How you need to vote

If you thought I was going to tell you who to vote for you were wrong.  I am going to help you get informed and vote as an educated voter.  If you read my previous posts you know I am heavily focused on local politics, specifically West Pennsboro Township in western Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  This …

Modifying the Blog

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Candy Factory Re-Zoning (satire)

The Candy People are expected to submit a re-zoning request similar to the following to the West Pennsboro Township Supervisors. The Candy People respectfully request that the West Pennsboro Township Supervisors immediately rezone as much land as possible to facilitate the construction of numerous candy factories.  The factories will supply the township, school district and county with tax revenue.  The benefits …

Hal Gardner’s letter: Railroads vs Semis

  Harold W. Gardner, PhD 440 Mt. Zion Rd. Carlisle, PA 17015 December 30, 2016   Environmental Defense Fund 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010   Dear Sirs: It is generally recognized that railroads are the most efficient carrier of freight, at least in countries other than the U.S.A. When President Eisenhower created …

Warehouse industry research reports

Here are some interesting recent reports from the warehousing and logistics industry itself: Colliers International: Easter PA, Industrial Big Box Market (Fall 2016) CBRE Research: Pennsylvania’s I78/I81 Logistics Corridor (Fall 2016) Cumberland Valley remains the core of the rapidly developing logistics and warehousing industry serving the eastern US. There is faster growth of warehouses in Lehigh …

Western Cumberland County Warehouse Data – Built, Vacant, and Planned

Prepared by Ed Franco , Citizen’s Group efranco99@comcast.net Method: A comprehensive spreadsheet of warehouses and distribution centers was created using real estate advertisements, tax records, and google earth. In some situations a site visit was used to confirm the construction or occupancy of specific warehouses. Warehouses in the following  western Cumberland County townships were selected: …