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Penn State Harrisburg is part of the fabric of Middletown area: Susannah Gal column

What’s a college town? Well, the pure definition of course is some place that has a college in it.  While Middletown has a college in it, Penn State Harrisburg, this is a relatively new relationship compared to some, so it doesn’t yet … more

Middletown’s future: Tolerating differences and moving forward

“Why can’t we all just get along?” I know I used this quote in a previous blog or column that I wrote awhile back and I really didn’t want to use it again, but Rodney King’s plaintive question is still the best comment on divisiveness that … more

BENJAMIN KAPENSTEIN: WANT A BETTER MIDDLETOWN? LET'S WORK TOGETHER

     The future of Middletown looks bright. As a newly-elected member of the Middletown Borough Council and as a resident of this town, I say to you confidently that I am very excited for our future.      … more

Two words will make me happy: Play Ball!

  Obviously, with all the snow and cold temperatures we’ve had, winter has been a bit rough this year. For many, counting down the days until spring gets here has become an obsession.   For scholastic sports fans whose teams … more

Here’s a solution for colleges failing to prepare students: Francine Glazer column

Job prospects for today’s college seniors are looking up. The hiring of bachelors-degree holders is expected to jump by 19 percent this year. But few are actually prepared for employment. Even though nine in 10 recent college grads believe … more

Elimination of school property taxes is in line with our history: Mike Folmer column

As Sen. David Argall and I continue to push for elimination of school property taxes with passage of Senate Bill 76, I often think about the impact property has had throughout history. A shortage of land, dismal living conditions, and lack of … more

Attend a house concert, right here in Middletown: Susannah Gal

I have dance in my blood. My mother studied ballet and modern dance, and danced in the touring company of the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” when she was a teenager. When I was growing up, she … more

Elks Theatre: Imagine the opportunity

To paraphrase the late George Bernard Shaw:  Some people in Middletown see things as they are and say, why? I imagine things that never were and say, why not? I imagine all these things and I want to see imagination come to life. … more

Bill helps protect your property rights: Mike Folmer

The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed my and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati’s Senate Bill 8 to reform Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture laws. Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings … more

LARRY ETTER: A trip on the river, to fish and reminisce

Last summer we never got the boat out of the yard and onto the Susquehanna River. Several reasons contributed to our situation. First, my son Dan, who is my very best fishing partner, became a father for the third time in April, which limited … more
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