Our planet, Earth, is a beautiful place. We are blessed to have a wonderful world in which to live. Americans are very fortunate to live in the United States of America. Mountain Maryland is gorgeous year round.

Each year during July, the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization honors America’s Revolutionary War veterans and works to promote and preserve our great nation’s rich and sacred history. Since 1983 we have erected many monuments to these great founders of the United States.

There are many white friends reaching out to their black friends and acquaintances due to the murder of yet another black man, Mr. George Floyd, while in police custody. I say yes, many people are enlightened. They see people as people regardless of the color of their skin or their ethnicity…

In light of all that is going on in our nation, especially concerning the social unrest caused by the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breanna Taylor, among other African-Americans, I wanted to join the conversation and to say “thank you” to all those who were part of the p…

The Letter of the Week from John P. Jones, “Read about a life well-lived,” was selected by the Times-News editorial board as the best letter of those that appeared during the week of May 3-9. It was published May 9.

Gary Hankins letter, “Yielding to shutdown is surrendering our rights” and Steve Baker’s letter “Other people are to blame for this beside President Trump” (both May 16 Times-News) both assist Americans to begin to realize that the media have duped too many Americans and caused them to hide …

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