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The start of a new year is often a time when small towns and municipalities, big boroughs and townships and other government agencies roll up their sleeves, and get to work on a new set of goals and ideas for the respective communities in which they serve. The small town of Newburg is no dif…

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All three Shippensburg fire departments were kept busy Monday afternoon soon after a power outage occurred in the borough, knocking out power in businesses and traffic lights around 2:15 p.m. 

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As a step forward and a way to follow guidance set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Shippensburg School Board has approved a recommendation to bring elementary students, as well as Individualized Education Plan (IEP), students back to a hybrid schedule by the end …

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Southampton (Franklin) Township officials are in the process of preparing a Master Site Development Plan for Furnace Run Park off of Lindsay Lot Road to create a public nature park for the community to enjoy.

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Many events may have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, but the holidays are especially important to the Shippensburg Community Parks & Recreation Authority (SCPRA) and Branch Creek Place, and they partnered once again to provide the Annual Alexander Stewart Foundation Christma…

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A shy Easton Smith of Newburg receives a visit from Santa Claus himself last week as the Jolly Old Elf handed out candy canes to area families. Santa was escorted by his elves with the Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. Easton is pictured with his parents and Santa. We hope you all had a ve…

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A 46-year-old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was killed just before 11 p.m. Thursday in a Christmas Eve crash along Philadelphia Avenue in Greene Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Police said he was likely driving under the influence of…

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A shy Easton Smith of Newburg receives a visit from Santa Claus himself last week as the Jolly Old Elf handed out candy canes to area families. Santa was escorted by his elves with the Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. Easton is pictured with his parents and Santa. We hope you all had a ve…

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The intersection of King and Earl Streets in Shippensburg is normally filled with revelry New Year’s Eve, but this year it will be quiet as the Shippensburg Rotary Club made the unsurprising decision to cancel the annual Drop the Anchor New Year’s celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Healthcare workers across the state have been given the COVID-19 vaccination in the past week. Frontline workers who are exposed to the virus, and working to treat patients who have contracted it, were encouraged to be among the first to receive the vaccine in hopes of curtailing the spread …

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Santa sure gets around, especially when you need him most! He was spotted in Hopewell Township last Saturday morning, through a thick fog, handing out gifts and spreading good cheer. Newburg’s Christmas in the Country Committee, along with Newburg Borough Council members, changed up their

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Shippensburg School Board directors approved a motion at the Dec. 7 meeting to amend the Health and Safety Plan to extend virtual learning for grades kindergarten to 12 until at least Jan. 28 as COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in the area.

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Shippensburg parents and community members expressed concerns and comments to the school board Dec. 7 regarding transparency moving forward, food services and substitutes teaching live instruction.

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Lifting spirits during the holiday season, the second Ship Sales event was greatly supported by the community as they did some of their Christmas shopping at local businesses in downtown Shippensburg over the weekend.

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Jamie Doyle, managing director of Public Financial Management Inc. (PFM) and Jens Damgaard, esquire of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC recently presented the results of the competitive process for the refinancing of some of the SASD debt service to the school board.

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In front page news of the Nov. 18, 1952, edition of The News-Chronicle, Mr. John A. Franklin was anticipating the grand opening of his new West King Street store. The grand opening was planned for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and  22, 1952, with two appliances being awarded during the event.

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A few people gathered at the Shippensburg town Christmas tree at the corner of King and Prince streets last Saturday evening to officially ring in the holiday season, and hopefully brighten everyone’s spirits.

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The 12th Annual Shippensburg 5K Run for Hunger Turkey Trot was held on a bright and sunny Thanksgiving morning last Thursday, with some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including staggered start times and social distancing.