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It was an evening set aside to express admiration and thanks. A respectful crowd offered tribute to former Middletown Mayor Bob Reid on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Rescue Hose Company’s Social Club. It was a gathering of family, friends and … more
Two environmentalist groups just released a scathing report which concluded that “fracking” — a technique for extracting oil and natural gas from underground shale rock formations … more
“At present, near-record high annual growth in the broadest U.S. money measure M3 is suggesting a significant inflation problem in the year ahead.” So proclaimed the oracles of the … more
I’ve searched both the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions and I can’t find it. Where is it written government must grow each and every year? Why isn’t government expected to live … more
Ed and Olga hang out at Hillary. Hi, gang!  It has been awhile since my magic fingers have tapped the keyboard and much has occurred — the U.S. election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, my birthday, we moved to a new apartment … more
The annual state budget process got underway last week when Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his 2017-18 spending plan before a joint session of the General Assembly.  What the governor laid out is only the first step in the lengthy budget process. … more
Pennsylvania state troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and … more
As people of faith, we cannot ignore the growing heroin and opioid crisis that engulfs our nation. The statistics are sobering. In 2016, Pennsylvania coroners and medical examiners reported more … more
This is the month for recognizing those you love or appreciate. This month, I am appreciating our local newspaper, the Press & Journal, in my column. This month I wanted to recognize how much … more
By Frank Ryan In the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, our founding fathers wrote, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, … more
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