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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

The heroin epidemic continues to grow, so what can be done?: Editorial

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

Mayor Curry keeps us waiting, and he will for a while: Editorial

The fact that James H. Curry III’s name won’t be on the May 16 primary ballot provides interesting insight into the man as well as the peculiarities of the Pennsylvania election system. We … more

Raider Pride keeps rolling from season to season: Editorial

Winning can be contagious. After a highly successful Middletown Blue Raiders football season in which they reached the state championship game for the first time, the momentum rolled on for the … more

Welcome to the new Press & Journal

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

Future of police: Now all we need are the details: Editorial

So now we have a time frame for police talks undertaken by Middletown borough. Now we just need the details. more

Officials upset, but keep focus on police talks

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

Facebook conversations...

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

Time Out

A big splash in The Big Easy In mid-May we took a family vacation to New Orleans. For my wife Maxine and I this was our second visit to the historic Louisiana city. We were there in March of 2006, just months after Hurricane Katrina wreaked … more
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