Editorial Cartoon - 11/17/2012
As Baby Boomers continue to grow the ranks of senior citizens, the issue of older driver safety increases exponentially. This week, Older Driver Safety Awareness is being observed in Maryland and throughout the U.S.
Of little faith
Just as the Christmas season and its message of peace and joy on Earth approaches comes an Associated Press-GfK research poll showing the trust Americans have for one another may be at an all-time low.
None of Garrett County’s problems is surprising
Rural electrification shortened World War II by years. Rural electrification made it possible for America to build thousands of small factories to pack ammunition, to can rations, to sew uniforms, and more.
What started out as a sometimes rancorous process involving the participants has finally resulted in the Allegany County Board of Education and various branches of law enforcement fully staffing county schools with school resource police officers.
Need is dire
Although the U.S. Housing and Urban Development reports a decrease in the number of homeless people across the nation, there are no indications the problem is diminishing in Allegany County.
’Tis the season
If you’re having trouble catching the Christmas spirit then a visit to downtown Cumberland’s annual tree lighting and open houses this evening may be just the remedy.
Who needs the Comedy Channel when we’ve got Washington?
America is the best country on the earth to live in. But if we as decent people allow Obama and his people to make and enforce laws that are made to destroy life as we are used to, we are doomed.
For most of us (those who must prepare for a houseful of guests being an exception), Thanksgiving is a day in which to rest, relax and be happy, and a time to at least think of home — if we aren’t able to go there.
Maryland was slow out of the gate to approve casino operations in the state. Now that New Jersey has become the third state in the nation to OK online betting via casinos, can Maryland Internet gaming be far behind?
Commissioners fail in their duty to the poor
Having read the Times-News article of Nov. 7, entitled, “Food stamp cuts expected to hit home,” I learned that 15,260 individuals in Allegany County or 20 percent of the county’s entire population are on food stamps and their benefit is being reduced by the federal government.
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