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A way to build community

Middletowners seem to yearn for a greater feeling of community – unity and the desire to work together were popular themes among speakers during the public comment period of the latest Middletown Borough Council meeting. How do we go about achieving it?

One way is to get to know each other. So the Press And Journal has agreed to host the first Middletown Meet & Greet event, the first of what we hope are many. It’s a great idea to get townspeople together to get to know their neighbors and plant the seeds of community spirit.

A series of get-togethers, first proposed online, would be unique for a community. Let’s give it a chance, and not politicize its origins. That happens too frequently in Middletown, and manages simply to polarize the town, not bring it together.

A free glass of wine, free Hors d’oeuvres and sweets? What do you have to lose by attending?

The first one will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at our office, 20 S. Union St. Hope to see you there.