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PSC Rules PATH can Move Forward

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled Friday that Potomac Edison Company qualifies as an electric company. The ruling allows the company to move forward in the approval process to build the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH), a $2.1 billion,…

Earthquake Shakes D.C. Region

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

Public Meeting for PATH Set

A public scoping meeting to discuss the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) is set for July 21, 4 – 8 p.m., at Tuscarora High School. The National Parks Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Music Festival Draws Big Crowd

Soaring temperatures didn’t keep the crowd away from the second annual Urbana Music Festival June 26. Organizer Elizabeth Cromwell with Frederick County Public Libraries estimated more than 3,000 people attended the festival, and she was pleased with the number and…

Preserving Urbana’s Past

Tombstones in Urbana’s Zion Cemetery received some tender loving care in June as experts from Lough Memorials in Frederick donated time to straighten and secure several tombstones in need of assistance. Later, volunteers spent a morning cleaning the burial markers.…

Highlands’ Home Goes Solar

Urbana Highlands’ home-owners Jerome and Sonya Smith decided it was time to do a good deed for the environment while reducing their budget for home energy costs. “Our decision to install solar panels for electric, solar panels for hot water,…