Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

February 13, 2013

Be positive

Regional Update tells your success stories

For more than 20 years the Cumberland Times-News has published Regional Update sections to draw attention to the many attributes our area has to offer.

The first of this year’s sections — Religion — appeared in yesterday’s edition.

Other sections and their publication dates are: Recreation — March 4; Real Estate and Development — March 7; Automobile and Transportation, March 12; Lifestyles (Health and Wellness) — March 14; Education — March 18; Commerce — March 21, and Industry and Technology — March 26.

Each section will include feature stories written by Times-News staffers. Additionally, advertisers will be able to tell their success stories in their own words by submitting articles and photos for publication.

Our region has many positives that can be highlighted. Much of it involves small businesses and mom-and-pop stores that are the backbone of the local economy. Those successes are the stories we want to present in our special sections.

Beyond small business, there are other positives. The Rocky Gap casino is expected to draw customers from throughout the tri-state area. Plans for a new Allegany High School are moving ahead. Garrett Memorial Hospital has a major expansion planned. Our higher education institutions continue to offer quality programs and instruction to prepare students for future demands. The Western Maryland Health System is moving forward toward a possible affiliation with hospitals in Frederick and Washington counties to enhance the health care services available in the region. Work continues by local, state and federal officials to keep the U.S. Route 219 north-south highway project on track.

There is a lot to tell about the region’s present and future. We look forward to detailing much of it in our Regional Update sections.

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  • Time to do it Time to do it

    It never made sense that criminal background checks were not made on medical license applications in Maryland. Fortunately — for the protection everybody — the background investigations may soon be a matter of routine.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Get involved Get involved

    Cumberland residents who want to make an impact on their community have an opportunity in that the city is seeking applicants for five of its boards.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • If we don’t sell it to them, somebody else will

    The front page article on coal exports by AP writer Dina Cappiello is one of the most asinine and biased “news” articles I’ve read (“Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad,” July 29 Times-News, Page 1A).

    July 30, 2014

  • Not a villain Not a villain

    Time was that we looked for heroes. Heroes of the make-believe variety have sold a lot of comic books. We also had real-life heroes like Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, whose deaths the whole nation mourned.
    These days, we seem to be more interested in looking for villains. “Vote for me because I’m the good guy” has taken a back seat to “Don’t vote for him, because he’s the bad guy.”

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • About time About time

    Although many Cumberland streets are in need of repair and improvements, the decision by city and county officials to address Greene Street is a good one.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 28, 2014

  • Korean War Korean War

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sloppy lawmaking is to blame

    July 27, 2014

  • C-minus grade C-minus grade

    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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big loophole Big loophole

    How ironic — and how sad — that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority plans a closed executive session to discuss the open meetings law.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story