2021-09-09 E-Edition

Ida Brings Flooding Here

Last Wednesday’s storm floods basements; closes roads, schools

Many roads in Fulton County were closed last Wednesday after the state received substantial rain from Hurricane Ida. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the following roads were closed due to flooding: Route 655 from the intersection of Mill Road in Licking Creek Township to the intersection of Taylor Road in Dublin Township, Route 4015 (Hoover Road) from the […]

School Mask Mandate Took Effect Tuesday

83 new COVID cases reported

As of Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has directed the wearing of face coverings in all school entities, according to a Department of Health press release. “In addition to the concern that COVID-19 spreads quickly and dangerously among children, there are concerns that school closures create health issues for children, too. Maintaining in-person instruction at schools is […]

Commissioners Choose Engineer For CDBG Projects

The Fulton County commissioners met with Patti Hess, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administrator, and Jamie Shrawder of SEDA Council of Governments (COG) via conference call last Tuesday regarding the awarding of CDBG engineering services. After opening bids, the commissioners awarded the three-year CDBG engineering services contract to CES Engineering. Gwin, Dobson, and Foreman were chosen for secondary purposes contingent […]

GOP Lawmakers Go To Court To Challenge Mail-in Voting Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fourteen Republican lawmakers have filed a new lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law, calling it unconstitutional and asking for it to be thrown out. The legal challenge was filed just before midnight Tuesday in the state Commonwealth Court. It is the latest attempt by Republicans to invalidate the 2019 law that Republican lawmakers almost unanimously supported. […]

Ida Remnants Pound Northeast With Rain, Flooding, Tornadoes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy winds, drenching rains and at least one tornado Wednesday as the storm battered Pennsylvania and New Jersey, collapsing the roof of a U.S. Postal Service building and threatening to overrun a dam on the way. The National Weather Service confirmed at least one tornado and social media posts showed […]

Asks Community To Choose Keeping Schools Open

To the Editor: I have lived in Fulton County most of my life. I’m also a member of Central Fulton’s school board. I know my community, and while my views may not always align with others, most people who know me understand my perspective comes from the heart. I know we are all sick of this pandemic. My goal is […]

Remembering 9/11

To the Editor To anyone younger than the age of 20, the memory of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, may seem surreal. However, for those of us that experienced it firsthand, it remains one of those historic days etched in your memory for all the wrong reasons. America rallied in the days and years thereafter, and it is important […]

County Weather Forecast

The county is going to have a pretty quiet weather pattern for the next week. Only a chance of a shower Friday night and again Sunday night but otherwise lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Highs will mostly be running around 70 to 75 and lows 50 to 55. On one of these clear evenings, not long after sunset, be […]

How Ida Can Be So Deadly 1000 Miles From Landfall

Natural and some man-made ingredients came together, causing the weakened but still soggy remnants of Hurricane Ida to devastate the Northeast more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away from its landfall. This sort of distant and deadly flooding from hurricanes has happened before, and meteorologists had warned that Ida could cause it. But the head of the National Weather Service […]