To the Editor:
Regarding Mark Nelson’s recent objection to county government assistance to exploring the placement of a minor league baseball team in the Cumberland region, I would answer that the project should be considered a partnership between private enterprise and government. The private support would come by way of donations collected from local citizens, currently banked through the Dapper Dan Club.
The city of Cumberland could also help the county government by providing a third of the $7,500 cost of a professional feasibility study to determine whether this area would support a minor league baseball team. When not in use to entertain us with professional baseball, the new stadium would also serve as a venue for musical concerts, religious revivals, soccer championship games, and other events. The multi-purpose stadium could become an entertainment mecca.
Our country has a long and rich history of such partnerships, beginning with the National Road, the railroad transportation system, the Homestead Act that settled the West, the land grant program for state universities, the post-World War II G.I. Bill that revolutionalized higher education, the Interstate Highway System, and the space industry (to mention some of the programs that combined private enterprise and government aid to invest in the nation’s future).
We could make a similar kind of joint investment in our local future.
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Where is it?
Once upon a time, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce held its annual conventions at the Bedford Springs resort hotel near Bedford, which is in Pennsylvania.
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- Sloppy lawmaking is to blame
If a survey conducted by Thumbtack.com and the Kaufman Foundation is an accurate portrayal, Maryland has a long way to go to become a business-friendly state.
How ironic — and how sad — that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority plans a closed executive session to discuss the open meetings law.
File this one under the We Thought We’d Heard Everything category: A man who attempted the armed robbery of a pizza shop is now suing the pizzeria and the employees who tackled him and wrestled his gun away during the holdup.
The idea of fracturing for natural gas makes many people anxious about potential harmful effects. For that reason alone, it is incumbent on Maryland government to require full disclosure of chemicals used in the process.
Don’t do it
Temperatures have been moderate recently but are projected to rise to the upper 80s and low 90s later this week, so we want to remind you: Never leave children unattended in a vehicle.
July 20, 1969
When Apollo 11 landed on the moon 45 years ago today, it was until that time the mostwatched television programming in history.
Kicking the can down the road was one of the things American kids did to pass the time in the old days, particularly if they lived in rural areas where there was little traffic to contend with.
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