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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Cumberland Valley withdraws bid to build school on protected farmland

McCormick Farm

Cumberland Valley School District is ending its quest to acquire farm property protected by a conservation easement, in the wake of a new state law that requires prior court approval for such a move.

The district issued a statement Thursday morning that sa...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Wolf Bridge replacement project update

Wolf Bridge

What’s the status of the Wolf Bridge replacement project?Wolf Bridge, which carries Wolf Bridge Road over the Conodoguinet Creek in Middlesex Township, was closed in 2013 after significant deterioration was found in the bridge’s suppor...

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View The Sentinel Article Cumberland County in the News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Eminent domain bill becomes law

McCormick Farm Map

Two further legal complications have developed in the last two days in the ongoing eminent domain case at the McCormick Farm in Silver Spring Township, putting additional roadblocks in the way of Cumberland Valley School District’s attempt to ta...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Legislation, if passed, would make it more difficult for preserved land to be seized

McCormick Farm

SILVER SPRING TWP., CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. --  A piece of preserved farmland in Cumberland County is n the spotlight once again; Legislation recently passed through the Pennsylvania House - a bill, if signed into law, that would make it more diff...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Commissioners proclaim Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder Abuse Day Proclamation

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners reaffirmed their commitment to ending elder abuse by proclaiming June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Cumberland County. Established by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Cumberland County landfill seeking tonnage increase

Cumberland County Landfill

The Cumberland County Landfill must maintain 265,000 tons of available space for county waste under its contract with the county, according to Justin Miller, recycling and waste coordinator for Cumberland County.

“Basically, we just have to ensur...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Cumberland County begins mosquito spraying

Mosquito Spraying

 Ready or not, here they come.

"Yes, we have mosquitoes here. I've been bitten like three times just during this interview," said John Bitner, chief of Cumberland County Vector Control Weights and Measures offices. 

This year, mo...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

The time is now for action on I-81 improvements

I-81 Picture

It is long past time for action on expanding the capacity of I-81 in Cumberland County, and, frankly, throughout the region.   There is no denying that ever-increasing traffic volume, combined with rising congestion, has resulted in more traffic ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

County Department of Veterans Affairs provides over 17,000 American flags

Veterans Affairs Flags Memorial Day

Cumberland County gets an early start in its annual salute of fallen veterans.

The county Department of Veterans Affairs has provided over 17,000 American flags to veterans’ organizations and cemetery associations to decorate the graves of vetera...

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View The Sentinel Article Cumberland County in the News
Posted on: May 25, 2018

2017 Sub-County U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates

Population Change by Municipality

This release provides the seventh set of municipal estimates to be released by the Census Bureau since the 2010 Census. 

Population Change by Municipality 

Statewide most municipal growth from 2010 to 2017 has occurred in urban and suburba...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Camp Hill area to see second round of Dog License Checks

Dog License

Dog wardens are teaming up with local municipal code enforcement personnel and police to conduct a second round of dog license and Rabies checks in the greater Camp Hill area. The checks will take place beginning Thursday, May 17.

Cumberland County Treasur...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Cumberland County working to control mosquito population

Vector Control Mosquito Control

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) - Mosquitoes can carry a number of diseases including West Nile virus, which is why Cumberland County Vector Control is already keeping a close eye on them.

To nab those pesky mosquitoes from Mid-April to November, Ma...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Secure Schools: Cumberland County's EOC plans for crucial role in school incidents

Cumberland County Emergency Operations Center

Investigators combing through evidence, witness accounts, 911 transcripts and the rest of the mountain of material associated with the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will eventually release a report that det...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Silver Spring Township leads Cumberland County in residential growth

Silver Spring Township Logo

Silver Spring Township continued to see the highest levels of residential development in Cumberland County in 2017, while Carlisle continued to see the highest rate of commercial growth, according to the county’s trends report. 

The Cumb...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Cumberland County Envirothon takes students outdoors to compete

Envirothon Winners - Cumberland Valley

Twenty-six teams of three to five students each rotated through five stations where they answered questions on aquatics, forestry, wildlife, soils and a current topic in conservation.

Team members had 30 minutes at each station to work together to provide ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

McCormick Farm struggle: How should Pennsylvania balance development and preservation?

Commissioner DiFilippo

While Cumberland County holds the conservation easement to Claycomb's property, Natural Lands Trust holds the conservation easement for the 110-acre McCormick Farm, located on Old Willow Mill Road off Carlisle Pike. The McCormick Farm property is...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Police push drug dealers off Carlisle streets

Cumberland County Drug Taskforce Article

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 150 drug dealers have been arrested since July 2017 through a partnership between the Cumberland County Drug Task Force and the Carlisle Police Department. The team decided to beef up their manpower last year by adding sev...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Public forum in Carlisle looks for community solutions to the overdose crisis

Crowd Of Concerned Citizens

Jones, along with members of local law enforcement, the courts, treatment services and schools held an opioid action awareness forum at Wilson Middle School to discuss how the community can come together to solve the overdose epidemic.

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