Cumberland Times-News


  • Fracking also adversely affects air quality and public safety

    We thank Greg Larry for his article this morning, “Study completed on fracking,” June 30, 2014. Of course everything in a two-hour meeting could not be fit into a newspaper article, and as a physician and a professor of emergency health services, and as Garrett County residents, we believe there was additional information the public should be aware of.

    July 2, 2014

  • Young woman battling cancer exuded positive energy

    I just found out about Katie’s passing via email from my pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Romney, W.Va. I am writing this letter to you because I just felt a need to do so.

    July 2, 2014

  • Put federal departments under control of the states

    Congress is considering cutting Social Security and Medicare, according to AARP. This would be devastating to millions of Americans, and their excuse is because of the deficit.

    July 2, 2014

  • Court dates Court dates

    Thanks to the expansion of a statewide notification system, crime victims will be sure to know about court dates involving their case.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anaphylaxis shock not to be taken lightly

    More than 40 million people in the U.S. may be at risk for a severe allergic reaction. I never dreamed I would be one of them or that the cause would be a tiny wasp. My first experience was when I was 14, and it was very frightening. The severe rash was so uncomfortable, but the throat constriction nearly claimed my life.

    July 1, 2014

  • Does anyone remember late city resident Albert Parks?

    I am currently completing research on a planned biography of the Crow warrior White Swan. Official records indicate he died without family and one of the persistent rumors I’ve encountered is that he fathered a child with a white nurse.

    July 1, 2014

  • Group will honor patriots of Revolutionary War on Fourth

    During the month of July the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization, as in the past, will be honoring local men of the American Revolutionary War.

    July 1, 2014

  • Oldest driver hopes airport autocross can continue

    I have been participating in the Cumberland Airport Autocross for the past three years. My picture at the airport for being the oldest driver in autocross was featured in the Cumberland Times-News. I also hold a pilot’s license.
    I can tell you there are never any cars on the runway while planes are taxiing, taking off or landing. For some people who may not have an opportunity to participate in other sports, it gives them something to look forward to. It is also very good exercise.

    July 1, 2014

  • Turn away from negative, pray for the positive

    The June 26 article in the Cumberland Times-News, “City’s economic consultants unveil good, bad at study update,” struck a chord.

    June 30, 2014

  • Coming to help Coming to help

    The decision to remove a loved one from life support is difficult beyond the understanding of anybody who never has had to do it.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo