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23 Years Ago: 6/22/2016

6 22 16 bw23 YEARS AGO - Youngest Graduates – Melissa Carns and Melissa Coble (top) sit attentively awaiting their first diploma of their educational experience at the recent St. Peter’s Nursery School graduation.

From The Wednesday,
June 23, 1993 Edition Of The Press And Journal

M-town Market Owners Tell Story: Can ‘Mom & Pop’
Stores Survive?

 Out of money? Kids hungry? Payday not ‘til Friday? If that happens, just what is a family to do?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:03

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Out & About: Timeless smiles and pride

Bawi ThangPhoto by Gabe Mink -- Bawi Thang poses with Middletown's newly re-installed town clock.

Folks took advantage of the “timeliness” of the return of Middletown's town clock last week. Numerous visitors to downtown shared their enthusiasm when the clock reclaimed its place of honor at the corner of S. Union and W. Emaus streets. The iconic timepiece was restored to its original splendor as part of the streetscape development program under way in the borough.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 14:34

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23 Years Ago: 6/15/2016

6 15 1623 YEARS AGO - Tree City USA – Arbor Day celebrations in Highspire were highlighted with the presentation of a flag and plaque designating Highspire as a “Tree City USA.” Picturred from left are: Ed Jaroch, chairman of the local Environmental Advisory Board; Tom Herald, president of the Highspire Historical Society; Paul Troutman Jr., DER

From The Wednesday,
June 16, 1993 Edition Of The Press And Journal

Middletown Council Dispels
Rumors About Fair Closing

 Rumors, better nip them in the bud than allow them to take on a life of their own.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 16:04

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Demolition of Middletown Area High School: Soon to be gone but will always be remembered



Demolition of the now former Middletown Area High School continues this week.

 The high school, which opened in 1962 and stood 54 years, is being replaced by the new complex which is under construction next door. The new high school is to be ready for students when they return to classes in August.

 The land where the old high school stood will become the parking lot for the new school. Part of the land will also be leveled for future athletic fields.

 The former high school is being torn down and demolished section by section by heavy equipment operators without using explosives. It will take until about July 15 for the entire building to come down, district officials say.

 Items that were in the high school have been distributed to staff to help outfit or supplement classrooms and offices throughout the school district. 

 A number of local organizations also contacted the school district asking for items that would otherwise had been abandoned. Among these are Steelton-Highspire and West Shore school districts, Seven Sorrows and an African mission run by a Middletown resident.

 All remaining items of value from the high school will be auctioned off at the district Operations building on Friday, July 15. More on that will be announced in the near future, the district says.

 District officials ask motorists to use caution when driving past the demolition site on North Union Street. Motorists slowing down to rubber neck the former high school coming down could cause an accident, district officials say.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 15:48

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Solving some parking woes

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 Increasing fines for tickets, setting time limits, and setting up a placard system are recommendations included in a study for how to free up more parking spaces in part of downtown Middletown.

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Downtown Middletown parking study

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:26

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