Cumberland Times-News


  • Australians glad to have government health care

     I am sure you are familiar with statements like these: “Government- sponsored health insurance is nothing but a socialist takeover. The freedom of citizens is at stake.” “It promises nothing but higher taxes and lower standards.”

    July 6, 2014

  • Flag decorum Flag decorum

    Many Americans will show their patriotism by displaying the United States flag this weekend in observance of the Fourth of July, the celebration of the nation’s birth through the colonies’ independence from Britain.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • High court unwilling to back armed citizenry

    In 1968 I stood behind a mounted M60 machine gun while patrolling the Berlin Wall. The weapon was empty and the locked ammo box was on the floor of the jeep. Back at McNair Barracks fellow soldiers walked around the post without a right to either open carry or concealed carry of weapons. On the other side of the world soldiers were carrying weapons because they were in a war zone.

    July 3, 2014

  • 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