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Who owns the former Lowe’s building? The answer I received from asking the township was Shippensburg L LLC. Who is Shippensburg L LLC? Upon further investigation, I was told that this is referred to C/O Oberdier Ressmeyer, 655 Third Ave., 28th floor, New York, NY 10017. Who are the people be…

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In a few short weeks, the board of governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will vote on a plan to consolidate six of its campuses, dramatically reducing its offerings to students in northwest, central and southwest Pennsylvania. If approved, the consolidation wi…

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Korean War Veteran Lester Sipe’s right hand visibly shook while saluting during Taps in Newville at the Veterans’ Memorial on Memorial Day 2021. Meanwhile, another Newville Veteran’s toddler son played nearby in his wagon. Sipe risked his life alongside soldiers who sacrificed theirs so this…

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Someone told me that a Georgian woman recently compared the COVID-19 public health safety measures to the Holocaust. This seemed too ignorant and hateful to be true -- although no, someone did make that comparison.

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In contrast to complaints in the media regarding voting experiences elsewhere in the state and nation, I wish to pass along the exclusively positive feedback that I have heard from voters in Cumberland County concerning the new voting machines -- first used in 2020. Voters comment to me most…

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We have begun data collection from farmers and ranchers for the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, the well-being of farm households, farm finances, chemical usage, and various farm production characteristic…

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We have begun data collection from farmers and ranchers for the annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, the well-being of farm households, farm finances, chemical usage, and various farm production characteristic…

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Some of my best memories from my youth are from playing sports. Those experiences taught me teamwork, leadership, confidence, perseverance, and much more – all qualities that have combined to make me a successful businesswoman, mother, lawmaker, and even occasionally, a livestock farmer. I p…

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One of the most important tasks that I have as a State Senator is reviewing the governor’s selections for state cabinet positions and confirming their appointments.

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Later this year, Pennsylvania voters will hopefully be given the historic opportunity to change how we elect the 31 justices and judges who sit on our three state appellate courts — Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth. Under a proposed constitutional amendment now being debated in the state H…

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While recently visiting my “Hometown Proud Market,” I ran into a friend in the far corner of the store without a shopping cart or single item in hand. When asked if he was walking through the store for his health, his response was: “I was looking for one of the Saylor brothers to thank them …

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It was the summer of 1776, near New York City, when Gen. George Washington readied his troops for an attack by the British. As the leading center of commerce, it was imperative that the Continental Army help this vital economic center.   

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Not only do our legislators choose their voters by drawing their own districts by gerrymandering, but they have empowered their leadership to severely limit their own participation in the bill-making process. Only the ruling party makes the rules. How can it be that bills enjoying that overw…

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Last month marked Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19, a prelude to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. This day is set aside to commemorate transgender people lost to violence. Transgender Awareness Week is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring atten…

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The deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for the 2021 program year is fast-approaching. Dairy producers have until Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, to enroll in DMC through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office here in Pennsylvania.   At about $0.15 per hundredweight, DMC is …

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The deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for the 2021 program year is fast-approaching. Dairy producers have until Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, to enroll in DMC through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office here in Pennsylvania.   At about $0.15 per hundredweight, DMC is …