Editor's Note: Lynn Bowman, Associate Professor of English and Speech at Allegany College of Maryland, sat down with lifelong Cumberland resident Woody Gordon to discuss his views on the City's newest economic development initiatives. That plan will impact Mr. Gordon's neighborhood. If his home is taken, this will be the second time his family has been forced to relocate due to development plans--they were displaced once before with the I-68 corridor was developed.
In response to the City of Cumberland‚Äôs targeting of the Rolling Mills area adjacent to I-68 and three other east Cumberland neighborhoods, Cecelia St. resident Woody Gordon goes on record with his opinion in this video shot on September 25. (Mr. Gordon is named in the September 25 Times-News article about the city‚Äôs economic development plan.) Like several other people in the targeted neighborhoods, Mr. Gordon experienced dislocation as a child when I-68 displaced his home. His is a voice that everyone involved should listen to.