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Adventures in Pennsylvania Budget Wonderland: Bob Dick

In Lewis Carroll’s classic wonderland tale, Alice famously asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want … more

Paul Heise: The fall of the WASP elite has thrown us into chaos

The white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant (WASP) elite that governed our country since its founding has collapsed. The social and political structure of our country is in chaos, with no replacement elite in sight. This change is strange for how little it … more

Life is short, but it was more than people that passed away in 2016: James Miller

When historians look back upon 2016, they’ll designate it the year of death. No year in recent memory gave us so many gravestones. Countless celebrities, musicians, artists, and athletes left us in 2016. The list is long, but here’s a … more

Publisher's Voice: They think we're idiots

It seems like every day the news is filled with politicians getting caught saying and doing stupid things, things that make us ask ourselves, “What were they thinking?’’It happened again on Thursday, Sept. 20 in downtown Middletown – a … more

Boy Scouts losers as culture war in U.S. rages on: James Miller

So long, Samoas. Our waistline knew you all too well. The decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to enter its ranks was the funeral toll for its struggling female alternative, Girls … more

Editor's Voice: Are our borough leaders capable of governing?

This is the place where we try to sway you. The editorial page, the spot where we try to get you to think the way we do. Just about every newspaper has one, and has used it to influence your opinion, though with mixed results. How many people do you … more

Reforming government often is a long process: Mike Folmer

During the latter part of the debate on medical cannabis, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman took charge, saying: “This issue is too big, it’s too important, and too many people are … more

Katrina Wells: Surviving the holiday break

Winter break comes with mixed emotions for many college students. After months of late nights with dorm mates, countless hours learning new things in the classroom, getting involved with various activities, and finding a new group of friends, the … more

Officials upset, but keep focus on police talks

In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization. Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on … more

Tree planting such as what was done locally is key to health of bay: Harry Campbell

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s latest assessment of how bay states are doing when it comes to meeting pollution-reduction goals made news recently. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania’s … more
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