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Middletown council gives tentative approval to 2-mill tax hike for 2019

Middletown Borough Council by 6-0 vote on Nov. 17 approved a preliminary 2019 general fund budget that calls for raising the borough property tax by 2 mills.The first borough property tax increase …

Trucker accused in crash that killed Middletown man, infant daughter, heading to county court

The 29-year-old Mississippi truck driver blamed for the Oct. 12 accident on Interstate 83 that caused the death of a Middletown man and his infant daughter is heading for Dauphin County …
Lower Swatara Township

Boy Scout Troop 97 connects with friends around the world during Jamboree-on-the-Air

Londonderry Township Boy Scout Troop 97 hosted a weekend on the air with Bainbridge Troop 162 the weekend of Oct. 19-21. The two troops got together to participate in the international Boy Scout …

Pennsylvania Turnpike limits speed due to snow, white-out conditions

Due to worsening weather conditions and white-out conditions in central and western regions, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has lowered the speed limit on much of its system. Speeds are reduced to 45 …
Cops & Courts

Police report rash of tire slashings in the borough, and they need your help

Somebody is going throughout Middletown using a knife or some other kind of sharp object to flatten vehicle tires all over the borough, police say. The incidents started last weekend and about six …

Former MP selected as new police officer in Middletown

A former military policeman in the U.S. Marine Corps has been hired as Middletown Police Department’s newest full-time officer. Robert Schmidt, 27, of Enola, has been a police officer for …
Education

Snow closes Middletown schools and library

Middletown Area School District schools let out early today, and the Middletown Public Library is closing at 2 p.m. because of the snow. The SchoolMessenger Communication System that MASD uses to …

Middletown Area Middle School honors those who served for Veterans Day

Middletown Area Middle School honored veterans at its annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony on Nov. 9. During the event, the band and color guard performed. Three students read essays on why they …