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BENJAMIN KAPENSTEIN: WANT A BETTER MIDDLETOWN? LET'S WORK TOGETHER

     The future of Middletown looks bright. As a newly-elected member of the Middletown Borough Council and as a resident of this town, I say to you confidently that I am very excited for our future.      … more

The U.S. is No. 1, you say? Yep – in all the wrong ways

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

Having a nice time: Wish you were here?

I’ll bet you are SO happy to finally see weather that is fit for human habitation. I followed the horrific winter of ice, snow, storm after storm, and temperatures that plunged more than Amy Adams’ neckline on the central Pennsylvania television … more

The real building blocks for a community's future

  If you take the time, it’s easy to find wonderful examples of family and community around every corner in the Middletown area:   • Last weekend marked the 100th birthday of Strites’ Orchard. Mother Nature’s downpour … more

Vitriol runs rampant in Middletown

  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

Mayor stands his ground, to the benefit of the public

“And do not ever think this is your dog and pony show, because that’s about to stop.”    While that impassioned statement, delivered by Middletown Mayor Jim Curry at the April 7 Borough Council meeting, was aimed directly at … more

Two words will make me happy: Play Ball!

  Obviously, with all the snow and cold temperatures we’ve had, winter has been a bit rough this year. For many, counting down the days until spring gets here has become an obsession.   For scholastic sports fans whose teams … more

Vintage Highspire Happenings with Tom Herald: 2/11/14

  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

PUBLISHER'S VOICE: A tribute to Robert Reid; his tenure deserves praise

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

Entitlement is holding us back

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
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