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Archive for July 2011

Left turn lanes to be added on High Street at Center Square

Jul 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Originally posted June 30, 2011 on Chronicling Elizabethtown by Councilmen Jeff McCloud During July, motorists in downtown Elizabethtown will see improvements in Center Square that will include the addition of left turn lanes in both directions on High Street. The work is part of a regional traffic signal synchronization project in which signals from Route 283 at Cloverleaf Road through the borough to the five-point intersection at Route 743/Mount Gretna Road/Holly Street are being improved. At the square, parking will be eliminated to make room for left turn lanes on High Street. This will formalize and make legal the left[Read more...]

Council puts brakes on Maytown Road-South Market Street proposal

Jul 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Originally Posted July 8, 2011 on Chronicling Elizabethtown by Councilmen Jeff McCloud At its workshop meeting last night, Elizabethtown Borough Council put the brakes on a proposal to create a series of one-way streets at and around the intersection of Maytown Road and South Market Street. The Elizabethtown Area Regional Authority (EARA), formed to help implement a regional comprehensive plan approved by the borough and Conoy, Mount Joy and West Donegal townships, discussed the plan at its meeting last month. Traffic engineer Steve Gault presented the plan as an option that would keep traffic flowing at the intersection by using[Read more...]

Harrisburg and Divine Intervention–Commentary by Sanjay Paul

Jul 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

In June, seeking divine wisdom to solve Harrisburg’s problems, Mayor Linda Thompson announced three days of prayer and fasting. The announcement was treated with skepticism in some quarters–did even God have sufficient powers to deal with the city’s financial woes? Could even He stare down the bondholders? Others upbraided the mayor for breaching the wall of separation between church and state, although those who doubted that the founding fathers ever intended to erect such a wall were not particularly displeased with the mayor’s action. And now look! The prayer thing has gone national! Rick Perry, governor of Texas, has announced[Read more...]