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Shelly, Beshore islands tenants have little power to remain: Editorial

The seasonal tenants of Shelly and Beshore islands in the Susquehanna River don’t own their land. They lease it. That, to us, is the key thing to keep in mind when the emotional and … more

Mayor Curry is a great cheerleader for borough, but he can cross the line, too: Editorial

“By state law, Pennsylvania boroughs operate under what is typically described as a ‘strong council-weak mayor’ form of government. Unlike in cities, where the mayor is generally … more

Lift up young people; don’t break their spirit: Editorial

We are perplexed at why students across the country would be met with disdain for taking part in last Wednesday’s national walkout to honor the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School … more

Honoring all the student-athletes, for more than what they do on the fields and courts: Editorial

We have written several times in the last year about Middletown Area High School’s sports and their importance to the community. Here we are again, with fall ready to arrive, the football … more

Everyday people help in the fight vs. breast cancer, opioid addiction: Editorial

Ordinary people in our community make a difference every day. It seems like a obvious statement, but it bears some further consideration when you look at the stories involving two residents we … more

Blue Raider pride abounds again: Editorial

Here we are again, at the end of a high school football regular season beaming with pride about the Middletown Area High School Blue Raiders. We are proud of all the MAHS sports teams, and all the … more

Silence not golden when it comes to school changes: Editorial

Three key administrators in the Middletown Area School District are changing jobs. It’s one of the moves, however that sparked the most concern. That’s the transfer of Earl Bright from … more

Video shows police doing their jobs: Editorial

Sometimes videos of police doing their jobs show just that — police doing their jobs. Because we see so many videos nowadays that show police officers behaving badly, it is easy to forget that … more

When will Lower Swatara’s revolving door stop?: Editorial

“The township board of commissioners needs to look at itself and make sure that its hiring procedures, from how it draws its pool of candidates to the questions asked during interviews to the … more

Proper equipment is vital to keep police department strong: Editorial

When police investigate crimes, they aren’t solved in tidy one-hour chunks as often seen on television. Police work can be tedious, drawn-out, labor intensive and boring. It involves … more
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