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Lou Barletta and Charlie Dent — How will ‘Tale of Two Congressmen’ end?: Editorial

Here’s a quick quiz: Name your representative in the U.S. House.  Odds are you can’t. Did you know right away? Can you even venture a guess? If you are stumped, you …
Columnists

Reforming government often is a long process: Mike Folmer

During the latter part of the debate on medical cannabis, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman took charge, saying: “This issue is too big, it’s too important, and too many people are …

Boy Scouts losers as culture war in U.S. rages on: James Miller

So long, Samoas. Our waistline knew you all too well. The decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to enter its ranks was the funeral toll for its struggling female alternative, Girls …

Collaboration key, professionally and personally: Susannah Gal

I love making connections between people. It’s the euphoric feeling when you get to put pieces into a jigsaw puzzle where you’ve been trying to match color and shape with the bigger …

My bill would require child care centers to display STARS rating: Tom Mehaffie

It’s no secret that being a parent is challenging. Every day, parents are faced with dozens of decisions that impact the well-being of their child, their family and their family’s …

Health insurers in Pennsylvania not holding up their end of the bargain: Lorraine Ramirez

As the mother of a child with epilepsy, I am well aware of the importance of having good health insurance. Without it, my family may not be able to access the medications that my daughter needs to …

National Newspaper Week is a time to be proud of what we do: Mark Cohen

Monday marked the start of National Newspaper Week. It is a time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that …
Letters

Banner actions show lack of patriotism by borough officials: Letter to the Editor

I write in support of our military, the men and women who have bravely fought and continue to fight for our country’s freedom. I usually do not get involved with politics because I do not have …

Address issue with political boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Middletown has experienced gerrymandering, and this is not a Democrat or Republican issue. It is a citizen issue, regarding the manner in which Pennsylvania political boundaries are …

Editorial was wrong — UPS bad deal for Lower Swatara Township: Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the Press & Journal editorial “UPS hub solid addition for township” dated Sept. 6. The editorial cites plans of UPS planning to construct a near 1 …

Don’t replace Kids Kastle completely; keep the wood: Letter to the Editor

I read where money is being raised to maintain and refurbish the Kids Kastle.  I was recently in Hershey near the swimming pool and library where their wooden structures have been completely …

Racism is racism, and too many recent comparisons don’t make sense: Letter to the Editor

The news cycle spins so fast that it’s difficult to contemplate one event before the next one crowds out the latter from our minds.  James Miller’s piece in last week’s …

Highspire Historical Society needs funds to fix Wilson House: Letter to the Editor

Forty years ago, the Highspire Historical Society purchased the Wilson House from the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority. The members at that time thought it important to preserve this …

Show your support to help keep TMI open: Letter to the Editor

This spring, the owners of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station announced that it will close in 2019 unless Pennsylvania lawmakers pass needed policy reform. As fire chief for the …

Why does borough pay solicitor so much?: Letter to the Editor

On Dec. 31, 2012, the contract with the Middletown Borough Police Association employed by Middletown Borough ended. Contract negotiations had already started but eventually ended and were taken to …

Recalling reason for LGBT Pride Month, right here in Middletown: Letter to the Editor

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month was celebrated in June because of the Stonewall Riot that took place at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village part of Manhattan in New …

Why is Lower Dauphin trying to cut librarians?: Letter to the Editor

In an interview with abc27 on May 17, The Lower Dauphin School District director of community relations claimed, “You do the best with the resources you have before you go back to the taxpayers and …