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2012-04-12 23:01:08

The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers announce the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Highlands region is the headwaters of the Potomac River, which flows through the nation´s capital. Frostburg, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced the six...

2009-07-07 08:15:00

The nation's capital district and outlying areas of Maryland and Virginia have turned the area into a renter's market, a real estate research report said. A quarterly study by CB Richard Ellis said vacancy rates climbed to 10.2 percent in the capital district in the second quarter, topping 10 percent for the first time since 1997, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. In Northern Virginia, vacancy rates stand at 13.9 percent. In nearby Maryland, vacancy rates climbed from 13.1 percent to 13.9...

2008-07-16 00:00:26

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FAIRMONT - The Communications Workers of America held a strike- authorization vote in West Virginia and three other states Monday as it continues contract negotiations with Verizon. The results, however, are not expected to be released for another few days, said Ron Gaskins, president of the 100-member Local 2004 in northern West Virginia. Workers have less than 30 days left on their current contract, which expires at midnight Aug. 2. A positive vote would give...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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