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For 40 years, the federal and local governments have been trying to reduce nutrients flowing through our streams, marshes and wetlands surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Excess nitrogen has created dead zones in the bay that should concern … more
Advocates of Big Government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the Superstorm had passed, they had boasted that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. more
The biggest question I hear from many sources about relocating to Cuenca, Ecuador has to be, “Why would you leave the No. 1 country in the world and move to Ecuador?”   I have been asked that by friends, relatives, tourists, print … more
By Rick BloomingdaleLabor Day is the one holiday on the calendar devoted to honoring and recognizing America’s workers and their families and the value we bring to the prosperity and strength of our nation.That’s pretty much all of us, whether … more
By Terry Burger Press and Journal staff   On the morning of Jan. 17, 1989, a loser named Patrick Purdy attacked Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, Calif. He fired more than 100 rounds from a Chinese assault rifle, killing five … more
Sound Off – love it or hate it. If items lean your way, then it’s a great read. If parts go against your grain, then the weekly jumble of comments is an abomination. There’s hardly ever any gray area with this part of your community newspaper. … more
  Openness, transparency and accountability are key elements of my “Promise to Pennsylvania” – and words that sometimes echo through the halls of the Capitol. However, these words apparently have no meaning when it comes to … more
Just when it seems as though we’re stumbling through the darkness of the grimness of human existence, the good deeds of which humans are capable shines light upon us. Isn’t that how you felt when you read in last week’s Press And Journal about … more
A short time ago, I wrote a column about the hostility and animosity in Middletown. I didn’t think it would have much impact – just one column by one person. But I guess I thought – hoped – that something might kick in and make sense to … more
The first round of 2016’s biggest rumble is over. Now it’s time for the ref to call the victor. Who, of the major presidential candidates, has the best vice-presidential pick? Donald Trump pivoted towards being a serious contender with … more
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