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Friday was a day like most. I came into Middletown on Route 441. I wanted to see the progression of the new senior high school. It’s amazing how such a high tech building all comes together. Designed and built by people much smarter than me. … more
Now is the time for downtown revitalization! Agreed. Everybody is primed to do something! Check. Let’s move from the potential to the reality! Um ... well, there we have a problem. more
In case you missed it, there was good public access news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently, when the court affirmed the public’s right to access videos gathered by police on the job. … more
Ed Costik I started writing this almost a year ago. For some reason, I put it aside to work on something else. It’s time to finish it and share it. Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. … more
Here we go again. It’s early summer and the state budget debate is reaching a crisis point. But before you dismiss the proceedings as political theater, consider this: The deals hashed out in … more
Pennsylvania’s pension systems are at a crisis point. Not at some point in the future. Right now. more
Political upstart Jon Ossoff just lost the most expensive U.S. House race in history to local Republican Party player Karen Handel. In the deep-red 6th District of Georgia, Democrats were hoping … more
Karl Marx didn’t get it all wrong. I know that might sound shocking coming from a conservative writer, but the father of communism wasn’t completely off the mark when it came to human anthropology. “The modern bourgeois society that … more
“A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.” – James MadisonOver the past year, Middletown residents have voiced frustration over the scant … more
The Nixle alert system is a good tool for police to warn residents of an emergency by e-mail or text messages, or to reassure them that an emergency no longer exists.Middletown’s police department has used it in the past, but didn’t on Aug. 19 … more
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