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Editorials
  • A good turn A good turn

    “Do a good turn daily” is the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America. “Turn,” in this case, means a deed ... a good deed you didn’t really have to do, but you did it because it would make somebody else’s life a little better.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scathing Scathing

    A  letter of protest from 38 journalism and open-government groups to President Obama over his administration’s lack of transparency and openness could not have been more blunt.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wearing out Wearing out

     Cumberland officials and residents can easily relate to a tour that took place in Baltimore on Monday. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski were at the Montebello water treatment plant to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade aging water infrastructure.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tank empty Tank empty

    Now that Congress has returned to work after a summer recess its members finally have to decide what to do about the embattled federal highway trust fund.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eyes and ears Eyes and ears

    Based upon what we know about crime watch efforts in other parts of the county, we have every reason to believe residents of Oldtown will see a reduction in crime once their watch group is organized.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Questions should be asked about Cumberland water supply

    July 7, 2014

  •  Forced to act Forced to act

    Even with a revenue stream of never-ending escalation of taxes and fees — along with what the O’Malley administration has been contending is a growing state economy — the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday found itself forced to cut state government spending. The budget cuts — which were able to be made by the Board of Public Works because state legislators are not in session — amount to $77 million. The state’s general fund budget is slightly more than $16 billion.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Flag decorum Flag decorum

    Many Americans will show their patriotism by displaying the United States flag this weekend in observance of the Fourth of July, the celebration of the nation’s birth through the colonies’ independence from Britain.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • It’s up to us It’s up to us

    Cumberland’s curbside recycling program has been a long time coming. Now it is incumbent on city residents to take advantage of the new service.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Court dates Court dates

    Thanks to the expansion of a statewide notification system, crime victims will be sure to know about court dates involving their case.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo