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Sex offender residency laws: There are no easy answers: Editorial

If you read the following editorial as being sympathetic toward sex offenders, you are missing the point. We are not being sympathetic. We simply want to state that it’s not always possible to …
Columnists

Adventures in Pennsylvania Budget Wonderland: Bob Dick

In Lewis Carroll’s classic wonderland tale, Alice famously asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want …

Mandatory minimum sentencing a necessity: State Rep. Ron Marsico

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently struck down some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes because they did not require the commonwealth to prove the elements triggering the …

Are Exelon and other nuclear companies welfare gods?: John LaForge

You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old reactors won massive public subsidies — bailouts …

Major research going on right here at PSU: Susannah Gal

When I was in school, I did a research paper on the wild mustang horses living on the Western plains of the United States. I found statistics on the numbers of horses and how that had changed over …

It doesn’t make sense that GOP is outpacing Democrats: Paul A. Heise

Over the past eight years, the Obama presidency, the Democratic Party has gone into a descendancy. In just eight years, the Democrats lost the House, the Senate, the presidency and now almost …

Trump better learn from failure of Obamacare replacement: James Miller

You win some, you lose some, and then you really lose some.Donald Trump, the Manhattan real estate maven who escaped bankruptcy unscathed multiple times and improbably robbed the political elite of …
Letters

Press & Journal’s Miller one of best columnists around: Letter to the Editor

James Miller did it again with his article “Trump better learn from Obamacare replacement" in the April 5 issue. I read many newspapers, including the Harrisburg paper, Lancaster paper, USA …

Dilapidated house on the square in Middletown is a treasure: Letter

I read with great interest Dan Miller’s article on blighted property in the Jan. 11 Press & Journal.  One of the properties up for repair (or razing) is “the dilapidated yellow …

Trump is your president, too, so better get used to it: Letter

The general election was in November 2016. The Electoral College cast its vote in December 2016. Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America in January …

Give permits to park for apartment residents: Reader View

Why does Middletown borough refuse to give parking permits to the residents of Middletown Interfaith Apartments at 107 Mill St.? Yes, the apartments do have parking spaces. Unfortunately, we only …

The ill-effects of TMI linger almost 40 years later: Reader View

I find it interesting that an article about Three Mile Island, 38 years later, was on the front page of the March 5 Sunday Patriot-News. Then on the front page of the Opinion section of the …

Loud few don’t speak for all on PSU students: Kapenstein letter

I hear all of the time about how Middletown needs to accept Penn State Harrisburg and its students as a part of our community. Many people, including myself, believe it will play a big part in …

Uncle George is out of his coma, can’t take 2017

My mother’s much younger brother George was in a terrible accident on Jan. 11, 1992 while working at a construction project.  When Uncle George was put into the medically induced coma, he never came out of it. Many things have happened in …

Press And Journal article was misleading on police meeting

In recent months, I have not been very active on social media, but I feel that I must address an issue that has greatly upset me in the last few days. First, I will give some background information …

KAPENSTEIN LETTER: Press And Journal article was misleading on police meeting

In recent months, I have not been very active on social media, but I feel that I must address an issue that has greatly upset me in the last few days. First, I will give some background information about the topic at hand. As many in the borough …

READER VIEW: Don’t judge all PSU students by the actions of a few

I was pleased to read the positive picture Susannah Gal portrayed of Middletown’s metamorphosis into a college town in her column on the Viewpoints page Jan. 11. Though one Sound Off comment chooses to highlight an egregious crime by two …