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The Week That Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Franchon Dickinson, center, accepted a huge federal grant in the morning, then, later in the day, was refused an appointment by City Council.

It was another fast-moving news week around Harrisburg, as City Council faced down a lengthy agenda during its legislative session. As usual, we have a wrap-up in case you missed any of our coverage over the past week.

Dauphin County is moving many of its polling places for the November election, especially within Harrisburg. Read our story to find out if your polling station is being moved and, if so, to where.

El Rancho is a new downtown Harrisburg restaurant serving Mexican and Central American cuisine. What’s a pupusa? Find out by reading our feature story.

Free Dentistry Day is a national effort to provide no-charge dental services to anyone who needs them. Learn how it’s making a difference to patients in the Harrisburg area.

Garth Stein came to Harrisburg recently to read from his new book, “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” In his talk to a packed house at Market Square Presbyterian Church, the best-selling author also opined on dogs, Hollywood and just life in general. Read our online feature story here.

Harrisburg City Council refused to endorse the administration’s choice for director of the city’s building and housing department. The mayor said that the denial endangers the city’s federally funded housing programs, including a lead abatement grant that was just announced. Click here to read about the controversy.

Homes sales were up last month in the Harrisburg area, as were prices. We have a county-by-county breakdown in our online story.

PennDOT may be open to making changes to its planned widening of I-83, Harrisburg’s mayor said last week. Read our news story to find out what may be in store for the busy highway and the surrounding area.

Sara Bozich has serious plans for the weekend, mostly centered around wine and pumpkins. Find out what else is going on around town in her weekly column.

Steelton has sold it water assets to Pennsylvania American Water, the same company that has expressed preliminary interest in Harrisburg’s water system. Click here to read our news story.

YWCA’s “Style of Power” fashion show is both a major annual event and a way to raise awareness of domestic violence. We highlight the event in our feature story from the October issue.

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