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Middletown Borough

Potassium iodide tablet giveaway set for TMI area

As part of its annual distribution to replace expired potassium iodide, or KI tablets, the Department of Health will offer free tablets on Thursday, Aug. 24, to Pennsylvanians who live or work within …

Monday pizza delivery fundraiser will benefit borough’s Kids Kastle

If you like pizza — and who doesn’t? — and you want to support a worthy cause in Middletown at the same time, then Mayor James H. Curry III has a deal for you. Curry and a bunch of other …
Lower Swatara Township

Girl reports clown beat up person after exiting car: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

The call to police could’ve been a joke but local officers didn’t treat it that way even though at its conclusion investigators were unable to find or do anything. Police were asked to …

New Middletown athletic director is former pro baseball player, Elizabethtown coach

H. Clifford “Cliff” Smith is the new athletic director of Middletown Area School District. The school board during its Aug. 8 meeting unanimously approved hiring Smith as athletic director …
Cops & Courts

Woodlayne resident charged for drugs after flood is arrested again: Middletown Police Roundup

A man who Middletown police arrested after discovering marijuana and cash in his apartment while he was being evacuated during the July 23 flooding has been arrested again on similar …

Structure of Middletown Police Department takes shape with Mouchette as chief, 2 new sergeants

George Mouchette has already brought changes to Middletown Police Department since being appointed interim chief in January — more focus on community policing and a new bicycle patrol, to name …
Education

Middletown Area High School band puts in long hours preparing for year

Fall athletic teams aren’t the only scholastic groups preparing for the upcoming months. The 53 members of the Middletown Area High School marching band have been tuning up for concerts and …

Big jump for MASD kindergarten enrollment: Board dips into budgetary reserve to hire teacher

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Enrollment is up at all Middletown Area School District schools this year — especially in kindergarten, where an unexpected spike in enrollment …