Cumberland Times-News


  • Anaphylaxis shock not to be taken lightly

    More than 40 million people in the U.S. may be at risk for a severe allergic reaction. I never dreamed I would be one of them or that the cause would be a tiny wasp. My first experience was when I was 14, and it was very frightening. The severe rash was so uncomfortable, but the throat constriction nearly claimed my life.

    July 1, 2014

  • Does anyone remember late city resident Albert Parks?

    I am currently completing research on a planned biography of the Crow warrior White Swan. Official records indicate he died without family and one of the persistent rumors I’ve encountered is that he fathered a child with a white nurse.

    July 1, 2014

  • Group will honor patriots of Revolutionary War on Fourth

    During the month of July the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization, as in the past, will be honoring local men of the American Revolutionary War.

    July 1, 2014

  • Oldest driver hopes airport autocross can continue

    I have been participating in the Cumberland Airport Autocross for the past three years. My picture at the airport for being the oldest driver in autocross was featured in the Cumberland Times-News. I also hold a pilot’s license.
    I can tell you there are never any cars on the runway while planes are taxiing, taking off or landing. For some people who may not have an opportunity to participate in other sports, it gives them something to look forward to. It is also very good exercise.

    July 1, 2014

  • Turn away from negative, pray for the positive

    The June 26 article in the Cumberland Times-News, “City’s economic consultants unveil good, bad at study update,” struck a chord.

    June 30, 2014

  • Airports are for airplanes, not for autos and autocrosses

    Regarding the airport/autocross: Airports are for airplanes and air traffic, not for auto show/cross. The commissioners did an OK decision. Past years do not make autos at airports right.

    June 29, 2014

  • Reviving motorsports at airport could help revive the economy

    Autocross activities have had a measurable impact on the economy of the western Maryland region while generating positive national publicity.

    June 29, 2014

  • Don’t play devil’s advocate

    Once I was able to contain my laughter after reading David Crockett’s letter to the editor (“War on Drugs means money, power for some,” June 26 Times-News), I decided to address his apparent lack of knowledge regarding drug abuse/ addiction, alcoholism, and mental health.

    June 28, 2014

  • What about all of the others he has forgotten and left behind?

    The lawless presidency of Barack Obama rages on. This time Obama has released five Islamic terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for one deserter named Bowe Bergdahl.

    June 28, 2014

  • Furor may be about more than just ‘Redskins’ name

    I truly don’t believe it is about the Native Americans being offended by the name Washington Redskins.

    June 27, 2014

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