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Food Network’s Alton Brown hits Kuppy’s

altonandkupps11 19 14Submitted photo -- Alton Brown, left, poses for a photo with Kuppy’s Diner owners Carol Kupp and Greg Kupp.

 

He arrived at Kuppy’s Diner in Middletown wearing sunglasses and a fedora, and sat at the counter, where he struck up a conversation with a regular about auto racing.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 22:29

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Council suspends electric shutoffs for the winter

 

Middletown residents who are behind in paying their electric bill will not have their electricity shutoff over the winter.

Middletown Borough Council voted 9-0 on Monday, Nov. 17 to suspend electricity shutoffs from now until the end of March.

The time period for the suspension is consistent with the no shutoff period imposed upon utilities that are regulated by the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.

The borough had suspended electrical shutoffs in 2013. Last June, council voted to reinstate the shutoffs to try to collect an estimated $340,000 in unpaid electric bills.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 21:42

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Wild Blue Goner

reception center webThe Personnel Processing Administration Reception Center at Olmstead Air Force Base, 1955.

 

Fifty years ago today, on Nov. 19, 1964, Middletown changed forever.

On that day, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announced that the Pentagon would close the Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown.

Unless you were alive then, it is difficult to comprehend the impact of that announcement.

Consider just a few facts.

Olmsted was the biggest military installation in all of Pennsylvania.

The base by far was the town’s largest employer. Nearly 11,000 civilians worked at Olmsted. That’s more people than live in all of Middletown today.

 



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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 21:34

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Elks reopens; insurance snag looms. Talks continue with Phantom

elkspic11 12 14Press And Journal Photo by Jim Lewis -- The Elks Theatre reopened on Friday, Nov. 7 with a Disney film.

 

Just a few weeks after operators said it would be closing, the Elks Theatre in Middletown is showing movies again.

 

In fact, the 103-year-old theater is enjoying some new-found momentum that could just carry the selling of tickets and popcorn right on through to early 2015.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 21:50

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Board to vote on sale of property to Hummelstown

The Lower Dauphin School Board plans to vote on Monday, Nov. 17 to sell a parcel of district-owned land to Hummelstown Borough for construction of a new municipal building and police station.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 21:41

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