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Make sure our community events get needed support: Editorial

We are blessed with many great community events in our area. One of them just took place: the annual Arts & Crafts Fair held June 9 at Hoffer Park. Its roots stretch back to the …
Columnists

Gov. Wolf aims to increase utility bills: Matthew Brouillette

Who doesn’t love price cuts? Paying less always feels like a win, whether it’s saving thousands on a home or pennies on a cup of coffee. Come July 1, residents and businesses across …

Census citizenship question is discriminatory: Ceridwen Cherry

For the first time since 1950, the census will ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. It may seem innocuous, but the addition of the question — in essence, a door-to-door government …

Do business executives make great political leaders? Maybe: John Dame and Jeffrey Gedmin

Someone recently asked us, “Do CEOs make great political leaders?” The reply? An emphatic “maybe.” The answer likely was not what they wanted to hear. We certainly have a good …

Living forever isn’t what it’s cracked up to be: James Miller

The desire to live forever is often the attribute of a madman. At least, that’s how it’s portrayed in countless works of fiction. Think about every movie, play, novel and television …

Tree planting such as what was done locally is key to health of bay: Harry Campbell

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s latest assessment of how bay states are doing when it comes to meeting pollution-reduction goals made news recently. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania’s …

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 …
Letters

Middletown Swim Club board appreciates chance to be heard: Letter to the Editor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Press & Journal for giving us a platform to state our position as a new board of directors with the Middletown Swim Club. When we first …

PSU student’s cars, not students themselves, are issue: Letter to the Editor

The following comments are in response to both an article and an editorial in the May 16 Press & Journal with respect to parking problems resulting from college students in rental properties, and …

Let citizens help draw district boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Is the plumbing working right related to the pipes of Pennsylvania democracy? It took awhile (three election cycles, 2012, 2014 and 2016) to show the evidence of a legal term called …

Middletown Area School District leadership silences students on walkout: Letter to the Editor

  As a parent of Middletown Area School District students, I received the March 7 National School Walkout letter from the superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski. While I appreciate the …

Get safer schools by design: Letter to the Editor

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools. While the debate will continue at the national level on proposals for arming …

Column on death row inmates’ rights a joke: Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in regards to the Jan. 31 column “Pa. death row like torture for its inmates” by Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. What a joke. Let me …

Pennsylvania doesn’t need politicians making legislative districts: Letter to the editor

Article 2, Section 16 of Pennsylvania’s Constitution says in part that legislative districts “shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as …

Three Mile Island bailout? Not on the backs of Pennsylvania taxpayers: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to the Jan. 24 guest column in the Press & Journal titled “Closing Three Mile Island would hurt education, communities” by Steelton-Highspire School …

From the Vault article involved grandfather, safe: Letter to the Editor

My wife was reading the Dec. 27 P&J and then she said, “OMG!” The old news article that you printed on the From the Vault page about a robbery of $26,000 was my grandfather’s …

Workers’ groups must fight to stay strong against 'king': Letter to the Editor

My ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War as a private and I also served same rank. Two of his genes were passed onto me. We will not bow to a king. The king’s new tax plan will open the …