Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania Needs to Support Clean, Reliable Nuclear Power

Pennsylvania gets more than 93% of its clean energy from nuclear power. Because solar and wind don’t produce power 24/7, significant backup power is required to keep the lights on. If we don’t have nuclear for that backup, more fossil fuel power plants will be required. Is it any surprise the oil and gas industry […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Bridge Between Rapho, Mount Joy Townships Likely to Be Eliminated

A now-closed county-owned bridge connecting Mount Joy Township and Rapho Township is planned for elimination because it meets all four of the county’s criteria, the Mount Joy Township manager said. Those criteria are a low traffic volume, a nearby alternate route, no historic significance and a high replacement cost. People who used the Cloverleaf Road […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Conoy Takes Middle Ground on Consultations With Township Engineer

Conoy Township supervisors agreed unanimously that township residents who have questions about storm water management should talk to township staff and supervisors first, and if their questions are not answered, they can get a 15-minute consultation from the company that handles township engineering at township expense. Some residents had been surprised to get bills for […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Board News

EASD Teachers Get 2.9% Raise Over Five Years

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board approved a union contract with the Elizabethtown Area Education Association that would give Elizabethtown Area School District teachers and related professionals an average salary increase of 2.9% over five years. The agreement was ratified by a 7-1 vote at the board’s meeting on […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Mount Joy Borough Wants to Review PennDOT’s Plans for Parking Fee Collection at Amtrak Station

By HERB LANDAU Special to the Advocate If there will be parking fees at the Mount Joy Amtrak station now under construction, the Mount Joy Borough Council wants to review the means to collect the fees, such as a toll gate or a payment kiosk. At their meeting on Monday, June 3, council members were […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Conoy Supervisor Has DUI; He’s Due in Court June 20

By LINDSEY BLEST LNP Staff Writer A Conoy Township supervisor charged with DUI in May said he “made a mistake.” John Shearer, 60, was pulled over by a Susquehanna Regional police officer on River Road/Route 441 near North Second Street around 1:15 a.m. May 9, according to charging documents. The arresting officer said he saw […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

After 100 Years, Elizabethtown Man Looks Back on Accomplishments of His Lifetime

Robert H. Forney Jr. grew up in Elizabethtown and celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, June 9, with family at the Masonic Heath Care Center. While growing up in Elizabethtown, he helped his father run the Chrysler-Plymouth dealership he ran on North Market Street, just north of the Conoy Creek. One notable sale that Forney […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Events

Two EAHS Students Selected for All-State Music Ensembles

Elizabethtown Area High School 2019 graduate Mayelin Ebersole and student Claire Fritz, who just completed her junior year, recently took part in the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival held in Pittsburgh. The festival was comprised of the top high school band, choral, and orchestra students from across the state. Ebersole and Fritz […]

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