Cumberland Times-News

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  •  Forced to act Forced to act

    Even with a revenue stream of never-ending escalation of taxes and fees — along with what the O’Malley administration has been contending is a growing state economy — the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday found itself forced to cut state government spending. The budget cuts — which were able to be made by the Board of Public Works because state legislators are not in session — amount to $77 million. The state’s general fund budget is slightly more than $16 billion.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • 11th Maryland bear hunt scheduled Oct. 20-23

    It is getting to be that time of year when those of us who would like to hunt bears in Maryland start thinking about applying for one of the limited number of permits.

    July 6, 2014

  • Follow closely as a dozen colleges do the conference shuffle

    The most tenured coach at the University of Louisville might not find joining a new athletic conference so special. But for tennis coach Rex Ecarma, the Cardinals’ move is a moment to celebrate.

    July 2, 2014

  • It’s up to us It’s up to us

    Cumberland’s curbside recycling program has been a long time coming. Now it is incumbent on city residents to take advantage of the new service.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Looking Back 1950: Half a century working the polls

    July 2, 2014

  • Lefty’s likeness

    A permanent monument to honor the contributions of Lefty Grove and his positive impact on Lonaconing and Allegany County is something that’s long overdue.

    June 30, 2014

  • Wildlife official protests more Sunday hunts in far W. Md.

    Joseph Michael believes that the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service put its regulations cart ahead of its regulations horse, at least when it comes to allowing more hunting on Sundays in the state’s three westernmost counties.

    June 28, 2014

  • The moose is loose, and it’s coming for you

    So how would you like to look out your kitchen door window onto your porch and see a moose looking back at you from close range?

    June 28, 2014

  • Here’s a look at what goes on inside you

    In high school, my favorite science course was biology. I can remember Mr. Munley in his wheelchair. Our class went on a field trip to the University of Miami Medical School where we saw the cadavers used by the medical students.

    June 28, 2014

  • Hiccup cure you may find hard to swallow

    Let’s give a cheer for one of the things in the human experience that the scientific researchers haven’t fully figured out yet: how to cure hiccups! Somehow it kind of restores your faith in the world, doesn’t it?
    But don’t think they haven’t tried.

    June 28, 2014