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Interpretation vs. facts: council must differentiate

There are no facts, only interpretations.” Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche provided that wry observation. It’s important advice to remember as Middletown Borough Council adopts an Early Intervention Program plan created by financial consultant … more

Publisher's Voice: Borough's political attacks will drive away volunteers

What can communities like Middletown, Highspire and Steelton do to try to remain vital to their residents? It’s a daunting challenge, one that many in our area have attempted to overcome with varying degrees of success. In my mind, the Middletown … more

Greetings, Amerika! Check out the business diversity in Ecuador

Happy anniversary! As I write this, today, Sept. 6, is the fifth anniversary of us losing our home and possessions in the flood waters of Tropical Storm Lee.  If the floodgate that is under Route 230 in Lower Swatara Township had not been … more

Trump presidency could be transformational, but that’s not what he wants: Paul Heise

The most probable course of American politics is a full four-year term for Donald Trump as president. We must face the fact that the American people explicitly voted for change in the last three … more

Do business executives make great political leaders? Maybe: John Dame and Jeffrey Gedmin

Someone recently asked us, “Do CEOs make great political leaders?” The reply? An emphatic “maybe.” The answer likely was not what they wanted to hear. We certainly have a good … more

Under the microscope — science the source of solutions: Harry Campbell

As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time. As I observed the fish and habitat … more

Census citizenship question is discriminatory: Ceridwen Cherry

For the first time since 1950, the census will ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. It may seem innocuous, but the addition of the question — in essence, a door-to-door government … more

Gov. Wolf aims to increase utility bills: Matthew Brouillette

Who doesn’t love price cuts? Paying less always feels like a win, whether it’s saving thousands on a home or pennies on a cup of coffee. Come July 1, residents and businesses across … more

On school property taxes, we are long past the conversation phase: Mike Folmer

I’m proud to support Sen. David Argall’s Senate Bill 76 to eliminate school property taxes because no tax should have the power to leave you homeless. Opponents want a “conversation” on … more

In Ecuador, don’t be on time for dinner: Ed O'Connor

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” “Who’ll Stop The Rain?” … rain! Since the beginning of February, we have been in a rainy pattern the likes of … more
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