I first went to Cumberland in 1991. I ended up there as a 21 year old hitch-hiker who was passing through. I stayed at the rescue mission, and ended up becoming friends with several people there, who ended up becoming best friends, and I lived there for about 13 years before I went to Hagerstown, and finally, out of the state.Through the 90s, Cumberland was a pretty well laid back town. I could go through the downtown area all hours of the day and night, and feel reasonably safe, as crime wasn't so bad. If you couldn't find me, I was usually on the towpath hiking or biking. So I can say that then Cumberland, was a decent town.Fast forward to 2017.... After being out of Cumberland for about 13 years, I decided to drive 8 hours to visit for the weekend, and talk about a complete turn around. I was utterly disgusted by the turn around of the city. I walked down the pedestrian mall from one end to the other and back, and was asked about 10 times for a dollar for a hamburger(is that what they call heroin nowadays?) I've seen more addicts and drunks than I ever did when I lived here. I was even surprised the homeless woman Cathy was still roaming the streets(she was ok though, she never asked me for anything, and she was usually nice to talk to).Buildings are falling apart or are boarded up, my old neighborhood, the south end(past the underpass, far deep end of town), has turned into a raggedy a$$ dump, the canal from downtown to the Wiley Ford bridge is strewn with trash.....I seen nothing new to this town to help its image. It seems the city officials do not care what's happening to the town. Its become a disaster zone, and should be deemed unsafe for living.Sorry Cumberland...... I enjoyed you in the 90s, but after my 2017 visit, I shall not visit anymore. If a road trip requires me to drive though on i68, I will take the long way around. As I heard on the CB radio a few years ago about Cumberland:"Look to the left, look to the right, look into the armpit of America."That's basically what the city has become.