Cumberland Times-News


  • 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

  • War on Drugs means money, power for some

    Gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur supported, among other sensible policies, marijuana legalization in Maryland.

    June 25, 2014

  • At least some officials support continuing autocross at airport

    As a regular out of town participant in the Cumberland Airport autocross series for the past few years, I have been following closely (and with great disappointment) the attempts of certain local officials to ban the event.

    June 25, 2014

  • Neighbors came to help in searching for lost dog

    Thank you to our neighbors in Bowman’s Addition/Valley Road, for your help in finding our dog, Dolly who turned out to be hiding in our house. Everybody that I asked was sympathetic and some helped us search for her, even in the woods.

    June 25, 2014

  • It’s time to change the ‘Redskins’ team name

    The fight over the controversial NFL football team name Washington “Redskins” took an interesting twist recently when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) canceled the NFL team’s “Redskins” trademark because of its offensiveness towards American Indians.

    June 24, 2014

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