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Dispelling the school tax reform myths: Mike Folmer

I support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes and I’m perplexed opponents offer no alternative — except supporting the status quo, which … more

Brexit and Trump-Sanders are part of something bigger: Paul Heise

Brexit, the vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, is not the catastrophe that people seem to think it is. The European Union-watchers would have you believe that the departure of … more

RIP, Ringling Bros. — Why is the circus no longer greatest show on Earth?: Brad Deutser

From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. But, you … more

Trump better learn from failure of Obamacare replacement: James Miller

You win some, you lose some, and then you really lose some.Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate maven who escaped bankruptcy unscathed multiple times and improbably robbed the political elite of … more

Crybaby presidential loser — sound familiar?: Ed O'Connor

And the winner is ... Lenin Moreno, the new president-elect of Ecuador. Finally! After the initial election and then the run-off election between the two top candidates, Moreno emerged victorious … more

EDDIE COSTIK: While on the road of life, I stopped at the new school

Friday was a day like most. I came into Middletown on Route 441. I wanted to see the progression of the new senior high school. It’s amazing how such a high tech building all comes together. Designed and built by people much smarter than me. … more

Publisher's Voice: Have we lost our town?

Now is the time for downtown revitalization! Agreed. Everybody is primed to do something! Check. Let’s move from the potential to the reality! Um ... well, there we have a problem. more

Legislators trying to keep police video from public: Melissa Melewsky

In case you missed it, there was good public access news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently, when the court affirmed the public’s right to access videos gathered by police on the job. … more

ED COSTIK: The horror of Nazi death camps hits home

Ed Costik I started writing this almost a year ago. For some reason, I put it aside to work on something else. It’s time to finish it and share it. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. … more

Learn from last year’s Pennsylvania budget mistakes: Bob Dick

Here we go again. It’s early summer and the state budget debate is reaching a crisis point. But before you dismiss the proceedings as political theater, consider this: The deals hashed out in … more
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