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I would like to thank Franklin County Democrats on behalf of Sheri Morgan and myself for our victory in the recent primary election. We look forward to representing you and our Democratic values at State Committee meetings. I would also like to thank Trish and Dave Cordell for their last 6-p…

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I was in Shippensburg this Memorial Day weekend and was happy to see all the Veterans’ banners hanging from the poles, but that happiness soon changed when I found no banners of Veterans were displayed downtown; all that was downtown were banners from Shippensburg University. I spoke to a fr…

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The Humane Society of the United States just released its 10th annual Horrible Hundred report on problem puppy mills and once again Pennsylvania has a number on the list including one right here in Newville, (pages 66-70). The Newville facility is in the annual report for the fifth year. Iss…

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Cumberland County has a long and respected history of civic values. My great-grandfather, Eli Shuman, bought a farm in Cumberland County in 1860, moving from Lancaster County. Albert U. Shuman, his son, my grandfather, worked the farm with my grandmother, Catherine, until 1944. They went to …

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We, the undersigned local Jewish and other organizations of Pennsylvania, are joining together to object to State Sen. Doug Mastriano’s appropriation of Jewish symbols at a recent event announcing his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor. At this event, a man associated with Mastriano’s campa…

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It is that time of year again. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns along the Western Front finally fell silent. (Well, most of them did anyway, as the last guns to be stilled did so only by nightfall). The Germans had asked for an immediate ceasefire during a…

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To anyone younger than the age of 20, the memory of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, may seem surreal. However, for those of us that experienced it first-hand, it remains one of those historic days etched in your memory for all the wrong reasons. America rallied in the days and years thereafte…

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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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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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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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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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Janelle Kayla Crossley is running for the House of Representatives in District 199, in Cumberland County. I have been impressed with her ability to listen to, and understand, others. She volunteers and works in the community of Carlisle and surrounding areas, where she hears people’s concerns.

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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 …