Tuesday April 10

After a snowy and icy Monday, the weather for today will be mostly cloudy with a high of 38 and a low of 26.

Three Garrett County women were honored at the Garrett County Women’s Commission Hall of Fame breakfast: Dr. Dana McCauley, Caroline Blizzard, and Melissa Rank (pictured below with Garrett County Commissioners Jim Hinebaugh, Larry Tichnell and Paul Edwards).


Just received word that CSX Transportation will be closing Swanton Hill Road for repairs at their rail road crossing from today at 9:00am until April 12th.  If you have any questions regarding traffic control call Greg Bishop, Traffic Control Designer 304.993.8293.

A focus group is planned for this evening as an effort to understand consumer behavior for a potential new business in Oakland. If you are able to attend this evening and would like to be considered for participation in this informal discussion (to enjoy free pizza and salad), please complete the interest form by 1pm today.

Kids eat free (with an adult meal purchase) all day today.

Kathy Friend has been selected to fill the position of Executive Director of Maryland Salem Children’s Trust. Friend has been employed by Salem for 10 years.

Yesterday was “sine die” for the Maryland General Assembly; any legislation that did not pass by midnight last night will not go forward.

Two interesting events coming up at New Germany State Park: Weed or Wildflower will be held on April 16th (and a few other dates) and the Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival will be held on May 12th.

On Monday, Maryland lawmakers approved legislation that expands the state’s medical marijuana industry in a way that gives minority-owned companies a better shot at opening a new cannabis business.

Roll the dice and take a chance! There may be an opportunity for Garrett County businesses that want to sell to Rocky Gap Casino and Resort.  The Maryland Office of Small, Minority and Women Business is holding an information session on May 2nd where you can learn more about what Rocky Gap needs and also meet their buyers.

Did you know that Americans spend 8.1 billion hours doing taxes each year?  The average person spends 15 hours and $270 completing his or her 1040. No wonder so many of us are grouchy! Seventy percent of taxpayers get a federal tax refund. The average refund in 2018 is $2,925, as of 3/23/2018. More on taxes over the next few days…

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