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Octorara School Board

Ellen Brown’s notes and the official minutes of Monday evening’s monthly Octorara School Board meeting included these highlights: Octorara High School senior Lydia Lion (above) was appointed the student representative to the school board. Lions is


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Tim Alexander vs. Octorara Area School District

The Octorara Area School District locked horns with school board candidate Tim Alexander. Monday night, District officials went on record as having never received the “alleged request”, i.e. Alexander’s right-to-know request, sent in June. The request asked the district


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Property Tax Reform in Harrisburg

In Harrisburg, tax activists, seniors and those on fixed incomes say the state’s property tax system unfairly targets seniors. School districts with an eroding commercial and residential tax base or a limited commercial tax base require


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Tim Alexander, to his credit, took the time to compile and post the zones 2 and 3 School Board Primary election results held on May 21st (above) and provided some editorial comment to accompany his hard


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  An update of Octorara’s 2013-14 budget, a presentation by former Octorara High School principal Lynwood Smith representing the Christiana Lions Club and a mother’s request to allow her son to play on Octorara High School


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Earlier this week Tim Alexander posted the following comment in response to his well done assessment of the trend in real estate value in Parkesburg: “Avondale Borough’s total property tax is 26.833 mills compared to Parkesburg’s


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Three readers over the past week have taken it upon themselves to educate all of us unschooled Octoraraians (is that a word?) on why Octorara being named to Newsweek’s top 2,000 high school list isn’t that


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Whatever tax hike Octorara’s school board approves next month, local property owners can take some solace (the key word being “some”) in the fact their tax bill would have been $264 higher had it not been


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LancasterOnline published Debbie Wygent’s account of Monday’s school board meeting where the board voted 7-1 (Bob Hume cast the lone dissenting vote) to approve the district’s final proposed budget. Debbie’s description of the meeting had this


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Long-time school board observer Ellen Brown and newcomer, but coming up to speed fast, Tim Alexander posted their notes on Monday night’s school board meeting to the web yesterday. In an 7-1 vote, with one board


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