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Commissioners Approve Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and Corrections Officers and Employee Week

Adams County Prison inmates will be helped in their quest to gain employment upon their release through a new program approved by the Adams County Commissioners. The program helps inmates apply for and receive a valid Photo ID, driver’s license, or photo camera card prior to their release from jail. “This program will help alleviate …

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Gettysburg Borough Considers Use of Federal Stimulus Money, Drafts New Policy on Short-Term Rentals

Gettysburg Borough Manager Charles Gable said the borough would be getting about $1,000 per resident, for a total of $763,656, from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and that it would come over two years, with the first arriving in a few months.  The money must be spent by September 2024.  Gable said the borough …

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Adams County Commissioners Proclaim Medicine Take Back Day and Conservation District Week

The Adams County Commissioners have officially approved Saturday’s Medicine Take Back Day. The event will occur from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Biglerville, Gettysburg, Carroll Valley, Hanover, Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford, and York Springs. Residents can safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescriptions and over the counter medications, loose pills, liquids, creams, and …

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County Announces Hospitality Recovery Grant Recipients

The Adams Economic Alliance (AEA), with support from the Adams County Office of Planning and Development, has announced the recipients of COVID-19 Hospitality Recovery Program (CHIRP) grants.  The program, which is providing $1.16 million in state funding to qualifying Adams County businesses, is part of a larger $145 million statewide initiative to help sustain Pennsylvania’s …

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Borough Encourages Responses To Survey

Residents of Gettysburg Borough should have received a survey in their mailbox asking them to provide information about their perceptions of the borough and its government. Borough Manager Charles Gable has asked people to fill out the survey to help the borough know if the if the work they are doing is satisfactory.  Gable said …

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Gettysburg Borough Council Praises Main Street Director Deb Adamik, Gettysburg Police Force

On the occasion of her retirement, Gettysburg Borough councilmember Patti Lawson reviewed many of Main Street Gettysburg’s Deb Adamik’s accomplishments during her fourteen years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Lawson said Adamik’s achievements included the creation of the Wills House, the coordination of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg battle, leadership on the Steinwehr …

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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.

The 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 safe, stable, …

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Democratic Gettysburg Mayoral Primary Candidates Share Their Positions

The 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 is running …

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Mayoral Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Please 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 [email protected] for a link to the Zoom session. View the candidate …

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County Commissioners Sign Vaccine Center Agreement, Approve Thaddeus Stevens Statue Wayside Area

The Adams County Commissioner’s Office has ratified an agreement to cooperate with Wellspan Health on the Community Vaccination site at the EMS Center. The Agreement was executed about March 15, 2021. Commissioner Randy Phiel stated he “could not be prouder of the collaboration” and that at this time “nothing is more important.” Phiel thanked County …

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Gettysburg Rising Hosts Documentary Film On the Assassination and Imprisonment of Philadelphia Activist Group Members

As part of Gettysburg Community Collective’s year of change, Gettysburg Rising is hosting a documentary viewing on Wednesday, March 24, and discussion of the documentary on March 25. “MOVE” describes the rise of Philadelphia activist group MOVE and the subsequent assassination and imprisonment of its founding members. Join us to better understand the unfair treatment …

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Mt. Joy Solar Hearing Wrapping Up after a Year of Meetings

Mt. Joy Township Supervisors and attorneys for NextEra Energy and local residents who opposed the project have ended the 80 or so hours of evidentiary hearings they have participated in over the past year to discuss the merits of NextEra’s proposed solar array project that would cover hundreds of acres in the township. Thousands of …

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Huge Field of Adams County Municipal Primary Election Candidates Announced

The 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 Republicans and …

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Gettysburg Will Try to Slow Traffic Entering the Borough on Baltimore Street

Responding to a deadly crash on Baltimore St. last week, the Gettysburg Borough Council is considering ways to slow down traffic as it enters the borough on Baltimore St. “Even here on Chambersburg St. when people come into town they drive way too fast,” said borough council president Jake Schindel. Police chief Robert Glenny said …

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Adams County Honors Land Conservancy; Transfers $6.7 Million of Federal Funds to SCCAP For Housing Aid

The Adams County Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation to recognize March 11 to April 25 as Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC) month on Wednesday. LCAC President Dave Salisbury thanked them saying “thank you for the long-standing critical support for the 26th year, and 12,000 acres preserved.” Commissioner Randy Phiel said “two things are consistent: …

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Gettysburg Will Revise Special Events Permitting in Response to Noise Concerns

Responding to concerns raised by Gettysburg resident Eve English who resides at 3 Baltimore St. near the Gettysburg Square, the Gettysburg Borough Council will reassess its special permitting process, particularly in regard to exceptions to the noise ordinance.  “I don’t have a problem with live music. I have problem with live music that is amplified …

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Gettysburg Supports New Library Building in the Rec Park

The Gettysburg Borough Council is taking first steps to clear the way for the Gettysburg Branch of the Adams County Public Library System to build a new 27,000 square foot building on three acres in the Gettysburg rec park. The library is moving from its current location at the corner of Baltimore and High Streets …

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Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania has Reached a Milestone in Its Plan to Vaccinate Seniors in Care

Governor Tom Wolf today marked a milestone in the implementation of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan with the announcement that more than 600 skilled nursing facilities have received first and second doses of the vaccine, and in total more than 315,000 doses of vaccine administered among all long-term care facilities being vaccinated by CVS and …

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County Commissioners Award Grants to Benefit Outdoor Recreation and Mercy House

The Adams County Commissioners last week approved over $100,000 in grants to assist local municipal parks as well as the Gettysburg Pedestrian-Bicycle Inner Loop project. The specific awards were for the following: Gettysburg Inner Loop-Phase B2 – $25,000.00 Freedom Township Municipal Park- Phase 1 – $25,000.00 Straban Township Recreation Playground Equipment – $25,000.00 Gettysburg Area …

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Gettysburg Borough to Encourage “Best Practices” at Destination Gettysburg

Gettysburg Borough is looking to create more transparency at Destination Gettysburg (DG), Adams County’s Destination Management Organization (DMO).  The organization, one of about 50 across the state, is funded by the state’s lodging (“pillow”) tax with a mission of bringing visitors to the county. A committee made up of borough council board members Patti Lawson …

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Adams Commissioners Honor MLK and Court Reporters

With words of praise and appreciation, the Adams County Commissioners unanimously voted January 18, 2021 as “Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday” in Adams County. Commissioner Jim Martin read the proclamation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day by the MLK committee.   The commissioners also unanimously proclaimed the week of Feb. 6-13, 2021 as “Court Reporting …

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Pa. could become a national outlier in how it elects appellate judges. Here’s why experts are worried.

By Marie Albiges of Spotlight PA This article is part of a yearlong reporting project focused on redistricting and gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. It’s made possible by the support of Spotlight PA members and Votebeat, a project focused on election integrity and voting access. HARRISBURG — A proposal moving through the GOP-led Pennsylvania legislature could soon …

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