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  Anne EinhornNot long ago, it was suggested I write about what it has been like to be on Middletown Borough Council. Has it met my expectations? Has it been more difficult, or less difficult, than I anticipated? Interesting? … more
With the carnage of the election over, we can now focus on what’s really important. It’s that time of year when your favorite charity comes knocking on your door. more
A salute to the Steelton-Highspire School Board for taking it to the people last week. more
Last Monday, more than 100 volunteer firefighters and emergency service people responded to a fire involving two homes in the 500 block of Spring St. As with every call to action, our communities’ volunteer firefighters were efficient, … more
It was a typical morning here in my studio in early July when an incoming email caught my attention. It was from Middletown’s school superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski.  We were overdue to get together to discuss the Pathways Program the … more
Dear Editor: Maybe it’s because you’re fairly new to Middletown. Maybe it’s because you didn’t personally witness the silencing of Middletown’s residents by the prior dictatorial regime.  Or maybe it’s because, without … more
About 27 kids sit in the average public school classroom. For a new crop of education entrepreneurs, that number is nearly perfect — for an entire school. Siri Fiske These entrepreneurs are rebelling against the educational status quo by … more
Cato the Elder, a Roman senator and historian, once remarked: “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.” For centuries, retirees have been aware of this unfortunate fact, which led them to demand and, in many cases, secure … more
Several years ago, Dr. James Broussard, an esteemed Lebanon Valley College professor, testified at a time when the Senate was considering legislation to change how our Electoral College votes are determined.Sen. Mike Folmer Under that proposal, … more
  I bought a gallon of orangeade yesterday. At Turkey Hill. Got home, took a swig right from the jug, male pig that I am. Couldn’t wait for a glass. I was immediately transported to my summer days of the early 1960s. Summers … more
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