...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 5:25 PM
When Dot Simpson graduated from Bruce High School in Allegany County, Md., in 1950, she said girls in her class had few career choices.
“It was nursing, teaching or wife. There wasn’t much for women to do in those days,” she said....
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:55 PM
Many, many years ago in a land (sort of) far away, there was a state where the three commissioners — when faced with a tough agenda item — would adjourn to the men's room, hash out the gory details in private and then return to the meeting...
| Nov 10, 2011
Redistricting unfair to Western Maryland
To the editor:
Oftentimes, radical left-wing groups surface, like the folks who want to do away with the Electoral College. The college keeps our president from being elected solely by big population centers. ...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 5:26 PM
The freshly killed deer were piled up outside the "barn" at Holsinger's Meat Market Saturday, the first day of rifle season for deer in Maryland.
By 2 p.m., business along Maugans Avenue had received more than 60 deer to be processed, Richie Holsinger...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:54 AM
A female Frostburg State University student has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing of another female student.
The indictment of 23-year-old Shanee Liggins of Waldorf, Md., was announced Monday.
An Allegany County grand jury...