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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
  The minute “Duck Dynasty’’ star Phil Robertson uttered his now-infamous remarks on homosexuality, he should have known it would all go downhill. The patriarch of America’s most-loved TV family stepped in it when he attacked … more
The field of candidates for Middletown Borough Council continues to grow with Rachelle Reid stepping up to run for a seat to represent the town’s First Ward. Reid’s election would mark a return to the local government body. more
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
  We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. more
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