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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

Living forever isn’t what it’s cracked up to be: James Miller

The desire to live forever is often the attribute of a madman. At least, that’s how it’s portrayed in countless works of fiction. Think about every movie, play, novel and television … more

Guns don’t save lives; they don’t protect us ... only we can do that: Amanda Hendler-Voss

My son points the stick like he’s just back from the shooting range. “Pow,” he says, a mischievous glint in his eye. He already knows the family policy his older brother rattles … more

Publisher's Voice: Ballot decisions? Our Voters' Guide may help

We’re proud to provide a Voters’ Guide in this week’s paper. This Voters’ Guide lists candidates in the six contested local races in the May 21 primary election – for Middletown Borough Council, Middletown mayor, Londonderry Twp. … more

I love my Jewish, Christian traditions at holidays: Susannah Gal

I might have mentioned previously that I come from a mixed family religious tradition. My father was Jewish and my mother Christian. My parents met when they were at the University of Texas at … more

Rep. John Payne: Thank you for a wonderful 14 years in House

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks for your encouragement and support during my 14 years in office. I truly appreciate the great opportunity I have had serving the people of the 106th Legislative District. It has been an … more

Here is a fairy tale about taxes and currency ... that could never happen here: Paul Heise

Once upon a time it happened that the president of a small country in a faraway place (certainly not here) wanted to use his presidential term to make his country great again. The people deserved it, … more

Recreation, park services are essential: Tim Herd

Roald Dahl, the celebrated author, wrote a delightfully disgusting story for children about a wretched, extra-specially horrible couple named Mr. and Mrs. Twit. Not only are they dirty, ugly and … more
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