Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Citizens Shouldn’t Become Demoralized Over School Tax

I was one of the book­ends at the May 16, 2017, Elizabethtown Area School Board meeting. The other citizen was Mitch Forry. The headline in the The Elizabethtown Advocate read, “Citizens Protest Elizabethtown School Property Tax Increase.” I thought it odd that only two people came out to the meeting to express their concerns about […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Star Barn About to Rise Once Again

The Star Barn complex is taking shape at its new home just outside of Elizabethtown, at Ironstone Ranch. The last hurdle is to raise the Star Barn itself. Mike Kleinhans, spokesman for DAS Companies Inc., said it’s been a long process to bring the 1877 Star Barn back to life. The first step began two […]

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Categories Elizbethtown Area School DisctrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Board News

New Principal Hired for Bainbridge, Mill Road

The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of School Directors has unanimously approved Amanda Baxter as the principal for Bainbridge and Mill Road elementary schools. She will replace Greg Kiehl, who has accepted a position to become the director of elementary education for the Donegal School District. Baxter was hired following an extensive search process that […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Editorial: Divided State Can Have Proud Legacy of Good Government

Franklin & Marshall College political scientist G. Terry Madonna called the 2011 redrawing of Pennsylvania’s electoral district boundaries “the worst gerrymander in modern Pennsylvania history.” He was wrong, of course. As awful as the practice of gerrymandering is, the politicians who pulled off this redistricting were very good at it. What they achieved was really […]

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