The 19th Explains: Will states follow Alabama in ending IVF access?

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Originally published by The 19th An Alabama Supreme Court has effectively ended access in the state to IVF, leaving families navigating infertility in limbo. The decision has sent shockwaves across the country. Democratic lawmakers have used the ruling to push for nationwide IVF protections, promoting a bill that Senate Republicans blocked on Wednesday afternoon. President

Fairfield chooses no changes to football program

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The Fairfield Area School Board threw a Hail Mary to the varsity football program during its Feb. 12 meeting. High School Principal Brian McDowell said the district’s size has made it difficult to recruit new players. In 2009, 437 students attended Fairfield Area High School. Currently, 283 students are enrolled. Last year, The Knights ended

Municipalities urged to update emergency management plans

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Just over a year ago, a train derailment near Palestine, Ohio resulted in the emergency evacuation of area residents because of toxic gas released from the site. It involved emergency responses from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia agencies. “That incident is still open,” said Adams County Department of Emergency Service Director Warren Bladen. Bladen

Upper Adams School Board splits on $900K project proposal spending

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Upper Adams School Board members were divided Tuesday as they voted, recalled their votes, and revoted on capital project proposals totaling more than $900,000. The most expensive asks from administration included roof restoration at the intermediate school, replacing a 30-year-old divider wall in the gym/cafeteria/auditorium at the elementary school, and upgrading a communications tower that

Gettysburg Council discusses library move, thefts, and towing

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The Gettysburg Borough Council discussed a zoning amendment, vehicle thefts, and towing fees during its February meeting. Zoning Proposal Council unanimously advanced an initiative last week that will help the Adams County Library System move its Gettysburg branch. After much discussion, the council unanimously voted to draft an ordinance that would allow libraries in the

Gettysburg Shade Tree Commission eyes a restored treescape, but faces issues

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The Gettysburg Borough Shade Tree Commission (STC) is actively pursuing its  mission of keeping the borough green with a vibrant “treescape.” The STC consists of residents appointed for 5-year terms.  It is responsible for the planting, replanting, pruning, health, and removal of plants, shrubs, and trees within the borough as described in the relevant section

Committee/Borough members discuss pool

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The Save the Littlestown Pool Committee has about two months to find ways to reclaim the neighborhood park swim center before it is scheduled to be filled in sometime in April, according to Craig Rosendale, President of the Littlestown Borough Council. “We’re going to do what we can, and it’s a lot,” said Committee founder

Conewago Valley says goodbye to elementary school principal

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The Conewago Valley school board said farewell to one of its elementary school principals during the board meeting on Monday evening. The board also approved a list of field trips and professional development experiences for students and staff, and while the list ultimately passed, one board member had a religious concern. One of the field

“Love is in the Square” as couples revisit their vows

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Despite the windy and cold weather there was a great turnout for the first-ever “Gettysburg Loves Love” event on Lincoln Square. “Everybody was so happy and so in love,” said Gettysburg Mayor Frealing after re-marrying almost 100 couples from the balcony of the Gettysburg Hotel. “For better and for worse; in sickness and in health…

Wendy Halperin Appointed New Executive Director of Waldo and Company

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Waldo’s and Company, a leading non-profit dedicated to fostering artistic expression, advocating for local artists, and providing a substance-free, creative environment for the Gettysburg community, is excited to be expanding its leadership team!  In response to several years of growth, the Waldo’s team has recognized its need to add a new directorial position and  proudly

Navalny dies in prison, authorities say − but his blueprint for anti-Putin activism will live on


Regina Smyth, Indiana University Long lines of Russians endured subzero temperatures in January 2024 to demand that anti-Ukraine war candidate Boris Nadezhdin be allowed to run in the forthcoming presidential election. It was protest by petition – a tactic that reflects the legacy of Alexei Navalny, the longtime Russian pro-democracy campaigner. Authorities say Navalny, a

Perry votes to impeach DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

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In a historic decision yesterday, Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania’s 10th District joined his colleagues in a narrow party-line vote of 214-213 to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This landmark vote marks the first impeachment of a cabinet secretary in approximately 150 years, setting a significant precedent in American political history. The

Despite rhetoric, both Trump and Biden have had limited power to change gun policy


by Peter Hall, Pennsylvania Capital-StarFebruary 9, 2024 When former President Donald Trump addressed a crowd at the National Rifle Association’s Great American Outdoor show Friday in Harrisburg, there was little doubt that his remarks about the right to bear arms would be well received. Pistols celebrating the presidency of Donald Trump are readied for display

LASD Budget draws concerns, discussion

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With the need for a permanent superintendent and district solicitor, a $57,000,000 construction project underway, and a budget deficit of 1.5 million, the Littlestown Area School Board, with seven new members, has its work cut out. The initial budget presentation, which took place at the recent Finance, Property, and Supply (FPS) Committee meeting, projected revenues

Large Print Books at the library


By Sherrie DeMartino Have you ever read a large print book?  Not for you, you say?  Think they are only for older people?  You might want to rethink that.  Large print books have actually been shown to help with literacy tools such as decoding, fluency, tracking, and comprehension.  It’s a given that the extra white

Exonerated after 30 years on death row – Anthony Ray Hinton to speak at Black History Month event

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As part of Black History Month, Anthony Ray Hinton, who survived for 30 years on Alabama’s death row, will be sharing his incredible journey and shedding light on reforming a flawed justice system.   Rosie Bolen, Ph.D., a member of Gettysburg’s Interfaith Center for Justice and Peace, is inviting the community to attend this powerful

Franklin Township Elementary leaders share successes; GASD renews Vida Charter School

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Franklin Township Elementary School’s success was on full display at the Gettysburg Area School District Board of Education meeting on Feb. 5.  Dr. Shelly Lappi, principal, brought several teachers, parents, and children to the meeting to tout the school’s accomplishments. Lappi’s presentation was part of an ongoing series of visits from school administrators at board

Habitat for Humanity honors Bob “Coach” Remaley

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For the past dozen years or so, if you wanted to know the construction status of a Habitat for Humanity home in Adams County, what was due to happen next, which volunteer groups were due to work when, which weekends had plenty of volunteers and when help was needed, when the project would need electricians,

South Mountain Partnership provides “report card” on local environment

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The South Mountain Partnerhip’s (SMP) “Our Environment and Health in the South Mountain Region: A Report Card” is its first comprehensive review of regional environmental health. Read the complete report here. The analytical document provides a detailed assessment of the environmental and health indicators of the South Mountain region, which includes Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and

Biglerville High School Set for Inspiring STEM Summit

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Biglerville High School is gearing up for an educational milestone as Junior Achievement of South Central PA prepares to host an enriching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) summit on February 13, 2024. The eagerly anticipated event promises an engaging experience for all 9th and 10th graders, with over 260 students expected to immerse themselves

YWCA CEO resigns, leadership group focused on future

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YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County CEO Melissa Leathery has submitted her resignation, according to a press release from the organization. Leathery joined the YW in July 2023. The YW has named an interim leadership team, the release states. The team includes YWCA Advocacy Director Nancy Lilley, Board Chair Lyne Aurand, Vice Chair Julie Haller, board

Gettysburg Borough police warn of local vehicle break-ins; suggest precautions

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In light of a recent rash of vehicle break-ins, police have issued suggestions for preventative action. Following is the official statement from the Gettysburg Borough Police Department: “In recent weeks, there has been a notable escalation in vehicle thefts and instances of theft from vehicles across our region, encompassing boroughs and townships in South Eastern

Nonprofit hospitals have an obligation to help their communities, but the people who live nearby may see little benefit


Jonathan Wynn, UMass Amherst and Daniel Skinner, Ohio University Does living near a hospital make you more likely to get the health care you need? Scholars interviewed people living near the University of Colorado Hospital to assess whether it’s a good neighbor. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Even though the federal government requires nonprofit hospitals

Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding: A Leap into a Promising Future


Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program, a beacon of hope for many, has ambitious expansion plans, signaling a vibrant and unbridled future. Program Director Rachel Stoner, a dedicated part of the organization since her days as a volunteer in 2015, shared her enthusiasm about the growth prospects. “The potential for new programs and planning is immense.

After 58 years, the Littlestown Pool has closed

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The last public pool in Adams County is about to close, and a group of Littlestown residents are trying to save it. “I’m stepping up for this community,” Kathleen Ednie, a two-year Littlestown resident, told the Council. “If we don’t try, we won’t know,” she added. Resident Clifton Biddle said historically, the pool was developed

Gettysburg Council aims to help library stay in the borough

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The Adams County Library System hopes to keep a branch in the Borough of Gettysburg. Similarly, the borough council seems committed to making that happen. At their workshop on Monday, council members expressed support for a zoning text amendment that will allow the library to build on the United Lutheran Seminary campus on the borough’s

Pennsylvania Uniters Call for Collective Action to Prevent Political Violence


Pennsylvania Uniters is a politically diverse group of 23 community members in South-Central Pennsylvania committed to embracing our shared values and working across our differences to prevent targeted violence, including political violence such as physical attacks against people because of their party affiliations or viewpoints. We were selected through a competitive application process for the Uniting to

Shapiro Administration Enacts Updated Dog Law Measures to Protect Pennsylvania Dogs, Consumers, Communities

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Beginning today, Pennsylvania’s updated Dog Law takes effect to increase public safety in communities, add consumer protections for those who buy or adopt dogs, strengthen requirements for all types of kennels, and increase penalties for those who violate the law and put people and dogs at risk.   Pennsylvania’s Dog Law received a bipartisan upgrade

Slideshow: Project Gettysburg Leon Fiesta and Auction

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The Project Gettysburg Leon (PGL) Fiesta and Auction returned to Gettysburg College this evening with food, fun, friends, and a live auction to support its work. PGL was founded in 1986 by Karl Mattson and Will Lane to connect Gettysburg with its sister city in Nicaragua. PGL promotes friendship and advances sustainable development through capacity

Upper Adams student lunch debt surpasses $30K

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Upper Adams School District student lunch debt towered well over $30,000 at the close of 2023, and the number only continues to grow. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Treasurer Gerald Walmer drew the board’s attention to the mounting lunch debt. Between Sept. 30 and Dec. 31, 2023, the debt jumped by nearly $6,500, according to

Gettysburg declares (another) snow emergency

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A Snow Emergency Declaration has been issued for Gettysburg Borough – effective until 10:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2024. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts on hilltops around Gettysburg Borough. All vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes during a declared snow emergency. Enforcement to remove vehicles from

A Supreme Court ruling on fishing for herring could sharply curb federal regulatory power


Robin Kundis Craig, University of Southern California The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Jan. 17, 2024, in two cases that center on fisheries management but could have broad impacts on federal regulatory power. Two cases centered on Atlantic herring could have widespread impacts on federal regulation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The question at the core

Please nominate a Peacemaker

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The Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) seeks to promote respectful dialogue on peace, social justice and equity, multiculturalism, and environmental sustainability by hosting events and encouraging individuals and organizations to work together nonviolently to enrich our community.  As part of this mission, each year we recognize several members of our community who have

5 new members join Upper Adams School Board

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Upper Adams welcomed new members to the school board Tuesday. Marya Djalal, Loren Lustig, Tricia Plank, Neil Weigle, and Heather Young-Cover were elected to four-year terms. Kay Hollabaugh, who was appointed to the board earlier this year to fill a vacant seat, was elected to a two-year term. They join Susan Crouse, Jim Lady and

Fairfield teachers ask for biliteracy certification

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Fairfield Area High School teachers hope to give students the opportunity to add one more credential to their resume. At their Jan. 9 meeting, foreign language teachers Ute Cline and Tara Phillips asked the district’s board of education to adopt the Pennsylvania Seal of Biliteracy. The seal recognizes students who can speak, listen, and write

Rev. Roberts is 2024 Living the Dream winner

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Adams County’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration was held Monday evening at Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College. Award-winning public relations expert Patricia E. Green was the evening’s featured speaker. Music was provided by the Biglerville High School Jazz Band, the Brownsville Church of God Choir, the Gettysburg Children’s Choir, and the Chamber Chorale.

Gettysburg resident’s legacy honored in Annapolis

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The U.S. Naval Institute’s (USNI) newly-christened “Fred Rainbow Suite,” in honor of its most visible and diligent former occupant, is situated on the north end of the top floor of the Naval Academy’s Beach Hall – one of the highest vantage points on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.  The space’s namesake is now a

Gettysburg Borough Council sets 2024 priorities

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The Gettysburg Borough Council’s 2024 priorities will be a sign ordinance, boroughwide rezoning, sidewalk ordinance, and a code enforcement ticketing ordinance. Elected officials unanimously chose the priorities during their first business meeting of 2024. Borough Manager Charles Gable said the council setting priorities helps staff know what they should focus on. Previous councils, Gable said,

Clowney, Glass named Dancing with the Local Stars champions once again in 2024

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Local stars and their choreographers returned to the Majestic Theater stage last night for Dancing with the Local Stars Tournament of Champions. After practicing their moves for months, the contestants showed off their skills in front of a sold-out and energetic crowd. Mark Clowney and Dawn Glass, 2014 Champions, were named winners of the special

“…no law respecting an establishment of religion”

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Americans’ beliefs about the Constitution and their beliefs about the U.S. government’s relationship to religion have been widely debated in recent years by those concerned about the rise of Christian nationalism, the idea that America should be an overtly Christian, not secular, nation in which a certain interpretation of the Bible holds sway There is

2024 Adams County Elections

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Will you share your opinions about the 2024 elections and the candidates? Our 45,000 monthly readers want to hear from you. Please submit your thoughts here. The 2024 Presidential Election will be held on Nov. 5, 2024. On the ballot will be: President and Vice President; U.S. Senator; Attorney General; Auditor General; State Treasurer; Representatives

HGAC opens applications for barn preservation grants

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The Historic Preservation Society of Gettysburg – Adams County (HGAC) is excited to once again be offering grants in order to help owners of historic barns maintain and preserve their barns. If you own a barn and want to be considered for a barn preservation grant in 2024, applications are now being accepted for consideration

PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Urge Motorists to Exercise Caution in Coming Winter Weather Event

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Ahead of anticipated snow across most of the state tomorrow into Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are advising motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. Additionally, the agencies will implement various speed and vehicle restrictions throughout the storm. PennDOT and PTC crews are actively pre-treating roadways where

Focus on right now, not the distant future, to stay motivated and on track to your long-term health goals


Kaitlin Woolley, Cornell University, and Paul Stillman, San Diego State University It’s a familiar start-of-the-year scene. You’ve committed to a healthier lifestyle and are determined that this time is going to be different. Your refrigerator is stocked with fruits and veggies, you’ve tossed out processed foods, and your workout routine is written in pen in

Upper Adams locker, team room renovation nears end


Students at Biglerville’s secondary campus will soon be able to use new locker and team rooms that have been under construction since July. Upper Adams School District Superintendent Wesley Doll said at Tuesday’s school board meeting that the final inspection passed and finishing touches were in the works. “[We’re] getting ready to open everything up

Matthew Moon named Gettysburg Borough Council president

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The Gettysburg Borough Council unanimously named Matthew Moon its president during the governing body’s biennial reorganization meeting on Tuesday. He succeeds Wesley Heyser, who did not seek re-election. Councilperson Judith Butterfield will support Moon as council vice president. She succeeds Moon, who served as vice president last year. Moon, a Democrat and San Francisco native,

Majestic’s Jeffrey Gabel takes final bow

Jeffrey Gabel, founding executive director of Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, is closing out his career.

For 20 years, a man with a dazzling personality, bright smile, colorful bowties, and incredible work ethic has been the cornerstone of the arts community in historic downtown Gettysburg. Under Jeffrey Gabel’s tutelage, the Majestic Theater on Carlisle Street underwent a $16.5 million renovation and several other upgrades.  Gabel welcomed national stars such as Hal

The curious joy of being wrong – intellectual humility means being open to new information and willing to change your mind

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Daryl Van Tongeren, Hope College Mark Twain apocryphally said, “I’m in favor of progress; it’s change I don’t like.” This quote pithily underscores the human tendency to desire growth while also harboring strong resistance to the hard work that comes with it. I can certainly resonate with this sentiment. Sometimes, the evidence points you in

United Lutheran Seminary receives $250,000 from the Lutheran Foundation for “Aging Gracefully” project

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The United Lutheran Seminary has received a grant of $250,000 from the Lutheran Foundation for Long Term Living (LFLTL) to implement the project: “Aging Grace-Fully: Author Lecture Series.” The project is being funded through LFLTL’s Community Benefit Initiative. The aim of the initiative to encourage programming that enhances the lives of people in a variety

Adams County Community Foundation strengthens local nonprofits with  $100,000 in new grants

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The Adams County Community Foundation has announced $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits through its Adams County Grants program, adding to the $120,000 awarded earlier this year. These grants focus on helping the recipient nonprofits become more effective and build on earlier grants to these organizations. The Community Foundation is committed to supporting key nonprofits

Inside the Pa. court case pitting a genealogist against

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Pennsylvania hired genealogy company to digitize a sweeping list of historical documents. Now, the company claims it owns those digital copies. by Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA Officials from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission show Gov. Josh Shapiro the new Pennsylvania State Archives building. Commonwealth Media Services This story first appeared in The

Slideshow: Carolers take to the streets of Gettysburg

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A new holiday tradition was established last night, as about two dozen Christmas Carolers took to the streets of Gettysburg, spreading holiday cheer around town.  Their route took them from Lincoln Square to the steps of the Adams County Public Library, Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, The Christmas House, inside the dining rooms of Ploughman Cider Taproom,

Santa is on his way

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As it has done since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa today as he leaves the North Pole to travel around the world on his mission to deliver presents to children every year on Christmas Eve. Watch Santa here

Gettysburg’s New Year’s Eve Celebration: “Let’s Raise Abe’s Hat and Dance”

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As we say goodbye to 2023, Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square will undergo an exciting transformation into a brightly colored, lively dance venue with plenty of activities and chances for those holiday photo ops! Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration 2022 gained statewide attention when we raised Abe’s Hat for the first time. This year, Chris Thompson, the

Dancing With the Local Stars returns on Jan. 12

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Tickets are still available for ‘Wellspan Health presents Dancing with the Local Stars – Tournament of Champions’ on Friday, January 12, at 7 pm at the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg. Produced by and benefitting the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Adams County Arts Council, this 10th anniversary show reunites past champions and choreographers. Champions appearing

Why the 14th Amendment bars Trump from office: A constitutional law scholar explains principle behind Colorado Supreme Court ruling


Mark A. Graber, University of Maryland In 2024, former President Donald Trump will face some of his greatest challenges: criminal court cases, primary opponents and constitutional challenges to his eligibility to hold the office of president again. The Colorado Supreme Court has pushed that latter piece to the forefront, ruling on Dec. 19, 2023, that

Looking back with gratitude and reflection

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In the spirit of gratitude and reflection, the Adams County Library System looks back on a year marked by meaningful achievements and community collaboration. As we prepare to turn the page on 2023, we celebrate the milestones that have shaped our journey and extend our heartfelt appreciation to the invaluable supporters, dedicated volunteers, and steadfast

Santa’s Reindeer Cleared for Special Deliveries Across Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve

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Governor Josh Shapiro, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, and Pennsylvania State Veterinarian Dr. Alex Hamberg joined Santa Claus and his team of reindeer at HersheyPark today to announce that the reindeer received a clean bill of health and is cleared for special deliveries across Pennsylvania on December 24th. “This magical time of year brings lightness and

Spending on health care in the US rises to $4.5 trillion in 2022; a return to pre-pandemic growth rates

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by Erik Gunn, Pennsylvania Capital-StarDecember 15, 2023 After skyrocketing in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and then tempering almost as dramatically a year later, healthcare spending in the U.S. rose just over 4% in 2022, hitting $4.5 trillion, the federal government announced this week. The annual growth in the nation’s healthcare spending appears

High School Sports 12-15

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Wrestling Bermudian Springs 35, Delone 33 Full results are here. Swimming Gettysburg (girls) 155, Milton Hershey 55Gettysburg (boys) 99, Milton Hershey 68 The Gettysburg girls’ and boys’ swim teams were both triumphant over Milton Hershey on Thursday evening. First-place finishers included Morgan Bishop, Makenna Brainard, Maya Brainard, Claire Jurney, Addy Dunlop, Alex Koufos, Sam Coolbaugh,

Four percent wage increase for County employees

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The Adams County Commissioners approved a four percent pay increase for all elected officials, commissioners, and court employees, effective Dec. 18, 2023, except employees represented by a collective bargaining unit or on probationary status. The cost to the County will be $914,790, reflecting the 360 non-union county positions. There are 192 union positions, of which

Gettysburg Borough Sign Ordinance changes postponed

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Changes to the Gettysburg Borough sign ordinance are on hold. During their meeting on Monday, the council unanimously voted to delay voting on proposed revisions until April 2024.  Councilperson Judie Butterfield was absent. The decision came after several public comments, including from the leaders of four business advocacy groups.  Carrie Stuart of Gettysburg Adams Chamber

Ferguson-Miller to lead Fairfield Area School Board

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Candace Ferguson-Miller is the new president of the Fairfield Area School Board. She replaces Jennifer Holz, who remains on the board. The board chose Jack Liller to retain his position as vice president. At their biennial reorganization meeting on Dec. 4, the board welcomed new members Erica Bollinger, James Fisher, and Melissa J. Kearchner. The

Bermudian Springs welcomes 3 new board members

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By Imari Scarbrough The Bermudian Springs school board welcomed three new members during its reorganization meeting on Monday evening. The board held a caucus meeting closely followed by a regular voting meeting. During the caucus meeting, superintendent Shane Hotchkiss explained the agenda items in detail, giving the board time to preview the topics and ask

Conewago Valley school district adds 5 new board members


The Conewago Valley school board welcomed five new members during its reorganization meeting on Monday evening. David T. Meckley and Meredith Miller (region one), Lindsay Krug (region two), and William Getz and April Swope (region three) were all sworn in as new members. Jeffrey Kindschuh was elected the board president while Eric Flickinger was voted

5 new members join Upper Adams School Board

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Upper Adams welcomed new members to the school board Tuesday. Marya Djalal, Loren Lustig, Tricia Plank, Neil Weigle, and Heather Young-Cover were elected to four-year terms. Kay Hollabaugh, who was appointed to the board earlier this year to fill a vacant seat, was elected to a two-year term. They join Susan Crouse, Jim Lady, and

Hassinger, Dickerson to lead Gettysburg Area School Board 

The Gettysburg Area School Board reorganized on Dec. 4. Kenny Hassinger and Michael Dickerson were named president and vice president, respectively.

The Gettysburg Area School District Board of Directors once again named Kenny Hassinger and Michael Dickerson its leaders during their annual reorganization meeting on Monday. Hassinger will serve as president and Dickerson will be vice president. The board first elected Hassinger president in December 2019 and reappointed him in December 2021. The board appointed Dickerson

Sister Phyllis remembered as Saint Francis Xavier’s ‘Mercy Princess’

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When Sister Phyllis Simmons died at the Sisters of Mercy Center in Dallas, Pennsylvania, on November 23,  the St. Francis Xavier Catholic community and many throughout Adams County remembered her, mourned, and felt gratitude for her long service to St. Francis Xavier School. Sister Phyllis Simmons arrived at St. Francis Xavier School in 1972, beginning

Seven new faces on the LASD School Board

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Seven new faces were added to the Littlestown Area School District (LASD) Board of Directors at the annual reorganization meeting last evening. New member Duane Sullivan was elected president of the board and current member Carl Thompson was elected treasurer. LASD grad Nick Lovell was chosen as vice president of the board. Other new board

Certain states, including Arizona, have begun scrapping court costs and fees for people unable to pay – two experts on legal punishments explain why

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Alexes Harris, University of Washington, and Alex R. Piquero, University of Miami In today’s American criminal legal system, courts impose fines and fees as a means to punish people and hold them accountable for legal violations. Several U.S. states are eliminating criminal fines and fees for people who can’t afford them. Getty Images At times,

Slideshow: 2023 Gettysburg Christmas Festival a huge success

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With rainy weather blowing out just as the 2023 Gettysburg “A Christmas Festival” began last evening, thousands of lovers of Gettysburg blew in for holiday fun and festivities. From opportunities to meet Santa to shopping throughout the borough, to the Gettysburg Garden Club’s annual greens sale at the firehouse, to a scavenger hunt, free carriage