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This November, many of us will vote in new legislative districts. Ian Kidd is running for PA State Representative in the 81st District, which includes Orrstown and the Franklin County portion of Shippensburg, St. Thomas, Fannett, Metal, Letterkenny, Lurgan and Southampton townships. Ian Kidd…

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I was disappointed to learn that the ‘green space’ next to the library will be devoted to benches, tables and chairs for public use when such items already exist just down the street. May I suggest an alternative, one that will provide an oasis in the middle of town, rest and stress release …

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Hello, My name is Guy Hayslett, and I am the Post Commander of the Shippensburg American Legion Post 223. We have sponsored the Midget Football Redskins since the inception of the League. Recently, I found out that not all the sponsors have been doing their share to support the league as the…

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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 …