To the Editor:
Regarding Mark Nelson’s recent objection to county government assistance to exploring the placement of a minor league baseball team in the Cumberland region, I would answer that the project should be considered a partnership between private enterprise and government. The private support would come by way of donations collected from local citizens, currently banked through the Dapper Dan Club.
The city of Cumberland could also help the county government by providing a third of the $7,500 cost of a professional feasibility study to determine whether this area would support a minor league baseball team. When not in use to entertain us with professional baseball, the new stadium would also serve as a venue for musical concerts, religious revivals, soccer championship games, and other events. The multi-purpose stadium could become an entertainment mecca.
Our country has a long and rich history of such partnerships, beginning with the National Road, the railroad transportation system, the Homestead Act that settled the West, the land grant program for state universities, the post-World War II G.I. Bill that revolutionalized higher education, the Interstate Highway System, and the space industry (to mention some of the programs that combined private enterprise and government aid to invest in the nation’s future).
We could make a similar kind of joint investment in our local future.
To the Editor:
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- Hydrofracking won’t spoil just land of those who consent to it
- McCoole Fire Department’s failure must be investigated
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It shouldn’t take a study to figure out what city needs
Another study on what to do with Cumberland? (“City’s economic consultants unveil good, bad at study update,” June 26 Times-News, Page 1A)
It might not be a problem, but a possibility
God certainly orchestrates circumstances that cause us to marvel. The recent flood In Cresaptown that Calvary Baptist Church/School endured is proving to be yet another miracle birthed out of devastation.
Look to the Jubilee solution to resolve our economic woes
Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government sponsored bailout of the banking sector to boost the economy created an illusion of recovery.
Common Core curriculum is bad news for West Virginians
If something is not done soon, the vast majority of American K-12 school children will be taught using dubious, federally backed national education “standards” that have come under fire from across the political spectrum.
Please return valuable items taken from woman’s parked van
On July 8 at 2:33 p.m. my 16-year-old granddaughter Caitlyn Cook and I arrived at Children’s Medical Group for a 3 p.m. appointment.
Legion honor guard available to honor veterans at their funerals
We in the honor guard of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion, performed 196 veterans service in 2013.
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