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Happy month of March folks.  I hope February was good to you.  After a “brisk” weekend, with lots of activity at Wisp and the area, the weather for today will be warmer, with a high of around 52 and a low of around 41.  The day will also be windy, with gusts up to 28 miles per hour possible and it will likely include some rain, mainly after Noon.

Don’t forget that the online Polaris system at Ruth Enlow Libraries will be down for three days, starting today.  This is due to the expansion of their collection due to a “merger” of sorts with the resources of other Western Maryland library systems. They will be integrating the systems. You will still be able to check-out items but they request that you not return items during this time.  Here’s some more information.

The Commisioners are holding a public meeting and community presentation this afternoon at Garrett College.  The session starts at 5:30 pm and will be held in room 111 of the GIEC (100) building on campus.  I heard their last meeting in Grantsville a few weeks ago was standing-room-only and that there was some impassioned discussion.  Here’s the agenda for today’s meeting.

We have a GREAT lake here in Garrett County, but perhaps we should be extra happy that it is not one of the Great Lakes.  After several years of above average rain and snowfall in the region – last year was the wettest on receord – homes and infrastructure have suffered in the tens of millions of dollars of damage due to rising and record water levels on the Great Lakes.  Severe shore erosion and “monster” waves are forcing some to abandon or relocate their homes to safer ground.

Finally, here’s an important public service announcement (PSA) we were asked to run by a mysterious “individual” that appeared on my doorstep this weekend. Here you go…


Squirrel PSA

Public Service Announcement