Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to All Who Helped ECHOS With Winter Shelter

As the first buds begin to bloom and temperatures rise, for many that’s a signal of the changing seasons, but for Elizabethtown Community Housing & Outreach Services, it signals the end of another winter shelter season. This season, we were once again supported by countless community volunteers, businesses and organizations. Whether individuals volunteered once or […]

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Categories E-Town CollegeFeaturedNews

Mount Joy Township Gets Complaints About College Solar Array

Mount Joy Township supervisors asked Township Manager Justin Evans to meet with Elizabethtown College’s director of public affairs to tour the college’s solar array after getting complaints from neighbors. Supervisor Gerald F. Becker said at the township meeting on Monday, April 15, that residents of the nearby Shybrook development had been promised that trees would […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Conoy Supervisors Approve Agreements With Dog Adoption Center

Conoy Township supervisors approved a memorandum of understanding and other agreements with a group that plans to build a dog adoption center. Almost Home Dog Adoption wants to build a 24,600-square-foot building with 62 parking spaces on a 12-acre lot at the intersection of River Road and Prescott Road. Supervisors voted unanimously on Thursday, April […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Dozens Gather at Elizabethtown Square Over Star Barn’s Policy

By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate In most parts of Pennsylvania, it’s perfectly legal for businesses to fire employees because they are gay. Unless there’s a local law saying otherwise, it’s perfectly legal for Pennsylvania landlords to refuse to rent to prospective tenants because they are gay, or to refuse to renew leases because their […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Board News

Elizabethtown Schools’ Budget Now Balanced

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The proposed budget for the Elizabethtown Area School District’s 2019-2020 school year now stands as essentially balanced, with revenues and expenses both at $65.58 million, including a 2.9% increase in real estate taxes. The Elizabethtown school board heard a budget update at its meeting on Tuesday, April […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Mount Joy Borough Residents Question Developer’s Actions

By HERB LANDAU Special to the Advocate Two Mount Joy Borough residents expressed concern over whether Florin Hills development’s builder, Charter Homes, is following proper procedures. Bruce Haigh told the Borough Council at its meeting on Monday, April 1, that he believed the developer’s stormwater basin plan is deficient. Colin Casella asked for a deadline […]

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Categories CommunityElizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Events

EAHS Team Wins $5,000 in ‘Just Drive’ PSA Contest to Fight Distracted Driving

NJM Insurance Group, in partnership with the Pennsylvania DUI Association, announced the winners of its inaugural “Just Drive” public service announcement video contest. Students from 34 Pennsylvania high schools created 30-second videos on the dangers of distracted driving, an epidemic that continues to plague our nation’s roadways. The winning schools received funds toward a post-prom, […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown Native Managing Nolde Forest Enviromental Education Center

Brent Erb   Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Elizabethtown native Brent Erb as manager of Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, an increasingly popular Bureau of State Parks facility on 665 acres near Reading, Berks County. “Brent has displayed a wealth of enthusiasm and commitment to our […]

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