How do you deal with loss? Not just the loss of a loved one who filled your life and haunts your dreams — we all face that at one time or another, and struggle through it with a helping hand, a shoulder offered, a sharing of the burden. You either come out the other side and soldier on or yo…
Editor’s note: This rebuttal will be the final letter or reader commentary on the subject of the age of the Earth at this time.
The following, written by Sean Dietrich, as part of his Sean of the South blog, details a stopover in Cumberland while navigating the Great Allegany Passage and C&O Canal earlier this week. It was released to the Times-News with the author’s permission.
Our 15-year-old, a junior in high school, just started his online remote schooling today. I’m so very, very grateful! I’m grateful that he and his teachers and the rest of the school don’t have to expose themselves to the dreadful risk of contracting COVID-19. I’m grateful that we live in a …
Before there was a visitors center full of displays and artifacts near the Flight 93 crash site.
Each year, more than 250,000 women in the United States learn that they have breast cancer, and more than 20,000 find out they have ovarian cancer.
The Times-News recently published an editorial and a reader commentary supporting the United States Postal Service. Although not opposed to the USPS, I must disagree with both the tone and premise of both pieces. The reader commentary states that the USPS is “mandated by our constitution.” T…
One of the most insightful books I have read in a while is James Nestor’s “Breath — The New Science of a Lost Art.” Riverhead Books, New York, 2020. A typical person breathes 25,000 times a day. But are we breathing the best way to promote our health?
Today’s oddly retrospective progressives locate progress in a past that they hope will soon be revisited. They call for a new New Deal to resuscitate the economy from the pandemic-induced contraction. For example, James Roosevelt Jr., grandson of the New Deal’s creator, and Henry Scott Walla…
Music is my life. That’s a take-off on a line from an old comedian, Georgie Jessell, who always started his sets by saying “Show business is my life.”
The news is filled with reports of President Trump’s “assault” on the U.S. Postal Service. Democrats and some in the media say the president is deliberately slowing mail delivery and crippling the Postal Service so that it cannot handle an anticipated flood of voting by mail in the president…
Last Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of my mom’s passing; and while I miss her every day, deeply and painfully, I never cease being grateful that she is not here to be caught up in this pandemic nightmare. Between the lockdowns and the social distancing, it would have been difficult …
College presents students with a multitude of decisions: choosing a major; whether to live on or off campus; whether to participate in Greek life; and, perhaps most consequential, how to manage one’s time and money.
Here’s something peculiar: my entire family dislikes tomatoes. All four of us. We like all sorts of things made out of tomatoes — spaghetti sauce (which is one of my husband’s specialties) and salsa, pizza sauce and ketchup — we just don’t like raw tomatoes.
The stars — those points of light at night and the blazing ball in the day sky (sun) — show a great range in their sizes, temperature, age and composition. How do we know? — as approaching any star would be instant death! Through the laws of physics over the past several centuries, we have b…
I was married for the first time in 1970, and for the last time in 1995. Collectively I have 48 years of surviving marriages, a stretch that most prisoners would consider a life sentence.
This Week's Circulars
- Locals part owners of derby-winning horse
- Deputy: Bear causes fatal motorcycle crash in Grant County
- Former Mineral deputy clerk sentenced for embezzlement
- Garrett kidnapping suspect arrested in Pennsylvania
- ALLEGANY MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2020: In Sickness and in Health : The Story of Blain & George
- School board OKs sports plan
- Attempted murder suspect jailed in Cumberland incident
- Hogan talks school reopening, COVID-19 vaccine candidate
- Hogan, Salmon announce return of fall sports in Maryland
- Frostburg man arrested on drug, drunken driving charges