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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  • Life-saving law Life-saving law

    Not many pieces of legislation to come out of Annapolis can be described as a matter of life or death. But the CPR law signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley is just that.
    Known as Brenna’s Law, the legislation requires that all Maryland high schoolers will be required to complete CPR training as part of the graduation requirement.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wildfires Wildfires

    The huge woods fire in nearby Pennsylvania shows just how much devastation can take place when a blaze breaks out during early spring. In this case, 900 acres of forest — much of it public game land — became engulfed in flames.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street flowers Street flowers

    Walk along Frostburg’s Main Street in the spring and summer and one can’t miss the beautiful floral arrangements that adorn the lampposts.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • First base First base

    The idea of spending up to $7,500 for a study about the possibility of bringing a minor league baseball team to the area should at least be allowed to reach first base.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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