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“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
Thank goodness the tedious presidential campaign is over. It was enough to put a caffeine freak into a coma. more
America spends twice as much on health care as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s the … more
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
It took five weeks and a total of 16,130 miles for our round trip from Cuenca, Ecuador, to Romania. Traveling would be great if Scotty could just “beam us up.” As it is, going vast … more
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
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
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
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
How much of the world’s energy costs come from our buildings? Any guesses? It’s more than 70 percent. Amazing. Thus, if we want to reduce our trajectory of using our finite energy … more
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