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SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2013
Once thought to be a somewhat out-of-the-way spot for winter ski trips and summer getaways from the scorching heat, Deep Creek Lake and the adjacent Wisp Resort could become "the No. 1 - bar none - adventure sports destination spot in the world" if Todd Copley has anything to do with it. Toward that goal, Copley's Deep Creek 2014 LLC will be helping run next weekend's USA Canoe Kayak Slalom Team Trials there, as well as the sport's world championships in...
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FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City , an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm. " Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built Maryland's second wind project along a mountain ridge near the West Virginia border, is seeking state and local permits to erect 24 turbines on similar terrain just west of Frostburg in Garrett County. But the proposal is renewing concerns raised by some western Maryland resident about the state's first two wind projects, in particular the towering windmills' proximity to homes and their potential to kill birds and bats, including one listed as endangered in Maryland.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator W. Craig Fugate, the lawmakers said the weather system — produced by Hurricane Sandy — cut power to the county for a week and damaged 23 homes. "Garrett County was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Sandy, and the people of Western Maryland will remember this storm and the damage it did for a long time," said Rep. John Delaney, a Montgomery County lawmaker who signed the letter, along with Sens.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
Welcoming guests to a Baltimore hotel this holiday season will be a Sandy refugee - a tall, graceful Christmas tree that escaped the massive storm's high winds and unexpected snow. The 22-foot-high Douglas fir arrived at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel by the Inner Harbor, where several people spent hours decorating it on Friday. The tree escaped damage last month when the fierce storm ravaged a family tree farm in Garrett County. Thousands of other trees were lost there, according to the longtime owners.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But the storm hasn't dampened the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave. Scores of residents expect to come together on Thanksgiving for a community dinner at the Elks Lodge, which is serving turkey and all the traditional side dishes — the majority of the meal donated. In preparation, a sign on Highway 413 reads: "Come one, come all. Dinner at 3 p.m. " "We are opening the doors to everybody and will do the best we can to serve them," said John Mackenzie, who calls himself the lodge's "official poobah.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2012
Most roads were cleared of snow and fallen trees in Garrett County as of late Sunday, and most federal and state emergency officials who'd responded there following superstorm Sandy's damaging blizzard had departed. Still, thousands remained without power. "The only thing that's still lacking, as far as I understand it, is power restoration, and that's a slow, tedious process because of the damage that's been done and because of the vastness of Garrett County," said Jim Raley, chairman of the county's Board of Commissioners.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
A nor'easter appears poised to rumble over Maryland next week, as residents on the state's eastern and western edges are still shoveling out snow and sand from this week's massive storm. The nor'easter could swoop across the state as early as Wednesday, spilling an inch or two of rain and pushing seawater onto a coastline already saturated by Sandy, a hurricane turned post-tropical cyclone. "If we didn't just have Sandy, we'd probably still be talking about the chance of minor coastal flooding," said Kristina Pydynowski, a senior meteorologist with Accuweather.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
Recovery for the worst-hit areas of Maryland dragged on three days after the remnants of Sandy swept through, while the rest of the state got back to business as usual. In Crisfield, among the hardest-hit areas, some residents faced long-term relocation after storm waters made their homes uninhabitable, including about 100 who live in a public housing project. Elsewhere, tens of thousands of people remained without power Thursday evening, mostly in snowbound Garrett County. Service for some Verizon customers also was down.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
While some Marylanders cope with flooding and others wait for the lights to come back on, elections officials said polls everywhere should be ready in time for Election Day. In Somerset County, where 85 percent of homes lost power, dozens of roads were shut down and hundreds of residents were displaced by Sandy, election director Joanna Emely said "we're on schedule" for the vote Tuesday. Poll workers reopened the Eastern Shore county's early-voting center in Princess Anne on Wednesday morning, and officials planned to deliver voting machines to Somerset's 15 Election Day polling places Friday "We had two days out of the office, but we're fine now," Emely said.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
The Baltimore area is getting back to normal after Sandy - government offices are open, trains are running again and the lights are on at 95 percent of the homes and businesses that lost power. But Sandy's dangers linger. A man clearing storm-damaged trees in Annapolis was killed Wednesday by a falling tree, the third Maryland death related to the post-tropical cyclone that had been Hurricane Sandy. Across the state, many residents took stock of damage and mopped up Wednesday.
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