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Londonderry Twp. gets loan to replace bridges

Londonderry Twp. will receive a $925,000 loan from Dauphin County to replace three township bridges

The Dauphin County Infrastructure Bank will provide the low-interest loan to replace the bridges on Beagle, Braeburn and Hollendale roads, said township manager Steve Letavic.It will take about a year and a half to move the bridge replacements through the design, permit and building process, Letavic said.

The current order of replacement: Beagle first, then Braeburn, then Hollendale, Letavic said.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:43

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Water, sewer rate increases to come before council again

A mistake was made in a motion on March 3 to adopt a proposed water and sewer rate increase, rendering Middletown Borough Council’s vote and a subsequent veto by Mayor James H. Curry III moot, according to council President Christopher McNamara. 

The motion to raise sewer rates – the average residential rate would go from $43 to $68 a month – and water rates slightly instead should have been to advertise the proposed increases for a future council meeting in April, McNamara said.


“In regards to the meeting of March 3, there was some confusion at the onset of the meeting and I’ll take responsibility as chairman of the board,” McNamara said at council’s meeting on  Monday, March 17. “In regards to the water and sewer rate study and the increase, the motion should have been for advertisement rather than adoption.”


A new motion to advertise the proposed rate increases was approved by a 7-2 vote, with councilors Benjamin Kapenstein and Anne Einhorn opposing.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:44

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Supporters rally for dismissed wrestling coach

tinyandreapic3 26 14Photo by David Amerman - Andrea Nauman, wife of former Middletown wrestling coach Mike Nauman, addresses the Middletown Area School Board.

The atmosphere was incendiary in Middletown Area Middle School’s auditorium for the Middletown Area School Board’s meeting on Monday, March 24.

The room was largely populated with supporters of Mike Nauman, the revered head coach of the varsity wrestling team who was recently dismissed from the post after more than a decade.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:14

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A day for HEROES

Local Memorial Day events honor heroes

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On Memorial Day, we remembered the men and women who died serving our country in wartime. We honored their sacrifice with parades, laid flowers on their graves, hung flags from our porches to celebrate the freedoms for which they fought.

In Middletown, veterans’ organizations held a parade Monday, May 27, led by grand marshal Karl Krodel, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a ceremony at Middletown Cemetery that featured student John Hursh’s reading of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,’’ prayers and speeches, and patriotic music by Middletown Area High School’s Blue Wave band.

It ended with a salute, a benediction and “Taps,’’ played by a high school bugler.

Hummelstown also hosted a parade, while Highspire hosted a Memorial Day ceremony at Memorial Park.

At Arlington National Cemetery, 220,000 flags were placed on the graves of fallen soldiers. Memorial Day began soon after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the conflict, but eventually was extended to honor all those in the military who died defending the U.S.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:57

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We won 7 Keystones!

The Press And Journal has won a record seven Keystone Press Awards for excellence in writing, reporting and page layout.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 March 2013 01:50

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