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During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total … more
Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for … more
There have been several articles and letters written recently about combining the police departments from Lower Swatara Township and Middletown borough. I would like to add to that discussion. I … more
How did you introduce your spouse or significant other to your family? When I brought my now-husband to meet my parents for the first time, my parents organized a dance with a small and friendly … more
In March 2012, I made the decision to run for borough council. It was not an easy or quick decision; it was in fact a long and complicated process. I weighed the pros and cons, invited opinions and … more
The 2017-2018 budget process began with the governor’s budget address and has continued with hearings of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee. There are certainly no shortages of ideas on … more
It was encouraging that so many people came to Middletown Borough Council’s recent meeting to discuss the county’s study of police cooperation and regionalization. This … more
I've penned a lot of thank-yous in my career. This one may be my most important.  The Press & Journal has just finished one of the most comprehensive transformations in our 163-year history: the … more
What a difference a month makes. Since President Donald Trump assumed office roughly a month ago, the dynamic of the presidency has changed in dramatic fashion. Under his predecessor, Barack Obama, the government ran at a seemingly ordinary pace, aided by a docile media corps who more or less supported the president’s liberal prerogatives. more
Look on pages B4 and B5 of today’s Press & Journal. Take a look at the oldest business listed. 163 Years: The Press & Journal. We are proud of that number. But we don’t take it for granted. more
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