Scare tactics, misinformation abound regarding marijuana
In response to Frank J. Clark’s well intentioned letter, “Don’t be too quick to legalize marijuana use,” July 10 Times-News), I believe that his letter misses the point of legalizing and regulating marijuana.
Trading dollars for nickels just doesn’t make any sense
Thank you for providing an opportunity for comments on the 2014 draft of the county’s Comprehensive Plan.
A letter of protest from 38 journalism and open-government groups to President Obama over his administration’s lack of transparency and openness could not have been more blunt.
Don’t be too quick to legalize marijuana use
Perhaps our society should consider some facts before jumping on the bandwagon for legalizing recreational marijuana use.
A man of the Midwest, of Cumberland, and a friend
His obituary was neither extravagant nor trumpeting. Yet it was a fitting tribute to the man and the life he lived. It was succinct yet sincere. Like the man, it was gracious and understated, and it was filled with love and with warmth, and all of the names of his family and the things in his life that made him memorable.
Cumberland officials and residents can easily relate to a tour that took place in Baltimore on Monday. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski were at the Montebello water treatment plant to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade aging water infrastructure.
Why have all the visionaries in our government disappeared?
In his Jan. 11, 1944, State of the Union Address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested that the nation had come to recognize, and should now implement a “second bill of rights.” His argument was that the “political rights” guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”
Roosevelt’s remedy was to declare an “economic bill of rights.” which would guarantee:
Thanks to the unknown patriot who has kept the flag flying
I drive back and forth from Little Orleans to Cumberland five days a week to go to work. I want to thank the unknown person that has kept the American Flag flying above the pine tree on the hill by Interstate 68 on Polish Mountain. That flag reminds me daily of those who have served our country and are serving us now so that we can have the freedoms we have.
Now that Congress has returned to work after a summer recess its members finally have to decide what to do about the embattled federal highway trust fund.
Fracking: People will be sick, hurt financially
I read with interest the article in the Cumberland Times-News on the health impact assessment (“Study completed on fracking in Md.,” June 30, 2014). I attended the meeting and after reading the article decided to write this letter.
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