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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

Counties working to improve quality of life: Doug Hill

There are countless ways that Pennsylvania residents interact with their county governments every day, probably without even realizing it — everything from services for those with mental … more

How Alexander Hamilton foresaw the likes of Donald Trump: David Cole

Legal scholars and progressives have long expressed doubt about the utility of courts in advancing social justice. They argue that judges are inherently conservative, that victories often prompt … more

Closing Three Mile Island would hurt education, communities: Mary Carricato

Three Mile Island Generating Station will close in 2019 unless lawmakers in Harrisburg pass legislation that enables this crucial energy source to remain open. If TMI goes away, with it goes its tax … more

The real building blocks for a community's future

  If you take the time, it’s easy to find wonderful examples of family and community around every corner in the Middletown area:   • Last weekend marked the 100th birthday of Strites’ Orchard. Mother Nature’s downpour … more

Pipelines are critical to having strong infrastructure: Kurt Knaus

The state Department of Environmental Protection recently halted work on Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project, which cuts through Dauphin County. Based on timelines included in the DEP … more
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