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Thursday Sep 11 | The Times-Picayune

Rural classrooms connect to Internet with help of federal funding, website reports

A chunk of federal cash aimed at improving classroom Internet connectivity is aiding a rural school system in Maryland, according to the non-profit The Hechinger Report. The entire state received about $115 million for wireless upgrades.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Atlantic

When Schools Can't Get Online

About 70 percent of America's elementary schools still rely on slow Internet connections. But in rural areas, the challenges - and costs - make getting broadband a particularly complicated task.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., US Politics, US News

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Republican

Severe Weather Statement issued September 02 at 2:59PM EDT until September 02 at 3:15PM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued the following alert: ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM EDT FOR GARRETT COUNTY... AT 257 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE DETECTED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MCHENRY TO MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK TO GATZMER...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

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Related Topix: Weather, Mountain Lake Park, MD, Accident, MD, Oakland, MD, Bittinger, MD

The Republican

Severe Weather Statement issued September 02 at 3:11PM EDT until September 02 at 3:15PM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued the following alert: ...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 315 PM EDT FOR GARRETT COUNTY... THE THUNDERSTORM THAT PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS EXITED THE WARNED AREA.

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Related Topix: Weather

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WMDT

Family Found On Backbone Mountain

The Garrett County Sheriff's Office says a woman and her four children were found safe after getting lost on Backbone Mountain.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Washington Examiner

DC drug dealer who escaped Md. jail gets 20 years

A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.

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Inside Triathlon

Race Radar: Maryland's Savageman Triathlon

The essence of SavageMan is the Westernport Wall. The climb is short, but brutal.

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Related Topix: Westernport, MD

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Record

O'Malley appoints seven judges, one to Court of Special Appeals

Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed seven judges to courts across Maryland, including one to the state's second-highest court.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Talbot County, MD, Easton, MD

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Republican

Flash Flood Warning issued August 23 at 3:01AM EDT until August 23 at 6:00AM EDT by NWS

The National Weather Service has issued the following alert: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN GARRETT COUNTY IN WESTERN MARYLAND... SOUTHEASTERN PRESTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA... * UNTIL 600 AM EDT * AT 254 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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."

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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

NewsOK.com

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.

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Related Topix: Frostburg, MD, Towson University

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: La Vale, MD

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