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Middletown Borough

Middletown council changes course, will keep meeting on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays

Middletown Borough Council is not changing its meeting dates for 2020 after all. Council by 7-0 vote during its Jan. 15 meeting decided to stick with the same schedule of public meetings it has …

New Amtrak station will be completed by July 2021, consulting engineers say in new documents

Construction of the long-planned new Amtrak train station along West Main Street is to be completed by July 21, 2021, according to information put out Wednesday by consulting engineers on the …
Lower Swatara Township

Wounded Lower Swatara police officer and his partner honored by Rep. Mehaffie, DA Chardo

The two Lower Swatara Township police officers who responded to a domestic incident during which Officer Timothy Shea was shot were honored by state Rep. Tom Mehaffie and Dauphin County District …

What is the skill in a ‘skill game’? It’s akin to Tic-Tac-Toe, Simon Says

The “skill” involved in Pace-O-Matic skill games is that the player is presented with a puzzle game offering multiple combinations, from which the player must choose the right one to win …
Cops & Courts

Sexual assault case against Chief Mouchette moving ahead, prosecutor says

The Dauphin County prosecutor handling the sexual assault charges against Middletown Police Chief George Mouchette addressed the case during the public comment period of borough council’s Jan. …

Resident harassed by phone; burglary on Sunrise Drive reported: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Reading man has been charged with harassment by communication. According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, a Lower Swatara Township resident walked into the department …
Education

$6.4 million deficit is MASD’s ‘worst-case scenario,’ district's top financial official says

By Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com A projected $6.4 million deficit next school year is a “worst-case scenario,” Middletown Area School District Chief Financial Officer …

Altland, Buffington honored by MAHS as Students of the Month

Two seniors recently were selected as Middletown Area High School’s Students of the Month for January. Nicole R. Altland is the daughter of Dale and Lorraine Altland. Nicole has earned a …