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September 02, 2013

Town to restore historic windows, doors to Borough Hall

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Chambersburg Town Council is embarking on an initiative to restore 22 historic windows and three doors in the Borough Hall.

The council set aside money in utility funds and matched them with long-term, building-improvement trust money, according to a news release.

No real estate taxes or loans are being used, the release said.

The original building, known as the Market House, was built to serve the community in 1830 as the municipal building and a roofed farmers market.

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It was one of the few structures to survive the burning of Chambersburg during the Civil War.

“The building has been added to three times, yet some of the more historic windows date back to at least the late 19th century,” the release said.

Other than painting and replacing broken glass, most of the large, oversized windows are original. There are 12 different styles of similar windows on the building.

Borough Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The total cost of the project is expected to be $461,700, with completion anticipated in 2014, the release said.

The work will be done by Dorgan and Zuck of York, Pa.

Newest Mercersburg police officer sworn in

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Mercersburg Mayor James C. Zeger recently swore in the town’s newest police officer.

John J. McCorriston joined the Mercersburg Police Department as a part-time officer, according to a news release.

McCorriston is a retired Philadelphia police lieutenant who lives in the Shippensburg, Pa., area with his wife and daughter. He also is a full-time dispatcher in the Franklin County (Pa.) 911 Center, the release said.

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