Cross Keys warehouse/trucking terminal hearing pushed to June

The second zoning hearing for a proposed warehouse and trucking terminal in the Cross Keys area of Hamilton Township was pushed back to late June due to a shortage of voting members present from the Zoning Hearing Board. The rescheduled hearing will take place Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. and likely continue the next

Major rezoning plan will redefine Gettysburg

The Gettysburg Planning Commission is moving forward on a major zoning overhaul which will change the image of Gettysburg going forward. Detailed information about the new plan including the proposed new document and map can be found on the borough’s website here. Planning Committee Chair Charles Strauss noted on Monday that the new plan had

Whitmore explains the proposed Gettysburg zoning plan

Contacted after Monday’s Planning Commission meeting, Planning Director John Whitmore gave his thoughts about the proposed new zoning plan. Detailed information about the new plan including the proposed new document and map can be found on the borough’s website here. “The development of property within the Borough is planned in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities

Gettysburg honors Sgt. Larry Weikert, questions gift of gun

Gettysburg Borough Mayor Rita Frealing, left, congratulates retiring Police Sgt. Larry Weikert.

Gettysburg Borough Council and Mayor Rita Frealing unanimously praised retiring Police Sgt. Larry Weikert while questioning whether to give him his department-issued gun during their meeting on Monday. Weikert joined the borough staff in 1988 as a code enforcement officer and part-time patrol officer. The borough hired him as a full-time police officer in 2003

Littlestown Borough approves water/sewer rate increase and specifies procedures for public comment

With the approval of a bid to decommission the borough swimming pool and directing the Borough Manager Charles Kellar to execute the contract, the future of the Littlestown Community swimming pool appears grim. The Save the Littlestown Pool Group was formed after concerned citizens learned the council had voted to decommission the pool last December.

Cumberland Township Police Department gains another Sergeant

At last night’s Cumberland Township Supervisors Meeting, the Board unanimously approved the promotion of Officer Joshua Goodling to Sergeant. Goodling joins Sergeant Joshua Rosenberger and Detective/Sergeant Stephen Higgs as the third member of the CT Police Department to hold this rank. Earlier this month, eligible CTPD officers engaged in a competitive examination for promotion to Sergeant.

Gettysburg wins discrimination case against Linda Atiyeh

After 5 years in Federal court, a long-running discrimination case brought by local businesswoman Linda Atiyeh against Gettysburg Borough has been decided in favor of the borough. In the action taken today by U.S. District Judge Karoline Mehalchick in Pennsylvania Middle Court the borough’s motion for summary judgment was granted, judgment was entered in Gettysburg’s

Parking enforcement issues continue to plague Gettysburg

Parking meter bags have created a firestorm in the Borough of Gettysburg over the past several years. Discussions to remedy the issue continue to fall flat. At borough council’s workshop on Monday, representatives from Christ Lutheran and Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic churches said borough staff told them they were no longer allowed to place

Gettysburg Welcome Center wins $1.3 million in Federal funding

The Borough of Gettysburg is honored to announce the award of $1,272,436 in Congressionally Directed Funding for the construction of the Gettysburg Welcome Center project. In February 2023, on behalf of the Borough of Gettysburg, Main Street Gettysburg submitted a Congressional Appropriation Request to both the House and Senate. Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman,

Frealing visits Governor’s Mansion

As part of her duties to develop and extend relationships and connections from Gettysburg to other corners of the Commonwealth, Gettysburg Mayor Rita Frealing attended a reception for Black History Month at the Susquehanna River residence of Governor Josh Shapiro on Tuesday. Frealing said the reception was attended by borough councilmembers,  county commissioners, and dignitaries

John Whitmore is the new Gettysburg Planning Director

John Whitmore, AICP, is the new Gettysburg Borough Planning Director. Whitmore holds a BA in Public and Urban Affairs and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Planning Association and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Whitmore was born and raised

Cumberland Township denies extension for The Crossing homes; celebrates Waybright Farm easement

At this Tuesday’s Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Township Manager David Blocher reported that staff had recently attended the easement settlement for the Beatrice F. Waybright Farm #2. “This now places the farm into the Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation program, which was funded by PA state, Adams County and Cumberland Township,” he said. 

Cumberland Township approves proposed 2024 Budget; no increase in current tax rates

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors Meeting, David Blocher, Township Manager presented the proposed 2024 budget to the board. The proposal introduced the establishment of an Operating Reserve Fund.  Since the Township’s revenue stream is not constant, Blocher explained, the intermittent revenue streams result in current regular, budgeted expenditures outstripping current, regular budgeted revenue in any

Gettysburg Draft 2024 Budget available for inspection

Gettysburg Borough Council has been deliberating and developing the Borough’s 2024 budget since October. At the Council’s last business meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023, the Borough Council voted unanimously to advertise the draft 2024 budget with the intent to adopt the 2024 Budget at the Council’s regular business meeting, to be held on Monday,

Maryland Governor Wes Moore speaks at 22nd annual Blavatt Lecture

“The only way things improve,” Maryland Governor Wes Moore told a crowd of several hundred at the Eisenhower Institute’s 22nd Annual Blavatt Lecture, “is when the younger generation pushes us to improve.” Speaking on the topic, “More than Waving a Flag: Redefining American Democracy in a Gen-Z World,” Moore advised younger people, “We can scream

Adams helps home buyers

Adams County home buyers received support Wednesday as the county commissioners approved nearly $325,000 of grant funding to support affordable housing through down payment assistance for qualified individuals. The three-year program, administered through the Adams County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) plans to provide funds for 25 households by 2025. Qualified applicants must work in Adams

Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute Celebrates Democracy Week

The Eisenhower Institute (EI) at Gettysburg College held its second annual Democracy Week celebrations with a week full of events and activities aimed at getting young people engaged in the political process, celebrating American democratic values, and reducing political polarization through building bipartisan trust between political adversaries.  This year’s theme was “In Democracy We Trust.”

Moms for Liberty: ‘Joyful warriors’ or anti-government conspiracists? The 2-year-old group could have a serious impact on the presidential race

Shauna Shames, Rutgers University Signs in the hallway during the inaugural Moms For Liberty Summit on July 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Motherhood language and symbolism have been part of every U.S. social movement, from the American Revolution to Prohibition and the fight against drunk drivers. Half of Americans are women, most

Gettysburg addresses “Ghost Poles”

Gettysburg Borough is sending letters of support to Adams County personnel and state legislators regarding the passage of PA House Bill 1519 regarding the repair and replacement of utility poles. Of concern is the increasing number of “ghost” utility poles in the borough. The poles occur when a utility installs a new pole next to

County honors Library Card Signup Month, Latino Heritage Month, Suicide Awareness Month, and 32nd Annual Heritage Festival

It was a morning for proclamations at Wednesday’s Adams County Commissioners meeting as the commissioners gave tribute to the Adams County Library System, Hispanic Heritage Month, Heritage Festival Day, Suicide Prevention Month, and Hunger Action Month. Laura Goss, Executive Director of the Adams County Library, and Erica Duffy, Development Director, asked Adams County residents to

Tourist business owners request input on oversized vehicle parking;  borough discusses sidewalks

After hearing councilmembers suggest they may extend the ongoing oversized vehicle parking project after it expires in Nov., owners and representatives of tourist-based businesses asked the borough council to allow them to provide input on the project. Nancie Gudmestad from the Shriver House said it was difficult and confusing to have buses park in the

Gettysburg will support volunteer firefighters with tax increase

The Gettysburg Borough Council has approved the Gettysburg Fire Department’s request to increase the annual Fire Department Tax from the current .2500 mills to .5000 mills.  Assistant Chief Ken Kime said the original rate was set in 2013 when the tax was established. “It will help in balancing future budgets going forward,” said Kime. Kime

Cumberland Township amends zoning; hosts State Rep. John Joyce

A public hearing was held prior to the Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday to approve the amendment of various sections of Chapter 27 of the Cumberland Township zoning ordinance.  The amendment creates two new overlay districts, consisting of a Neighborhood Multi-Family Overlay Zone and a Mixed Multi-Family Overlay Zones which proscribe criteria

GMA will change water and sewer rate structures

Gettysburg Municipal Authority (GMA) Board of Trustees Chair Dorothy Puhl and Utilities Manager Mark Guise announced at last Monday’s borough council meeting that GMA will change its rate structure for water use beginning in January. Guise said the average user will see an increase of about $20 per quarter as the authority moves from a

Gettysburg begins major zoning overhaul

Between now and the end of the year, the monthly meetings of the Gettysburg Planning Commission will be focused on a major overhaul of the borough’s complicated zoning map. The revisions will be completed with the help of the Pittsburg Construction and Engineering Company Michael Baker International.  “The current zoning, from 2008, is outdated,” said

Seven-story mixed-use apartment complex in Gettysburg clears zoning hurdles

The Gettysburg Zoning Hearing Board approved a height ordinance and three variances sought by developer Tim Harrison at Wednesday’s continuation of a meeting that began in June. The approvals will allow 501 Richardson Acquisition LLC to move one step forward in creating a seven-story 186-unit apartment building, including retail space and a restaurant. Located between

Sinnett Elected PA District Attorneys Association President

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its elected officers for the 2023-24 business year. The election took place during the PDAA’s annual business meeting. President: Adams County District Attorney Brian SinnettVice President: Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse Secretary/Treasurer: Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo “I am honored to lead an association of

Cumberland approves campground, sets liquor license hearing, for resort on former Boyds Bears site

The Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors approved an application from BR Smith Properties seeking conditional use for a proposed campground in the Mixed Use (MX) zoning district located at 75 Cunningham Road. The site is the former home of Boyds Bears Country Barn, which is being developed into an upscale restaurant, hotel, and campground known

Gettysburg moves closer to making Racehorse Alley one-way

After hearing from proponents of bicycle and pedestrian safety, the Gettysburg Borough Council moved forward on a project (the “Gettysburg Funnel”) that would make Racehorse Alley one-way running east from Buford Ave. to Franklin St. and one-way west from Chambersburg St. to Franklin St. To leave the alley, all traffic would turn toward Chambersburg St.

Gettysburg most welcoming city in U.S.

Gettysburg has just been recognized as the “most welcoming city in the United States” by, the third-largest travel website in the world. The honor was announced at Thursday’s Adams County Council of Government (ACCOG) meeting. “This is the result of over 240 million traveler reviews on that led to naming Gettysburg at the

Cumberland rolls out notification app

Cumberland Township has partnered with Savvy Citizen to keep our residents informed! Savvy Citizen is more than a notification system as it allows Cumberland Township to keep residents up-to-date on community events, helpful information, significant meetings, road closures, alerts, and much more. Available on Android, iPhone/iPad, and computers, residents of Cumberland Township can choose to

Gettysburg Planning Commission gives first approval to Gettysburg Station Project

For more information, please see our accompanying story. The Gettysburg Planning Commission tonight considered, and expressed approval of, a proposed  mixed use residential/commercial project next to the Gettysburg Train Station. The proposed project, to be located between Carlisle and Stratton Streets, includes 186 apartments in 3 buildings, as well as 7,000 square feet of restaurant

Sach’s Covered Bridge slated for some TLC

The Adams County Commissioners learned at Wednesday’s meeting that Sach’s Covered Bridge will receive a coat of paint and some fire retardant free of charge. The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania will perform the work. The Society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of covered bridges in Pennsylvania. Society president Robert Kuether

Cumberland implements digital notification system; accepts resignation of Planning Commissioner and police officer

At their May meeting, Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors members unanimously approved the purchase of a Savvy Citizen notification system that will enable township managers and police to alert residents of important events via text or email messages (in addition to a recently established Cumberland Township newsletter, the first of which is set to be

Carroll Valley trailer ordinance still undecided

After months of debate, the Carroll Valley Borough Council is still undecided about the issue of how many trailers can be parked on private properties in the borough. An amendment presented at Tuesday’s meeting was rejected and sent back for further tweaking. It would have permitted storage of three trailered vehicles per lot with a

Cumberland introduces new mental health co-responder

At their April Board of Supervisors meeting, Cumberland Township Board members were introduced by MH-IDD Community Liaison Bruce Bartz to the new police co-responder McKenzie Johnson, a mental health clinician assigned to police departments to assist officers during emergency calls, helping to de-escalate crisis situations and connecting individuals to available resources. The crisis intervention co-responder

Ecker apologizes; Mercy House to reopen; County elections office will move

State Representative Torren Ecker, who was arrested in an alcohol-related crash in the county on April 20, visited the Adams County Council of Governments monthly meeting on Wednesday morning. Addressing what he called “the elephant in the room,” Ecker told the gathered municipal and school district representatives that he apologized for his actions. “I am

April is child abuse prevention month

A proclamation from the Adams County’s Commissioners office proclaimed April as child abuse prevention month and paid tribute to Adams County Children Youth Services (CYS) for their work toward that end. The proclamation highlights the dedicated staff who continually protect children against the pain that plagues many victims of abuse and neglect, frequently at the

Gettysburg to vote on new zoning ordinances

The Gettysburg Borough Council voted on Monday evening to approve two zoning amendments for “publication and intended enactment.” The ordinances will be voted on for final enactment by the council at its May meeting. The first is for a proposal to remove 49 parcels along the NW side of Johns St. and the SE side

Sen Casey attends local ceremony announcing $200 million in federal broadband funds for PA

Representatives of local, state, and federal governments including PA Senator Bob Casey met this morning at the offices of the Adams Economic Alliance (AEA) to announce and celebrate the awarding of $200 million in federal funding to improve broadband access across the state. “This means real change in people’s lives. A student in northern Adams

Republicans host Marjorie Taylor Greene

Local Republicans hosted national political figure Marjorie Taylor Greene at the Adams County Republican Committee’s Gettysburg office this morning. Greene has been in the area since at least yesterday, speaking with Republicans in Franklin County on Thursday evening. Greene has been the U.S. representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district since 2021. Gettysburg Connection requested access

Gettysburg Borough, ignoring planning committee recommendation, moves closer to allowing event venues by right

After over 30 meetings over the past year discussing the issue, the Gettysburg Borough Council is ready to support event venues as a right in the borough. An alternative recommended by the Gettysburg Planning Commission would have been to make events venues a special exception. At Monday’s workshop meeting, 4 of the 7 members said

Cumberland Township to receive $3,566,262 in grant awards; prepares for campus improvements and busy community season ahead

At their March Board of Supervisors meeting, Cumberland Township Manager David Blocher, reported that the Township was awarded a total of $3,566,262.00 in grant funding which will be earmarked as follows: $1,300,000.00 in grant funding awarded from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) which will be used to support the community with campus improvements. $1,000,000.00

Gettysburg seeks input on Racehorse Alley changes

Major changes to traffic patterns in the borough are being considered and the public is urged to weigh in on them. The Gettysburg Borough Council continued its discussion of potential changes to Racehorse Alley at Monday’s workshop meeting. The proposed changes are backed by Healthy Adams County’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Gettysburg Inner Loop project, as part of

Gettysburg hears call for more murals

Adams County Arts Center Executive Director Lisa Cadigan and Jeff Rioux, Director of the Gettysburg College Center for Public Service, called for more murals and other people-oriented art in the borough at Monday’s borough council work session. Cadigan said the Arts Council encouraged creating and maintaining public arts in our area, with the goal of

Council of Governments focuses on cybersecurity

The threat of cyber-attacks loomed large at Thursday’s meeting of the Adams County Council of Governments (ACCOG). “A municipality is an enticing target,” said ACCOG member Ron Harris, who presented information to educate municipal leaders about the many online scams that threaten cybersecurity and outlined best practices that leaders can use to prevent those threats.

Adams awards $5 million for development and safety projects

Five million dollars from the Adams Response & Recovery Fund (ARRF) was awarded to 14 projects impacting economic development and public safety priorities at Wednesday’s Adams County Commissioners meeting. Top awards included one million dollars to the East Berlin Area Joint Authority to support regional economic development, $500,000 to Adams County Technical Institute for land

Gettysburg school board director removed from primary ballot

This story was updated on March 25, 2023 Adams County President Judge Michael A. George has ruled that because she intentionally misstated facts about her real estate holdings and income on the financial statement accompanying her petitions for Gettysburg Area School Board, incumbent board member Amy Beth Hodges may not run as a Republican candidate

GARA explores improvements to alternative sports park; additional space for little league teams

Two community members, Joshua Kinard and Derek Roden, attended The Gettysburg Area Recreational Authority’s (GARA’s) monthly board meeting on Monday to propose improvements to the Alternative Sports/Skateboarding section of the park.  Both representatives are experienced skateboarders who had used the park for many years when they were younger. “There is not much life left in

Pa. primary election 2023: A complete guide to the candidates for state Supreme Court

Kate Huangpu of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — During Pennsylvania’s primary election in May, Democrats and Republicans will choose their parties’ nominees to fill a seat on

Scott Harper appointed as Adams County Chief Public Defender

Scott Harper, former Adams County assistant public defender, has been named Chief Public Defender of Adams County. Harper graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2005 and was in private practice as a trial attorney, serving much of south-central PA. He joined the Adams County Public Defender’s staff in 2021. A former business owner,

Carroll Valley trailer ordinance may finally see resolution

After two months of discussion at planning commission meetings, Carroll Valley Borough may be near a resolution to what has become known as the “trailer ordinance.” “I hope to prepare an ordinance draft for the next meeting,” borough manager Dave Hazlett told the Carroll Valley council. At issue is how many non-motored vehicles may be

County Commissioners conserve new properties; honor Land Conservancy and 4H

Wednesday was a day to appreciate preserving Adams County’s rural landscape as the commissioners approved the purchase of new land for preservation and honored two conservation agencies at their meeting. The commissioners approved a proposal from Ellen Dayhoff, AG Land Conservation Board Program administrator, to purchase five agricultural conservation easements in Conewago and Union Townships. The

Gettysburg celebrates the 20th anniversary of its flag

It was twenty years ago when Gettysburg resident Bob Mcilhenny received a phone call from then borough manager Charlie Sterner. “Sterner said he thought it would be a great idea if we had a town flag,” said Micilhenny. “He called me because I ran a business that fabricated banners and flags.” Mcilhenny said he started

Cumberland Township board of supervisors approves medical marijuana training grant

At their regular monthly meeting yesterday, the Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $25,000 Medical Marijuana Grant for the Cumberland Township Police Department. The grant had been awarded in December 2022 by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crimes and Delinquency (PCCD) as part of opening funding opportunities to all Pennsylvania municipal police departments to

Gettysburg proposes zoning changes to allow event centers

The Gettysburg Borough council has authorized a public hearing to be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the borough office at 59 E. High St. to consider its proposal to establish and regulate event venues in the borough. The borough has spent many months discussing the new ordinance which arose from

Gettysburg Tax Collector explains upcoming tax bills

Gettysburg and Adams county residents will be receiving their annual tax bills in the next few weeks. Gettysburg Tax Collector Lisa Angstadt explains: The Occupation Tax is charged to every Gettysburg borough resident who is currently employed and the amount is based on the occupation reported to the County Tax Services office. If a resident is unemployed or

Tracking Josh Shapiro’s biggest campaign promises

Kate Huangpu of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. Tom Gralish / Philadelphia Inquirer HARRISBURG — Gov. Josh Shapiro made a lot of promises on the campaign trail. Now, he

Commissioners Proclaim Court Reporters Week

The week of Feb. 4 to 11 was proclaimed Court Reporting and Caption Week 2023 by the Adams County Commissioners at its Wednesday meeting. “Court reporting is essential to the health of the judicial system,” said Commissioner James Martin. “I wish there was some way to see how many miles of text these ladies put

Democrats sweep special elections, affirming first Pa. House majority in 12 years

Stephen Caruso of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Democrats have swept three Allegheny County special elections, cementing their one-vote majority in the Pennsylvania state House and ending

Cumberland reorganizes; investigates racist graffiti

At their January Board of Supervisors meeting, the Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors welcomed newly elected Township Manager, David Blocher and appointed the following members to boards and commissions: Planning Commission: Stephen Tallman – Re-appointed Robert J Bunce – New Planning Commission Alternate Kathleen Heidecker – New Planning Commission Alternate  HARB (Historical Architectural Review Board): Marty Miller –

Josh Shapiro sworn in as governor

Kate Huangpu of Spotlight PA and Katie Meyer of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — In his first moments as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor, Democrat Josh Shapiro touted his

GARA approves Story Walk; considers supporting ACHS bicycle trail

The Gettysburg Recreational Authority (GARA) Board of Directors was presented with two proposals requesting GARA’s support. Pedestrian Trail:  The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS), together with Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) is planning a new pedestrian trail from the end of the sidewalk on Carlisle Street up to the facilities of the Historical Society. Dennis

Commissioners support highway safety; review candidates for Chief Public Defender

The Adams County Commissioners have approved a program that will provide Adams County Adult Correctional Center referred inmates with online Alcohol Highway Safety School classes. Twelve hours in length, the cost to the County for the classes is $175 per student per month. The classes will be funded by Probation’s 2022-2023 Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program

Gettysburg will keep its Christmas decorations up during January to help visiting film crew

Gettysburg borough will keep its outdoor Christmas displays up, probably until mid-February, at the request of the producers of “The Gettysburg Christmas Story,” which will be shooting in town beginning Wednesday. The borough noted that the Trap, Neuter, and Release program for feral cats has been continued. Residents are encouraged to report cats that need

Cumberland Township hires new manager

The Cumberland Township Board of Supervisors announced the hiring of David Blocher as the next Township Manager. Blocher follows Ben Thomas, Jr., who retired at the end of 2022 after twelve years of service with the Township. “After an extensive search, the Board of Supervisors are confident that Dave is the right person for the

Pamela Cooper-White Speaks on Christian Nationalism

“Christian Nationalism is a radical, fanatical departure from the teachings of Jesus and any faithful reading of either the Hebrew Bible or the New Testament, and it is also dangerously anti-democratic,” said Orrtanna resident Pamela Cooper-White, speaking on the second anniversary of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington by

Mayor Frealing honored by Democratic women

Gettysburg Mayor Rita Frealing was honored as an outstanding elected Democratic woman at the annual Pennsylvania Democratic Women’s Federation brunch in Harrisburg in November 2022.  The organization honors currently elected women from across the Commonwealth who are nominated by their local chapter.  Mayor Frealing was nominated by the Adams County Federation of Democratic Women for

Gettysburg passes 2023 budget with new police offers and no new taxes; eyes storm water repairs

The Gettysburg Borough Council will apply for two major grants related to needed stormwater repairs. Borough Engineer Chad Clabaugh said the grants were directed toward repair of failing stormwater system infrastructure including channel walls on “The Tiber” (Stevens Run). Harbaugh said the Gettysburg Borough Storm Water Authority (GBSWA) would be responsible for matching funds, which

Congress aims to close off presidential election mischief and fraud with simple and bipartisan solutions

Derek T. Muller, University of Iowa Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., center, and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, right, take cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Presidential elections are complicated. All 50 states and the District of Columbia

Gettysburg Borough moves forward on new ordinances

The Gettysburg borough council moved forward on a number of proposed ordinances at its workshop meeting on Monday evening. The council will move forward on a new complaints policy by which the public or others may make complaints about borough staff including members of the police department. The document sets a series of hierarchies for

Rejecting undated mail ballots disproportionately impacts communities of color in Pa., data shows

This article is made possible through Spotlight PA’s collaboration with Votebeat, a nonpartisan news organization covering local election administration and voting. This article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. Pennsylvania’s policy of rejecting undated and incorrectly dated absentee and mail ballots is more likely to impact voters from communities with

Adams improves 911 response system

The Adams County Commissioners have approved a $46,000 quote from Priority Dispatch Corporation that could improve how 911 calls are processed and ensure that the proper response is given to each emergency. Warren Bladen, Director of Adams County Emergency Management Systems, described the three types of responses to emergency calls – fire, police, and medical

Butler Township Receives $1 million Grant to Advance Plans on New Township Facility

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of the Budget has awarded Adams County’s Butler Township $1 million from its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to construct a multipurpose municipal complex. Grant funding will be used to advance plans on a new, fully functional township facility where safety and security are a priority. The proposed project will include

Gettysburg proposed 2023 budget available for public inspection

The proposed Gettysburg Borough 2023 budget is available on the borough’s website for public viewing and comment. The budget will potentially be approved at the Dec. 12 council meeting. According to the borough, the budget highlighs are: No Tax Increase Two Additional Police Officers Borough-wide Rezoning Project Capital Projects Advanced Gettysburg Welcome Center (Grant Application

Budget; Stormwater expenses; Christmas Festival dominate Gettysburg Borough Council Meeting

Mayor Rita Frealing and the Gettysburg Borough Council last night honored Dave Reese, Parking Meter Maintenance and Laborer, for 41 years of service to the borough.  Reese retired on November 2. Frealing said that since 1981 Reese had performed numerous services for the borough, including helping maintain the parking garage and other areas. Frealing thanked

Democracy For America Offers Post-Election Meetup

Thursday, November 107 pm, YWCA Community Room DFA’s Leon Reed and Professor Char Weise of Gettysburg College will appraise the results (to the extent they are known) of the 2022 elections, considering such issues as election results and trends in Pennsylvania (governor, senator, state legislature); national results and trends (who will or is likely to

HUD Community Development Block Grant Awarded to Adams County Recipients

The Adams County Commissioners approved the submission of more than $320,000 for the 2022 Community Development Block Grant, awarding funding to Biglerville Borough and Hoffman Homes, as well as covering the county’s administrative fees, at its meeting yesterday. The $100,000 awarded to Biglerville Borough is the second grant in a multi-year project that will replace

Kiwanis donates $1,000 to GARA for playgrounds

At Monday’s board meeting, Gettysburg Area Recreational Authority (GARA) Executive Director Erin Peddigree said the Gettysburg Adams Kiwanis club had donated $1,000 to GARA for playgrounds. In terms of the budget, Peddigree said GARA was “right on track with last year.” Peddigree said baseball and softball continued in the park, and that Weikert Field would