Parties not able to find good candidates for local offices
Your editorial on wide choice of candidates was exactly correct, whilst it also gave me a feeing of disappointment (“Good field: Voters in Md. primary will have lots of choices,” Feb. 18 Times-News).
He still walks the floor ... but there’s no floor
Here’s a question you probably never expected to hear:
What’s the strangest thing that ever happened while you were sitting on the toilet?
Here’s an up-to-date guide to the universe
There has been a surge in beginner’s books about the universe. The number of probable exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) grows by several dozen each month.
What’s missing in TV cooking shows? Lots
As if badmouthing cupcakes isn’t bad enough — I have to go on and say this: I think the plates of food that are winning so many of the prizes on the Food Channel are well — boring.
Gobbler radar activated
With only 54 days until it opens, the Maryland spring gobbler season is officially on the radar.
What would county do with money that was put aside?
This letter is in response to the article in the Feb. 14 issue of the Cumberland Times-News entitled “Commissioners planning for county’s financial future” (Page 1A).
Jason Bennett, the county’s finance director, suggested that the county use unrestricted funds to prepare for higher teacher pension costs.
What’s the status of funeral-picketing laws?
When the United States Supreme Court in 2011 effectively upheld the right to protest in connection with funeral services, in Snyder v. Phelps, it left open the opportunity for Congress, state legislatures and municipalities to determine reasonable time, place and manner restrictions on such public demonstrations.
Panel not serious about task of assessing risks from fracking
I heard on the radio this morning (Feb. 20) that the fire at the Greene County, Pa., fracking well that exploded a week ago is still not completely under control.
Most NBCI officers believe warden’s firing hurts safety
More than 86 percent of Correctional Officers at North Branch Correctional Institution polled recently indicated they believe the firing of Warden Bobby R. Shearin by Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gregg Hershberger will definitely make the institution less safe for officers and inmates.
A costly perk
Believe it or not, some state legislators who live a mere half-hour or less from the State House in Annapolis spend $101 of state money per day to stay in a hotel during the legislative session. In fact, even if a lawmaker resides in Annapolis, he or she can still move into a hotel room at state expense.
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