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In recent days, we have heard a lot about how great first responders have been throughout Hurricane Florence, the fires in the West, and in many other areas where people need help. They deserve all the praise that they get.

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The Shippensburg Boys & Girls Club summer camp held a Health & Safety Day on Friday, Aug. 3. We would like to thank Officer Michael Rinaldi from the Shippensburg Borough Police Department; Officer Dennis Fry; Cpl. Shawn Gutshall from Cumberland County Sheriff's Office & K-9 Unit;…

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At the Aug. 27 school board meeting, the members will vote on construction of a sports stadium on school property. The beginning price tag is $1.9 million. The promise to taxpayers 3 years ago that construction and maintenance could be funded entirely through donations and grants was met wit…

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For all American Legion Post 223 members, please be advised. American Legion National Headquarters raised the dues two years ago for all post members across the nation and the American Legion Post 223 at that time agreed to hold their dues at $30 per year for their members and the balance wa…

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On behalf of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, the Department of Veterans Affairs sincerely thanks all of the individuals and organizations who decorated the graves of more than 17,000 veterans in the 120 cemeteries in the county for Memorial Day. The individuals and organization…

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On behalf of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, the Department of Veterans Affairs sincerely thanks all of the individuals and organizations who decorated the graves of more than 17,000 veterans in the 120 cemeteries in the county for Memorial Day. The individuals and organization…

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Steve Bloom is my candidate for Congress. As a Republican in the 13th Congressional District, I am writing to encourage my fellow readers to join me in supporting Steve Bloom for Congress in the Primary on May 15. Steve is a proven social and fiscal conservative we can count on to help Presi…

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I am ringing the bell for the last call at Coyle Free Library. The Campaign for Coyle began in 2015 with the goal of raising $2.5 million to write The Next Chapter for our historic downtown library in Chambersburg. That next chapter envisioned a renovated and expanded public space for learni…

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My husband, Travis Schooley, is running for U.S. Congress in the 13th District. When our family decided to enter this race three months ago, we knew what to expect as this was familiar territory. Over these short few months, though, I have seen some things that have really put things into pe…

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was clearly in error and acting unconstitutionally when it heard an appeal for reapportionment that was filed in late 2017 or early 2018. It further acted unconstitutionally when it redrew the apportionment map.

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As president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. (FCADC) for the past 32 years, I have had the opportunity to be involved in hundreds of community and economic development projects across the county, and in virtually every instance there have been opponents and proponents of the sp…

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“War is hell,” it's often said. Indeed, nearly 1.4 million Americans have died in America’s wars since our Revolution 242 years ago.

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I am so happy to see Art Halvorson is again running for the 9th District Congressional seat in PA. Art came so close in the last primary against a very heavily funded incumbent, Bill Shuster, losing by only about one vote per precinct in the district. He not only carried his home county of B…

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I am writing to thank Shippensburg residents for spreading joy to children around the world this Christmas. Through the generosity of the Shippensburg community, the South Central Pennsylvania Area Team was able to collect 32,304 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s large…

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PLEASE PUT ONLINE TCommunity residents have made their voices heard loud and clear about how they feel about property taxes. No other concern generates as many calls and letters to my district office, and I strongly support the grassroots groups who are advocating the complete and permanent …

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On Tuesday, Nov. 7, residents of North Newton Township have the opportunity to vote for change in our township. As a resident, I have found it difficult to get information – nothing is just communicated with us. The burden falls on us as residents to go seek the information. Our township off…

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The selective outrage in the news and on social media over the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, is disgusting. More than that, it seems to be a deliberate attempt to divide our country between law-abiding liberals and conservatives.

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Today the YWCAs in central Pennsylvania stand in solidarity with the community of Charlottesville, those who were injured, and the families of those killed during the white nationalist “Unite the Right” march. Last Saturday’s events are a stark reminder to us all that extremism is on the ris…

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Recently while walking in front of the Old Courthouse, my foot caught on a crack in the sidewalk, throwing me down, resulting in a laceration to my face. This required stitches and a trip to the emergency room, leaving me with unexpected medical expenses that were not figured into my budget.

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The Friends of Legal Services extends a big thank you to everyone who made the 33rd annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale last month another wonderful success. We thank the many local businesses and offices that served as donation sites, the thousands of people who donated books, and th…

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We feel we need to respond to the statements made by Sen. Eichelberger at the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce breakfast on May 2 and published on the front page of The Sentinel on May 3. Sen. Eichelberger inferred in his remarks that the pension crisis is a result of school districts hiring too…