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Suez, borough must seek common ground: Editorial

We are not lawyers, but it would be increasingly helpful if we were as we continue to sort out the ever-strained relationship between the Middletown Water Joint Venture and the borough of …
Columnists

Don’t overlook everything library has to offer: Susannah Gal

Have you checked out our local library recently? If not, you should. I’ve talked previously about the wonderful things we have in town such as the library. I was impressed again this past …

Citizens must use power, take action to remove Trump from presidency: Wim Laven

Familiarize yourself with the hashtag #OutNow. It is refusefacism.org’s message: “In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America!” The group’s goal is …

Water, sewer upkeep for borough a must through Suez joint venture: Don Correll

One of the most challenging concepts to understand about the water and wastewater industry is that, in order to build a sustainable future, it is critical to expect the unexpected. Like so many …

It’s National Newspaper Week, and local news starts with us: Brad Simpson

Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for more than 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the internet, …

With e-cigarettes, public health issue tops free market: James Miller

The Trump administration’s move to prohibit flavored e-cigarettes is getting a raft of flak, but not from the usual Democrat saboteurs. Conservatives and libertarians are coming together in the …

Monasteries, wine in Moldova; and random Middletown thoughts: Ed O'Connor

Just like the Willie Nelson song, we’re “On The Road Again.” We took two more day trips. The first was by bus with three destinations: an old, historic town, monasteries and …
Letters

Middletown Swim Club offers thanks to community: Letter to the Editor

The last day of the 2019 season at the Middletown Swim Club was Sunday, Aug. 25. Emotions run wild as we write this, and the first one that comes to mind is sadness. The closing of the pool …

How much more Trump must we be forced to tolerate?: Letter to the Editor

Make no bones about it, Donald Trump’s presidency should be assigned to the dustbin of history! Trump’s bones, indeed his skeleton, have already made history. Due to “bone …

Pennsylvania parole system needs review after deaths: Letter to the Editor

The Pennsylvania General Assembly must hold hearings to determine the effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s parole system after an Associated Press report recently found six homicides allegedly …

Londonderry Township has stood in the way regarding efforts at 230 Diner: Letter to the Editor

My name is Helen Haggag. I am the wife of Essam Haggag that has owned the former 230 Diner since the year 1999. I would just like to say that the only truth in the article dated June 5 seems to …

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Here are ways to develop Middletown’s economy; PSU should play role: Letter to the Editor

How can Middletown develop its economy? During a recent borough meeting, council members pondered this question. Some suggested they “fight the blight” by restoring dilapidated and …

We are fortunate TMI will be shutting down: Letter to the Editor

Dream of the time when citizens know we live with truth and justice in a safe and secure energy future. I do. Together, I believe we’re committed to clean air and water, protecting our …

Penn State students need to work on positive impact for area: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to a recent letter in the Press & Journal about borough zoning restrictions from Kenneth Gatten III, vice president of the Student Government Association of Penn State …

Public forums aimed at fight vs. drug use: Letter to the Editor

In the Community Calendar printed in the March 27 Press & Journal, April 20 is listed as “Pot Smokers Day.” As a sponsor of the monthly calendar and county commissioner who …

Here’s why PSU Harrisburg students should not be kept at arm’s length: Letter to the Editor

In a recent Press & Journal letter to the editor by Middletown resident Larry Smith, he defends what he says are the Middletown Borough Council’s “zoning restrictions ... aimed …