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911 transcripts include call from Megan Shaffer

The following is a transcript of Garrett County 911 recordings from Jan. 4. The Cumberland Times-News obtained the transcript from Gorman E. Getty III, the county's attorney, in response to the paper's Public Information Act request. While the audio recording was withheld, the following is "intended

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2017-12-16 14:59:00

New season begins with three new coaches

CUMBERLAND - The Allegany County Interscholastic Bowling League began its season with three new coaches taking over duties at their respective schools. Diane Schwab has assumed her duties at Bishop Walsh, Lynette Kesner at Hampshire and Pam Brinkman at Keyser. The Actual Boys Division had Allegany r

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2017-12-16 11:00:00

Holy city integral to the Jewish faith

Israel is known as the historically cherished, promised land of the Jewish people, and as Jews around the world are in the midst of celebrating Hanukkah, it seems apropos that world events in recent weeks have once again turned to the ancient city of Jerusalem, which has been central to the Jewish f

DAILY ITEM - 2017-12-15 21:15:41

Parks invite residents to ring in new year with First Day Hikes

CUMBERLAND - More than 30 state parks in Maryland will ring in New Year's Day with a First Day Hike. Dans Mountain State Park, Lonaconing, will hold Community Heritage on the Mountain at 11 a.m. Participants will meet at the Hill Run Pavilion on Water Station Run Road. A ranger will lead hikers alo


Creative arts: Turkeyfoot students trained at center

Staff photo by Matthew Toth Turkeyfoot students Abby Barlow, Abby Keefer and Morgan Griffith work Friday on their textile artwork with Jody Best, director of the Confluence Creative Arts Center, and Crystal Hay, a Turkeyfoot art teacher. The students came to the center for "Art Unplugged," a program

DAILY AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-12-16 03:28:00

Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race

FILE- In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Midland City, Ala. Moore is telling supporters "the battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race as he asks for campaign donations and any reports of voting irregularities. Moore in a Friday, Dec.

DAILY AMERICAN ONLINE - 2017-12-16 03:45:05

A Very Merry Acoustic Christmas with the Sherwood Brothers

Grab your cowboy boots and Santa hats!! A Very Merry Acoustic Christmas with Sherwood Brothers is set for Saturday, Dec. 16 at the ArtsQuest s in Bethlehem, Pa. This show is a rocking night of Christmas cheer and merrymaking with Philadelphia's best acoustic band. The Sherwood Brothers, a six-piece


Kim Kirchner retires from Meyerdale Post Office

Kim Kirchner of Meyersdale, a long-time window and distribution clerk, officially retired on Nov. 20 at the age of 58 from her positions at the Meyersdale Post Office. Her retirement came at the completion of 31 years of postal duties that included many years of services at the Meyersdale office as


Wilton Historical Society carries on colonial cookery traditions

Updated 10:44 am, Friday, December 15, 2017 With each turn of Lola Chen's hand, she shows fourth-grader Ava Rose Herbstreith how the colonists got it done when it came to cooking. "Don't smash it, grind it," she says, passing a mortar and pestle to Ava Rose who will then reduce whole cloves into a

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-12-15 15:51:25

Sacred Heart pastor marks 35 years as priest

Father David Leopold celebrated the 35th anniversary of his ordination at an event on Dec. 2, at Sacred Heart Church in Georgetown, where he has served as pastor since 2008. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Bridgeport on Dec. 4, 1982, by Bishop Walter Curtis. He served in numerous

WILTONBULLETIN.COM - 2017-12-16 08:00:00

Ringing the bell for Salvation Army

Wilton's State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), center, joined Rep. Fred Wilms (R-142), and Rep. Terrie Wood (R-141) on Dec. 12 to ring the bell outside Stop & Shop on Main Avenue in Norwalk and raise money for local residents in need this holiday season as a part of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campa

WILTONBULLETIN.COM - 2017-12-16 11:00:20

Santa’s helpers load Toys for Tots for delivery

Firefighter John Krozer, with Dave Chaloux in the waiting line, loads a box full of donated toys onto the back of a rented truck Dec. 13 for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots campaign. The Wilton Fire Department collected 650 toys, down from about 1,000 last year, but firefighters hoped to make

WILTONBULLETIN.COM - 2017-12-16 09:00:45

Miller-Driscoll renovation: Final state check to Wilton may be nearly $1 million

As the Miller-Driscoll Building Committee winds down its work, members heard at their Dec. 14 meeting that a final reimbursement check from the state could be in the amount of about $900,000. That was termed a conservative estimate by Turner Construction project manager Mike Douyard. He could not sa

WILTONBULLETIN.COM - 2017-12-15 11:30:42

Off the Stacks at Wilton Library

Thursday, Dec. 21 - American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6:30 p.m. Appointment Hours: 1-6:15 p.m. To sign up, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1.800.733.2767) or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please note: Positive ID required at time of donation. Saturday, Dec. 16 - Tales to T

NORWALK HOUR - 2017-12-15 05:16:22

Christmas caroling in Wilton Center

Those in the Christmas spirit are invited to join a caroling group on Friday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. They will meet at the creche in Wilton Center. Carolers are advised to dress warmly and festively, and bring flashlights to see song lyrics. The group will end at Tusk & Cup for hot cider and cocoa. All


Artist will be awarded studio space in Wilton

One local artist will be awarded a full year of free studio space in the Wilton River Park Shopping Center at the Old Ridgefield Road and Godfrey Place intersection through the Clementia Arts Foundation’s Sprouting Spaces program. Sprouting Spaces works to unite landlords with commercial vacancies w


Jurors deliberate fate of man charged with two murders

The deliberations started on Thursday afternoon, when the judge gave them this case. In January of 2013, Cunningham's body was found inside a burned out home on Arcadia Avenue in Albany. She was Mero's roommate. Countermine went missing in December 2014. Her body was found months later by a jogger i

WNYT - 2017-12-15 22:09:00

Santa Speedo Sprint: So much fun it gives them goosebumps

Dressed in Speedos, Santa hats and little else, people braved the chilly weather in their skivvies for the 12th annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Claus, decked out in red and white, took time off from wrapping presents at the North Pole to run. A team of sharks and one T

TIMES UNION - 2017-12-16 17:13:46

4YO Boy Killed In 2-Car Collision In Columbia County

KINDERHOOK, NY - A 4-year-old boy was killed in a two-car collision Wednesday in the Town of Kinderhook. State Police said the fatal crash happened on State Route 203 just west of Merwin Road in Columbia County. Around 2:25 p.m. Dec. 13, Laura Dalaudiere, 27, of Valatie, was driving north on SR 203


Guess the price of these properties

As inventory gets tighter, prices become eye-popping. But this is the Capital Region, so of course the sticker shock isn't universal. You might be priced out of Saratoga Springs, but you can still get a pretty nice house in Schenectady in the $200,000 range, before you factor in the taxes. Resist th

TIMES UNION - 2017-12-15 12:36:10