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Community pride grows with events, beautification: Editorial

Why do some communities have more pride than others? Is it a sense of history? Is it the attitudes of the people who live there? The businesses that have roots? The sports teams? The schools? The … more

Middletown police heading in the right direction: Editorial

We continue to be impressed with the development of the Middletown Police Department. It starts at the top. We were supportive of the permanent hiring of George Mouchette as police chief earlier … more

Newspapers are not fake news: Editorial

Editor’s note: The Press & Journal is running the following editorial, provided by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, to address attacks on journalists as the “enemy of the … more

Elks Theatre for sale, but now what?: Editorial

It’s been more than three years since the Elks Theatre closed. Now, it’s up for sale. Who has the vision to see it through the next 100 years, in what likely will be a new … more

Changes keep coming along Route 230, and it’s exciting: Editorial

What will the stretch of Route 230 between the Airport Connector road and Nissley Street look like in five years? How will it affect residents of Middletown and Lower Swatara Township? The … more

Police talks over; will you pay for MPD officers?: Editorial

We really aren’t surprised that talks between the borough of Middletown and Lower Swatara Township over police services ended without any agreement. The topic seems to pop up from time to time, … more

UPS hub solid addition for Lower Swatara Township: Editorial

We understand concerns raised about the plans that UPS has to build a 935,000-square-foot distribution hub in the 2100 block of North Union Street in Lower Swatara Township. But we also have not … more

Great decision to fund Kids Kastle rebuild: Editorial

When you are a municipality with a multi-million-dollar budget such as the borough of Middletown, you have a lot of spending decisions to make. They aren’t always easy decisions, … more

Free speech has limits, and it’s no license for violent actions: Editorial

“For a while people were worried about the ‘knock-out game’ when that was going around a couple of years ago,” attorney Matt Menges said at a recent concealed-carry firearms training event, … more

Turnover is norm for borough, and it’s a challenge: Editorial

There is something to be said for turnover in any endeavor. From time to time, new viewpoints can help refocus a business or organization. Some elected bodies have term limits to help speed that … more
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