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We are in the middle of an epidemic. Cold, hard facts bear it out. Drug overdose deaths, with heroin leading the way, are killing at a higher rate than ever before. Coroner Graham S. Hetrick … more
Note from the Editorial Board: Because the following editorial is about news coverage decisions made by Press & Journal staff, public members Susannah Gal and Jay Howes did not give input in … more
For many people, there is something about consuming an adult beverage outdoors, on a pleasant summer evening, that makes it taste just a little bit better. We get that. But we want to pump the … more
We don’t want to imagine the horror that played out on Interstate 83 on Friday night. Three people are dead because of one man’s total disregard for others, if the charges against Jack … more
P&J asks: "In consideration of Middletown officials' assertions that the town is in dire financial straits and in light of several sweeping cuts undertaken in the borough, should Middletown's Borough councilors forgo their monthly stipend? … more
Is the Middletown Area School District on the cusp of a complete overhaul of its schools? Think about what is being considered. Closing Kunkel and Fink elementary schools. Selling the school … more
On March 13, 2017, Middletown Borough Council went into executive session to “discuss potential litigation and no action was taken.” That is according to the official minutes of the … more
Why is the borough of Middletown spending what is potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over its 50-year water and sewer lease with Suez? What end benefit is there to the … more
The more time that passes, the more we wonder about the future of the Elks Theatre. It’s coming up on three years since it closed, and there seems to be a lack of urgency about what should … more
Newspapers prefer to report the news, not be a part of it. Recent actions by the Middletown Borough Council and Mayor James H. Curry III have given us no choice but to change that. To recap: … more
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