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Councilor Recognized Upon His Departure

Clair Dale Treese was recognized for his service at the last Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting he attended as an elected official. Treese moved to Elizabethtown in 1981 and shortly after approached the Planning Commission for a special exemption that would allow him to open his dental practice next to his home. Soon after, he started […]

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Sprinkler Malfunction Caused Major Damage at Bear Creek School in April

An early April vote of the Elizabethtown Borough Council came up with a cheaper alternative for resurfacing a dead-end street surrounded by Community Park. The repaving of Ken Lane was estimated to cost more than $14,000, but Councilor Tom Shaud asked at the April 6 Borough Council meeting if it could just be topped. Public […]

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Major Snowstorm in March Came After Months of Mild Weather

On March 2, a landscape architect told the Elizabethtown Borough Council that renovations to the free parking lot at the corner of Mechanics Alley and Cherry Alley could add six parking spaces while reducing the paved area by about 20 percent. Chris Brown of the firm Derck & Edson said a lot of the paved […]

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Approval of Bainbridge Elementary Plans Was Big News in February

On Feb. 2, Elizabethtown College briefed the Borough Council on its plans to build a wellness center on campus and to seek a $3.7 million grant from the state. The state ultimately declined the grant application, but plans for the new Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being remain in place; it is scheduled to […]

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Sword Slaying of 2010 EAHS Graduate, Barn Fire, Government Actions Were Big News in January

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of the Advocate’s look back at local news of 2017. The year 2017 began with progress made on Mount Joy Township’s new park and its connection to the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. At the reorganizational meeting of township supervisors held on Jan. 3, supervisors voted to approve […]

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