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Middletown Borough

Borough council backs Mouchette as permanent police chief; will pay be enough to keep him?

Middletown Borough Council says it wants interim Police Chief George Mouchette to have the job permanently. The question is whether council pay what is necessary to keep him. Council, …

Downtown Middletown thrift store to stay open at least another year

The The Middletown Interfaith Senior Service Thrift Shop will remain open for at least the next year. Thrift store board of directors president Larry Robbins told the Press & Journal on Wednesday …
Lower Swatara Township

'We got lucky': Brief but intense storm does some damage

“We got lucky.” That’s what Bob Ludwig of Middletown’s Public Works Department had to say on Tuesday morning in the aftermath of a quick storm with high winds that ripped through much …

SCHOOL SHAKEUP: Bright moved from Reid, King out as AD, Shaffer leaving Fink

Despite an online petition with nearly 470 signatures and opposition expressed by a number of residents, Middletown Area School Board voted 9-0 on Monday to approve transferring Earl Bright from …
Cops & Courts

River House shooting: Details emerge about confrontations, witness said he feared for his life

The most detailed description yet about the March 24 shooting at River House Bar & Grill in Londonderry Township emerged Thursday during a preliminary hearing before District Judge David …

Police: Middletown woman’s death ‘suspicious,’ but likely not homicide

Baltimore police are not considering the death of a Middletown woman a homicide, because her body showed no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. However, it is being considered …
Education

No tax increase for MASD next school year

Property owners in Middletown Area School District don’t have to worry about a tax increase in 2017-18. The school board during its June 19 meeting voted 9-0 for final approval of a $45 …

An inside look at government: MAHS students create bills, serve as lawmakers, lobbyists

Zeryab Ibrahim had a bill signed into law helping foster children receive financial aid in going to college. What makes this achievement incredible is he’s only a junior in high school. …