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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | October 12, 1991
WESTERNPORT -- Who will save the Waverly Street bridge?Whoever wants to pay the $200,000 it will take to move it.This Western Maryland community in the heart of Allegany County's coal mining region wants to sell the nearly 100-year-old bowstring arch truss bridge across George's Creek.If the bridge cannot be sold by the end of the month, it will be demolished, said Mayor Jerome D. Laffey.The bridge, closed by the state after an inspection last year, cannot be repaired to handle the coal trucks and other heavy vehicles that use Waverly Street, Mr. Laffey said.
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By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
WESTERNPORT -- The kitchen is a pile of splintered red boards at the back of the house; the refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer were all whisked away on the suddenly raging tide of little George's Creek.The double garage, too, is gone without a trace.What's left of Daniel Taylor's blue clapboard house is filled with mud and the stench of utter loss."We didn't have the best looking house," says Taylor, who has lived all his 61 years on Front Street in Westernport, "but it was comfortable, and it was paid for."
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By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
WESTERNPORT -- The kitchen is a pile of splintered red boards at the back of the house; the refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer were all whisked away on the suddenly raging tide of little George's Creek.The double garage, too, is gone without a trace.What's left of Daniel Taylor's blue clapboard house is filled with mud and the stench of utter loss."We didn't have the best looking house," says Taylor, who has lived all his 61 years on Front Street in Westernport, "but it was comfortable, and it was paid for."
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | April 17, 1995
WESTERNPORT -- For nearly a decade, Tom Marsh, businessman and father of three children, has battled to reopen his hometown high school in this old coal mining community along the Potomac River.At first, Mr. Marsh wanted nothing more than to see his two sons and his daughter graduate from his alma mater, Bruce High School, which was closed in 1986 and converted into a middle school as part of a school consolidation plan. His children since have graduated -- from another high school seven miles down the road in Lonaconing.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | April 17, 1995
WESTERNPORT -- For nearly a decade, Tom Marsh, businessman and father of three children, has battled to reopen his hometown high school in this old coal mining community along the Potomac River.At first, Mr. Marsh wanted nothing more than to see his two sons and his daughter graduate from his alma mater, Bruce High School, which was closed in 1986 and converted into a middle school as part of a school consolidation plan. His children since have graduated -- from another high school seven miles down the road in Lonaconing.
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April 28, 2003
On April 25, 2003, IRENE MARIA PASKUN, of Westernport, MD.; beloved mother of William S. Paskun, III and wife Ali, of Baltimore, Maria Ann Clarke and husband Tim, of Pauleys Island, SC. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peters Catholic Church, Westernport, MD., on Wednesday, at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements by Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, MD.
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March 7, 2008
Donald Elwood Metz, The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Barton.
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May 28, 2003
On Friday, May 16, 2003; FRANCES ANN, long time Baltimore County School Teacher, from 1958-1988. Beloved daughter of the late Anna Jordan and William T. Davis; loving sister of the late William P. and Timothy Davis, Grace Bissett, Ethel LaRue and Eleanor Oglesbee. Also, survived by nine nieces and nephews. Devoted friend of Bernice Boston. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 31, 2003 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Westernport, MD at which time a Memorial Mass will be celebrated.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Herman Broadwater, a Westinghouse Electric Corp. worker and World War II veteran, died July 4 of diabetes-related ailments at Bay Pines Veteran Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was 85. Mr. Broadwater, the son of farmers, was born in Federalsburg and raised in Westernport. After graduating from Westernport High School in 1942, he came to Baltimore and worked at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, assembling warplanes. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1943 and was sent to Europe.
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December 17, 2001
An 82-year-old Allegany County man was fatally struck by a car early yesterday as he walked along railroad tracks in his hometown of Westernport, state police reported. Police said the victim, Marvin Zais Sr., was struck at a rail crossing on Route 36 by a southbound Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Richard Davis, 40, of LaVale. Zais stepped in front of the car, police said.
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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | October 12, 1991
WESTERNPORT -- Who will save the Waverly Street bridge?Whoever wants to pay the $200,000 it will take to move it.This Western Maryland community in the heart of Allegany County's coal mining region wants to sell the nearly 100-year-old bowstring arch truss bridge across George's Creek.If the bridge cannot be sold by the end of the month, it will be demolished, said Mayor Jerome D. Laffey.The bridge, closed by the state after an inspection last year, cannot be repaired to handle the coal trucks and other heavy vehicles that use Waverly Street, Mr. Laffey said.
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February 1, 2006
On January 30, 2006 HARRY C. PRESTON, formerly of Baltimore, beloved husband of Anna B. (Granruth) Preston, father of Lois Crusan, Harry Preston Jr., William Preston, Phyllis Bobay, and James Preston, brother of Chester Preston. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, MD, Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 PM, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 PM.
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