About 75 Hanover-Adams County residents gathered at Guthrie Memorial Library on July 23 for a town hall meeting that was sponsored by The Evening Sun and WGAL. Community members shared story ideas, concerns and criticisms, as well as aspects of news coverage they want to see continue.
Here is a sampling of the topics that were raised:
- The buildings of Hanover: More stories or photos of the historic architecture within the borough.
- Revitalizing downtown Hanover: Representatives from Hanover Hub, Miscreation Brewery, Timeline Arcade and Pennsylvania Theatrical Arts attended the meeting. Some acknowledged our coverage and others asked for the continued support of the community.
- Backing borough businesses: A few residents said local leaders need to help push for more downtown businesses and to preserve historic sites around Center Square.
- Theater update: What’s the latest on the Hanover Theater
- Water bill hike: One resident said her water bill went up and wanted to know why and whether it was happening in other areas of York County. Related: Your letters: Water fee hike unreasonable
- Borough zoning issues: Locals commented on landlords buying big homes and dividing them into apartments. Some voiced concerns regarding unattended properties.
- Praise for print: One woman applauded The Evening Sun’s move to a three-day print cycle.
- Stay local: One person suggested less Gettysburg-area coverage and more Hanover-based stories.
These are only a few of the subjects that were brought up during the hour-long meeting. Do you have anything you want to add to this list? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.