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Outsiders are dreaming of ... Chambersburg?

There are 29 comments on the Public Opinion story from Sep 3, 2008, titled Outsiders are dreaming of ... Chambersburg?. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

My imaginary buddy, Mr. Y, stopped by the office the other morning with a wild look in his eye.

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jtb

United States

#1 Sep 4, 2008
Oh boy. And I wasted 90 seconds reading Marc's editorial.

I could have spent the time better by picking my nose.

By the way, Marc ol buddy ol pal ol chum ol friend of mine,

Route 30 isn't so bad any more.
For What Its Worth

Wilmington, DE

#2 Sep 4, 2008
His 'at-titude' toward Chambersburg is not unlike that of the people from Carlisle with respect to Chambersburg. For some unknown reason, they think they're towns are 'cities' & that Chambersburg is just a 'burg'. It's insulting.

Is that why major national stores & restaurants have moved in? I guess their research must be wrong.

Is that why folks from Maryland have flowed over the border like bugs to live here? I guess those folks made mistakes as well?

Is that why those recent transplants will tell you it's a great place to live & they're happy they chose it? Wrong again?

Is that why all reports indicate the majority of future Ritchey people will move here? I guess that's all wrong too!

Not originally 'from around here', I have great respect for our town's 'powers that be' in their constant stance toward & ability to maintain quality of life & the balance of growth without sprawl.

I've been to Hanover.......... You have WHAT to offer? Aside from having a sister city in Germany, I didn't see much. I think you've got a serious case of 'rural envy'.

Take your creepy imaginary friend & stay where you are. Better yet, sit him in the middle of 30!
been there

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Sep 4, 2008
For What Its Worth wrote:
I've been to Hanover.......... You have WHAT to offer? Aside from having a sister city in Germany, I didn't see much. I think you've got a serious case of 'rural envy'
Chambersburg would be perfect if we had Codorus State Park here! Hanover's got that over us.
Eric W Pretty

United States

#4 Sep 4, 2008
I've lived all over this great country of ours, east coast, west coast, the south, and even Canada.
I will say without any doubt, that lil ol Chambersburg is THE BEST PLACE I'VE EVER LIVED.
We're close enough to DC, Baltimore, Philly, Pittsburgh, but far enough away to not have the distractions.
Our taxes are not that bad, My sister lives in South Jersey and pays about 12 grand annually in property taxes.
I really wish our schools would focus on student achievement and not stadiums or band rooms though.
CASHS alum

Taylor, MI

#5 Sep 4, 2008
OH Eric, you said the band word. Do not ever diss the band in Chambersburg. It is sacred and where only the very brightest (and most deserving) of our students come from.
worldinspector

Brookston, IN

#6 Sep 4, 2008
Except for the fact that half its residents haven't yet noticed that over the past 8 years the Republican Party under Bush/Cheney has become the anti-American, anti-people, anti-God party, and are therefore still registered with it, Chambersburg isn't such a bad place.
Perhaps if they watched ... and seriously analyzed ... Sarah Palin's speech last night ... and realized that it was a masterfully delivered collection of lies, half-truths and nonsense that could have been written by Karl Rove himself, maybe that'll send them running from it.
Best wishes Chambersburg!
cburg resident

United States

#7 Sep 4, 2008
Eric W Pretty wrote:
I've lived all over this great country of ours, east coast, west coast, the south, and even Canada.
I will say without any doubt, that lil ol Chambersburg is THE BEST PLACE I'VE EVER LIVED.
We're close enough to DC, Baltimore, Philly, Pittsburgh, but far enough away to not have the distractions.
Our taxes are not that bad, My sister lives in South Jersey and pays about 12 grand annually in property taxes.
I really wish our schools would focus on student achievement and not stadiums or band rooms though.
I've got to agree. I've lived all over the country and Chambersburg is really a great place to live and raise a family. Anyone who complains about how bad Chambersburg is doesn't know how lucky they have it.

Since: Aug 08

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Sep 4, 2008
Chambersburg would be great if there was a concerted effort to increase the amount of outdoor things to do. We have a ton of land, yet, Shippensburg has more public parks (and much nicer) than we do. We have a college (Wilson) that noone thinks twice about.

I love to mountain bike, but there is nowhere to go around here. We have State Parks on either side of us, but they offer very little in outdoor entertainment.

We need to re-do our county parks commission... as they are failing us miserably.
Tom

Fairfax, VA

#9 Sep 4, 2008
worldinspector wrote:
Except for the fact that half its residents haven't yet noticed that over the past 8 years the Republican Party under Bush/Cheney has become the anti-American, anti-people, anti-God party, and are therefore still registered with it, Chambersburg isn't such a bad place.
Perhaps if they watched ... and seriously analyzed ... Sarah Palin's speech last night ... and realized that it was a masterfully delivered collection of lies, half-truths and nonsense that could have been written by Karl Rove himself, maybe that'll send them running from it.
Best wishes Chambersburg!
Now that is coming from left field!
Sick-Tired

Warminster, PA

#10 Sep 4, 2008
worldinspector wrote:
Except for the fact that half its residents haven't yet noticed that over the past 8 years the Republican Party under Bush/Cheney has become the anti-American, anti-people, anti-God party, and are therefore still registered with it, Chambersburg isn't such a bad place.
Perhaps if they watched ... and seriously analyzed ... Sarah Palin's speech last night ... and realized that it was a masterfully delivered collection of lies, half-truths and nonsense that could have been written by Karl Rove himself, maybe that'll send them running from it.
Best wishes Chambersburg!
Couldn't have said it better. Whenever people ask if I like living in Chambersburg, I say "Eh, it has potential but the backward-mindedness of the majority of the people make it suck."
stinky

New Bloomfield, PA

#11 Sep 4, 2008
me too
Palin is new MThatcher

New Bloomfield, PA

#12 Sep 4, 2008
so if cburg is soooo bad- how come people move here- check out the 100's, yea, thousands of new homes- cant be that bad
hanover resident

South Plainfield, NJ

#13 Sep 4, 2008
I have been to chambersburg a few times, it is clean, the traffic was a little heavy going in from gettysburg on 30, I just took it as the hundreds of cars I was following were escaping the drug infested york-hanover area, we know how bad the drugs are here in hanover, I wont bad mouth any town that is as clean and attractive as chambersburg, ignore our writer, remember he is paid to write in a paper from hanover, just goes to show you there is nothing to write about here in good old hanover, and by the way I prefer to go to, Cownas Gap State Park its the best
bands

South Plainfield, NJ

#14 Sep 4, 2008
wow, the cburg band is always a top performer in competitions
Eric W Pretty

United States

#15 Sep 4, 2008
worldinspector wrote:
Except for the fact that half its residents haven't yet noticed that over the past 8 years the Republican Party under Bush/Cheney has become the anti-American, anti-people, anti-God party, and are therefore still registered with it, Chambersburg isn't such a bad place.
Perhaps if they watched ... and seriously analyzed ... Sarah Palin's speech last night ... and realized that it was a masterfully delivered collection of lies, half-truths and nonsense that could have been written by Karl Rove himself, maybe that'll send them running from it.
Best wishes Chambersburg!
Wack-a-doo!!
SBE

New York, NY

#16 Sep 4, 2008
Sick-Tired wrote:
<quoted text>
Couldn't have said it better. Whenever people ask if I like living in Chambersburg, I say "Eh, it has potential but the backward-mindedness of the majority of the people make it suck."
I'm a native Washingtonian (DC); I live in Huntingdon County but work in Chambersburg. I can't wait to leave Cburg every evening, and I'm perfectly content to live in the further boonies, and only go to Cburg to earn money. My son thinks we tip cows up here, but that's OK - it keeps the citiots on the other side of the mountain.
Sick-Tired

Warminster, PA

#17 Sep 5, 2008
Hey, I'm from right outside DC as well.
Sick-Tired

Warminster, PA

#18 Sep 5, 2008
It's just very interesting, the dichotomy of people here. They're either hicks who wish they came from Alabama, Harley-obsessed hicks with a little bit of money, or rich snobs who act as if they live in Arlington VA; and they all dislike the hispanics.
SBE

Sterling, VA

#19 Sep 5, 2008
And they hate us "implants", too. That's OK; when I get tired of their attitudes, I've got my own little piece of paradise where I can ignore them.
IConcur

Chambersburg, PA

#20 Sep 6, 2008
Growing up I never thought of Chambersburg as any sort of "ideal town". Far from it. There was not much to do, not much to see, and the place was overall a pretty quiet little town.

It wasn't until I got older and took a job that had me travelling to dozens of towns and cities that I came to see what a tremendous little town Chambersburg is. No place is perfect, or completely ideal, but Chambersburg has that great mix of urban and rural, interesting people, artsy folks, affordable living, easy commutes, saftey and community.

Now that I'm older and more mobile, I can escape to the city now and then to see great art or take in a show. I can drive 30 minutes to a really good restaurant (or hopefully soon have two choices right on Main Street Chbg). In short, I can easily find the things that might be lacking in Chambersburg close enough so that I don't have to do with out them.

It's a great place to live and after all of my travels, I'm happy to come back and call Chambersburg my home.

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