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Act 24 of 2020 was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on May 29, 2020.  This legislation provides $625 million in CARES Act funding by means of block grants for counties in the commonwealth through the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). This funding is strictly for support of CO…

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This week’s offering of a Blast from the Past features Veterans Memorial Park in Shippensburg and actually looks at the past, present and future of this project that was built as a memorial to the Veterans of World War II in the Shippensburg community.

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This story is part of our “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize some of the many HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The h…

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PennDOT’s Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports and Waterways has opened the application period for the 2020 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), Secretary Yassmin Gramian said recently.

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is alerting motorists approaching the Kittatinny and Blue Mountain tunnels of traffic restrictions throughout August. The tunnels are located in Franklin County between the Blue Mountain Interchange, Exit #201, and Willow Hill Interchange, Exit #189.

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Stonewall Bridge in Southampton (Cumberland) Township will be closed for geotechnical borings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11,  in preparation for its future replacement. It carries about 750 vehicles per day over the Middle Spring Creek.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking motorists’ input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual online Highway Safety Survey found at: www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.

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Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin recently announced that applications for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and the Neighborhood Assistance Program, Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (EZP) are now open for the 2020-21 program year.

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The membership of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts would reflect the regional diversity of Pennsylvania under a sweeping judicial election reform bill that was approved by the Senate recently, according to Sen. Judy Ward (R-30), who supported the legislation.

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Andrew L. Hanson of Shippensburg, senior project manager at Boggs Environmental Consultants Inc., located in Middletown, Maryland, has been awarded the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) designation by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).

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U.S. Attorney David J. Freed recently recognized the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. At the signing ceremony, Bush stated the ADA “signals the end to the unjustifie…

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A damaging thunderstorm with high straight winds caused major damage to the Chambersburg area east of I-81 and in the Fayetteville area Tuesday.

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Working to ensure all Pennsylvania children will have access to the educational resources they need to succeed, Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Fulton/Cumberland/Franklin/Huntingdon) and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) have introduced legislation that would create new scholarship account…

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The Coy Public Library, located at 73 W. King St. in downtown Shippensburg, is currently sponsoring an array of interesting programs for children and their families online. The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the Youth Services Department to be creative. Youth Services Director Sami McCu…

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Orrs Bridge, over the Conodoguinet Creek in Hampden Township, Cumberland County, will be closed for the third phase of construction beginning Monday, Aug. 10, and will remain closed for approximately six weeks. The construction project, which began in April of 2019, is the largest project on…

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According to the most recent Census of Agriculture (2017), there are approximately 27,000 acres of soybeans planted annually in Franklin County. Currently, many of the full season soybeans around the county are flowering and entering the reproductive phase. For those of us working through sm…

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Cumberland County Libraries are participating in Transforming Health’s Eighth Summer Read. “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant is a powerful, inspiring, and practical book that focuses on building resilience and moving forward…

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Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announces recently that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies during its eighth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, marking more than 1 million total backpacks dona…