New policies will grow better streamside buffers
Well-functioning forest buffers along streams are perhaps the most effective and least costly best management practice we have to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
National Day of Prayer events begin April 30
The Cumberland National Day of Prayer Committee has finalized plans for the 63rd annual observance, with a prayer rally, a breakfast, an outdoor worship ceremony and youth rally planned April 30 through May 2.
Being near train tracks can be dangerous — even deadly. The nonprofit Operation Lifesaver is hoping its effort to educate people about railroad hazards will cut down on the number of railroad-related accidents and deaths.
Do methadone clinics help or create lifelong depencies?
The methadone clinic on National Highway across from 84 Lumber daily mornings fills the entire parking lot for itself and other businesses Monday through Saturday. Does this clinic try to wean people off methadone or just switch them from an illegal drug to be on methadone forever?
Brick streets may be the answer to city’s potholes
Driving through our city, I see that the streets and road surfaces are nothing but potholes and crumbling blacktop. It’s hard to avoid them and not damage your vehicle in the process.
Poverty listing reflects on leaders who have failed city
Cumberland is number eight on the poverty city listing on the Internet for all the world to see. This shameful listing reflects on the mayor and City Council and all leaders on various economic areas, who have failed the people of the city.
Best for last
The Maryland General Assembly saved some of the best for last — from this region’s standpoint — by passing several pieces of legislation that will have a big impact here.
The National Safety Council says that 9 percent of drivers at any given daylight moment are talking on phones while driving. Is it any wonder that law enforcement agencies across the land are taking part in National Distracted Driver Awareness month?
Why are compromises so difficult to achieve?
Why is it, that in this great country, people seem to have such a problem with compromises? What is it about compromises that seem so undesirable?
Who knows how many times she poisoned him?
My dad used to say that if tobacco and coffee tasted as good as they smelled, the world would be a better place.
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