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Letter to the Editor: Elizabethtown Should Take Action on Climate Change

Elizabethtown is the gem of northwestern Lancaster County. We are a beautiful community, surrounded by vibrant agriculture and sustained by our hardworking and community-minded citizens. If we hope to keep our community growing and healthy, our town absolutely must take action on climate change, to protect our farms, our homes, and our community. It has […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Editorial: Lieutenant Governor Debacle Shows Urgent Need for Change

The relationship between the governor of Pennsylvania and the lieutenant governor is sometimes a good one — but when it is, it’s only by chance. For example, Gov. Tom Ridge had an excellent working relationship with Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker. Mr. Ridge, a former congressman and assistant district attorney, turned to Mr. Schweiker, a former […]

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Categories CommunityElizabethtown Area School DistrictSchool

Valedictorian Urges Classmates to Seek Shared Humanity

Elizabethtown Area High School valedictorian Conor Larison poked fun at his own colorblindness as he urged his classmates to look beyond differences and see the humanity in everybody. After referring to allegations of Russian inter­ference with last year’s election, Larison joked, “Our only hope can be that the occupation does not last long, and that […]

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Categories NewsPolice & Fire

Marietta Man Charged With Felony Counts After Columbia Crash

A Marietta man accused of striking a vehicle, hospitalizing its two occupants and then fleeing the scene is awaiting a preliminary hear­ing, police said. Giovanni F. Cocco, 28, was charged with two felony counts of accidents involving death or injury and two counts of accidents involving death or injury while not properly licensed, according to […]

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Categories FeaturedNewsSchool Board News

Citizens Mum On School Tax Hike of 4.75%

At the Elizabethtown school board’s latest workshop meeting, no changes were made to the district’s proposed $60.9 million budget for the 2017-18 school year. And, unlike the previous meeting, no citizens commented on the plan, which calls for a 4.75 percent tax increase, with the rate rising from 19.9 to 20.845 mills. The increase would […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNews

Conoy Township Supervisors Approve Escrow Plan for Bainbridge School

Conoy Township supervisors have approved an escrow agreement with the Elizabethtown Area School District that is needed for renovations to begin at Bainbridge Elementary School. Supervisors signed off on the agreement the evening of Thursday, June 8, hours after the school year ended for students. The building was to remain open on Friday, June 9, […]

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Categories CommunityFeatured

Kind Strangers Help Kayaker Passing Through Marietta on River Odyssey

One of the motivations for Cathy Mumford’s solo paddle down all 440 miles of the Susquehanna River is the people she meets. Ironic then that — her trek nearly complete — the 56-year-old woman’s first encounter after landing in Marietta was a thief or not-so-merry prankster. Her beloved, bright-yellow kayak was gone, and the completion […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

West Donegal Township Makes Progress on Pollution Mandate

West Donegal Township supervisors have approved a plan to reduce erosion into the Conoy Creek to comply with a mandate from the state to reduce sediment into tributaries of the Susquehanna River. The vote by township supervisors on Monday, June 12, came after a presentation by Scott H. Hain, a civil engineer with David Miller […]

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