Public Health Information
The Contributions of Rural Maryland to Our Shared
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Allegany County Government Top News:
The Hand Institute Celebrates Fifth Anniversary: Commissioner William R. Valentine congratulates Shauna Fiorentino, founder of The Hand Institute, at a recent open house. Located in Cumberland on Willowbrook Road, The Hand Institute serves individuals of all ages, specializes in the rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and provides custom splinting. Overall, The Hand Institute has made significant contributions to healthcare in our community as well as to our local economy. Read Citation.
WebstaurantStore Opens Allegany County Distribution Center, Plans to Add 150 Jobs. A new company is coming to the North Branch Industrial Park. In total, the company expects to fill 150 warehouse positions with hourly rates starting at $11.50. Read More.
Cumberland Valley Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Day: Allegany County Commissioners William R. Valentine, left, and Michael W. McKay, right, acknowledge the important work of the Optimists for youths in our community.
Mount Savage Road (MD 36): A new public parking lot is now available off of Mount Savage Road (MD 36). According to the Maryland State Highway Administration on-street parking is no longer permitted. Read More
Bedford Road Water Projects :
CODE HOME RULE BILL NO. 2-14: A Bill Entitled: “Solar Energy Systems Regulations”
Cumberland Raceway, Inc. Oval Track Racing Agreement: Read More
Local Officials Planning for Ebola
CUMBERLAND, MD – There has been a lot of confusing and alarming information about the Ebola outbreak in the news. As you have seen, Ebola can be a severe viral illness that begins much like the flu. It is passed from person-to-person through contact with body fluids directly from a person who is having symptoms or from contaminated surfaces. Although Ebola has been around for many years, the current West African outbreak is the largest in history, and much of the confusing information heard in the news arises from cutting-edge research and findings regarding this disease. As health officials study the victims of Ebola, new and refined information emerges regarding how Ebola is spread and, therefore, prevented. The Allegany County Health Department, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and many local community partners, is aggressively planning should a case of Ebola occur in Allegany County or a neighboring county.
Matthew W. Diaz Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation
Matthew W. Diaz
has been awarded re-certification by the
International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
effective July 1, 2014. Diaz first achieved the
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in
2008. With over 12 years of economic development
experience, Diaz has led Allegany County
Government’s Department of Economic and Community
Development since 2006.
First Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships Awarded to ACM, FSU Students
With the beginning of the fall semester, local students at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) or Frostburg State University (FSU) are now receiving the first Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships. The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, established the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship, benefitting Allegany County residents attending either ACM or FSU. The county’s investment in higher and continuing education is already greatly enhancing economic opportunities for its citizens and thus supporting families and the community at large, according to representatives from the ACM and FSU foundations. Classes for ACM begin Monday, Aug. 25, and FSU classes start Tuesday, Sept. 2. Most of the scholarships at both institutions have been awarded, but some are still to be disbursed.
ALLEGANY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SCHEDULE:
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION :
ALLEGANY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SCHEDULE: THANKSGIVING
:All Allegany County Government offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2014.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION :
COMPOST & REFUSE SITES
Allegany County Compost Site, 11700 PPG Road, North Branch Industrial Park: Closed Thursday, November 27.
Compost Site Regular Fall Schedule is in effect now through and including Sunday, November 30: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9 – 5.
Flintstone Refuse Site/Solid Waste Collection Area, 26706 National Pike: Closed Thursday, November 27.
Flintstone Regular Schedule: Thursday, 10 – 6, Sunday, 9 – 5.
Frostburg Refuse Site/Solid Waste Collection Area, adjacent to Mountainview Landfill at 13300 New Georges Creek Road SW, is operated by Allegany County Government and will be closed Thursday, November 27.
Frostburg Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7 – 3:30, Saturday, 7 – 2.
IMPORTANT: Mountainview Landfill is privately owned and operated by Waste Management, Inc., and may be contacted at 301-463-9918.
Little Orleans Refuse Site/Solid Waste Collection Area, 11306 Orleans Road South: Closed Thursday, November 27.
Little Orleans Regular Schedule: Friday, 10 – 6.
Oldtown Refuse Site/Solid Waste Collection Area, 18622 Lower Town Creek Road: Closed Thursday, November 27.
Oldtown Regular Schedule: Wednesday, 10 – 6, Saturday, 9 – 5.
Allegany County Government’s telephone number is
Allegany County Government’s telephone number is 301-777-2526.
Allegany County Commissioners
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