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A message to borough residents, businesses

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Our community is in transition. Some of our challenges are new, while others have a long history. I feel it is important to speak frankly and directly to the concerns of our present moment, voiced so passionately by the past week’s demonstrations on Chambersburg’s Memorial Square.

In unprecedented times, silence is acquiescence

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It is not enough to avoid being a racist. I humbly submit that it is likewise not enough to be anti-racist. It is about actual, meaningful change.

Op-ed: Rot at center of society

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The killing of George Floyd is an especially painful reminder of how far we have yet to travel as a nation to find peace and equality — because this could be anywhere in America.

A restless night for most of us

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The restless streets seem to tell us that lives do NOT matter! Yet we know that lives DO matter, that every person is precious in the sight of God.

“Don’t Waste a Good Crisis-Invest the Future”

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“Don’t waste a good crisis.” Attributed to Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and Chief-of-Staff to President Barack Obama, one of the...

Democracy is the loser

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Here is what led to the current fight between the Republican-led General Assembly and our Democratic governor as to which businesses can reopen.

Voters want fair districts

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“ We do not have a functional state government. Gerrymandering reform would be a big step forward to end this dysfunction.“ ... Letter from Fair Districts PA

A tribute to the Class of 2020

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As you weave your way through this maze of uncertainty, you and so many other students are bringing hope and kindness to our community. It is inspiring and reassuring to see you, Class of 2020, bringing hope to others.

Op-ed: Honoring our peace-keepers

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Please take a brief pause to thoughtfully reflect on the service of the men and women who serve Franklin County and keep local residents safe. If you see police this week, please thank them.

The Coronavirus and Wolf’s approach

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Wolf has struck a similar low-key tone throughout the crisis — even as he expands his use of emergency powers and disagrees more and more with Republican lawmakers and others who want more businesses to reopen.

Letter to the Editor: New heroes need help

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COVID-19 is the biggest threat since 9/11. The COVID-19 pandemic has put doctors in the same position as our military was on 9/11. Our doctors and nurses are on the front line working to protect us against an unknown and powerful enemy.

Congressional Response to the coronavirus pandemic crisis

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Sen. Pat Toomey represents Pennsylvania in the US Senate. He talks about details of the recently-passed federal CARES Act and talks about its hoped-for effect on the American economy in a time of extreme crisis.

Library is refuge, even online during pandemic

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the Franklin County Library System has long had a vibrant online presence and a substantial eBook and downloadable audiobook collection.

In Fight Against Coronavirus, Do What You Can With What You...

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Life has changed dramatically for everyone in the last few weeks as the COVID-19 virus – coronavirus - has spread around the world

Letter to the Editor: Gerrymandering

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We are approaching the season of voting for our representatives on Tuesday April 28, 2020 with an issue that is pertinent to all voters.

Daylight Savings Time Is Reminder to Change Smoke Detector Batteries

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Daylight Savings Time for most means time to change the clocks and adapt to the new daylight schedule. But for fire departments, it signifies the time of the year to remind everyone to change batteries in smoke alarms.

FCADC Still Opposes Transource

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As was widely reported, on February 13th there was a "Meet & Greet" for vendors interested in doing business with Transource.

Letter to the Editor: This Community Is Blessed

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I have been a very active volunteer in a variety of organizations over the years, so I’ve seen first-hand how we are blessed with many caring and effective non-profits in our Franklin County community.

Letter To The Editor: New Year’s Eve Fundraiser at Coyle Free...

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On December 31, Coyle Free Library roared into the 20s with its second New Year’s Eve Gala celebration.

Letter to the Editor: Warmest Holiday Wishes to You and Yours

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I would like to extend the warmest holiday wishes and happiest new year to you and your family.

Letter To The Editor: Sidewalk Meeting Important

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I urge residents and business owners in the Borough of Chambersburg to attend a Dec. 9 public hearing about sidewalks.

Letter To The Editor: Changes Needed In Health Care Insurance

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Health insurance is supposed to protect people in their time of need. But with prices going up and networks getting smaller, it’s hard to tell what we are paying for.

Op-Ed: Growing Pains in Franklin County

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When I was in elementary school, there were a few years when I sprouted up past my classmates. At those times my legs, arms and back were in so much pain that my mom took me to the doctor to find out what was wrong.

Letter to the Editor: Candidate Talks About His Ideas And Finding...

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This letter is to the hard-working citizens and fellow Americans of Franklin County. Our campaign message is one of unity and is to all Americans.

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Bill Everly on Nov. 5

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I've known Bill Everly for over 15 years. We met through the Chambersburg Exchange Club where Bill has spent countless hours raising thousands of dollars for the prevention of child abuse in Franklin County.

Letter to the Editor: Seeking Support From Third Ward Residents

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On Nov. 5, I will be outside Chambersburg’s recreation center, 235 S. Third St., to hear from voters in Chambersburg’s Third Ward.

Letter To The Editor: Endorsing Dolaway for 5th Ward Council

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In collaborating with Councilman Herb Dolaway on community projects, it is clear that he has the experience and wisdom to see all facets of a civic issue.

Letter To The Editor: In Support Of Bill Everly

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My name is Michael Kalathas. I am one of the owners of the Orchards Restaurant. I was born and raised in Chambersburg PA. I always look to better my community in every way that I can.

Letter To The Editor: Midwife Rosie Klinepeter Reflects On Retirement

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Retirement, for me, is a leap of faith. I am not sure I will know what to do, but I am certain God will guide.

Over The Rainbow Eases Trauma of Abused Children, Families

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Child abuse is a serious problem in Franklin County. We see hundreds of cases reported every year. It's all about changing the way people think about and respond to child sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: Donors Very Generous with Stuff the Bus...

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On behalf of United Way of Franklin County, I’d like to express my sincere thanks to the people and organizations that supported our 2019 Stuff the Bus project.

Big News: FCFP Is Now a Part of Lion Publishers

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This week we were accepted as a member of LION Publishers, the nation’s only association dedicated to Local Independent Online News publishers.

Letter to the Editor: Thanking Voters in Chambersburg’s Third Ward

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Now that the primary election results are official, I want to thank voters in Chambersburg’s Third Ward for their bipartisan support.

Letter to the Editor: In Support of John Flannery

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I am writing this letter in support of John Flannery for Franklin County Commissioner in the upcoming May 21st primary election.

Letter to the Editor: Mary Beth Shank for Judge

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There is a joke floating around these days: How can you tell when politicians are lying? Answer: When their mouth is moving!

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Ian Brink

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Last Saturday, I had the privilege and honor to walk the stage and accept my degree from Shippensburg University.

Letter to the Editor: Support for Mary Beth Shank

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I support Mary Beth Shank because I know her to be intelligent, calm under pressure, hard-working, and well-educated and versed in the law.

Letter to the Editor: A Privilege to Serve

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As primary season draws to a close, I write to thank the community for listening to all our candidate messages and making the important decision to appear at the polls Tuesday to choose who will represent you in elected office.

Letter to the Editor: In support of Ian Brink

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I am writing this in support of Ian Brink for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Brink is the only candidate who has the necessary qualifications for the job.

Letter to the Editor: Think Brink!

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As a retired police officer with 19 years of service, I have witnessed the operations of a trial court many times throughout my career.

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