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Charlie Sees No Shadow, City Anticipates Early Spring

February 2nd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The 17th annual Groundhog Day celebration was held today on the steps of City Hall. Cumberland Mayor, Ray Morris, presented art competition awards for students Kindergarten through 5th grade while Eugene Frazier read the annual Groundhog Day poem. With overcast skies today there wasn't a chance for Queen City Charlie to see his shadow and following a crowd chanting Charlie numerous times the mischievous groundhog appeared and proclaimed spring is here at last… WCBC News broadcast the event live and had a chance to speak with city council members about what they're looking forward to this spring. Council member Rock Cioni is looking forward to the completion of the Baltimore Street redesign project and encourages listeners to support downtown businesses… Council member Eugene Frazier is excited to see the contractors pouring concrete along North Liberty Street and being completed in the spring… Council member Jimmy Furstenberg is looking forward to neighborhood redevelopment projects throughout the city and the possibility of a sports complex…