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Without these 3 things being agreed upon, forget about police talks: Richard Brandt

There have been several articles and letters written recently about combining the police departments from Lower Swatara Township and Middletown borough. I would like to add to that discussion. I … more

Tax reform is necessary, but this is absurd: Paul Heise

America, as an idea and as a political reality, faces a daunting list of self-created political and economic problems. The idea of building a nation based on individual rights and … more

Learning should be considered a lifelong endeavor: Susannah Gal

May and June are the times for graduations from high school or from college. This is a major milestone in one’s life that should be celebrated with parties and specially planned trips or … more

A way to fight drugs — make it less profitable to traffic opioids: John Cassara, Nathan Proctor

The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn’t seem to … more

A new country to call home for Eddy the Expat?: Ed O'Connor

After 7,859 miles and 29 hours, the landing gear deployed and the plane came to a halt at Chisinau International Airport in Moldova, Eastern Europe.  Chisinau, the country’s capitol, … more

Who are your heroes? Help them tell their stories: Susannah Gal

Who has been a hero in my life? Merriam-Webster has several definitions of a hero including “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities.” All kinds of people have … more

PennDOT makes sure roads are top-notch: Leslie Richards

The Wolf administration is taking seriously its responsibility to care for the transportation assets used by Pennsylvanians every day. Whether it’s improving pedestrian safety on a major … more

President Trump is creating, not solving, our nation’s problems: Paul Heise

  As I sat down to try to make some sense of the politics of the past weeks and the year to come, my first impression was of the tectonic social and political forces that President Donald … more

Moore’s loss in Alabama is a great gift for Republicans: James Miller

Christmas came early for the Republican Party this year. The state of Alabama gifted the floundering party a new lease on life. On Dec. 12, the Heart of Dixie elected its first Democratic senator … more

We must fight blight in the borough

Synonyms for the word “blight” are scourge, bane, plague, menace, woeful, trouble and pest.  Those words sum up the sentiments that have been recently shared with me from my constituents regarding a blighted property.  Blight … more
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