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Sound Off: 4/1/2015

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• “I’ll tell you who else wore black all the time. The Viet Cong and ISIS. Not to mention people that want to get hit by cars crossing the street at night.”

• “We are becoming a state of wusses. It’s Friday, the first day of spring, very little snow on the grass and none on the roads or sidewalks. And I look on TV and they’re canceling everything, schools closing early, no Meals on Wheels for the needy, etc., etc. We got a bunch of wusses running our government and state. This is Pennsylvania – in case you don’t know, Pennsylvania is in the northeast. Our country is going down hill because the people in charge don’t use common sense.”

• “All the money being spent. Demolition, arches, benches, etc. McNamara brags that an accumulation of liquid fuels money will be used for his ridiculous projects. That money should be used for what it was intended for. Have you seen our roads? Potholes all over the place. Roads crumbling to where there is mud coming up. Put that money where it is intended to go.”

• “The price-gouging grocery store uptown who starts with the letter ‘G’ and ends with the letter ‘T’ just keeps raising their prices. They write WOW on a window in the frozen vegetable section and lower their prices a few cents on one item. Was shopping the other day and I normally buy Bell-View peppers, as an example, $4 a jar and think that is high. Well the price went to $5.69 overnight. Of the few items I went to buy salad dressing, taco shells almost all went up 10 to 35 percent, the peppers almost 50 percent. The excuse used to be, ‘Well gas prices are going up so we have to pass the cost on.’ It’s no wonder the middle class is disappearing. Gas hasn’t been near $4 a gallon in a long time now. What a shame, how is a family going to eat seven to 10 years from now? Wages stagnate and prices keep on skyrocketing.”

“A township commissioner has signs in his yard that are against the trucking warehouse development which would bring a lot of commercial tax revenue to the Twp. and alleviate tax increases for the residents of the Twp. What's wrong with this picture? It would even help school taxes. I wonder if elected again those signs quickly come down? What's next, the school board? Oh wait, when people are truly out for only themselves it really shows.”


“Why is the Boroughs attorney (Santucci) donating the money to Bowman so that he can challenge all the new candidates for Council? Guess they don't want to lose the hand that feeds them! That's gotta be unethical or criminal.”


“I have some concerns with the new business on the corner of Emaus and Union streets in Middletown. There were young children seen in the establishment on March 21 and from what I understand, with selling the products it sells, this BYOB Hookah lounge business can be considered a head shop. In Middletown, head shops are not allowed to be situated within five hundred feet from residential settings. This business is clearly within five hundred feet of several homes and apartments. Why is this allowed?”


“Wow, talk about a Middletown School Board member on a power trip! Mr. Corradi thinks he can get his own posse on the board and shake up the town. Is he related to McNamara? Now I know who I'm NOT voting for!”


“All the money being spent. Demolition, arches, benches etc. Macnamara brags that an accumulation of liquid fuels money will be used for his ridiculous projects. That money should be used for what it was intended for. HAVE YOU SEEN OUR ROADS? Pot holes all over the place. Roads crumbling to where there is mud coming up. Put that money where it is intended to go.”


“I love reading that if the mayor and Council members “RELIZED” that voting no to the parking was proposal would null and void the old one they wouldn’t have voted no. Like I thought it was there JOB to know, if they don’t know what they are doing then why are they in the positions they are in??? The Mayor is more focused on this stupid Basketball game then what is going on in the Borough of Middletown. So now we have people complaining that they will move their business somewhere else because of not having one space on the street. Nothing is stopping the drop off van from pulling in the lot and dropping them at the door! Not to mention you can pretty much park anywhere you want in Middletown (unless it is snowing) and you will never get cited. Hell there are cars parked all over the Borough that have no inspections or are so out of date it is a joke. Let’s get those cars off the street and make room for everyone. And for those business who bitch about cars parking on the street, well guess what Kuppy’s you don’t own the street in front of your business. “How about you buy a PARKING LOT like the rest of the world.” And as for the Amtrak lot that everyone is bitching about in the Paper, call Amtrak!! Middletown Borough and Police have no control over a lot they don’t OWN!!!! But I guess that will all change when the station moves. One more bitch, people take your Christmas trees to woody waste and get them off the street, it makes our town (yes I live here too) look like crap. And the trash does not pick up TV’s or computers!!!!”




 

 

 

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Sound OFF: 3/25/2015

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• “If council president is worried about money he can dump his boy Chris Courogen as communications director since he cannot even keep the borough website up to date.”

• “Am I the only person who thinks that the Mr. Middletown swimsuit competition that the high school is going to hold is very inappropriate for a public high school? The district is even bragging about it on their website. Is there going to be a Miss Middletown swimsuit competition as well? This school district is a joke.”

• “I am happy to see a real challenge in the Middletown school board races. Status quo has not been good enough and has lasted too long, and the common denominator is the school board. Time to vote out the School Board Queen. Maybe she can run for mayor again. Many Lower Swatara residents do not want her as President of the board any longer.”

• “Life experience tells us ‘money talks,’ you can bet that oil will flow. If not in a pipeline, or not on the railroads, then by truck. It would take two trucks to replace one tanker rail car. So next time you get on the Turnpike and head toward Philly, don’t wonder why all those trucks are on the road. Public panic put them there. And after the Teamsters buy our new Democratic governor, we’ll all have to suffer with the big rigs tearing up our highways.”

• “We need a mailbox in Harborton Place to place outgoing mail since the mail delivery people only pick up the mail when they want to. Common sense says if you see outgoing mail you pick it up. My mail has been sitting in there since Thursday, and this is Saturday.”

• “I walk often in the areas of the boat landing on South Union Street, the Met-Ed boat launch area and near the Middletown pool. I am appealing to you dog walkers that haven’t figure out how to clean up after your pet: The plastic bags are available everywhere that makes it very convenient and if you don’t want to buy any, use old grocery bags. Please make an effort – the piles you leave behind are your responsibility!”

• “In response to whomever posted that you can only wear white Memorial Day to Labor Day: That fashion faux pas was thrown out a few years ago! White can now be worn anytime of year. Check any glamour magazine or top brand name clothing lines. You will see white in these collections.”

• “It looks like Councilman Sites is not seeking re-election for another term on Borough Council. It’s not the first time a solid leader steps down because of unnecessary hurdles. Thanks very much for your service, Mr. Sites.”

 

 

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Sound OFF: 3/18/2015

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• “Glad to see John Brubaker is on the ballot in the Third Ward.”

• “I think it’s crap that I have to pay over $50 in taxes in Londonderry to support the Dauphin County Library. I have never used it – I don’t know anyone who has ever used it, and their services provide no benefit to practically no one in the township! Let it go private and stop wasting taxpayer money! It’s also time this state fixes the state retirement system. No offense, teachers and state employees – you’re robbing the taxpayer for benefits that are way too extreme! Time for a 401k!”

• “While driving down Route 230 the other day there was a train going the other way. I counted 100 tanker cars. Now if you took all of those cars off the rails, you’d have at least 200 tanker trucks on the road. I don’t know about you but I don’t need to travel with more 18-wheelers on the highways. Be careful what you wish for, and someone please tell the governor, because a dollar to a doughnut that oil is going to flow.”

• “I saw the state putting signs up for the detour on Route 230. The signs are covered right now. But I want to know when they are replacing the iron bridge over the Swatara Creek on Route 230, and how long will it take?”

• “Who wears white? White makes you look fat. I wear black or camo – how’s that for fashion?”

• “White is worn from Easter until Labor Day.”

• “Since my comments keep being deleted from the FB page that is monitored by the ex- councilwoman, guess I will have to post them here. Our Mayor should try Googling the names of the ex-councilwoman that he is allowing to dictate to him how things should be done. She had to do an ARD program for an ILLEGAL act she committed. As well as another man that seems to have a lot to say. The Mayor needs to Google his name and see what kind of pictures this man was accused and convicted of sending to students! Anyone following these two particular individuals will only succeed in making themselves look less than stellar. But then again Mr. Mayor maybe you don't care since you like to hang around with the likes of Trinity. I can't take anyone seriously that hangs with the likes of these three. And Mr. Mayor, during campaigning there is a list of 7 things that you said you pledged to do and so I ask you sir, what have you done on that list? One of those pledges was ‘to re-establish the lines of communication between the people an our local government.’ All you've accomplished is dividing the people with your ‘TAKE BACK MIDDLETOWN’ campaign. Take it back?? What exactly do you mean by that? You all may not like the way Mr. McNamara handles things but he gets the job done. Maybe he wouldn't feel the need to lash out and be brassy if you all weren't personally attacking him all of the time. Everyone has a limit and we all have moments where we say things that we shouldn't in the heat of the moment. Instead of attacking, lets all try to come together. ‘Let he who is without sin cast the first stone’.... shall we?”

 

• “I am looking at the final ballet for May’s Primary and I must say, “Couldn’t McNamara and The Citizens for a Responsible Government group come up with some better candidates?” For the first ward they chose a person who was clearly voted out last election and the other person calls people that live below the railroad tracks “white trash” at council meetings. In the second ward they only have McNamara, and in third ward they have Ms. Sullivan. I must say with me living in the third ward I will probably be voting for Mr. Brubaker and Mr. Suglia. I cannot bring myself to vote for Ms. Sullivan as she has no back bone and I will not vote for Ms. McGlone as she has cost this town way too much money already with her games. At least Mr. Brubaker will talk with you and return calls.”

 

• "if council president is worried about money he can dump his boy Chris Courogen as communications director since he cannot even keep the borough website up to date.”

 

• “I walk often in the areas of the boat landing on South Union Street, the Met-Ed boat launch area and near the Middletown Pool. I am appealing to you dog walkers that haven't figure out how to clean up after your pet. The plastic bags are available everywhere that make it very convenient and if you don't want to buy any, use old grocery bags. Please make an effort- The piles you leave behind are your responsibility! cgmjpe"

 

• “We need a mailbox in Harborton Place to place out going mail since the mail delivery people only pick up the mail when they want to. Common sense say's if you see out going mail you pick it up. My mail has been sitting in there since Thursday and this is Saturday.”

 

 

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Sound OFF: 3/11/2015

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• “I was just wondering why people spend a lot of money on dentures and want them back in one day? The faster they are made the more the quality goes down!”

• “Men and women: White dinner jackets, white hats, while slacks, white sandals, white shoes and white handbags are for summer! Some people don’t have any fashion sense! White is worn Memorial Day to Labor Day!”

• “It’s disappointing to see from the video taken of the council meetings how the mayor throws a tantrum fit when things don’t go his way. He needs to be more professional. He would be a better coach for sports than he is as a mayor. He spends too much time on social media badmouthing borough employees and other council members. What were people thinking when they voted for this youngster?”

• “Well I seen a lot of negativity in town lately, but I finally got to see something positive today: Leann is back at JJ’s. Now that’s a positive thing! Welcome back, Leann. Glad you’re back! We missed you!”

• “The plows in Oak Hills have been doing a good job. But please do not just blow through the stop signs. There are kids and elderly walking dogs. You are well over the speed limit to start with, and if you have to stop you could never do it.”


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Sound OFF: 3/4/2015

 

 

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• “Thanks to Coach Riggs for restoring dignity and sportsmanship to our wrestling program. We know it will be a long climb but he is the man for the job. As for the mom who said there would be no team this year: wrong. And your kid did not transfer – empty threats and remnants of what we need to be rid of.”

• “The mayor is being childish. He should be trying to bring the townspeople together, but he’s dividing them. The mayor and three council people are following a very miserable woman who was the former council president and following others who are not upstanding citizens. The entire council needs to work together to move Middletown forward.”

• “Those people protesting the pipeline are probably the first one to shout, ‘Send in the Marines’ when the Arabs raise the price of crude oil.”

• “Anyone notice how Congressman John Payne is writing in his Press And Journal column how he was presented with this award or that award. Not too humble, this guy! Aren’t we lucky to have him? At least he knows how to blow his own horn.” (Editor’s note: John Payne is a state representative who represents the 106th District. He is not a member of Congress.) 

• “Why are the cops scared of the man that abuses his dog?”

• “John Payne’s only accomplishment is distributing a trout stocking guide. He needs to be voted out. He’s a do-nothing place-keeper in the legislature. I challenge anyone to list 10 legislative accomplishments in his career.”


 

 

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