Cumberland Times-News


  • 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

  • Learn and follow fireworks safety tips

    While consumer fireworks are safer today, people must still follow the recommended safety rules for use of the products in order to ensure a safe fireworks experience.

    June 26, 2014

  • Instead of having a bike lane, start ticketing speeding drivers

    I think this proposed bicycle lane on Frederick Street is a solution in search of a problem (“Frederick Street speed complaints continue; revised bike lane plan may slow things down,” June 19 Times-News, Page 1A).

    June 26, 2014

  • Here are some of the things we should start taking care of

    Thank you, Mike Conley, for saying that we do need to concentrate on more important things (than the Washington Redskins’ team name) like jobs and cutting down on unemployment (“Senators should concentrate on more important issues,” June 15 Times-News).

    June 26, 2014

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