Cumberland Times-News


  • 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.

    March 30, 2014

  • 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.

    March 30, 2014

  • 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).

    March 29, 2014

  • 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.

    March 28, 2014

  • 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).

    March 27, 2014

  • 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.

    March 26, 2014

  • Les Miserables production is one that you shouldn’t miss

    The production of Les Miserables at the Church-McKee Arts Center of Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va., is as good as amateur theater can be.

    March 26, 2014

  • It looks like global warming actually causes carbon dioxide

    The climate change alarmists insist that climate change is due to the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which causes the planet to retain more of the sun’s heat which causes the planet to become warmer.

    March 26, 2014

  • New school is a bad hand; now is time to fold and discard it

    The Allegany County Board of Education needs to learn from the gamblers at Rocky Gap: “Know when to hold and know when to fold.”
    It is time to fold the “base model design drawings” of the new school.
    In the March 9 Times-News (“Board of education justifies new high school,” Page 1A), “Following the announcement of a $6.2 million shortfall for the new Allegany High School ...  Mr. (board member Mike) Llewellyn states that “We are not over budget yet because we have not bid out the project.”

    March 25, 2014

  • Good entertainment coming in schools’ theater productions

    Every year about this time through mid-May, our local schools put on their spring theater productions. This year by coincidence, several of them are on the exact same days. The good news is that with careful planning, you should be able to see them all.

    March 25, 2014

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