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Cumberland County voters face big decisions. The presidential election dominates the news, yet we know actions at state and local levels are where things get done. In the 199th Legislative District, we have Janelle Crossley, whom voters can send as our representative to Harrisburg with her c…

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It’s that time of year again! The days grow shorter, the air gets cooler. Apple harvesting, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, playing in the leaves. However, one seasonal staple to not forget, especially this year, is getting a flu vaccine.

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We all want the opportunity to elect representatives who are caring individuals, people who put their compassion into practice every day. Janelle Kayla Crossley, Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in District 199, gives voters the chance to do just that. The p…

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A note to the Never-Trumpers, former Republicans and “moderate” Democrats. The Bushes, McCains, Kristols who think things will go back to “normal” if they can just replace Trump. Things will not go back to the good old days. Biden is not a moderate. He says now he is not a Socialist, but he …

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Here in Harrisburg, any elected official will tell you the importance of accurately weighing the costs and benefits of a policy. As servants to the public it is our duty to make sure that new laws and legislation work to provide benefits to the public and their businesses. Shouldn’t we hold …

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I recently read your article about the Shippensburg Prom. Or should I say about Ms. Ridgway’s business. It is wonderful that the community is trying to put something together for the kids, however the article read as if it was a front-page advertisement for RE/MAX Prestige. It appears that s…

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As I woke up, I watched the sunrise this morning. I watched it breathe life into the air, the birds sing their praise. Although it’s officially summer and there isn’t a cloud in the sky, I have never experienced the sun shine so dark in my lifetime. It’s breath is more of a cry for help, the…

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I am writing in response to your 5/28/2020 cover story. Whether intentional or not, the cover story politicizes the situation by shifting the focus to “Freedom” versus Gov. Wolf, which fails to address the elephant in the room -- public health. As of June 6, 39 Franklin County residents, 5,9…

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It’s late April, and I’ve just finished writing a list of what I’ve managed to cook during the COVID-19 quarantine — from salted pistachio brittle to lamb stock from one Easter bone — when Kathy Pugh sends me a Facebook message. “Did you hear the news?” she asks. I haven’t. Her deli is closing.

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Last week, May 17 to 23, 2020, we celebrated and honored all of our EMS workers who are supporting the health and wellbeing of the citizens in our communities for their outstanding dedication and expertise.

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I would like to thank Gov. Wolf for his veto of Senate Bill 613 yesterday. As a candidate seeking the state House seat in the 199th Legislative district, I agree the way through this pandemic is by following the policies and guidelines established by Gov. Wolf and his medical professionals.

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As your candidate running to represent all of you to advocate for your needs for safety, equality, equity and justice at your home, work, school and play, I am very concerned for you during this pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is endangering people worldwide. I am deeply concerne…

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In a Sherlock Holmes short story called, “Silver Blaze,” the clue which solves the crime for the famous detective was the curious incident of the dog that did not bark in the nighttime. The VTS story about Deputy Reddington’s appointment as the second school resource officer for the Big Spri…

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Now that the dust has settled, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who exercised their right to vote on May 21. But, more importantly, I would like to express my gratitude for those who voted for me or who wrote my name in for Sheriff.

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I would like to express my sincere thanks to the community for your resounding support of my candidacy for Common Pleas Judge. This campaign has been an incredible chapter and I’m very thankful for my family, friends, colleagues and supporters who rallied behind my message and worked with tr…