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Tonight, you get your say. At 6:30 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, you can watch a presentation by Council President Ben Kapenstein about what a police shared services agreement might look like. Then … more
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out why anyone would want to be an elected official nowadays, especially at the lowest rungs of the ladder such as in boroughs and townships. Those local offices are where the fights get personal, and the grudges … more
In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization.  Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on an array of accusations and interpretations … more
    And just like that, two groups are now willing to buy the Elks Theatre for $1. For those who support the reopening of the historic theater, this is great news. Two organizations appear to be ready to step up … more
As the cold weather (well, it hasn’t exactly been bone-chilling of late, but it is January) takes hold in the area, electric bills tend to go up. Middletown, as one of 35 boroughs in Pennsylvania that retain control over the providing of … more
We are glad to see that the Middletown Borough Council is doing something to address parking issues downtown, as well as its codes and zoning challenges. We hope that visitors here feel like parking is convenient and fair when they make their … more
We don’t have a problem with $20,000 being spent to spruce up the council chambers in the Middletown Municipal Building. To a point, that is. This is the caveat: Money should first and foremost be spent to help the borough’s residents … more
Of all the members of the Pennsylvania Legislature who would garner the least surprise from us for an admission of using medicinal cannabis, Sen. Mike Folmer is right at the top of the list. This is, after all, “Marijuana Mike,” the prime … more
We’ve said it before. Now, with the pending departure of Middletown Police Chief John Bey, we are saying it again: The borough needs to consider being part of a regional police force. Bey is leaving the borough effective Dec. 30 to begin a … more
One beautiful donated pine tree, plus ... One driven mayor, plus ... Countless Middletown Borough workers, plus ... Countless local Middletown businesses, plus ... Countless other volunteers, plus ... Hundreds of Middletown area … more
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