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  • Primary Election Deadlines- April 5 | The Appalachian Independent
    gov OnlineVoterRegistration Voters and members of the military their spouses and dependents who are overseas and who do not have a Maryland driver s license or MVA issued ID may also register or change their address or party affiliation online using different identifying information Paper voter registration applications must be hand delivered or mailed to the voter s local board of elections A hand delivered application must be received by the local board of elections by 9 00 pm on April 5 2016 and a mailed application must be postmarked by April 5 2016 Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations Local boards of elections Motor Vehicle Administration offices State Department of Health offices Local Department of Social Services offices Offices on Aging Division of Rehabilitation Services Public institutions of higher education Marriage license bureaus Post offices Public libraries State Board of Elections You may also call 1 800 222 8683 to request an application by mail or download and print a voter registration application at www elections maryland gov voter registration application html Most of Maryland s polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities An elderly voter or a voter with a disability who is assigned to an inaccessible polling place may ask to be reassigned to an accessible polling place This request must be submitted in writing by 9 00 p m on Tuesday April 5 2016 The request form is available online at www elections maryland gov pdf request for accessible polling place pdf or by calling 1 800 222 8683 to request a form by mail On receipt of a timely request the voter s local board of elections will review the request and determine whether there is an accessible polling place with the same ballot as the voter s home

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3718-primary-election-deadlines-april-5?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Congress to Campus Event Promotes Civic Engagement | The Appalachian Independent
    of civic engagement and responsibility address the U S presidential campaign and urge voter involvement in political decision making Moderating the forum will be Dr Kurt Hoffman ACM interim senior vice president of instructional and student affairs and Lenny Vega president of ACM s Peace Studies Club The student club is sponsoring the program with ACM s Student Government Association Service Learning and Civic Engagement Volunteer Center and its Democracy Commitment part of a national effort to promote involvement in the democratic process by community college students In conjunction prospective Maryland voters will have an opportunity to register in advance of the state s April 26 primary election Voter registration will take place from 10 a m to noon in the College Center Frostburg State University is a co sponsor of the local Congress to Campus event through coordination with the Office of Civic Engagement and Student Government Association A student group from FSU will attend the mid day forum The U S Association of Former Members of Congress which has the goal of promoting public service and strengthening representative democracy draws on the insights and unique expertise of its membership to present public service initiatives in the U S

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3696-congress-to-campus-event-promotes-civic-engagement?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • PACE to Feature Secretary David Brinkley | The Appalachian Independent
    Engage Mountain Maryland Exelon Corporation First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Friends Aware Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Garrett Trails Herrington Manor State Park Higher Education Allegany College of Maryland Frostburg State University and Garrett College HRDC Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission Larson Design Group Orbital ATK ABL Operations Railey Mountain Lake Vacations Savage River Lodge Fronterra Resources The Greater Cumberland Committee North South Appalachian Highway Wisp Resort BREAKFAST GIVEAWAYS Breakfast giveaways in Allegany County include Bruce House Inn Cumberland one night stay City Lights Restaurant Cumberland gift basket Comfort Inn LaVale one night stay Cumberland Country Club 18 holes of golf with carts for four individuals Cumberland Trail Connection trail bike Fairfield Inn Cumberland one night stay Mezzos Tapas Bar Cumberland 250 happy hour party Queen City Creamery Cumberland one quart of ice cream Puccini Restaurant Cumberland 25 gift certificate Ramada Inn Cumberland one night stay River s Edge Farm Oldtown two nights three days stay Breakfast giveaways in Garrett County include The Town of Oakland and The Oakland B O Museum Garrett Regional Medical Center painting gift basket Railey Mountain Lake Vacations two night stay at a Will O The Wisp cabin and 40 gift card to Ace s Run Restaurant Smiley s one night stay at The Lodges at Sunset Village lunch at Smiley s and dinner at Pine Lodge Steakhouse Engage Mountain Maryland poster by Clinton Durham one night stay at Blue Moon Rising and Family Fun Package from the Alley Ace s Run Restaurant Bello s Portraits Oakland Golf Club 50 gift card half hour in studio portrait session and 11x14 retouched print foursome with cart Adventure Sports Center International Garrett College Community Aquatic Recreation Complex Trader s Coffee House two rafting passes four one day pool passes coffee gift basket Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations HART for Animals two night stay in the shoulder season two night stay in a deluxe dog room or cat condo at Bed n Bark Massage at the Lake Day Spa Pamper Me Deluxe Package Brenda s Pizzeria Oakland Golf Club 50 gift card foursome with cart Wisp Resort golf getaway WHY PACE After 40 years of hosting the PACE reception the event is as important today as it was in the beginning The mission of telling our story in the state capital to key legislators and countless officials remains the focus of PACE This venue provides a chance for citizens of Mountain Maryland to have their voices heard by those who make decisions that directly impact our region Everyone is welcome to join Allegany and Garrett Counties in celebrating 40 years of progress at PACE 2016 TALKING POINTS This cooperative effort of Allegany and Garrett Counties continues to be an excellent way to showcase and advance our communities PACE strives to educate state legislators and state officials about Allegany and Garrett Counties and to present the local perspective about on going issues and hot topics The 2016 Talking Points are Economic Development Preserve the Maryland Enterprise Zone

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3671-pace-to-feature-secretary-david-brinkley?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Frostburg Board of Elections to Meet | The Appalachian Independent
    Elections will meet on Friday January 15 2016 at 2 00 p m in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall The Board is preparing for the City of Frostburg s next Municipal Election which will be held on

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3664-frostburg-board-of-elections-to-meet?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Hindus heartbroken on Montgomery & Howard counties’ schools not considering Diwali holiday | The Appalachian Independent
    it was not fair with Hindu pupils and their families as they would have to attend school on their most popular festival while schools in Montgomery and Howard counties were closed on some other religious holidays Zed who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism noted that this unfairness did not send a good signal to the impressionable minds of schoolchildren who would be the leaders of tomorrow Rajan Zed urged Boards of Education of Montgomery and Howard counties public schools to relook into the issue considering adding Diwali as a schools holiday in the future calendars Zed stressed that since it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali day together at home with their children we did not want our children to be deprived of any privileges at the school because of thus resulting absences on this day Closing schools on Diwali would ensure that and it would be a step in the positive direction Rajan Zed indicated that awareness about other religions thus created by such holidays like Diwali would make the Montgomery and Howard counties pupils well nurtured well balanced and enlightened citizens of tomorrow It would make the districts look good also besides bringing cohesion and unity in the community According to Zed Diwali the festival of lights aims at dispelling the darkness and lighting up the lives and symbolizes the victory of good over evil Besides Hindus Sikhs and Jains and some Buddhists also celebrate Diwali Hinduism oldest and third largest religion of the world has about one billion adherents and moksh liberation is its ultimate goal There are about three million Hindus in USA There are about 209 000 students in the public schools of Montgomery and Howard counties Please register or login to add your comments to this article Web appindie org

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3660-hindus-heartbroken-on-montgomery-a-howard-counties-schools-not-considering-diwali-holiday (2016-04-30)
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  • Frostburg Students to Honor Fallen and Missing Vietnam Veterans | The Appalachian Independent
    FSU Veterans Services Coordinator Danielle Dabrowski followed by a color guard from Farraday Post No 24 American Legion in Frostburg and the performance of the national anthem by FSU staff member Donna Sivic At 2 p m Eastern Time a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence will be observed in conjunction with 84 other institutions from 33 states across the nation After the nationwide moment of silence the Roll Call of names will begin The names of the fallen and missing will be read by veteran FSU students and alumni as well as other members of the FSU and local communities Members of the community are welcome to participate Those wishing to join the Roll Call should contact the FSU Veterans Services Center at This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 301 687 4409 for information and to reserve a time The ceremony is projected to last until approximately 3 30 p m though it will continue until the final name is read and the colors are retired The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education The Veterans Knowledge Community mission is to advocate for best practices to help student veterans transition to college and succeed We want to rally campus communities across the nation to send a message to the troops currently serving that we as a national body of students have not forgotten their sacrifices or those of their fallen brethren said Dr Brett Morris a retired Army officer and the National Roll Call coordinator Situated in the mountains of Allegany County Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland FSU is a comprehensive residential regional university and

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3636-frostburg-students-to-honor-fallen-and-missing-vietnam-veterans (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU Town Hall Meeting Series to Engage Students With Democratic Process | The Appalachian Independent
    m in the Atkinson Room 232 of the Lane University Center The first meeting Tuesday Oct 27 will focus on local issues The second on Tuesday Nov 3 focuses on state issues And the third Tuesday Nov 17 will look at national issues The Town Hall Meeting series aims to create a respectful conversation about polarizing current issues and demonstrate how individuals can engage governments through the democratic process to initiate positive changes in society The series is hosted by FSU s J Glenn Beall Institute for Public Affairs and the Office of Civic Engagement For more information on the event contact Tim Magrath at 301 687 4080 or This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Patrick O Brien at 301 687 4210 or This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it FSU is committed to making all of its programs services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office call 301 687 4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1 800 735 2258 Please register or login to add your comments to this

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3625-fsu-town-hall-meeting-series-to-engage-students-with-democratic-process (2016-04-30)
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  • Petition launched calling for transparency in Cumberland's latest development proposal | The Appalachian Independent
    that the Mayor and Cumberland City Council and the newly formed Cumberland Economic Corporation engage in a public forum sharing plans for development In full disclosure the writer started this position I m not against development but I do firmly support participatory development I hope to see an engaged and positive discussion unfold This petition requests that the Cumberland Mayor and City Council and members of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation share plans for the development of these targeted neighborhoods with all interested parties in a public forum which includes the opportunity for public discourse and commentary We seek full participation and transparency in this process https www change org p cumberland mayor and city council cumberland economic development corporation provide full transparency in development plans impacting cumberland md neighborhoods recruiter 964284 utm source share petition utm medium facebook utm campaign share for starters page utm term des md no src no msg fb ref Default Please register or login to add your comments to this article Web appindie org AppIndie s Mountain Traditions Film Project Latest Comments category We The People Part Two Cumberland s Part One Part Two Cumberland s Where is part one He said She said

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wethepeople/90-we-the-people/3614-petition-launched-calling-for-transparency-in-cumberlands-latest-development-proposal (2016-04-30)
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