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Rita Frealing Gets to Work on Mayoral Campaign

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Tell your friendsAfter winning the Democratic primary over Chad Alan Carr and Kiersten Demps on Tuesday, Rita Frealing is basing her mayoral campaign on the issues of community safety, collaboration, and consensus.  “I’m ready to work,” said Frealing in a phone call yesterday. “Everyone will have a voice.” Frealing said the two major responsibilities the …

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Voters approve two PA ballot initiatives limiting governor’s power in disaster declarations

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Tell your friendsTwo initiatives on yesterday’s statewide primary ballot designed to move emergency decisions from the governor’s office to the state assembly have been approved. Live results of the amendment votes as well as other state races can be viewed here. Amendment 1 limits the governor’s ability to use emergency disaster declaration orders and Amendment …

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Frealing beats Carr and Demps in race for mayor slot

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Tell your friendsRita Frealing has defeated Chad Adams Carr and Kierstan Demps in the Democratic mayoral candidate primary race. Final tallies had Frealing with 244 votes (41.85 percent), Carr with 218 votes (37.39 percent), and Demps with 110 votes (18.87 percent). Frealing will face Republican Thomas R. Carr in the fall municipal election. “Although I …

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Your Email Ballot Has Arrived – What Do You Need to Know to Vote?

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Tell your friendsEmail ballots for the June 18 primary election have arrived for many residents of Adams County and it is time to learn about the candidates and the issues. Separate ballots have been printed for voters who are registered as Democrat, Independent and Republican.  Your vote in this election will help determine which candidates …

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Redding and Smith Run for County Offices

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Tell your friendsAs part of our effort to keep our readers informed about the upcoming primary election, we are highlighting the candidacies of candidates who have shared their information with us. This post highlights two candidates running for Adams County Offices. Please click on the candidates’ cards to read their full statements.

Adams County Commissioners Proclaim “Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month,” “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,” and “Stand Against Racism Week” * Announce Changes in Polling Locations.

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Board of Commissioners has made the following proclamations: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month – April: Child abuse has been identified as a national health crisis. In Adams County, 1,313 incidents of alleged child abuse or neglect were reported in 2020. The Proclamation states, “all children deserve to have a …

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Democratic Gettysburg Mayoral Primary Candidates Share Their Positions

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Tell your friendsThe 3 Democratic candidates for Gettysburg Mayor, who will be running against each other in the the May 18 primary — Chad Alan Carr, Kierstan MaryBelle Demps, and Rita Frealing — expressed their views in an online question and answer session hosted by Gettysburg Rising last night. The Republican candidate, Thomas Carr, who …

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Mayoral Candidate Forum Tomorrow

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Tell your friendsPlease mark your calendar for the online mayoral candidate forum to be held this Thursday April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join Gettysburg Rising to learn more about the candidates running for Gettysburg Mayor in the May municipal primary election. Please contact Jenny Dumont at gettysburgrising@gmail.com for a link to the Zoom session. View …

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Huge Field of Adams County Municipal Primary Election Candidates Announced

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Office of Elections has announced the slate of candidates for the 2021 municipal elections to be held on May 18. Director of Elections and Voters Registration Angie Crouse said there had been a big increase in the number of candidates in comparison to the 2019 election. Overall there are 284 …

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Bipartisan Group Encourages Residents to Run for Office

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Tell your friends“You don’t have to have political experience. You just have to have the will to help your community,” said Gettysburg resident and borough council member Matt Moon as he described his entry into politics last year. Moon spoke this week at an online, bipartisan, meeting of elected officials and interested citizens sponsored by …

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Republicans Sweep In a “Pristine” Adams County Election

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Tell your friendsAfter two long days of counting, Adams County election officials this afternoon announced the results of the 2020 general election. It was an important contest in which over 77 percent of registered Adams County voters cast a ballot, and in which Republicans won every race. Overall 56,007 ballots were cast of which 18,766 …

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Live Report: In-Person Voting Proceeds Smoothly in Adams County * Mail-in Results Will Come Tomorrow

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Tell your friendsThe Connection will report full election results when they are released by the elections office. County Manager Steve Nevada said he anticipated the results would be made public by the end of the day (Wednesday). “We do not have a specific time as there are still thousands to go,” said Nevada. News Update: …

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Congressional Candidate Todd Rowley Will Visit Adams County Tomorrow

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Tell your friendsCongressional Candidate Todd Rowley will be visiting a polling location in each of the ten counties that make up Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District on Election Day, his campaign announced earlier today.  Rowley is scheduled to be Gettysburg between 3:05 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. at the Gettysburg Fire Hall at 35 N. Stratton St. …

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Adams County Will Use Three Teams of Five Persons Each to Count up to 21,000 Mail-in Ballots on Election Day

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Tell your friendsAdams County Director of Elections & Voter Registration Angie Crouse said the county would be using three teams of five persons each to count the mail-in and absentee ballots on election day. In each team one person will verify the ballot, the second person will open the outer envelope, the third will open …

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2020 Election: Adams County PA Candidate Profiles

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Tell your friendsGettysburg Connection asked each of the local candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 general election to answer a short questionnaire about their qualifications for office. Below are the responses we received. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, we have not heard from incumbent candidates John Joyce, Doug Mastriano, or Torren …

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Rich Sterner Challenges Doug Mastriano in Local State Senate Race [Episode 38]

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Tell your friendsPlease see our 2020 Elections Page Please see our Candidate Profile Page Adams County is hosting contested races for U.S. Congressional Representative in the 13th district between Republican incumbent Dr. John Joyce and Democratic candidate Todd Rowley, as well as between incumbent state senator Doug Mastriano and his challenger Rich Sterner in the …

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Democratic Candidate Todd Rowley Explains His Politics [Episode 39]

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Tell your friends(Please click on the arrow in the bar above to play the interview) I had the great pleasure this week of talking with Todd Rowley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress from the 13th District. I caught up with Rowley from his home in the very western part of his district in Westmoreland County …

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Drop your Mail-in Ballot at the Adams County Courthouse

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Tell your friendsWith less than one week left until election day, U.S. Postal Service and local election officials are in agreement that if you still have a mail-in or absentee ballot that you wish to cast in the upcoming general election you should bring it to the Adams County Courthouse in Gettysburg rather than mailing …

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Adams County Elections Office Provides Voting Updates

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County elections office is working hard to process the many mail-in ballots that are being cast in the 2020 general election and to prepare for election day on November 3. “The County fully anticipates a strong turnout this election cycle, and voters should rest assured that everything will go smoothly thanks …

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Glenny and Schindel Featured in Washington Post Article on Gettysburg Political Conflict

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Tell your friendsThe weekly conflicts between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and armed counter-protestors on the Gettysburg Square has been escalating and frequently turning violent. The Gettysburg Police Department has issued several citations for harassment and vulgar language over the past weeks, and arrested a man last weekend for his involvement in an incident in which …

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State Senate Candidate Rich Sterner Injured in Gettysburg

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Tell your friendsEditor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the incident occurred on the Gettysburg Square. The incident occurred on Breckenridge St. in Gettysburg. Listen to an interview with candidate Sterner Local candidate for the 33rd State Senate District Rich Sterner has reported on Facebook that he was pushed and injured …

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Democrats March in Gettysburg for Their Candidates

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Tell your friendsAbout 75 people as well as others who joined in the march as it passed through the historic Lincoln Square, united in support of Democratic candidates on Sunday afternoon. U.S. Congressional candidate Todd Rowley (photographed holding the Todd Rowley for Congress signs in the photo gallery) joined in, after hosting campaign events in …

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Gettysburg College Students Favor Biden, But Not all Will Vote

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Tell your friendsThe COVID-19 health crisis is making the 2020 general election look very different than it has in past election years for Americans. These changes are also affecting Gettysburg College students, many of whom are not currently on campus and many of whom are voting for the first time. Informal polling on Facebook, made …

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Adams County PA Election Information

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Tell your friendsAdams County, PA Election Information The Connection reports on local candidates and voting procedures for municipal, state, and federal elections. The next election is the municipal primary on May 18, 2021. May 11: Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot May 18: Last day to receive mail-in and civilian absentee ballots …

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Democratic Candidate Todd Rowley Explains His Politics [Episode 39]

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Tell your friends(Please click on the arrow in the bar above to play the interview) I had the great pleasure this week of talking with Todd Rowley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress from the 13th District. I caught up with Rowley from his home in the very western part of his district in Westmoreland County …

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Rich Sterner Challenges Doug Mastriano in Local State Senate Race [Episode 38]

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Tell your friendsPlease see our 2020 Elections Page Please see our Candidate Profile Page Adams County is hosting contested races for U.S. Congressional Representative in the 13th district between Republican incumbent Dr. John Joyce and Democratic candidate Todd Rowley, as well as between incumbent state senator Doug Mastriano and his challenger Rich Sterner in the …

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Election updates: Mail-in Ballots * Courthouse Ballot Dropoff * Gettysburg Ward 2 will Vote in the Fire Hall * Voting Deadlines

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Tell your friendsPlease see our election voter guide with FAQ. The staff at the Adams County Elections Office is working hard to keep up with the expected 50,000 ballots that will be cast in the November 3 election, many of which will be mail-in. The office is continuing to send mail-in ballots to voters who …

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2020 Election: Adams County PA Candidate Profiles

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Tell your friendsGettysburg Connection asked each of the local candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 general election to answer a short questionnaire about their qualifications for office. Below are the responses we received. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, we have not heard from incumbent candidates John Joyce, Doug Mastriano, or Torren …

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Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Speaks in Gettysburg

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Tell your friendsPresidential candidate Joe Biden spoke today to a small group at a private campaign event held at the Lodges of Gettysburg on Camp Gettysburg Rd. Biden cited president Lincoln as he spoke about the battle of Gettysburg and the costs of division. “Today, again, we are a house divided. That my friend can …

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2020 Adams County PA Voter Guide and Election Updates – How to Vote in Adams County

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Tell your friendsPlease see our Candidate Profile Page See A Sample Copy of Your Ballot ​As election day for the 2020 presidential elections approaches, the Adams County Board of Elections is preparing to handle the large volume of ballots that will be cast. Director of Elections & Voter Registration Angie Crouse is expecting her office …

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