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  Classic Highspire Happenings    In honor of the 2014 Highspire Bicentennial, the Press And Journal presents excerpts from classic “Highspire Happenings” columns by Tom Herald. Tom wrote the column from 1992 to1997 … more
It was an evening set aside to express admiration and thanks. A respectful crowd offered tribute to former Middletown Mayor Bob Reid on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Rescue Hose Company’s Social Club. It was a gathering of family, friends and … more
A number of weeks ago, I viewed a C-SPAN 2 program where a co-author of the book, “America 3.0 – American Prosperity in the 21st Century” outlined the painful transitional phases the U.S. has undergone in both the past and the present. … 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
    Every vote counts. We hear it year to year during election season, but do you believe it? For many, it may seem difficult to consider the sigificance of one vote - especially when looking at presidential elections because of … more
There are no facts, only interpretations.” Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche provided that wry observation. It’s important advice to remember as Middletown Borough Council adopts an Early Intervention Program plan created by financial consultant … more
  We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. more
{jcomments on}It was a privilege for me to attend a Life Celebration for Don Foreman, a former detective for the Middletown Police Department who passed away on Tuesday, July 2.   Years ago, Don took me under his wing – back when the … more
A salute to the Steelton-Highspire School Board for taking it to the people last week. more
What can communities like Middletown, Highspire and Steelton do to try to remain vital to their residents? It’s a daunting challenge, one that many in our area have attempted to overcome with varying degrees of success. In my mind, the Middletown … more
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