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Downtown Middletown thrift store closed; reopening date uncertain but it's called 'temporary'

The Middletown Interfaith Senior Service Thrift Shop closed “temporarily” on Oct. 7 with no set date for it to reopen. Thrift store board member Ellen Willenbecher described the move … more

Katie’s patience pays off after several years: Tom Shank's Woods and Waters

Having two older brothers that hunt along with her dad, Katie assumed she would hunt when the magical age of 12 came about. She took her hunter safety class and successfully completed it. She was … more

Shelly, Beshore islands tenants have little power to remain: Editorial

The seasonal tenants of Shelly and Beshore islands in the Susquehanna River don’t own their land. They lease it. That, to us, is the key thing to keep in mind when the emotional and … more

How long can Trump be tolerated?: Paul Heise

The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat … more

Hooping it up, summer style: MAHS girls basketball team leads clinics for youngsters

The Middletown Area High School girls basketball team played host to a basketball clinic for young girls for three one-hour sessions on Monday nights in June. Girls coach Ron Stetler, his high … more

Mayor Curry is a great cheerleader for borough, but he can cross the line, too: Editorial

“By state law, Pennsylvania boroughs operate under what is typically described as a ‘strong council-weak mayor’ form of government. Unlike in cities, where the mayor is generally … more

Phone scam threatens arrest unless the potential victim calls back

The Elizabethtown Police Department has received information from a borough resident that they have been receiving automated messages over the past several days stating that if they don't call back … more

Sitting is the new smoking: Some ideas on how to get off your rear end in the new year

  It’s the start of a new year, and millions of people across the country will join — or rejoin — gyms and health clubs in January. Unfortunately, there will be an estimated 80 percent drop off in gym attendance before the end of … more

Out & About: 2016 Middletown Holiday Home Tour

Photo by Gabe Mink -- Dr. Ed Beck explains the tree of life on the wall of the B’nai Jacob Synagogue on North Wood Street. Each leaf represents a special event in the synagogue’s history. This year’s Middletown Holiday Home Tour, held … more
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