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Anyone passing through Hopewell Township in Cumberland County lately can’t help but notice the work that has taken place, especially since spring rolled around. Supervisors have been busy tending to numerous projects, including maintenance at Hopewell Township Park, building improvements, Ra…

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The Cumberland County Bureau of Elections is open to all Cumberland County residents who want to hand-deliver their voted mail and absentee ballots at the Bureau of Elections, at 1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 201, Carlisle. A secured ballot box is available in the lobby of the Elections Office,…

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The days are slowly warming up, which means we will soon be in the throes of the long days of summer, which will bring a number of welcome changes, like flipping burgers at home on the grill, and enjoying the juices of freshly picked fruits and crispness of vegetables from our gardens.

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Crews continue to refurbish Ramps Covered Bridge in Newburg to ensure the historic structure continues to weather the elements, and traffic for the next century. The picturesque landmark is the only remaining covered bridge in Cumberland County that still stands on its original foundation. T…

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In celebration of Earth Day and its commitment to healing the planet, The GIANT Co. last month announced a new $250,000 grant program designed to support projects that build on environmental stewardship by connecting families with community green spaces. Developed in partnership with Keep Pe…

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced late last month the start of aerial spraying of state woodlands to combat gypsy moth populations poised for spring outbreaks in some sections of Pennsylvania.

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GriefShare features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed.

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Pennsylvania recently protected 2,370 acres on 26 farms in 16 counties through the state’s nation-leading Farmland Preservation Program. Since 1988, the program has purchased permanent conservation easements on 5,869 Pennsylvania farms, covering 596,827 acres, in 59 counties, ensuring they w…

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All Cumberland County government facilities will be open to the public, with or without an appointment, beginning Monday, May 10. Some departments will continue to operate by appointment only. Residents should check the county website to ensure appointment availability for those offices. Gov…

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Committed to maintaining energy efficiency, Cumberland County has saved nearly $5 million in the past 15 years, and has been awarded the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2020 ENERGY STAR Award, making this the 15th straight year the county has been recognized for its pro…

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The Wolf Administration recently announced the third annual 1-4-3 Day will take place Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23. Pennsylvania introduced 1-4-3 Day in 2019 to create a statewide kindness movement and to honor Fred Rogers by encouraging Pennsylvanians to show their neighbors a lit…

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Political Letters to the Editor regarding candidates running for office in the Tuesday, May 18, Primary Election may be sent to Managing Editor Denise Bonura at: editor@shipnc.com, via online forms on our website: www.newvillevts.com, or mailed to: 825 W. King St., Front, Shippensburg, Pa. 1…

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While the format of programs has changed greatly over the last year, Franklin County 4-H is adapting well to this change. We are exploring new ways to connect with youth and provide hands-on learning experiences that embrace the 4-H slogan, “Learn By Doing.”

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved placing the 2021-22 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,865,075, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.

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The Super Senior column is back! Due to the pandemic, the Super Senior column has been slowly simmering on the back burner over the past year, but now it’s back and ready to share all the great things that are cooking with our local seniors!

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Another busy weekend is in store for Newburg! This time around, the town will host Community Yard Sale Days, an event that started more than 20 years ago as a way for folks in both the borough and Hopewell Township to come together and enjoy a day of fun and fellowship, good food, and an opp…

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In conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation and Health are spreading the message that driver’s license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an …

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The volunteer members of the South Newton Township Fire Co. hosted a drive-through fundraiser Saturday featuring their homemade turkey, ham and cheeseburger hoagies, chicken corn soup and ham and bean soup. The food items are normally on the menu during their Annual Fireman’s Fair. 

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Political Letters to the Editor must be received by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, to be published prior to the May 18 primary. Letters must be 400 words or less. Any letters deemed libelous toward another candidate or current elected official will not be published. Please email letters to: nced…

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It’s coming down to the wire to place your bids in the Coy Public Library’s online auction, co-hosted by the Coy Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library. There are several deals remaining, so head on over to the auction website at: https://www.32auctions.com/shiplibraryaucti…

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This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve…

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It’s finally springtime, which means summer is right around the corner. This week’s Blast looks back at two fun, family-oriented events that served a great purpose in the community, while giving folks something to look forward to when the warmer months rolled around.

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The Greenvillage area Sheetz store and Italian Village restaurant, along with the traffic lights at a four-way intersection, lost power last Friday. A dump truck reportedly pulled down the power lines onto the highway. Many fire police departments were alerted to the scene for traffic contro…

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The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education took the historic step last week of freezing basic in-state tuition for a third consecutive year, affirming its commitment to keeping public higher education at its 14 universities affordable for students during the o…

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A vehicle was destroyed by flames around 11 a.m. last Friday on the lot of Jennings Chevrolet and Buick on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg. ‘The vehicle was engulfed in flames in the engine compartment when we arrived on the scene about 3 minutes after the dispatch,’ said Chambersburg Fire Ch…