Submissions to Sound Off appear as written. The Press And Journal edits only for clarity and punctuation.
• “Individuals like Mayor Curry, his ‘associates’ on the council and his handful of volunteers are nothing but a few crybabies and chronic complainers who jump up and down in front of the Press And Journal every time they don’t get their way! Wake up, Middletown!”
• “Has anybody ever noticed the complete difference between the Middletown police and Lower Swatara police? You never see any Middletown police out anymore and they’re so hard to get in touch with. You call, and the response time is something to be desired. Once they do come, you pretty much get the feeling that they just don’t want to be bothered. Then you have Lower Swatara police. You see them everywhere, in the neighborhoods, stopping all kinds of cars and doing small things like showing up at kiddie league sports or bingo at the fire hall. You call them and they generally show up within minutes. They actually wave to the neighbors and stop and speak with them while driving through the developments. When you do have a problem, you can tell they genuinely care about trying to resolve it as best as possible. Funny how the borough is in turmoil with their officers, yet just across the township line the police are friendly, efficient and proactive. Just thought I’d point it out. Thank you, Lower Swatara.”
• “Bey is certainly qualified for the chief of police job, but it’s clear he’s going to milk the residency rule for an extra year. And you know council will approve it. What a joke. They couldn’t even get the committee vote right.”