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).
Find your treasure on historic National Road
Enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” by attending or participating in Maryland’s longest continuous yard sale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
City thanked for moving on economic development plan
I would like to commend the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland for engaging a third party consultant to prepare an economic development strategic plan for the city as recommended by the Economic Development Commission (“New Hampshire firm will give advice on economic development,” March 27 Times-News, Page 1A).
Teachers to begin field-testing the new test
During the past three school years, educators have been making the transition to the full implementation of Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards, developed from the Common Core, set to take place in 2014-2015.
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