School board can’t be trusted with fiscal matters
Ahh — the new high school is over budget. (“New high school over budget: With $6.2M shortfall, officials consider scaling back Allegany project,” Feb. 19 Times-News, Page 1A)
Is anyone surprised? The Board of Education knew the amount of money available, yet they decided they wanted a luxury school. Now they need to get back to reality by scaling back their plans to fit the available money.
Businesses don’t need new tax; bill would protect them from it
New taxes make it harder for me to operate my business and remain competitive. After all, the more I get charged, the more I have to charge my customers. In the end, taxes drive up costs for everyone.
Lack of leadership results in waste of tourist attractions
If Canal Place were someplace other than Cumberland, it would be a tourist attraction with a canal museum, a market place, various eateries, shops of interest and a canal ride.
Cemetery group: Attacks based on misinformation
With the issues recently printed in the Cumberland Times-News about our organization, Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization, we would like to set the record straight.
There is logic to city’s plan for bike lanes, not absurdity
I am the president of the local bike club, the Western Maryland Wheelmen, and would like to respond to the editorial of Feb. 24 (Bike lanes: Residents of Frederick and Bedford streets not happy) and the letter of Delegate Kevin Kelly of Feb. 27 (“Plans to establish bike lanes is both absurd and dangerous”).
Progress made on Autocross
ºOn behalf of National Road Autosport LLC and hundreds of motorsports enthusiasts who compete at the Cumberland Airport, we are pleased to share progress toward continuing the Cumberland Airport Autocross Series.
Who is the real marijuana addict? Not the one you think
Like an addict worried where he will get his next fix or a pusher worried about losing his best customer, Maryland police organizations are absolutely apoplectic at the prospect of any real experiments with marijuana decimalization.
Are they going to tear down houses for a bicycle lane?
I read recently that Kevin Shaffer has been suspended from his job for three months (“Foul-mouthed county employee placed on leave,” Dec. 7 Times-News, Page 1A). With pay! Boy, I bet he hates that.
Your gift can help Interfaith Pantry to share $1 million
The Interfaith Community Pantry has received notice that for the 17th straight year, the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation in Rhode Island will divide $1 million among nonprofit agencies throughout the country helping to fight hunger during March and April 2014.
Cemetery organization has done many good works
I would just like to respond to a recent letter by Dale Mr. Sams pertaining to the Cumberland Historical Cemetery Organization (“Why not help those who help the needy, instead?” Feb. 20 Times-News).
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