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Blasting at school site is safe, officials say

Recent blasting at the construction site of the new Middletown Area High School should not have an impact on two nearby wells that Middletown Borough relies on for its drinking water, according to officials from Middletown Area School District and Lower Swatara Twp.

The district and township both provided statements to the Press And Journal in response to an inquiry that was made after Middletown Borough Council Vice President Robert Louer brought up concerns about blasting and drilling at the site during a meeting of council’s public works committee on Monday, Aug. 4.

Louer said a borough resident had told him about the blasting earlier that same day.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:05

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Airport, Lower Swatara study flooding problem

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It’s been a decade since Hurricane Ivan, and three years since Tropical Storm Lee, but Harrisburg International Airport officials continue to seek ways to alleviate flooding in and around Jednota Flats in Lower Swatara Twp.

In July, Tim Edwards, executive director of the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) – the authority that operates the airport – met with township officials to present the results of a study completed by Urban Engineers that looked at flood mitigation from Stoner Run, near Lisa Lake, to Post Run, located on airport property, and the development of upstream controls . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:49

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Motel mishap charges sent to county court

Charges against a Harrisburg man in an alleged robbery attempt outside the Hollywood Motel that ended with the target’s car careening into an unoccupied room were bound over to Dauphin County Court.

 

Alex M. Pettis, 24, was charged by Lower Swatara Twp. police with robbery, prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of crime with intent stemming from the incident on May 26.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:09

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A full-time shepherd: At a Middletown church, a congregation commits itself to its former part-time pastor

 

brittandcophoto7 30 14Announcing the results of a vote by the congregation to hire Pastor Britt Strohecker, second from left, fulltime are David Judy, left, president of the church; Jeff Rhine second from right, staff parish chairman; and Irv Turpin, right, of the church’s finance committee.

 

For nearly three years, Pastor Britt Strohecker shepherded the independent New Beginnings Church of Middletown as a part-time leader.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:19

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Helping preserve history

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Press And Journal Photo by Dan Miller
Joe Sukle, right, publisher of the Press And Journal, presents members of the Middletown Area Historical Society with a $520 check from the newspaper’s June subscription drive fund-raiser for the society. Society members pictured from left are Jenny Miller, Robin Pellegrini and Earl Bright. The presentation was made during the society’s “Music on the Swatara’’ concert on Friday, July 18. The Press And Journal donated $10 for every new subscription and $5 for every renewal in June.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:34

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