Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Tiered Seating Approved for Community Park Amphitheater

The Elizabethtown Borough Council approved a change order to the Community Park Amphitheater Project to construct a tiered seating area for spectators instead of the current arrangement of having people sit on the grassy hill. The change order was approved by a unanimous vote of the Borough Council at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21. […]

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Categories FeaturedPolice & Fire

Two Policemen Recognized for Promotion, Retirement

The Elizabethtown Borough Council had a special recognition for a police lieutenant who retired and for the policeman promoted from detective to take over as the police force’s second in command. Shane Deardorff was promoted from detective to lieutenant effective on Monday, Sept. 11. His promotion was recognized at the Borough Council meeting on Thursday, […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Government Workers’ Pension Funds Deserve Investigation

Could you please put me in touch with a good investigative reporter that will look into the State Employees’ Retirement System and Public School Employees’ Retirement System? Something went very wrong with the retirement system sometime around 2001 which has led to taxpayers having to foot the bill for ever increasing retirement costs. The county, […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Editorial: Governor Should Have Used Line-Item Veto in Budget Fight

Although there is plenty of blame to go around in the Pennsylvania budget fiasco, there is one person who could have prevented the budget brinksmanship singlehandedly had he acted wisely: Gov. Tom Wolf. It’s difficult to pass a budget under the best of circumstances. It’s made even more difficult with a Democratic governor and Republican […]

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Categories CommunityFeatured

Conoy Supervisor: ‘We’re Tickled Pink’ Over Deal to Preserve Land by Trail

Conoy Township Supervisor Stephen Mohr’s worst nightmare was that the hiking experience on the final few miles of the popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail would be marred by riverfront shacks. But the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and Lancaster County Conservancy are teaming up to keep wooded land and wetlands on both sides […]

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Categories Business NewsFeaturedNews

Boothy’s BBQ Opens in Downtown Storefront Next to Funk Brewing

Boothy’s BBQ has opened in downtown Elizabethtown with a menu that features beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken. The new restaurant at 28 S. Market St. also has nachos, fish tacos and salads, with a variety of vegan options. Boothy’s BBQ is owned by Kevin Booth, who also operates food trailers and does catering. The […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool

Kraskewicz, Buckwalter Honored by Rotary as Students of the Month

Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Kraskewicz and David Buckwalter were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for September. Kraskewicz and Buckwalter were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Kraskewicz is the daughter of John and Christin of Elizabethtown. She is a member […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Board News

E-Town Schools Move Ahead With Solar Project

After deciding in in August to proceed with plans to install a solar field on district land near Bear Creek School, the Elizabethtown school board voted to amend its energy savings agreement with McClure Co. to include the solar project. McClure will install the 500-kilowatt field at a cost of about $870,000. The project is […]

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Categories FeaturedSchool

Elizabethtown Legislator Says Pa. Education Secretary Ignored Input

Elizabethtown’s state representative said he is deeply disappointed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Rep. Dave Hickernell, the Republican majority chairman of the House Education Committee, expressed his disappointment along with his Senate counterpart, state Sen. John Eichelberger, a Republican from Blair County. Federal law calls for […]

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