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Suski supports grades K-3 at Fink and Kunkel, with 4th and 5th at Reid, in hybrid school plan

Middletown Area School District Superintendent Lori Suski supports placing students in kindergarten through third grade at Kunkel and Fink elementary schools and making Reid into an intermediate …

Company gets conditional approval to build two warehouses in eastern Londonderry Township

Vision Group Ventures can build two warehouses along Route 230, provided the company meets a number of conditions being imposed by Londonderry Township. Supervisors on Wednesday night voted …

Former TMI golf outing benefitting fire company to continue

The annual golf tournament raising funds for the Londonderry Fire Company, which used to be sponsored by the Three Mile Island nuclear plant and its owner, Exelon, has a new sponsor. During the …

Work ahead of schedule for Campus Heights; Phase 3 will create more than 300 bedrooms PSU students

Construction is underway for phase three of Campus Heights, which will house hundreds of Penn State Harrisburg students when it is completed. “We are progressing nicely for sure and are …

'Leaning House' to be taken down soon, according to zoning officer: PHOTO

Coronavirus will be discussed at next Science on Tap event

The second Science on Tap event will be held Feb. 24 at Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works and address a timely issue in the news: "What's going on with the coronavirus?" Science on Tap is a …

New color scheme for Lower Swatara police vehicles; uniform change planned

If you drive through Lower Swatara Township, you might see three new gray and black police cars. One of the newly restriped cars has been on the road since mid-January, but the other two, which …

Burglary reported on Nelson Manor Lane; cars entered: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Lower Swatara police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the first block of Nelson Manor Lane in which about $1,000 worth of items were stolen. It was reported to police at 11:56 a.m. …
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6 Raider seniors advance to districts in wrestling

The individual wrestling postseason kicked off last weekend for the Blue Raiders with the District 3 AA Section 2 tournament at CD East High School. The Raiders sent 11 wrestlers to compete in …

Fitzpatrick sets record; Middletown senior passes Burton-Jones on girls career points list

Coming into the season, it appeared very likely that Kate Fitzpatrick would break the Middletown girls career scoring record. She had 1,251 points entering her senior season, and she scored 461 …

Middletown boys split pair to end season at 7 wins

The Middletown boys basketball team finished up its 2019-2020 season last week with a pair of games played and another one canceled Friday. On Tuesday, the Blue Raiders played host to Milton …

Jose Lopez, the leading rusher in Middletown football history, makes his college choice

Jose Lopez, Middletowns’s all-time leading rusher, announced Wednesday he will attend the University of Albany in New York to continue his academic and athletic careers. He will enter the …

Raider boys basketball team earns fifth, sixth victories

The Middletown boys basketball team picked up its fifth and sixth wins of the season last week to get back on the winning track. But, on Saturday, the Blue Raiders fell victim to host Gettysburg …

Raider girls basketball loses three for week, falls to 4-16

The Middletown girls basketball team fell to 4-16 on the season with losses last week to West Perry, Pequea Valley and Gettysburg. Senior Kate Fitzpatrick scored 64 points in the three games, …

War Memorial Field getting new grass; sod possible

The Middletown Area School Board approved several contracts toward restoring War Memorial Field at its Jan. 21 meeting. The project includes removing the existing grass turf and preparing the …

MAHS boys basketball team falls to Camp Hill, Trinity

The Middletown boys basketball team lost two more games in the last week, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Facing Camp Hill and Trinity, two teams that own a combined 24-7 record, the Blue …
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Man charged with assaulting woman; traffic stop leads to DUI: Police and Courts Roundup

State Police charged a Londonderry Township man following an incident at a residence in the 200 block of Rim Road at about 10 p.m. Feb. 10. According to arrest records police filed with District …

Area fire departments report 2019 numbers

By Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com and Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com The final numbers are in. In 2019, the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department responded to …

MAMS student with special needs faces felony charge for kicking, punching aide

A 12-year-old Middletown boy is facing felony charges after he allegedly assaulted a paraprofessional during class at Middletown Area Middle School. Lower Swatara Township police responded at 1:20 …

More details released in weekend incidents at Genesis Court apartments; one suspect turns self in

Middletown police are now looking for just one suspect in two incidents that police say occurred in the same apartment in Genesis Court over the past weekend. Police in arrest papers filed with …

Carney and Johnson of Lower Dauphin High School receive student of the month honors

Two Lower Dauphin High School seniors recently received monthly awards. Lillian Carney is the Hummelstown Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for January. The daughter of Lynn and Ed …

Dauphin County offering grace period for those who owe delinquent taxes

Dauphin County is offering an interest-free grace period to all property owners with 2019 delinquent property taxes.  “In some cases, property owners misplace their tax bills or …

Are you $1 million richer? Winning scratch-off lottery ticket sold locally

A Dauphin County Pennsylvania Lottery retailer sold a $1 million-winning $1 Million Cash Blowout Scratch-Off ticket. 7-Eleven, 12 E. Main St., Middletown, receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the …
Editorials

Fitzpatrick, Lopez examples of stellar student-athletes: Editorial

We often laud our high school sports athletes. Each edition of the Press & Journal dedicates a page or two to their exploits. Youth sports, even at the high school level, should be about …
Columnists

State Legislature dedicated to ending human trafficking: Tom Mehaffie

In 2014, the Legislature created the first comprehensive definition of human trafficking and provided tools to combat the crime. It strengthened protections for victims during court proceedings, …

Educator shortage in Pennsylvania nears critical point: Rich Askey

Do you like living in a world with doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs and artists? We wouldn’t have any of these professionals — or countless others — without educators. Education …

Taking lessons from the unusual presidential candidacy of Andrew Yang: James E. Miller

Andrew Yang wisely ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after garnering no delegates in either the Iowa caucus or New Hampshire primary. Although the Taiwanese entrepreneur joins …
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