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WE ARE HISTORY: This is goodbye as Press & Journal publishes its last edition

To our readers, advertisers, staff, friends and family —   Today, you hold in your hands the final edition of the Press & Journal. In last week’s paper we shared all the …

No tax increase for Middletown Area School District: final budget different from May version

There will be no tax increase under Middletown Area School District’s 2020-2021 budget, which the school board approved Tuesday. The final version of the budget calls for $46,969,927 in …
Lower Swatara Township

Lower Swatara Township hires new MS4 coordinator

Lower Swatara Township has a new MS4 coordinator. Brian Davis has been offered and accepted the position, according to township manager Betsy McBride. He will start July 20. Davis is a …

Coronavirus cases level off at Middletown Home, Frey Village; 1 death reported over weekend

By Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com and Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Middletown Home has gone three weeks without any new cases of its nursing home residents testing …
Cops & Courts

Middletown police policy: They investigate complaints against themselves

Citizen complaints against the Middletown Police Department are investigated by the department and not an outside agency such as Dauphin County or the state. That’s a problem, says a borough …

Stolen credit card used; unemployment funds rerouted to Florida: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A stolen credit card was used to make about $100 in purchases, police said. It was reported to police at 7:46 a.m. June 14 after the Lower Swatara Township resident received a call from their …
Education

Middletown Area School District nearing final ‘re-entry plan’; iPads might play big role

A “re-entry plan” for how students in Middletown Area School District are to be educated this fall with continuing concerns over the coronavirus is due to the school board for review and …

MASD shutting down alternative education program for 2020-21

Middletown Area School District is closing its alternative education program,  the Middletown Academy, next school year. The academy opened in the 2017-2018 school year for students in grades …