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School Board Gets Update on EAMS Remodel

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board heard an update on design plans for the upcoming renovation to the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School. That renovation, to start in June of 2020, will allow the district’s sixthgrade classes, now at Bear Creek School, to move to the […]

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East Donegal’s Proposed 2020 Budget Has Same Tax Rate, Cuts Spending Over $350K

By KATCHA NEALE Special to the Advocate East Donegal Township’s proposed $4.75 million budget for 2020 cuts spending by more than $350,000 and would mean no tax increase. Township Manager Jeff Butler presented the proposed budget to the Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7. Total spending cuts are $377,790 . The […]

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Elizabethtown Lions Name Sanchez-Reyes as Student of Month

Paulina Sanchez-Reyes   Elizabethtown Area School District student Paulina Sanchez-Reyes is the Elizabethtown Lions Club Career & Technology Center Student of the Month for October. Sanchez-Reyes is an Elizabethtown Area School District senior and a Computer-Aided Architectural Drafting student at the Brownstown Lancaster County Career & Technology Center. Sanchez-Reyes really couldn’t say exactly why she […]

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Local Veterans Recognized in Ceremony at Elizabethtown Area High School

Elizabethtown Area School District saluted 23 local veterans during its 12th annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. The program afforded school officials and high school students an opportunity to salute local veterans for their service to the country. It was also an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions that veterans have […]

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Route 283 Going Into Final Configuration for Winter

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that its contractor is preparing to shift traffic on Route 283 in Lower Swatara and Londonderry townships, Dauphin County, to place the highway into its final configuration for winter. The contractor is removing temporary barrier that separates the Route 283 eastbound right travel lane from the work zone, which will allow […]

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Republicans Maintain Local Dominance

Republicans maintained their position as the region’s dominant political party as they defeated Democratic challengers in many local races. Republican Randall L. Miller got more than 63% of the vote to defeat Democrat Dan Stephenson in the race for magisterial district judge, one of the biggest local races. Miller and Stephenson, who are both lawyers, […]

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Extraordinary Give Has ECHOS as Its Newest Beneficiary

The eighth annual Extraordinary Give is coming up on Friday, Nov. 22, and this year’s charitable giving event has several new features. Among them is the first participation by Elizabethtown Communty Housing & Outreach Services. Until recently, ECHOS was ineligible to participate because it had been operating under the auspices of Elizabethtown College. “We were […]

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Bainbridge’s 200-Year-Old Blacksmith Shop Now Owned by Conoy Township

A blacksmith shop in downtown Bainbridge that dates to the early 19th century is now owned by Conoy Township. The township aims to preserve the historic building, perhaps arranging for demonstrations of blacksmithing. Shortly after signing the paperwork to sell the building, Wayne Brooks described how his family came to the area. Brooks said he […]

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