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Two Londonderry sections targeted for municipal sewer


 Two areas of Londonderry Twp. could be targeted for connection to municipal sewage systems under a proposed plan the township is now drafting for submission to state environmental officials.

The township held a public hearing outlining the plan in January, and supervisors continued discussing it during their Feb. 2 meeting, and raised additional questions. 

Currently Londonderry has about 5,230 residents in 1,885 residences of which only seven are served by municipal sanitary sewer. Eliminating the need for pumping and inspections of on-lot sewage treatment systems may enhance a home’s retail value in the township where the median owner occupied home value is estimated to be $154,400, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:31

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PIPELINE PROTEST: In Londonderry, local landowners oppose Sunoco natural gas project

meetingphoto2 18 15WEBPress And Journal Photo by Eric Wise -- Shannon Watson, of Conewago Twp., gestures as she asks Sunoco’s Don Zoladkiewicz and Jeff Shields a question during a meeting at the Londonderry Fire Hall.

Sunoco Logistics officials welcomed Dauphin County landowners to a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Londonderry Fire Hall to discuss the construction of a new natural gas pipeline that would slice through their property, providing guests with diagrams, handouts and a group of employees manning information stations.

The property owners – some 106 of them, including many from the Middletown area – would be guided to tables with maps, speaking individually with the panel that Sunoco assembled as if they were visiting a craft show, albeit one with a few Pennsylvania State Police troopers lurking about the room.

But many of the guests wanted no part of that program.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:14

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Man sought in Craigslist ad robbery, assault


He wanted to buy a television.moorephoto2 11 15WEBZachary Moore

He responded to a Craigslist advertisement for a TV, and the seller agreed to meet him at Movi-E-town Cinema in Elizabethtown to complete the sale. A woman met him outside the theater and led him to the rear of the building to complete the transaction, Elizabethtown police said.

As they rounded a corner, an unidentified man struck the buyer in the head and arm with a baseball bat, police said.
A year after the incident, police have identified the man they say wielded the bat.

Police issued a warrant on Tuesday, Feb. 3 for the arrest of Zachary T. Moore, 22, of Rehrersburg, formerly of Elizabethtown, who they have charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault and theft from a motor vehicle.
Moore is still at large, police said. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Elizabethtown police at 717-367-1835.

Police had arrested Amber Consylman, 20, of Elizabethtown, in January 2014 and charged her with robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault and theft from a motor vehicle, according to court records. Lancaster County Court Judge James P. Cullen granted a continuance of a trial on the charges on Jan. 22, according to court records. Consylman is free on $100,000 bail.

Jim Lewis: 717-944-4628, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:20

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Council can reorganize, PSAB says


Officials with the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs say that Middletown Borough Council is free to reorganize anytime it wants.

During council’s Jan. 20 council meeting, Solicitor Adam Santucci appeared to advise council that it could not reorganize, other than within the mandated parameters of the Pennsylvania Borough Code.

The code says borough councils must reorganize – “organize” is the word used in the code – on the first Monday of January in each even-numbered year. In case of a holiday on the first Monday, council is to organize the following day.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:09

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Hummelstown bank robbed


An unidentified man robbed the Fulton Bank on West Main Street in Hummelstown around 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, Hummelstown police said.


The robber approached a teller window, demanded cash and fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.


No weapon was displayed, police said.


Police described the robber as a light-skinned male, approximately 5-7 to 5-9 in height with a medium build.

The suspect was wearing a black Nike jacket with a hood and a Nike symbol over the left chest, jeans, black sneakers, white shirt, grey knit hat, black face mask and black gloves.


Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-566-2555.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015 16:30

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