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Stone Gables May Get New Zoning for Large Events

West Donegal Township supervisors heard about a request to rezone property owned by DAS Distributors and Stone Gables Estate to allow for events bringing up to 10,000 people a day without a special exemption. The township created a new “rural heritage meeting center” amendment to the zoning ordinance in 2013 to accommodate the uses the […]

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Conoy Supervisors Agree to Buy Historic Blacksmith Shop in Bainbridge

Conoy Township supervisors agreed to buy a historic blacksmith shop in downtown Bainbridge with blacksmith tools included for $97,500. Supervisors said at their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, that if they did not buy the property at 15 S. Second St. from owner Wayne Brooks, it would likely be torn down, and purchasing it gives […]

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Elizabethtown Borough Gets Update on Building Renovation Plans

An architect gave the Elizabethtown Borough Council an update on plans for renovating a building that dates to the 1700s into the new borough offices. At the Borough Council work session on Thursday, Oct. 3, Gary E. Weaver of Tippetts/Weaver Architects described plans for the building at the southwest corner of North Market and Hummelstown […]

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PennDOT: Don’t Delay Getting New Real ID Card

People who want to get new drivers’ licenses or state ID cards that meet new federal standards should not wait until the last-minute rush, a state official speaking in Elizabethtown said. Kurt J. Myers, a deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, spoke about the new Real ID-compliant licenses and ID cards at the […]

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Marietta to Get 172 New Housing Units on Ex-Industrial Site

Construction could start as soon as November for a development of 150 apartments and 22 townhouses on a 9-acre area of former industrial land at the west end of Marietta Borough. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough currently has 1,167 housing units; the new development will boost that figure by more than 14%. […]

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West Donegal OKs Trash Collection Contract

West Donegal Township supervisors have approved a contract with Waste Management for collection of trash. Waste Management’s bid of $135.60 per unit for the first year was the lowest of three bids. Republic Services’ bid was $149.40 and Eagle Disposal’s bid was $215.76. Township Manager John O. Yoder III told supervisors at their meeting on […]

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Elizabethtown Borough Approves College Construction Plans

The Elizabethtown Borough Council approved a land development plan for an addition of more than 10,000 square feet to Esbenshade Hall at Elizabethtown College for a new physician assistant program. Borough Manager Roni Ryan asked councilors at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, to include the condition that the college provide evidence of adequate water […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Board News

EASD Checked Legality of Board’s Private Tour

The Elizabethtown Area School District checked with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to make sure it was following open-meeting laws when the entire school board toured the lower level of the middle school, a school district spokesman said. Spokesman Troy Portser told the Advocate on Tuesday, Sept. 17, that board members did not deliberate during […]

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Mount Joy Township Supervisors Hear Complaints About Rifle Range

Mount Joy Township supervisors heard from neighbors of the Milton Grove Sportsmen’s Club, who described the club as a noise nuisance as well as a potential safety hazard. Supervisors said they were sympathetic, but were powerless to regulate the club because state law will not let them do so. Paul and Kay Wendel, who live […]

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