If cabin fever has set in, we wouldn’t blame you. So we thought we’d offer you a way to pass the time with a trivia test that involves Cumberland, Allegany County and Maryland.

As a retired and concerned person as we all are, I just wanted to take a moment to say “Thank you” to all the hard work and dedication that each medical professional, state official, federal official, media communications people, along with all the local towns and city officials, as well as …

To Jack Drury: While I agree you make some valid points about people displaying a rather extreme hoarding reaction to the current epidemic, among other somewhat panicked behavior, I believe, unfortunately, that you have overreacted in the the opposite direction. (See: “Fanning the flames of …

This is still March, so it’s still Women’s History Month, and because we talked last week about Medal of Honor recipients, we’ll tell you today about the only woman who ever got it.

Two men who aren’t all that well-acquainted are talking, and one asks the other “When were you in Vietnam?”

Okay, so, coronavirus. We’re stuck at home. Not really a problem, we have lots of resources we’re used to using. We’re a game-playing, movie-watching, bread-baking family, and the days are going by pretty smoothly.

COVID-19 Self-Quarantine Log – Day One: Since my wife and I are both retired, we have decided to shelter-in-place to avoid unnecessary contact with the outside world during this outbreak. But since we are so compatible, this shouldn’t be tough at all.

Cumberland opens with an April sunrise at 7 a.m. and sunset at 7:40 p.m. The sun during April moves from Pisces on April 1-18 and to Aries from April 19-30. Cumberland ends April with a 6:20 a.m. sunrise and 8:07 p.m. sunset.

For a number of years, the end of March would be marked by pretty much-daily conversations between my best friend and me because in mid-April, we would be going to Gettysburg as Capt. Gary and First Sgt. Goldy.

Each week the Times-News editorial page features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

The Letter of the Week from Matt Gurtler of Cumberland, “Be honest and think of others, not just yourself,” was selected by the Times-News editorial board as the best letter of those that appeared during the week of March 15-21. It was published March 17.

You’re probably ready for some good news, aren’t you? We looked around and found a few things that we hope will make you smile: 

During this extremely stressful time when our community is dealing with the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our Maryland Operation Opioid Command Center (OOCC) funded Community Resilience Coalition wants to inform you of a series of free webinars offered online by the Center for Mind-B…

People are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic in different ways  — just as they do to any form of adversity.

Maryland was named after an English queen, but it wasn’t Queen Mary — either of them.

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This Week's Circulars


CUMBERLAND -John W. Munday, 88, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was directly interred at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, in LaVale. Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., assisted the family.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Lois Marie (Reed) Hoover, 90, of Huntington, died March 15, 2020. She was laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. Services will be held at a later date.

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - David Vincent "Pappy" Lindner I, 71, passed Saturday, March 28, 2020, at home. Funeral and committal services held privately. Celebration of life held at a later date. Obituary and condolences at www.ScarpelliFH.com.