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When it comes to a crisis, preparedness is everything, and  Gov. Tom Wolf recently stressed the critical roles the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and PA National Guard play in coordinating the state’s preparedness and response to COVID-19. He was joined at a press conference…

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Responding to published reports and finally released data regarding COVID-19 deaths occurring among Pennsylvanians living in the state’s nursing home facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Reps. Harry Readshaw (D-All…

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Cooperative (MARC) has been awarded a $3.7 million contract with the United States Department of Agriculture to administer a portion of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP). The MARC will be producing and distributing more than 160,000 fresh produce boxes …

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Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties, including Cumberland County, will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Other counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne and York.

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Children can enjoy the John Graham Library’s Storytime program even when the library is closed. On Tuesdays, Miss Connie posts a special Storytime video on the library’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/John.Graham.Library.

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved placing the 2020-21 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,509,559, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.

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Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday by a vote of 201-1, said House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).

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To honor the deceased Veterans of Cumberland County, the taxpayers of the county have provided more than 18,500 U.S. flags to various Veterans’ organizations and cemetery associations to decorate the graves of our Veterans in the 120 cemeteries within the county.

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South Fairview First Church of God, 1212 Centerville Road, Newville, will hold a take-out only Chicken BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, May 16, to benefit the Big Spring Area Food Bank and the PAW Packs Program of the Big Spring School District.

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners reported Monday that a county government employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee traveled to three downtown government buildings, including the Cumberland County Courthouse, Historical Courthouse and, Business Central, a government fac…

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The Cumberland County Commissioners recently voted to temporarily furlough 156 county employees, effective, April 26. Due to the effects of COVID-19, and reduced operations, staffing will be limited to personnel necessary to support required and mandated county functions, as determined by th…

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced recently that starting the night of Sunday, April 26, its contractor will resume work on a 10.5-mile section of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County. This project extends from the bridge over Kutz Road in Penn Township through D…

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Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) recently issued the below statement on the importance of guarding against malicious scams during the coronavirus crisis. Bad actors are using a variety of methods, including imposter fraud, to target Americans. Recently, Instagram quickly removed a scam i…

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More than 44 million Americans are on Medicare, either because they are 65 or older or have chronic disabling conditions. These people generally fall into the high-risk category for coronavirus and could be helped by understanding how Medicare has been affected by the pandemic. 

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Carrie Ewing, a 2013 graduate of Boiling Springs High School, was one of five research award winners selected recently by the American Phytopathological Society to present her research on the emerging tree disease called beech leaf disease during the U.S. Congressional Reception at the U.S. …

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This story is part of our ongoing “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 HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The heroes of …

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leader…

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The Big Spring area is made up of some pretty extraordinary people, including many students who strive to make their community a better place. These students take pride in their hometown, and are marked for greatness.

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The John Graham Public Library offers a wide variety of free online resources, even when the library isn’t open. You can access them at home with your card from any of the Cumberland County public libraries. If you do not have a card, request a temporary Digital Access Card at: https://www.c…

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Brian Ochs of Rep. Barb Gleim’s staff helps Chief Jeff Snyder of Carlisle Borough load personal protective equipment that was made and donated to Gleim’s offices by the local construction industry. Snyder delivered these PPE to nursing homes in the 199th District. ‘It has been amazing to see…

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This story is part of our ongoing “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 HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The heroes of …