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DUI Checkpoint

The McHenry Barrack of the Maryland State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Garrett County, sometime during the week of 5/17/20 – 5/23/20.  The goal of the checkpoint is to reduce the number of drunken and drugged drivers on...

A Message from the Ruth Enlow Library

The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County is happy to announce that due to loosened restrictions in Garrett County, we will be providing curbside service at all branches on Monday, May 18, with the following hours: Main Library:  Monday-Friday 11:00-6:00, Saturday...

Roadmap to Recovery Will Be Slow Process

Garrett County leaders will follow Governor Hogan’s guidance to determine the time to implement his ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’ plan which he released on Friday.  “The Governor’s plan isn’t designed to open everything at once,” said Garrett County Health...

Fentanyl Fast Facts Campaign Launches to Educate Public

By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department Fentanyl contaminated drugs are becoming an increasing problem in Garrett County. The Garrett County Health Department has launched a campaign, Fentanyl Fast Facts, to help educate the public...

Rural Maryland Council Opens Fiscal Year 2021 Grant Programs

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) is pleased to announce it is accepting letters of intent to apply for the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) and the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) for the Fiscal Year...

Online Portal Streamlines Local COVID-19 Donations

The Garrett County Joint Information Center is directing all questions and local offers of donations related to COVID-19 to Garrett County Community Action. The non-profit has been appointed to manage all local contributions related to COVID-19 such as homemade face...

United Way Meeting Needs Now and Tomorrow in Garrett County

We have suddenly been thrown into a new world. Preparations for the final stretch of fundraising for the annual United Way campaign in the early weeks of March quickly shifted to current needs and whether we can anticipate what those might be in May, July or next...

Ruth Enlow Libraries Closed until April 27th

All Ruth Enlow Libraries will now be closed until April 27th and all programs and events will be cancelled until May 15th. Again, there will be no fines given on materials during this time and you will still be able to put holds on items through our online catalog....

Garrett County Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

The Board of County Commissioners has issued a Declaration of Emergency effective Sunday March 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM local time. This is due to the public health catastrophe and public emergency as cited in the Governor of Maryland’s Declaration of Emergency issued on...

Bear Markets Come and Go

Local investment advisor Edward Lytle sent us this piece on bear markets in recent history and the fact that while things can get bad, they will not likely stay bad. Basically, we should relaize that “what goes down” can and should, hopefully, “come back up.” Here’s...

TEDCO’s venture fund now open for investing

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today that its Maryland Venture Fund Authority (Authority) has been appointed. Earlier this year, TEDCO announced that it opened a new online application portal to begin accepting applications from...

Attila Security Receives Investment from Maryland Venture Fund

Attila Security, a leading provider of solutions that help governments and enterprise secure access to their networks and data, announced today that it has received an investment from TEDCO’s Maryland Venture Fund (MVF). TEDCO participated in Attila’s seed round,...

As TEDCO Expands Its Executive Search 

TEDCO, Maryland’s investment engine for start-up technology and life science companies, today announced retired Major General Linda Singh as its interim Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (ED/CEO) effective January 2, 2020. Linda’s appointment comes at a...

First United Bank & Trust Holds Blanket Drive

First United Bank & Trust, in partnership with the Maryland Bankers Association’s Emerging Leaders Program, will be conducting a FLEECE BLANKET DRIVE beginning now through March 31.  All donations will go to the non-profit, London's Legacy.  Their mission is to...

Census 2020 Committee Preparing for Count

The Garrett County Complete Count Committee has been working for the last few months to ensure Garrett County is ready for the upcoming Census 2020. The committee is reinforcing the importance of a complete and accurate Census count and their tagline is “Garrett...

Garrett County Commissioners Considering Second Amendment Sanctuary

A group of concerned citizens recently approached the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department and The Board of Garrett County Commissioners to request a resolution to recognize Garrett County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. A Second Amendment Sanctuary County is a...

United Way of Garrett County at 50% of Community Impact Goal

Contributions to the United Way of Garrett County annual campaign currently total $35,000 toward the $70,000 goal. The organization provides dollars to human service programs in the community. United Way leverages donations by advocating for collaboration to reduce...

How to Drug Proof Your Kids Class Scheduled

The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled a class to help parents and caregivers of children in grades 5-12 increase their knowledge of drug use in our society and learn how to empower their children to make the right choices. The How to Drug Proof Your Kids...

Garrett College Board rolls back tuition rate

The Garrett College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to roll back the tuition rate charged county residents, reducing the rate to $99 per-credit-hour for the 2020-21 academic year. The 9 percent rate rollback – from the current $109 per-credit-hour –...

Applications for fall Paramedic class available

Since 1993, Garrett College has been offering the paramedic course in Garrett and Allegany counties in Western Maryland, with over 175 students graduating as paramedics. A new cohort of students will begin training this fall and applications are now being accepted for...

Plan Ahead: Protect Your Family From Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending the United States prepare for possible community spread of the new coronavirus, also known at COVID-19, which is rapidly spreading in China, and has spread to several other countries. “We want you to know that...

GC to host high school dual enrollment sessions on Feb. 25, 27

Garrett College is hosting two high school dual enrollment information sessions on February 25th and 27th.  On Tuesday, February 25th, representatives from GC will be at Southern Garrett High School, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Media Center.  Thursday, February 27th, the...

DIY course, ‘Making Homemade Yogurt’ scheduled for Grantsville

Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development is offering a DIY course on making homemade yogurt. The course will be held on Wednesdays, February 26 to March 11, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Garrett College Northern Outreach Center located in...

Maryland Tourism Education Foundation Scholarships Available

The Maryland Tourism Education Foundation (MTEF) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Tourism and Hospitality scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to increase the skills and knowledge of Maryland’s tourism workforce. They may be used for post-secondary...

Ruth Enlow Library System Merger

The Ruth Enlow Library system is expanding by 28,000 titles! Allegany County libraries are joining the Polaris catalog, so customers anywhere in Western Maryland will be able to find and request items from any of the 3 counties with just a click of a button. Due to...

Library Offers Hot Spots for Checkout

The Ruth Enlow Library system is now offering portable mobile hot spots for checkout. For a period of time, patrons will be able to have internet access in their own homes through WiFi and tethering using these handheld rechargeable devices. Up to 10 devices can be...