Aug. 1, 2014 HARRISBURG – The Dauphin County West Nile Virus Control Program says it has collected two more samples of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus in the city of Harrisburg. The samples were collected Thursday and as a result of the additional positive samples, the County will expand its efforts to killRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Asks Dauphin County Commissioners to Help End Bad Agreement to Fund National Civil War Museum

    July 30, 2014 HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse today asked the Dauphin County Commissioners to freeze money it allocates to the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau until the City of Harrisburg can revise the agreement with the agency on how to disperse county hotel tax revenue. “The vast majority of the funds dedicated for promotingRead more →

  • First mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in Harrisburg

    July 29, 2014 HARRISBURG – The first mosquitoes capable of carrying the West Nile Virus has been located in the City of Harrisburg, and Mayor Eric Papenfuse says city and county officials are closely monitoring the situation to try to prevent the virus from spreading. “We are working closely with county officials who are assessingRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces Completion of First Phase of Sinkhole Study

    July 29, 2014 HARRISBURG – Gannett Fleming has completed the data collection portion of a geological survey of the neighborhood around the 1400 block of South 14th Street, Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced Tuesday, and core borings to retrieve earth samples are scheduled to be performed this week. “The first task of the survey has beenRead more →

  • Harrisburg wins $1 million in grants in first half of year

    July 22, 2014 HARRISBURG  – The City of Harrisburg has received more than $1 million in grants and donations in the first six months of 2014, more than double its grant revenue in the previous year, Mayor Eric Papenfuse has announced. “This additional revenue has provided support for vital city services,” the Mayor said. “ItRead more →

  • Women and the Railroad: Visions and Possibilities

    Women and the Railroad: Visions and Possibilities

    Joyce Robinson will lead a discussion of “Women and the Railroad: Visions and Possibilities” at noon Friday in the Brownbag in the Atrium series at the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St. Robinson will show a 10-minute video about three railroad employees and their daily activities. Robinson is a certified engineer who began workingRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces Healthy Harrisburg Program with Pinnacle Health at Press Conference Today!

    July 17, 2014 HARRISBURG  – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will announce a new initiative to promote health and wellness in the City of Harrisburg in collaboration with Pinnacle Health at a press conference at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St. Healthy Harrisburg is a new program toRead more →