County receives money

CHECK — Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar presents Adams County Commissioner Chairman Randy Phiel with a $110,077.81 check to assist with the approximately $500,000 cost of purchasing and installing new mandated voting machines. Boockvar and Phiel are pictured with state and county elected officials and county elections and IT staff.

Impact fees from Marcellus Shale drilling are giving Adams County recreation programs a boost.

The Adams County commissioners approved two $25,000 grants at their meeting Wednesday using funds earmarked for parks and recreation projects. The Plum Creek Community Park in Conewago Township and Land Conservancy of Adams County Orchards and Ales Trail were the sole applicants for the grants, Senior Planner Bicky Redman said.

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