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Joseph Cress

The Sentinel

Carlisle, PA, United States

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Past articles by Joseph:

Where Does the Money Go?: ARPA grant will help John Graham Library turn page

The grant will pay one-third of the costs of an estimated $600,000 project to build a 1,800-square-foot addition behind the current children’s room. → Read More

Study targets pedestrian safety improvements along Post Road near Carlisle Barracks

Carlisle Barracks sits on the west side of Post Road across from the Keystone Arms Townhouses, which provides rental housing to two populations of Army War College students. → Read More

Post Road improvement survey responses due by March 16

Of the three designs, the study committee prefers Option A that calls for a 5-foot wide sidewalk along the east side of Post Road from Route 11 in the north → Read More

Conditional-use request for proposed soccer field complex prompts hearings in South Middleton Township

Keystone FC of Mechanicsburg wants to put in nine soccer fields, parking and an office on 49 acres of land located between East Springville and South Ridge roads. → Read More

Tour Through Time: Boy Scouts show off work at Farm Show in 1933

It was an exhibit 10 months in the making for Boy Scout Troop 82 of New Cumberland. → Read More

Cumberland County officials fear 'catastrophic' results from lack of mental health funding

“This year, we are facing the biggest proposed deficit that we’ve ever seen," Cumberland County Mental Health Director Annie Strite said. → Read More

Number of emergency certified educators doubles in South Middleton schools

“In 2021-2022, we emergency certified eight educators," O'Donnell said. "This speaks to a larger, growing issue. We’re not exempt from what we’re seeing at the state level." → Read More

Where Does the Money Go?: New Hope Ministries plans to use ARPA grant to add function to Enola Center

As with other service sites operated by New Hope Ministries, the Enola Center provides clients a range of programs including housing assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure. → Read More

Cumberland County commissioners certify $1.5 million to farmland preservation program

With the nearly $4 million in allocated funding, an estimated 1,050 acres of prime farmland are expected to be preserved in 2023. → Read More

Students launch Women in STEM Club at Boiling Springs High School

“This club will provide a positive learning environment to encourage and bring opportunities to the girls of the school,” Lenker and Brown said in a statement. “We wanted to create → Read More

Tour Through Time: Temperatures freeze snow following 1955 storm in Cumberland County

“The rapidly tumbling mercury dealt the state a crippling blow within hours of the heaviest snowfall of the season,” The Sentinel reported. “More than five inches fell on many sections → Read More

Cumberland County launches new approach for vehicle registration fee revenue

Since 2015, vehicle registrations in the county are charged an additional $5 for local infrastructure funding, a fee enabled by Pennsylvania Act 89 of 2013, which any county can opt → Read More

Resurfacing project on I-81 in Cumberland County to resume March 12

Weather permitting, night work could begin March 12, with the contractor scheduled to do milling and paving from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in both directions of the highway. → Read More

Where Does the Money Go: Employment Skills Center will use ARPA grant to launch iCNA training program site

"This grant will allow us to set up a space and, more importantly, hire a nurse and program coordinator," Mindy Tremblay said. "To be completely straightforward, we would not be → Read More

Youth soccer complex proposed for 49 acres of land off York Road in South Middleton Township

Keystone FC wants to put in nine soccer fields, parking and an office on 49 acres between East Springville and South Ridge roads. → Read More

Community foundation may be studied as option for Claremont proceeds

A committee set up by Cumberland County is in the early stages of considering recommendations for using about $7.4 million in proceeds from the sale of Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation → Read More

Cumberland County Conservation District to take tree seedling orders through March 24

Tree seedlings available for 2023 include American Redbud, Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Red Spruce, Scarlet Maple, Swamp White Oak and White Pine. → Read More

Where Does the Money Go: South Middleton Township will use ARPA grant to improve safety in Boiling Springs

“We have to design the roadway to slow down traffic as motorists come through the village,” South Middleton Township Manager Corey Adams said. → Read More

UGI subsidiary plans natural gas storage facility in Middlesex Township

The 125-foot-tall tank, which would store up to 3 million gallons of gas, would be built on 46 acres south of Interstate 81 and east of Army Heritage Drive. → Read More

Carlisle school board grants two school police officers authority to carry firearms

Prior to the vote, Board President Paula Bussard noted that there are safety features at each campus along with a culture that strives to build trust and respect in the → Read More