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The real building blocks for a community's future

  If you take the time, it’s easy to find wonderful examples of family and community around every corner in the Middletown area:   • Last weekend marked the 100th birthday of Strites’ Orchard. Mother Nature’s downpour … more

Vitriol runs rampant in Middletown

  Anne EinhornNot long ago, it was suggested I write about what it has been like to be on Middletown Borough Council. Has it met my expectations? Has it been more difficult, or less difficult, than I anticipated? Interesting? … more

Mayor stands his ground, to the benefit of the public

“And do not ever think this is your dog and pony show, because that’s about to stop.”    While that impassioned statement, delivered by Middletown Mayor Jim Curry at the April 7 Borough Council meeting, was aimed directly at … more

Two words will make me happy: Play Ball!

  Obviously, with all the snow and cold temperatures we’ve had, winter has been a bit rough this year. For many, counting down the days until spring gets here has become an obsession.   For scholastic sports fans whose teams … more

Vintage Highspire Happenings with Tom Herald: 2/11/14

  Classic Highspire Happenings    In honor of the 2014 Highspire Bicentennial, the Press And Journal presents excerpts from classic “Highspire Happenings” columns by Tom Herald. Tom wrote the column from 1992 to1997 … more

PUBLISHER'S VOICE: A tribute to Robert Reid; his tenure deserves praise

It was an evening set aside to express admiration and thanks. A respectful crowd offered tribute to former Middletown Mayor Bob Reid on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Rescue Hose Company’s Social Club. It was a gathering of family, friends and … more

Entitlement is holding us back

A number of weeks ago, I viewed a C-SPAN 2 program where a co-author of the book, “America 3.0 – American Prosperity in the 21st Century” outlined the painful transitional phases the U.S. has undergone in both the past and the present. … more

Why "Duck Dynasty" flap is not a free speech issue

  The minute “Duck Dynasty’’ star Phil Robertson uttered his now-infamous remarks on homosexuality, he should have known it would all go downhill. The patriarch of America’s most-loved TV family stepped in it when he attacked … more

Still think your vote doesn't count? Think again.

    Every vote counts. We hear it year to year during election season, but do you believe it? For many, it may seem difficult to consider the sigificance of one vote - especially when looking at presidential elections because of … more

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
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