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Interpretation vs. facts: council must differentiate

There are no facts, only interpretations.” Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche provided that wry observation. It’s important advice to remember as Middletown Borough Council adopts an Early Intervention Program plan created by financial consultant … more

Publisher's Voice: Borough's political attacks will drive away volunteers

What can communities like Middletown, Highspire and Steelton do to try to remain vital to their residents? It’s a daunting challenge, one that many in our area have attempted to overcome with varying degrees of success. In my mind, the Middletown … more

Greetings, Amerika! Check out the business diversity in Ecuador

Happy anniversary! As I write this, today, Sept. 6, is the fifth anniversary of us losing our home and possessions in the flood waters of Tropical Storm Lee.  If the floodgate that is under Route 230 in Lower Swatara Township had not been … more

Trump presidency could be transformational, but that’s not what he wants: Paul Heise

The most probable course of American politics is a full four-year term for Donald Trump as president. We must face the fact that the American people explicitly voted for change in the last three … more

Under the microscope — science the source of solutions: Harry Campbell

As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time. As I observed the fish and habitat … more

On school property taxes, we are long past the conversation phase: Mike Folmer

I’m proud to support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes because no tax should have the power to leave you homeless. Opponents want a “conversation” on … more

In Ecuador, don’t be on time for dinner: Ed O'Connor

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” “Who’ll Stop The Rain?” … rain! Since the beginning of February, we have been in a rainy pattern the likes of … more

Which legacy of U.S. will we choose to bequeath to our children?: Hector Garcia

Most Americans would agree that the great achievements that validated the claim to the American century, must continue. Most might agree that, if the United States had a formula to produce such … more

Pennsylvania government fails to learn that more taxes isn’t the answer: Nathan Benefield

Thanks to last year’s state budget, you’re paying more to watch “House of Cards.” This year, “The Walking Dead” — and a host of other cable TV shows — could cost you more, … more

Taxpayers shouldn’t have to bail out the nuclear industry: David Williams

Lawmakers are forcing taxpayers to go nuclear. Now that nuclear energy is becoming less competitive nationwide, lawmakers are responding by using Americans’ hard-earned dollars to bail out … more
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