(This letter) is in light of the .357 revolver stolen from the C.L. Bartholow residence on April 3, as thankfully published in the Bedford Gazette and the Cumberland Times-News.
Considering crime is becoming increasingly alarming and dangers in Southampton Township ... this criminal is still at large but he/she is now armed for sure or able to place this handgun in possession of yet another demented individual.
Not necessarily the same perpetrator with the earlier theft of an ATV from a different residence a close distance away; however, this second item stolen was inside a 16-day period.
And to think just six days ago I mentioned police in the monthly township meeting, in front of all three of you supervisors and six other guests, again for how many times previous ... (the) importance as well as the need to begin police presence within the township.
With your immediate response being the high cost of such, the reason for not having; while disregarding the numerous incidents happening in the past.
Maybe we residents have to wait until serious injury or death happens in order to receive police protection.
Madam, I question what is more important to you. I know my answer, and isn’t it wonderful for you to be able to continuously advertise yearly the not any need to raise taxes within.
It seems to me as I read it, a part of the code for the board of supervisors is to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens.
... Let me repeat again for how many times before, my request for a job on township road maintenance. Hopefully working with an “agility program” (we can) improve our substandard road system with professional resurfacing.
Police protection and safe roads could only enhance this county government — never compromising public safety. Let’s not forget filling the potholes.
Cat sanctuary could use help with veterinarian bill
Dawn’s Cat Sanctuary, Fort Ashby, W.Va., recently rescued 11 cats and one kitten from a home in Keyser, W.Va.
Canal Place Authority has no business withholding names
The recent Times-News editorial raising questions about the mandatory secrecy of the Footer Dye Works bids is spot on in my opinion.
President and Obamacare: Who needs Congress?
Being a fellow from a small town like Cumberland I don’t always really understand what’s going on in Washington. But I have watched a few houses being built over the years. I even helped some with one house, but my brother fired me from that work pretty quickly, mainly because it was his house being built.
Sweet Success Business Forum this evening in Frostburg
As a member of the Frostburg Business and Professional Association (FBPA), I am pleased to inform the community of the “Sweet Success” event sponsored by the city of Frostburg and our organization.
You can help United Way reach its goal
The United Way of Allegany County campaign for 2013-14 will end April 30 and to date has raised more than $430,000, which is over 86 percent of its goal. But there is still $70,000 to be raised in a very short time.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day every day: Reduce, reuse and recycle
April 1 marked the beginning of April Envi- ronmental Education Month in Maryland — and with Earth Day coming up on April 22, Maryland has much to celebrate.
Support Canal classrooms with tax-deductible gift
While your April 17 article (“Park Service opens Canal classrooms,” Page 1A) described this exciting program accurately, your readers may be wondering how they can help support this new educational opportunity for school children in Allegany County.
Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man
I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.
It’s a secret
Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.
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