Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Unclear How Long Elevators at Amtrak Depot Will Be Closed

The elevators and station building at Elizabethtown’s Amtrak station have been closed for more than a month because the fire alarm system sustained water damage and cannot be repaired. Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll said the alarm system must be completely replaced and she did not know how long it would take for that to happen. […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Board News

Bear Creek Principal Leaving; Two Schools Get Permanent Heads

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The current acting principals at East High and Mill Road elementary schools have been named to those positions permanently, while Bear Creek School’s principal is resigning to take a leadership position with the Palmyra Area School District. Kari Druckenmiller, at East High, and Michael Pericci, at Mill […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Donegal Schools Have $183,200 Deficit

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate The Donegal School District’s 2019-2020 draft budget was presented at the monthly meeting of the school board. The largest part of the budget is spent on instructional services, just over 50 percent, according to Donegal School District Director of Business Services Michelle Kendig told the board on […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Former Mayor Questions Use of Executive Sessions by Marietta Borough Council

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate Former Mayor Oliver Overlander questioned Marietta Borough Council about whether its executive sessions violate state law. In recent months, council has held one executive session at each meeting having to do with personnel issues or litigation. Generally, the executive session lasts longer than 15 minutes. At the […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Planned

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care in partnership with local law enforcement, will host a prescription drug take back event as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will take place Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Giant, 1278 S Market St., Elizabethtown. People dropping […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Why Is It Taking So Long To Get Train Station Fixed?

Train passengers in Elizabethtown with disabilities have been left stranded by Amtrak. After they’re waited many years for a station that meets Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, it is now closed. And over what? A fire alarm problem! There are 1,800 residents across the street in Masonic Village, many of whom are elderly or handicapped and […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to E-Town’s Award-Winning Journalists

In The Elizabethtown Advocate, April 11, it was reported “College Student From Elizabethtown, Editor of Advocate Honored.” I hope the readers of the Advocate realize the importance of having award-winning writers in their community. I would like to congratulate Lauren Clouster and Dan Robrish for their literary achievements in journalism. Lauren Clouser won first place […]

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