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Friday, March 17

• Happy St. Patrick’s Day!: Organizations throughout central Pennsylvania are celebrating the holiday with special events (Source: ABC 27) and corned beef meals (Source: ABC 27)

• Northern Lancaster school board votes down ‘Addams Family Musical’: The board said the show’s themes are inappropriate for a school stage. (Source: Fox 43)

• Lititz Moravian officials reviewing park decision: Congregation trustees had advised the Lititz Springs Park board to deny a permit for Lititz Chooses Love’s 2023 Pride Fest, but the board instead reaffirmed its decision to allow the event. (Source: LNP)

• Union for corrections officers seeks higher state prison staffing: The sector has been a hiring crisis for 2 1/2 years or more, said John Eckenrode, president of the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association. (Source: WITF | WPSU)

• Harrisburg pays off bond insurance debt: The final payment, more than $8.3 million, paid to Ambac Assurance, stems from a city default in 2011, which Ambac covered on the city’s behalf. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: China’s Xi to visit Moscow next week. (Source: UPI) SVB Financial files for bankruptcy protection. (Source: CNBC) French protest increase in retirement age from 62 to 64. (Source: CNN) Florida becomes 8th state to bar puberty blockers and hormone therapy for minors. (Source: NBC News) Rollback of enhanced SNAP, other pandemic benefits renews pressure on those in poverty. (Source: NPR)