Cumberland Times-News


  • Should we force them to violate rights of choice?

    In response to Dr. Kathleen Powell’s letter of March 17 (“Calling act a ‘Bathroom Bill’ misrepresents its purpose”):
    In defense of traditional American family and Christian morals, the spirit of my letter is to defend the family unit and protect further erosion of the blurred sense of defining a man and woman given to us by our Creator.

    March 24, 2014

  • Proposed ban on grain alcohol in Maryland is a bad idea

    As a former resident of Maryland, I have noticed it has been mentioned in the news lately there is a bill to ban grain alcohol inside the state of Maryland because some college students got drunk too many times.

    March 24, 2014

  • Teens’ ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’ production is worth seeing

    The Cumberland Theatre Teens, under the direction of Bob Thompson, presented “Jesus Christ,” Superstar. from March 20-23 and will be presented again March 27-30.

    March 24, 2014

  • Mayor proud of Lonaconing’s health challenge participation

    I want to express my appreciation to all participants who signed up for this season’s Spring Healthy Challenge on March 13. The turnout was wonderful with 25 signing up for this year’s challenge.

    March 23, 2014

  • Face value of these coins isn’t worth the metal they contain

    With information in the paper about the government to begin using gold dollars it gives me cause to write about our money (“Government goal for $1 coins strikes out,” Regional Update Page 1, March 20 Times-News).

    March 22, 2014

  • 2nd Infantry Division plans reunion in May

    The Penn-Jersey Branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association will have its annual reunion in Lancaster, Pa., on May 2-4, 2014 at the Continental Inn.

    March 21, 2014

  • NAACP asks Edwards to back changes in minimum-wage act

    I am writing on behalf of the Allegany County Branch of the NAACP to request that you support passage of legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage, which would expand opportunity for hardworking families who play by the rules, reward hard work by boosting the paychecks of 300,000 Marylanders, create more customers for Maryland businesses, and grow the ranks of a diverse, upwardly-mobile middle class.

    March 20, 2014

  • Snow, ice have not stayed them from their appointed rounds

    This is an open letter to all Allegany County mail carriers:
    I want to thank each and every one of you for enduring the brutal winter we have had.

    March 19, 2014

  • Start teaching the students the things they need to know

    Public education in Allegany County needs an awakening. The majority of kids today have no idea what an I.R.A., 401k, Roth IRA, etc. is, let alone how they work. That’s because they have no common sense!

    March 19, 2014

  • The real treasure isn’t gold, but the National Road itself

    (This letter was emailed to Braddock Road and Maryland National Road Preservation Assns., and local resident Steve Colby [“Local historian leading charge to preserve sections of National Road,” Aug. 4 Times-News, Page 1A].)

    March 18, 2014

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