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We can improve our community through just some little things: Susannah Gal

My older daughter is working on a certificate in nutritional health counseling and suggested a book to me and my husband called the “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book talks about how people often have different ways they … more

It’s time for civility again in America

The “historic” election of 2016 is over. I use these quotation marks only because in truth every election is historic, every new president makes history, every new Congress will leave its mark on us as a country and as individuals. As we move … more

M&H Railroad gets state funds for track project

As a result of the transportation funding legislation (Act 89 of 2013) signed into law last year, Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania. These projects … more

It was a whale of time on our travels to the coast of Ecuador

“Thar she blows, Cap’n.”  If that sounds like something from “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, your thoughts are headed in the right direction. Of course, if you were “educated” in today’s public school system you probably … more

Sheldon Richman: What an anemic presidential campaign

Thank goodness the tedious presidential campaign is over. It was enough to put a caffeine freak into a coma. more

It’s time to end special-interest loophole: Jessica Barnett

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

Numbers add up for property tax elimination: Mike Folmer

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

Publisher's Voice: When political fighting trumps responsibility

Did you read last week’s story about our unsuccessful attempts to find more information about the attempted child abductions in Middletown? If you didn’t, here’s a brief synopsis: more

Truth vs. trolling — finding a balance in today's society: James Miller

I’ve never been to the website Reddit, but if I were to visit, I can’t imagine my stay would be enlightening, let alone comfortable. I gathered as much from a recent profile of the … more

Together Everyone Achieves in Middletown

By Diana McGlone   Middletown is the oldest town in Dauphin County, but I see it as the newest up and coming town in the county.   Economic prosperity is happening. This year so far, we saw new businesses and restaurants … more
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