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Rolling Mill Resident Offers Her Side of Development Saga PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Bolyard   
Saturday, 19 December 2015 16:09

Editor's Note: A public records request regarding the Rolling Mill/ Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project provided documents indicating that negotiations and purchases of homes in the Rolling Mill neighborhood were being made as early as Spring 2015. A Cumberland Times-News article, which ran in the end of September, was the first many City residents, even residents of the Rolling Mill neighborhood, had heard of the City's plan. That story may not have run had Cecelia St resident Woody Gordon not approached a newspaper reporter with the story and asked him to investigate. Some aspects of this story were addressed in an earlier AppIndie story by the same author. 

Where do I even start with this. My blog is usually about my fun adventures but for now it’s going to take a ...

 
Arrogance, Ignorance, and Lies- How the City Government is Run in Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Name withheld by request   
Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:30

This is how the Mayor and Council come across. Let’s begin with arrogance.

A)Because of who I am, I’m better than you are.

B)Because of my intellect, I’m better than you are.

C)Because of my friends (my group), I’m better than you are.

D)Because I am rarely challenged about my decisions, I’m better than you are.

A question of importance given the previous comments- Who is “you?”

Unfortunately, “you” happens to be the citizens of Cumberland. “You” happens to be, in too many cases, far too many cases, the unaware citizens of Cumberland.

The Mayor and Council appear to be an uncontrollable group that has convinced itself that national law, state law, and city law does not apply to them. This attitude is exacerbated by the fact that thus ...

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2015 07:49
 
Reflections on Rolling Mill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 15 November 2015 21:24

Editor's Note: Since the City of Cumberland's plan to engage in commercial development in the Rolling Mill neighborhood broke in September, the AppIndie has run a number of stories on the issue.  Those will continue and we invite residents of the Rolling Mill Community to share their thoughts and concerns. The reflections provided below are my own Editorial Comments on the issue. 

More of my reflections on Rolling Mill.

According to the National Association of realtors, the median cost for a single family home in Cumberland is $82,400. I'd argue that if this is true, $82,400 should be the minimum offered to Rolling Mill residents for their homes. How about using this figure as the starting point? Of course then issues such as sentiment and attachment ...

 
Extremist Group Should Not Use Public Funding PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andy Duncan   
Saturday, 02 August 2014 09:42

Once again, the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization has asked the Allegany County commissioners for public funding (“Cemetery group renews funding request,” July 25). Once again, it has tried to obscure its own history and its own current activities.

 

As any Times-News reader knows, CHCO has graver issues on its mind than merely “preserving our area’s rich historic heritage.” CHCO has been an activist, extremist political organization for years, on a host of incendiary fronts unrelated to cemetery maintenance.

 

As I type this on my computer, I have the current CHCO website displayed on my other screen. On July 25, 2014, its home page boasts a “Don’t Tread on Me Flag” and links to a number of other political sites, for ...

 
Reaction or Silence for the KKK, Which Path to Take? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Monday, 28 April 2014 13:04

When news broke that members of the KKK were planning a rally in Cumberland over the weekend, my Facebook feed was suddenly abuzz with indignation. Those whom chimed in were concerned that the spectacle with mar people’s perception of Cumberland—a city currently invested in efforts of renewal and economic development featuring tourism and the arts. Commenters worried that the taint of a KKK rally would detract from Cumberland’s many charms. They argued that the overwhelming majority of western Maryland residents certainly do not support KKK beliefs or tactics.

On the other hand, as left of center as some of my friends and colleagues are, many argued that even hate-mongers have the right to gather. They contend that though they vehemently disagree with KKK members’ ...

 
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