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Christmas tree arrives in downtown Middletown; it's bigger than last year's

Twenty-one feet at its widest point, Middletown’s 2017 Christmas tree would have qualified as a wide load as it was making its way down Union Street being led by a borough police escort with lights …

Pa. Turnpike expects Thanksgiving to be busiest holiday of year; here is when not to travel

One week away from Thanksgiving and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is projecting that 3.55 million cars and trucks will travel the turnpike during the six-day period, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21 …
Lower Swatara Township

Interstate 83 work scheduled on Sunday morning for John Harris Bridge over Susquehanna

Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dauphin County maintenance crews will close the right lane of northbound Interstate 83 and conduct bridge deck repair work on the John Harris Bridge over the …

Computer coding mixes with art; technology helping students in MASD expand their horizons

The American painter Jackson Pollock was known for using unorthodox items like sticks, hardened brushes and even basting syringes to create his abstract expressionist works of art. The students in …
Cops & Courts

Hearing for alleged River House shooter Stark continued until January

The case against Tanner Stark, the 22-year-old Mount Joy man charged with the March 24 shooting at River House Bar & Grill in Londonderry Township, has been continued until Jan. 3, 2018. Stark’s …

Man jailed on outstanding warrants, contact with minor: Court Roundup

A Northumberland County man is in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail on charges of having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in Middletown. Richard David Fahnestock, 43, …
Education

Lower Dauphin alumni group honors 5 for efforts

Lower Dauphin Alumni Association honored five for contributions to the district and community during the Homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 27, followed with a reception the next day at Cassel …

Spear, Luther honored as MAHS Students of the Month

Jacob Spear and Shelby Luther are the November Students of the Month for Middletown Area High School. Jacob is the son of Mitch and Debbie Spear. School activities include serving as class …