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Two EASD Schools Get New Principals

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate Two schools in the Elizabethtown Area School District will have new principals, following approval by the school board. Nathan Frank, principal at Elizabethtown Area Middle School, will be the new principal at Bear Creek School, effective July 1. He replaces Annette Spagnolo. Also, Amy Secor was named […]

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Mentally Disabled Victimized in Theft of Their Benefits

Carol Ann Witmer Michael E. Dunk An Elizabethtown woman already facing felony welfare fraud charges and an Elizabethtown man already facing charges related to child sex abuse are now accused of swindling more than $30,000 from two victims who suffer from mental health issues. The victims in the latest case are residents of Elizabethtown Borough, […]

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Democrats Nominate Full Slate for Elizabethtown Borough Council

Democrats went into the primary election with nobody on the ballot for Elizabethtown Borough Council. They went out with a nominee in each of the borough’s three wards, all made with write-in votes. The nominations of Kelly Fuddy (First Ward), John Auker-Enders (Second Ward) and Deb Jones (Third Ward) make this the first time in […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Mount Joy’s Amtrak Station Expected to Open in September

Work on Mount Joy’s train station is making good progress and it is expected to be open to passengers in September, Borough Manager Samuel Sulkosky said. Although weather could change things, the anticipated date for the station to be open to passengers is Sept. 18, Sulkosky said in response to a question from the Advocate. […]

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Elizabethtown Public Library to Launch Space-Themed Summer Reading Program

Summer reading at Elizabethtown Public Library promises to be out of this world this year as readers travel through a universe of stories. With July 20 being the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, many activities for summer reading at the library will focus on space and science, as well as other traditional events the […]

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Memorial Day Observed in Elizabethtown With Event Honoring Those Killed at War

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of those who have died in military service. “We stand in the midst of patriots and the family and friends of those who have nobly served,” said Army Col. Stacy A. Holman, the keynote speaker at Elizabethtown’s Memorial Day ceremony held Monday, May 27. Holman, […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Congress Needs to Reclaim Its Constitutional Role

On March 13, Pennsylvania’s Sen. Bob Casey, and 53 other U.S. senators, (but not Sen. Pat Toomey) took an important step toward restoring congressional constitutional authority by voting for Senate Joint Resolution 7 to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. That war has created a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Lancaster Stands Up Supports Long-Held Community Values

My family has lived in Lancaster County since 1715. I have lived in the area for all of my 62 years. I am also a member of Lancaster Stands Up. I am dismayed by Congressman Lloyd Smucker’s fundraising letter, which suggests I am among those “infiltrating the community” with radical ideas. My values are rooted in […]

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Letter to the Editor: Writer Panning Green New Deal Would Be Wise to Read It

Before discounting the Green New Deal as an impossibility it would be wise to read the details of the proposition. In a letter to the editor published May 23 (“Green New Deal Is Wrong Way to Prevent Global Warming”), a writer provides seven initiatives that would be better than the seeming illogical policies proposed in […]

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