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Borough solicitor’s lack of transparency unacceptable: Editorial

What recently transpired between the borough of Middletown and the borough’s solicitor, Eckert Seamans, is outrageous and unacceptable. Members of Middletown Borough Council should be upset, …
Columnists

New monthly event will help explain key science topics to public: Susannah Gal

You know that I’m a scientist — a biologist to be a bit more specific, although that’s still pretty broad as there are many, many areas covered by biology. My research areas …

The return of fascism — Who will stand up and fight it? Lawrence Wittner

Back in 1941, the year of my birth, fascism stood on the brink of conquering the world. During the preceding decades, movements of the Radical Right — mobilized by demagogues into a cult of …

Technology grew in 2010s, but did it cost us as humans?: James E. Miller

The year-end reviews are in ... the best Netflix movies, the best food-delivery apps, the best streaming music player, the best Instagram filters, the best mindless ludic loop-powered mobile games …

In 2020 census, exact count of Pennsylvanians vital: Lisa Davis and Andrew Shelden

In 2020, Pennsylvania residents will be asked to take part in two crucial political processes: the presidential election and the U.S. census. You’re probably familiar with the upcoming …

From the beauty of Odessa’s opera house to our own mini-stadium: Ed O'Connor

It seems almost impossible that we are at the end of another year. The season to once again experience and enjoy Christmas and New Year’s with friends and family has arrived. I would like …

Rachel Carson no stranger to the Chesapeake, and its many creatures: Tom Horton

[T]o see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be. — R. L. Carson Some of the finest …
Letters

Faith helps through TMI meltdown, documentary: Letter to the Editor

Thank God for the gift of family, friends and neighbors. I am thankful for my Christian faith, growing in a relationship with Jesus, trying to serve others, finding yourself is joy. In my …

Rep. Mehaffie key to disability legislation: Letter to the Editor

Thank you to Rep. Thomas Mehaffie for his leadership and steadfast work on addressing autism spectrum disorders in our commonwealth. Mehaffie has authored House Bill 1900, which I was proud to …

We need information about care for children at border: Letter to the Editor

I was 16 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. And I remember the events leading up to it. Even though I was only a teenager, I heard talk of Adolf Hitler persecuting the Jews, …

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 …