A group of local residents is hopeful that the idea of a park for skateboarders, rollerbladers and riders of scooters and BMX bikes is gaining momentum.

It was great to see the level of support shown Sunday afternoon at the Back the Blue Rally in downtown Cumberland, a local counterpoint to protests against police in other cities across America.

A few of the nursing homes in the area have found themselves in a rather ignominious position this week after winding up on the list of the Maryland Department of Heath’s bottom 10 of staff with at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19.

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The free money movement, brought on largely by the COVID-19 pandemic, is in its infancy and despite that is already having wide-ranging impacts on our daily lives. Whether it grows or withers is anyone’s guess at the moment.

It was 31 years ago Monday when then President George H.W. Bush signed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act into law, which had first been drafted by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House in 1988. Of the 665 enacted laws by the 101st United States Congress, the ADA is one…

With the delta variant lurking and COVID-19 cases rising, the doctors at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber reached out to The Tribune-Democrat with a plea to the community: If you haven't gotten a vaccine, please do so – soon.

It was with a measure of sentimentality that we ran a photo on our front page last week showing demolition of the old John Blue Bridge, which carried traffic over the South Branch Potomac River near Springfield, West Virginia, for more than eight decades.

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We like to think of our homes as safe havens, comfort zones where we can relax and leave at least some of our worries behind.

Working in a newsroom, it was easy for members of the Times-News editorial staff to relate to what happened in Annapolis on June 28, 2018. The horror of what transpired that day will stick with journalists for years to come, probably for the rest of their lives, it hit that close to home.

While the pace of life slowed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the virus affecting everything from school and work to shopping and travel, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses did just the opposite, speeding up at an alarming rate.

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Most neighborhoods in Cumberland suffer some degree of urban blight, often in the form of vacant, dilapidated homes and overgrown lots. In many cases, the eyesores have been spoiling the view for a long time, prompting complaints to city leaders who frequently find their hands legally tied.

Critical race theory has become another hot-button issue and probably will be for years to come, defended by some Americans, reviled by others and misunderstood by many.

You are probably familiar with the old adage, “The early bird catches the worm.” Apparently the early bird also gets to enjoy the weekend at Rocky Gap State Park.

The following editorial appeared in The Free Press, Mankato, Minnesota, a CNHI newspaper. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat.

The following editorial appeared in The Journal of Martinsburg, West Virginia. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Times-News.

Young people who want to continue their education following graduation from high school and their parents have a new option when it comes to trying to come up with enough money to pay for college.

Starting a business and keeping it open is far from easy — as anyone who has tried or succeeded in doing so could attest.

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The possibility of federal money flowing toward Cumberland to eventually create a longer C&O Canal channel filled with water like the original, historic route for commerce was front page news Wednesday.

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