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Middletown Borough

Breakdown for Saturday, May 30: More than 1,000 negative test results in southcentral region

Here is a look at the numbers by county in Pennsylvania according to numbers released today by the state Department of Health, including the number of cases and day-over-day change, negative tests …

Total number of statewide coronavirus cases again up less than 1 percent; more Dauphin, Lancaster deaths

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed 680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 71,415 in all 67 counties. The state also reported 73 new deaths, …
Lower Swatara Township

Remote learning ends for MASD; times set to drop off iPads, get items from lockers; graduation June 3

With remote learning for Middletown Area School District students ending Friday and seniors picking up their diplomas next Wednesday, the district released a schedule for the rest of the year. All …

'Draconian measures' such as stay-at-home order 'not an option' if coronavirus rebounds, Gov. Wolf says

Gov. Tom Wolf said returning to the “Draconian measures” such as shelter-in-place that were instituted in Pennsylvania this spring to battle the coronavirus are highly unlikely if …
Cops & Courts

Middletown man charged with assaulting woman: Police and Courts Roundup

State Police charged a Middletown man after he allegedly assaulted a woman in an incident that began at the Canal Lock Boat Launch on River Road in Royalton on May 15. According to arrest papers …

He allegedly stole $11 can of air duster, now he faces felony; facial recognition software helped ID him

A Highspire man was charged with felony retail theft after police say he stole a 10-ounce can of Precision Duster from the Riverside True Value hardware store on West Main Street in Middletown on …
Education

Senior class unlike any other: Soon-to-be MAHS grads share thoughts on revised commencement, what they’ll remember

There are certain events that students eagerly await when they finally become high school seniors — prom and graduation, to name two. However, for seniors in the class of 2020, enjoyment of …

With revenue off because of coronavirus pandemic, MASD might increase taxes to balance budget

With a projected decrease in revenue and already-made cuts to expenses, Middletown Area School District is now anticipating a $3.5 million deficit next school year. Administrators plan on using …