Cumberland Times-News


  • Why must he pay a surcharge for something he doesn’t use?

    Your article on AES Warrior Run was very informative (“AES Warrior Run: Local plant the future of coal energy,” Regional Update Page 1, March 25 Times-News).

    April 2, 2014

  • Attitude toward public education is the problem

    Two recent letters to the editor suggested that the Allegany County School Board rescind its vote to build a new Allegany High School given the limited local funding provided by the Allegany County commissioners (“Why not  eliminate the cafeteria, too? That will save money,” March 30 Times-News; “New school is a bad hand; now is time to fold it,” March 26.)
    Both letter writers pointed out the ridiculous notion of having a high school with no auditorium, inadequate classroom space and no practice fields.

    April 1, 2014

  • Banning grain alcohol will send it to the underground economy

    I'm writing in response to the chief of Frostburg State University Police on rebutting me with her thought that banning grain alcohol is a good idea, while my idea is that banning grain alcohol is a bad idea (“Banning grain alcohol in Maryland is a good idea,” March 29 Times-News).

    April 1, 2014

  • Find your treasure on historic National Road

    Enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” by attending or participating in Maryland’s longest continuous yard sale.

    March 31, 2014

  • Ceremony to honor Confederate heroes and their history

    Throughout the United States in the month of April, national camps of Sons of Union and Confederate Veterans will be honoring National Confederate History month. Locally, the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization will likewise do so.

    March 31, 2014

  • Help to continue the tradition started by The Fresh Air Fund

    National Volunteer Week marks a special time of year for The Fresh Air Fund, and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to our dedicated Fresh Air volunteers, hosts and supporters in Western Maryland.
    Their continued dedication to our New York City children is exemplary for all community members and truly embodies the spirit of the 2014 National Volunteer Week,  from April 6-12.

    March 31, 2014

  • Gas export facility will threaten bay, boost desire for fracking

    On Feb. 27, I was arrested with three other individuals in Cumberland for participating in civil disobedience to oppose Dominion Energy’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at their Cove Point location in Lusby, Md.

    March 30, 2014

  • Material related to bomber crash near Midland sought

    In November 1942, a B-17 bomber crashed near Midland, about 1.5 miles northwest of town above Squirrel Neck Hollow.

    March 30, 2014

  • Why not eliminate the cafeteria, too? That will save money

    When I first read the story about the Allegany County Board of Education planning on building a new high school without an auditorium and without sports fields, I thought it would create a flood of letters to the editor with comments (“School board OKs base model design for new Allegany: Plan cuts some rooms, auditorium, ballfields,” March 13 Times-News, Page 1A).

    March 29, 2014

  • Banning grain alcohol in Maryland is a good idea

    John M. Davis is mistaken in his March 25 letter to the editor (“Proposed ban on grain alcohol in Maryland is a bad idea”).
    The elimination of alcoholic products with greater than 190 proof does not equate to prohibition, but is a common sense approach to reducing the risks of excessive alcohol consumption especially by young people.

    March 28, 2014

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