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Be a firefighter, not a flame-thrower, when you talk about Middletown

I saw a post on Facebook the night I secured my party’s nomination for a seat on Borough Council that said: “Finally, a new majority!” People were proud that their vote sent shockwaves to the old council that this borough was going downhill, … more

National Night Out a great opportunity

The events of the last two weeks have probably left you worried and concerned about the future of our wonderful republic. We have gone beyond left vs. right politics. Black vs. white racial divisions. We have arrived at a point where communities … more

We must fight blight in the borough

Synonyms for the word “blight” are scourge, bane, plague, menace, woeful, trouble and pest.  Those words sum up the sentiments that have been recently shared with me from my constituents regarding a blighted property.  Blight … more

Elks Theatre: Imagine the opportunity

To paraphrase the late George Bernard Shaw:  Some people in Middletown see things as they are and say, why? I imagine things that never were and say, why not? I imagine all these things and I want to see imagination come to life. … more

Together Everyone Achieves in Middletown

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

ED COSTIK: The horror of Nazi death camps hits home

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

HOPE DEHNERT: We simply can't ignore gun violence any longer

Come one, come all. Come with an open mind. It's time for you selfish conservatives, liberals and moderates to swallow your pride and throw your parties' traditional “beliefs” to the curb. Our country has a serious problem on our hands. … more

The Donald, and why the hoity-toity pols hate him

Donald Trump and James E. Miller, right, backstage at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. "Don't ask how I got there,'' Miller said.   Rick Perry, the presidential aspirant and former Texas governor, recently bellowed this about Donald Trump at a … more

EDDIE COSTIK: While on the road of life, I stopped at the new school

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

LARRY ETTER: A trip on the river, to fish and reminisce

Last summer we never got the boat out of the yard and onto the Susquehanna River. Several reasons contributed to our situation. First, my son Dan, who is my very best fishing partner, became a father for the third time in April, which limited … more
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