Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Backbone Food Farm to Celebrate 20 Years With Farm Day
“Farm Day is a celebration of our 20 years here, doing what we do,” said Katharine Dubansky, who owns and operates the farm with her husband, Max.
The Rooster's Nest Restaurant Now Open for Business in Grantsville
The restaurant’s grand opening week is planned for the week of August 19th, with daily specials. A ribbon-cutting ceremony through the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is set for August 20th.
BACHS Healthcare Offers Mental Health Services in Garrett County
The only service currently offered is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, available from counselor Ryan VanNosdeln. All clients must have MD Medicaid to participate in these services.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Opens McCoole Office
Located along Md. 135 in Allegany County, the 8,000-square-foot center features 10 exam rooms and a full laboratory, providing primary care and integrated behavioral health services to the area.
Ground Broken for Tenant Building in McHenry Business Park
Ground was broken on Friday, August 9th, in anticipation of the construction of a 20,000-sf tenant building at the McHenry Business Park on Bumble Bee Road.
Webinar Series: How to Contract With the Federal Government
Beginning on August 13th, GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization will hold a series of webinars to help small business owners contract with the federal government.
HUBZone Eligibility Assistance Hours are Changing
HUBZone eligibility assistance hours are shifting to Thursdays only from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, beginning on August 5, 2019.
Trade Adjustment Information Sessions Scheduled for Verso Employees
A Trade Petition was filed on behalf of impacted workers from Verso and has recently been certified. As a former employee of Verso MD, you may be eligible for TAA under Petition #94771.
DNR Secretary Stops by Natural Resources Career Camp
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio visited the Natural Resources Career Camp at Hickory Environmental Education Center last week.
Commerce Secretary Optimistic About Verso Workers, Luke Mill
The Maryland Department of Commerce is maintaining a hopeful outlook for former Verso employees and the paper mill in Luke.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
MD DLLR Representatives will be in Oakland on Monday, August 5th, and Monday, August 19th, for in-person job seeker assistance.
FireFly Farms Announces Second Exclusive Cheese in Whole Foods Market Stores
FireFly Farms Inc. has announced the availability of its 12-month aged goat cheese, Bella Vita, exclusive to Whole Foods Market locations in the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast regions, beginning this month.
Garrett College to Host SBDC Business Seminar
Are you ready to start a business? The Ready, Set, Go! Seminar is designed specifically for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company.
College to Assist County Farmers in Industrial Hemp Research Project
Garrett College is working with a local farmer in an industrial hemp research project authorized within the scope of MD House Bill 698, the MD Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
Tichnell Reports About 75 Percent of Garrett County Has Broadband Access
“About 4 1/2 years ago when we took over as commissioners, one of our main goals was broadband access,” Tichnell said. “At that particular time, less than 50% of the county had broadband access."