Cumberland Times-News

Jan Alderton - Opinion

Jan Alderton - Opinion
  • Almanac: ‘Numb’s the word’ One of the first almanac predictions for the 2008-09 winter comes from the Old Farmers Almanac, Lewiston, Maine.

    September 6, 2008

  • Jan Alderton We’re going around the world The front page of the newspaper you are holding may have already been viewed by someone in Scotland, or Japan, or India — thanks to the technology of The Newseum.

    June 29, 2008 1 Photo

  • ‘Readers’ Choice’ is coming Readers’ Choice, one of the biggest projects of the year for the Times-News, will appear in our June 30, 2008 edition.

    May 29, 2008

  • Jan Alderton Were city’s streets ever worse? Arguably, Cumberland’s streets have never been in poorer shape.

    May 3, 2008 1 Photo

  • Farm subsidies abound in area Farm subsidies continue to be a big expenditure for American taxpayers, with about $13 billion in subsidies expected to be paid out this year, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department.

    April 11, 2008

  • Two hate groups exist in area Last week’s reports of racism at Fort Hill High School prompted us to check with the Southern Poverty Law Center to see if there are any documented findings of hate groups in the area.

    March 15, 2008

  • Hunt on for judge’s successor Maryland’s judiciary system has begun advertising for applicants to succeed J. Frederick Sharer on the Court of Special Appeals

    February 23, 2008

  • School board must share blame If a buyout of Allegany County school superintendent Bill AuMiller’s contract takes place — and it certainly appears likely — the county school board will hardly have clean hands in what went wrong.

    February 2, 2008

  • Let’s have a national primary Unless you are one of those political junkies who just can’t get enough exposure to campaigns, voter polls and electioneering, these caucuses and primary elections can get awfully tiresome. So why not cut to the chase and come up with a single national primary election day?

    January 12, 2008

  • Commandments displays thrive While Swanton resident Jeff Davis is still pushing the Allegany County commissioners to move the Ten Commandments from outside the county courthouse, a growing number of communities in Georgia are displaying the commandments in their government buildings.

    The most recent are Barrow County and Dougherty County. Within the last 10 days, the two counties have decided to install the Ten Commandments as part of a historic document display.

    December 1, 2007