In Allegany CountyCumberland mayor, council transfer...

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February 18, 1999

In Allegany County

Cumberland mayor, council transfer airport ownership

CUMBERLAND -- The mayor and City Council voted 4-1 this week to transfer the deeds of Greater Cumberland Regional Airport to Potomac Highlands Airport Authority, the bistate commission that runs the airport in neighboring Wiley Ford, W.Va.

The change in ownership relieves Cumberland of paying about $6,000 a year in property taxes to West Virginia and may enable the airport to receive additional funds from West Virginia.

The lone opponent, Councilman Harry W. May Jr., has demanded a referendum on the issue.

In Frederick County

Aldermen OK spending for bike paths in parks

FREDERICK -- City aldermen recently approved spending $209,000 for new bicycle paths through four parks.

The planned route through the west side of the city will create more places away from traffic for people to walk, ride and skate, Alderman William Hall said.

The work will be funded by $125,000 from the city and $84,000 in matching state funds.

College receives $220,000 for technology career courses

FREDERICK -- Frederick Community College has received $220,000 from Microsoft Corp. to help prepare people for technology careers.

The grant was one of seven given to schools around the country this year. The college will use the money to train faculty, upgrade equipment and provide stipends for students, said Alberto Ramirez, director of instructional technology.

Ramirez said the 12-week courses would be aimed at homemakers and others returning to the work force, and at high school graduates without clear career goals.

In Maryland

Business executive named to Board of Regents

ANNAPOLIS -- Clifford M. Kendall, a Montgomery County business executive, has been named to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

Kendall, a UM alumnus, is former chairman and chief executive officer of a computer data company.

The Board of Regents has 17 members.

State education department offers summer programs

BALTIMORE -- The Maryland State Department of Education is releasing its schedule of summer programs for gifted-and-talented students who will be entering grades three to 12 next fall.

The summer centers offer one- and two-week programs in the arts, technology, history, math and science around the state. Tuition ranges from $50 to $600.

The brochure and applications are available in schools this week.

Pub Date: 2/18/99

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