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Speed Limits reduced by PennDOT

Due to severity of the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT has temporarily reduced the speed limit on several major roadways in South Central Pennsylvania.

Motorists are asked to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: 

  • I-81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties,      
  • I-78 in Lebanon County,
  • I-83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties,
  • I-283 in Dauphin County,
  • Route 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties,
  • U.S. 22/322 in Dauphin and Perry counties, 
  • Route 581 in Cumberland County, 
  • U.S. 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties, 
  • Route 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties, 
  • U.S. 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties,
  • U.S. 222 in Lancaster County between U.S. 30 and the Berks County line.

PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 07:08

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Lower Swatara Twp Police News - 3/4/15


Mailbox destroyed

A mailbox at a home in the 1000 block of Old Reliance Road was run over by a vehicle and destroyed during the early morning hours of Feb. 20, police report.

Damage was estimated at $200.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-939-0463.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:47

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New library director welcomed

libraryphoto3 4 15WEBPress And Journal Photo by Dan Miller -- Staff and friends of the Middletown Public Library welcome the library’s new director, John Grayshaw, second from left, during an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:47

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Council hires firm to draw up new downtown zoning


Middletown Borough Council voted 9-0 on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to hire a consulting firm from Philadelphia to draw up new zoning to spur downtown redevelopment.

KSK Architects Planners Historians will be paid $42,780 to come up with what borough officials refer to as a Revitalization Zone Overlay for the downtown. KSK must complete the project by June 20, 2016.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:38

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District to provide laptops to students in grades 9, 10


Every Lower Dauphin School District student in grades 9 and 10 would receive a school-owned laptop for their use as the district plans to move forward with its “1 to 1” technology initiative, Superintendent Sherri Smith reported to the Lower Dauphin School Board on Monday, Feb. 16.

While the district has planned for staff training, parent meetings and student procedures concerning the use of the laptops, the initiative is a proposal for the coming school year’s budget that arrives with a price tag of roughly $200,000. One person will be hired as a technology coach for the program, Smith said.

The district’s plans are well underway for the change to its current technology, which has some problems. 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:37

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