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In March 2012, I made the decision to run for borough council. It was not an easy or quick decision; it was in fact a long and complicated process. I weighed the pros and cons, invited opinions and … more
The 2017-2018 budget process began with the governor’s budget address and has continued with hearings of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee. There are certainly no shortages of ideas on … more
It was encouraging that so many people came to Middletown Borough Council’s recent meeting to discuss the county’s study of police cooperation and regionalization. This … more
I've penned a lot of thank-yous in my career. This one may be my most important.  The Press & Journal has just finished one of the most comprehensive transformations in our 163-year history: the … more
What a difference a month makes. Since President Donald Trump assumed office roughly a month ago, the dynamic of the presidency has changed in dramatic fashion. Under his predecessor, Barack Obama, the government ran at a seemingly ordinary pace, aided by a docile media corps who more or less supported the president’s liberal prerogatives. more
Look on pages B4 and B5 of today’s Press & Journal. Take a look at the oldest business listed. 163 Years: The Press & Journal. We are proud of that number. But we don’t take it for granted. more
Ed and Olga hang out at Hillary. Hi, gang!  It has been awhile since my magic fingers have tapped the keyboard and much has occurred — the U.S. election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, my birthday, we moved to a new apartment … more
The annual state budget process got underway last week when Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his 2017-18 spending plan before a joint session of the General Assembly.  What the governor laid out is only the first step in the lengthy budget process. … more
In the past week, we were called to task by two of Middletown’s most prominent elected leaders for our Jan. 25 story about police regionalization. Telephone calls, texts and a letter touched on … more
My older daughter is working on a certificate in nutritional health counseling and suggested a book to me and my husband called the “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The book talks about how people often have different ways they … more
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