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TMI another step toward shutdown, as Exelon notifies Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Exelon Generation Co. officially notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week of its intent to shut down Three Mile Island Nuclear Station in September 2019. J. Bradley Fewell, senior …

River House shooting: Details emerge about confrontations, witness said he feared for his life

The most detailed description yet about the March 24 shooting at River House Bar & Grill in Londonderry Township emerged Thursday during a preliminary hearing before District Judge David …

Borough council backs Mouchette as permanent police chief; will pay be enough to keep him?

Middletown Borough Council says it wants interim Police Chief George Mouchette to have the job permanently. The question is whether council pay what is necessary to keep him. Council, …

Downtown Middletown thrift store to stay open at least another year

The The Middletown Interfaith Senior Service Thrift Shop will remain open for at least the next year. Thrift store board of directors president Larry Robbins told the Press & Journal on Wednesday …

M&H’s hazardous materials plan ‘suspended’

Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad’s plan for transporting freight containing hazardous materials across Route 322/422 in Derry Township has “officially been suspended,” according to state …

Harrisburg River Rescue offers free water safety class

Harrisburg River Rescue is offering a free water safety seminar for the community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the North Hall of the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center at …

No tax increase for MASD next school year

Property owners in Middletown Area School District don’t have to worry about a tax increase in 2017-18. The school board during its June 19 meeting voted 9-0 for final approval of a $45 …
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Blue Raider standout Jaelen Thompson ready for Big 33 game, but MAHS cheerleaders are rooting against him

Middletown Area High School cheerleaders Abby Yohn and Cameron Johnson will be on the sidelines at Saturday’s Big 33 football game. But they will be cheering against a fellow MAHS …

2016-17: Best Raider athletic year ever? Multiple teams, players reached new heights

The 2016-17 school year at Middletown Area High School is arguably the greatest in its sports history. The football team made the state championship game for the first time ever. The boys and …

Etter, Rickrode, Strohecker, McLure, Brookin, Elhajj enter Capital Area Chapter of the Sports Hall of Fame

Twelve central Pennsylvania sports legends, including representatives from Middletown, Lower Dauphin and Steel-High high schools, were inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania …

Middletown Legion squad picks up 12-7 win vs. Susquehanna

Aided by a two-run home run in the third inning, plus a substantial number of free passes via walks, the Middletown American Legion baseball team raised its record to 6-1 following its 12-7 …

Sweeny Murti in his own words: His top MAHS memories, the best player he ever saw, and more

Sweeny Murti has covered the New York Yankees since 2001 for Sports Radio 66 WFAN in New York. Here are the answers to several questions, in his own words. What are your best memories covering …

From Blue Raiders to blue pinstripes: Sweeny Murti has covered the New York Yankees for 16 years

It would be a fun coincidence if young Sweeny Murti had played youth baseball for Yankee’s Auto Parts during his time growing up in Lower Swatara Township. After all, the 1988 Middletown Area …

Teeing off for the Blue Raiders: golf outing photo gallery

Patience, persistence and a first turkey: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters column

Two of the most important virtues of successful turkey hunting is patience and being persistent. The 2017 Spring Gobbler Season for my cousin Donald Manning of Carlisle and his hunting buddy …
Local news

Man charged in standoff heads to veterans court

A Middletown man who was charged with keeping borough police at bay for several hours during an armed standoff on Oct. 1, 2016 has been accepted into a special court for veterans in Dauphin …

Officials break ground on HIA hotel; Middletown area called ‘underserved’

Officials held a formal groundbreaking for a 123-room hotel under construction on Harrisburg International Airport on Thursday, June 15. Targeted to open in August 2018, the four-story …

New steps, wall at historic Middletown synagogue celebrated

New park opens in Dauphin County; commissioners want input from residents on how it should be used

The Dauphin County commissioners Monday opened the 411-acre Detweiler Park in Middle Paxton Township — the largest of the county’s eight parks — and asked for the public’s help in deciding …

Boy Scouts take part in fair, other community events in recent weeks

Members of Londonderry Township’s Boy Scout Troop 97 and Pack 97 were spotted throughout the community over the last couple of weeks, registering voluntary service hours. The troop has been an …

An inside look at government: MAHS students create bills, serve as lawmakers, lobbyists

Zeryab Ibrahim had a bill signed into law helping foster children receive financial aid in going to college. What makes this achievement incredible is he’s only a junior in high school. …
Editorials

Police talks over; will you pay for MPD officers?: Editorial

We really aren’t surprised that talks between the borough of Middletown and Lower Swatara Township over police services ended without any agreement. The topic seems to pop up from time to time, …
Columnists

Nobody benefits when DEP’s budget is cut: Joseph Otis Minott

As I watched Patrick McDonnell’s confirmation hearing to become secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection last month, I was struck by the number of senators who were concerned …

Verify First Act will protect our tax dollars: Lou Barletta

No business would give a refund without first verifying a receipt. Our government should be held to the same standard. Yet, under current law, the Treasury Department pays health care tax credits to …

Step up to plate, sign pledge to end gender violence: Kevin Kulp

In the past 10 years, I’ve watched all sorts of fans come through our gates at FNB Field. Of course, we have our Senators and Washington National fans. But, as we all know, there are plenty of …
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