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Today we will have patchy fog between 7:00 am and 8:00 am. Otherwise, it will be sunny, with a high near 62 degrees. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 49. West wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

The Garrett County Health Department received positive COVID-19 results for one additional person over the weekend, bringing the current county total positives to 76. The new positive COVID-19 case is a female in her 30’s with no symptoms who has already completed her isolation. There is one Garrett County resident currently in isolation due to positive COVID-19 test results. For more information call 301.334.7770 or 301.895.3111.

Management at Garrett 8 Cinemas has made the decision to close Monday – Wednesday beginning yesterday. They will remain open Thursdays through Sundays. I wanted to make sure all were aware in case someone was planning a visit to the movies before Thursday.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) plans to reopen its six E-ZPass® Customer Service Centers within the MDOT MVA branches at limited capacity and by appointment only beginning Tuesday, October 13th. Note that all customers must schedule an appointment to visit an E-ZPass Customer Service Center in these MDOT MVA locations by calling 410.537.8400.  Services are also provided 24/7 to citizens in the comfort of their home at ezpassmd.com or via the Interactive Voice Response system, at 1.888.321.6824.

Congratulations go out to Jeff Hinebaugh, Director of Emergency Services at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Crystal Sadowski, Dave Sweitzer, and Jeremy Whitacre who represented GRMC in the annual Marine Corps Golf Tournament held in late September. The team finished in second place. Personally, I generally shoot in the low 70s, then I really get awful on the second nine holes…

Here’s a fish story for you anglers seeking some new arrivals: Yep, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources just stocked 2,000 trout yesterday in Garrett and Allegany counties. Here’s the details and locations.  Get ’em while they are still wondering what the heck happened!

As the sun sets on the summer boating season, I thought I would share this photo submitted by regular contributor Ed O’Connor of his dock at sunset on Saturday.  Ed is fortunate to still have his boat in the water at this point due to low end-of-season water levels (note his dock placement). Thanks for sharing Ed and I hope you get some more days in…

Ed O'Connor sunset 10-3-20

Late Season Sunset at the Lake