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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  • Restore them Restore them

    There are an estimated 47,000 deceased veterans whose remains are unidentified and unclaimed throughout the U.S. A group of senators and congressmen hope to do something to
    bring these men and women some dignity after death.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Support the March for Babies May 3 at Canal Place

    At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
    The March of Dimes has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.

    April 20, 2014

  • Happy Easter

    For the world’s more than 2 billion Christians, Easter is the day that defines their faith.
    The exact date of Christ’s resurrection is unknown, and even the precise locations of his crucifixion and burial are uncertain. This hasn’t stopped some people from saying they know the answer to these questions and others from trying to find out for themselves, or simply arguing about it.
     

    April 20, 2014

  • We concur We concur

    We’re certain that Donald Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, echoes what many Americans feel about the complexity of filing income tax returns.
    When he filed his return, Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The first step The first step

    If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Where to look Where to look

    Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Library week

    Public libraries remain one of the best uses of taxpayer dollars. They are open to all. Young or old, poor or wealthy, residents can use computers and read current magazines and newspapers. Compact discs featuring a wide variety of music and
    movies on DVD may be checked out in addition to novels and other books.

    April 13, 2014

  • Sunday hunting Sunday hunting

    Legislation that increases hunting oppportunities on Sundays in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties has passed the Maryland General Assembly and reached the governor’s desk.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • One cannot compromise on God’s word

    A recent letter asked, “What is it about compromises that seem so undesirable?” Most of us are familiar with John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The next verse goes on to say, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”

    April 13, 2014

  • Ballpark project a partnership, not a government handout

    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.

    April 13, 2014