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Middletown Borough

Puppies give holiday travelers a furry surprise at Harrisburg International Airport on Wednesday

Holiday travelers were given a surprise as they arrived or departed at Harrisburg International Airport on Wednesday morning. In fact, they were given several surprises, in the form of 17 …

Christmas tree raised, lowered, raised again; more stable base needed after high winds

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Twenty-one feet at its widest point, Middletown’s 2017 Christmas tree would have qualified as a wide load as it was making its way down Union …
Lower Swatara Township

Dauphin County budget holds line on taxes for 13th straight year

The Dauphin County Commissioners on Wednesday unveiled a $241 million preliminary budget that holds the line on property taxes for an unprecedented 13th straight year, according to a press …

Township buys Shireman property; Lower Swatara gets matching grant to make offer for $374,000

  The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners unanimously approved acquiring the Shireman property for $374,000 at its Nov. 15 legislative meeting. The township was awarded a 50-50 matching …
Cops & Courts

Learn how to protect your deliveries this holiday season; police will discuss topic at Monday meeting

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Middletown police are reporting an uptick in packages being stolen from the homes of borough residents. These kinds of incidents are expected to …

Man charged in beating; video caught theft: Area Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police have charged a borough man with simple assault for allegedly beating an 11-year-old boy with a cardboard plank inscribed with the word “Enforcer.” The boy told police …
Education

Hair-raising: Students at Lower Dauphin High School support mini-THON with head-shaving

Amid hoots and hollering and chants of “FTK,” Spencer Miller experienced something on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 15 that he never had before. He had his head shaved. Seated before a …

John says goodbye to Middletown Area School Board after 16-year stint

David John said goodbye to the Middletown Area School Board at his last meeting Monday, Nov. 20. John served 16 years on the board since first being elected in 2001. John also served on the board …