Category Archives: NEWS / OPINION

Focus on The Paxton Herald – GMU, Thu, 4/5/18

The Paxton Herald featured on the one and only GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Thursday, April 5, 2018 sponsored by Consolidated Insurance Services and the agency’s head guy David Jones.

Plus, PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative are supporting the area’s only local newscast with independent journalist Bill Bostic. Yea!

Watchdog, CD Rams sports and the highly popular segment that breezes through this week’s amazing edition of The Paxton Herald are waiting for you to check out.

CLICK HERE for info about Lower Paxton’s CHILI COOK-OFF and FAMILY FUN DAY on April 28,.

And, CLICK HERE for details on the nine all-star high school basketball games to be played this Friday and Saturday at Harrisburg Christian School near Linglestown (look for “The 43rd Annual Pennsylvania vs Maryland All-Star Weekend”) . BTW, several Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball team members will be in action.

 

 

The Historians Are Coming! – GMU, Wed, 4/4/18

Welcome to the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 brought to you by our Consolidated Insurance Services, our title sponsor — and supporting sponsors Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative who are running to succeed retiring state Rep. Ron Marsico.

Hey, check out the large number of Lower Paxton eateries listed in a report from PennLive.com by CLICKING HERE. https://goo.gl/dMK3rw.

Plenty of good local yocal stuff today on the newscast courtesy of broadcaster Bill Bostic. Check it out sooner than later, folks!

Go Rumble Ponies!

MENTIONABLES – Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Joe Murphy, Polly Murphy, Lower Paxton Township Historical Committee, Lower Paxton Township, CD Rams Baseball, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse, Bob Miller, Linglestown Baseball Association, Tim Tebow, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Himalayan Fusion, Mellow Minded Cafe, Crave The Food, The Blue Moose Bar & Grille, Pho La Vie – Vietnamese Cuisine, Greystone Public House

 

 

Waste Management retained as trash contractor

Waste Management will continue as Lower Paxton Township’s solid waste and recycling contractor for five more years.

The township supervisors voted 4-0 to award a $17 million contract to Waste Management that begins in July. Board Chairman Lowman Henry didn’t participate in discussions or vote due to a unspecified conflict of interest.

The company’s bid was the lowest among the three received by the township.

The monthly cost of residential service during the first year of the contract will be $19.06, which is 91 cents per month lower than the current rate. The rate will go up every year and will top out at $20.72 per month in the contract year that starts in July 2022.

The new contract increases the number of leaf pickups from 19 to 21.

For low-volume customers that opt for a pay-as-you-go option, the price will increase from $4 per bag to $6.

The board opted not to require residents to use large trash cans with lids that Waste Management uses to automate trash collection.

Supervisors Robin Lindsey and Chris Judd said some older residents expressed concern about the size of the receptacles, 96 gallons for trash and 64 for recyclables. Also, residents who live in communities that do not allow outside storage of trash cans may not have room inside their garages, they said.

 

 

It Takes A Village – GMU, Tue, 4/3/18

“It Takes A Village” is the main topic today on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Tuesday, April 3, 2018, sponsored by Consolidated Insurance Services in Paxtonia at 6109 Jonestown Road – look for the Erie Insurance sign.

And PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein also help to bring you this public service.

Broadcaster Bill Bostic explains why the village of Linglestown has good bones.

Today’s newscast also includes breaking news, update on the tentative bus tour, a look at tonight’s Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors meeting, sports and more.

MENTIONABLESThe Computer Shop, Boscov’s, Hammondsport, New York, Lower Paxton Township, Lower Paxton Supervisor Lowman S. Henry, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Harrisburg Senators, Penn FC, Dauphin County Heroes Grove, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse, Linglestown Fire Company #1 – Station 35St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Stray Winds Area Neighbors – SWAN, Spring Gate Vineyard, Mellow Minded Cafe

 

 

Soft Poop & Hot Farts – GMU, Mon, 4/2/18

Soft poop & hot farts? Watch and learn, folks.

This is the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Monday, April 2, 2018 brought to you by Consolidated Insurance Services and David Jones in Paxtonia.

Also PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative are helping to bring you this hyperlocal newscast.

Today get an update on homelessness, save the date for a candidates’ night, and a look at this week’s local government meetings.

Is Lower Paxton Township prepared to ward off cyberattacks? Many munis are not according to the Associated Press. CLICK HERE for more the story.

In sports, get info on Central Dauphin Lady Rams playing in an all-star basketball event by clicking HERE.

CLICK HERE to get the lowdown on the dispute over Colonial Park first responders using fire trucks for non-emergency runs..

Mentionables — Ted’s Bar & Grill, PennLive.com, Joe Gilloway, Brian Zellers, Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Downtown Daily Bread (DDB), Linglestown Area Civic Association, Susan George, Tim McCarthy, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse, Jamie Elise J. Brann, Nadia Romanchock, Turo, Colonial Park Fire Co. #1, Lower Paxton Township, Adam Kosheba

 

 

Local government pollution? – GMU, Fri, 3/30/18

Find out why Pennsylvania has local government pollution. What the heck?

TGIF celebrated today on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for March 30, 2918, brought you by Consolidated Insurance Services and PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein.

Best wishes go out to Gazette reader and viewer Tim McCarthy who is recovering from medical problems stemming from a house fire. Get well soon!

Keep up to speed on the mix-up over use of Lower Paxton fire trucks. For the latest, CLICK HERE for a PennLive.com update.

Also, high school sports and a chance to win a prize on today’s newscast.

MENTIONABLES – Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Karen Long, Becki Rider Kraft, Joe Gilloway, Susan George, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse, Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball

 

 

Use of fire trucks at issue in Lower Paxton

Lower Paxton officials to try to get volunteer fire companies on same page when it comes to use of fire apparatus.

Colonial Park firefighters have been doing things differently than Paxtonia and Linglestown fire companies.

The township has been earmarking over $1 million a year in tax money annually for volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services.

CLICK HERE for more details in a PennLive story by independent journalist Bill Bostic, and HERE for the most recent PennLive update on this issue.
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Montage Wednesday – GMU, Wed, 3/28/18

The Gazette got a letter from the IRS. Ut oh!

It’s hump day and you landed on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for 3/28/18, brought to you by Consolidated Insurance Services in Paxtonia, and PA House candiates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein.

Weather, updates, a meeting preview and high school sports today on the big newscast by independent journalist Bill Bostic.

What are you waiting for? Hit play immediately if not sooner.

Mentionables — Bully Hill Vineyards, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport, New York, Lower Paxton Township, Kane Mortgage, Inc., Joe Gilloway, Ted’s Bar & Grill, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball

 

 

Home Sweet Home – GMU, Tue, 3/27/18

Is homelessness a problem in Lower Paxton Township and the Linglestown area? The answer is a thousand times “yes” — watch to find out why.

Welcome to the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Tuesday, 3/27/18, courtesy of Consolidated Insurance Services and David Jones at 6109 Jonestown Road in Paxtonia.

Also sponsoring this local newscast are PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative.

This show has must-see and must-hear stuff on local government and high school sports happenings.

Mentionables — Joe Gilloway, The Village Mercantile, Lower Paxton Township, Stephanie Josephine Fritsch, Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Downtown Daily Bread (DDB), Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Colonial Custom Building & Design LLC, Ted Zinn, Spring Gate Vineyard, Central Dauphin Pizza, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse

 

 

River rocks, CPR & wine tasting – GMU, Mon, 3/26/18

River rocks, CPR and wine tasting featured today on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Monday, 3/26/18, brought to you by Consolidated Insurance Services and the agency’s fearless leader David Jones.

Also helping to pay the bills are two candidates seeking their political party’s nomination to run this fall to become our area’s new PA House rep, Democrat Eric Epstein and Republican Adam G. Klein for State Representative.

Primary election day is May 15, says show host Bill Bostic. CLICK HERE to register to vote.

QUESTION … Would you be interested in attending a forum to discuss gun violence in our nation’s schools? Express your interest by posting a comment under this update, please.

To get in the know about the race for the congressional seat that represents our area, CLICK HERE for a story from PennLive.com.

Hey, there’s a CD school board meeting tonight. You can stream it live starting at around 7 p.m. HERE.

Mentionables — Spring Gate Vineyard, Rick Santorum, Joe Gilloway, Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball, Aarzoo_Khan, Rebecca McCarthy, Becki Rider Kraft, George Kunkle

 

 

TGIF extravaganza – GMU, Fri, 3/23/18

Hey, there’s something fun in the works! Watch this video to find out what is coming down the pike …

TGIF and The Paxton Herald on the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Friday, March 23, 2018.

This is a really cool show – really it is – and it’s brought to you by Consolidated Insurance Services in Paxtonia and the agency’s head guy David Jones.

Plus, Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative, two candidates running to succeed state Rep. Ron Marsico are helping to support this newscast in a big way.
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Mentionables — Central Dauphin School District, Hammondsport, New York, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Pennsylvania State Police, Stray Winds Area Neighbors – SWAN, Linglestown American Legion Post 272, West Hanover Parks and Recreation, Joe Gilloway, The Paxton Herald

 

 

Pile of local stuff – GMU, Thu, 3/22/18

Pile of local stuff is on tap for the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE (GMU) for Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Ut oh! Wacky Weather Guy aka WWG is doing the deed today.

Title sponsors for this unique presentation of local news are Consolidated Insurance Services and 105th PA House candidates Eric Epstein and Adam G. Klein for State Representative.

Local news galore on today’s show ably presented by the Gazette’s weather dude. What a treat!

Finally, please consider helping the Gazette to fund one or two summer interns by becoming a patron. CLICK HERE for more details.
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Mentionables — Linglestown Fire Company #1 – Station 35, Colonial Park Fire Co. #1, Paxtonia 34 Fire Company, Koons Pool, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Lower Paxton Township, Lower Paxton Township Historical Committee, Neil Renaldi, Joe Gilloway, Joe Murphy, Triple Crown Corporation, Next Level Basketball Performance Academy, Central Dauphin HS Boys Lacrosse, Todd Parlin

 

 

Linglestown, an arts mecca? – GMU, Wed, 3/21/18

Welcome one and all to a public service of Linglestown Gazette, the GAZETTE MORNING UPDATE for Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Title sponsors are Consolidated Insurance Services in Paxtonia and Democratic PA House candidate Eric Epstein.

Check out this show for local snowy updates, info about Colonial Golf & Tennis Club and a feature segment on arts and entertainment in the village of Linglestown.

Your host is independent journalist Bill Bostic.
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Mentionables – Central Dauphin Lady Rams Basketball, Randy Gambelunghe, Joe Gilloway, Linglestown American Legion Post 272, Denise Rohan for National Commander The American Legion, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Hammondsport, New York, Mud Queen Pottery, LAWeaverOriginals, Spring Gate Inthevillage, St. Thomas Roasters Coffee House, Anthony Cristillo, The Fat Man Clothing Company, Linglestown Gazette