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Feds don’t know best when regarding property rights: Mike Folmer

Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings that allow law enforcement to take possession of the property of certain persons suspected of crime. Drug arrests are the most common examples of seizures: … more

Middletown is a wonderful place to live: Look at all it has to offer

I love to walk! Especially in the morning before most people are out of bed. That’s one of the reasons I love that I’m living in Middletown.  I think some of my love of walking came from the times I’ve lived in Europe with my family, … more

Publisher's Voice: Is the borough going forward or backward?

The wheels go round and round. more

Raising minimum wage is a strong tool for economic revitalization: John Traynor

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is stuck in the past and that’s bad for business. Set at $7.25 an hour since 2009, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is lower than all six of our neighboring … more

Where is outrage over union-related collection of campaign contributions?: Matthew Brouillette

Pennsylvania journalists are no strangers to exposing political corruption. From the midnight pay raise to porngate, sadly our state has given members of the media ample opportunity to serve as … more

Stupid Americans don’t know Fourth of July history: Ed O'Connor

A belated Happy July 4th holiday! Of course, all you history buffs know the reason for the celebration and day off, right? Well, I will not let the cat out of the bag in case you are a little fuzzy … more

First-year reflections — Government gridlock isn’t always bad: Tom Mehaffie

I have been serving the residents of the 106th District for a year now, and so often I hear, “Why can’t you just get things done in Harrisburg.” While it may seem like historically … more

Entitlement is holding us back

A number of weeks ago, I viewed a C-SPAN 2 program where a co-author of the book, “America 3.0 – American Prosperity in the 21st Century” outlined the painful transitional phases the U.S. has undergone in both the past and the present. … more

Protect Sunshine Law for everyone’s benefit: David A. Atkinson

Much has been written about the vengeful misdeeds that marred and ultimately short-circuited the tenure of former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. For everyone appalled at her self-inflicted fall, it may be hard to believe another damaging blow … more

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
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