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National Night Out should be careful with location changes: Editorial

Middletown should be proud of its National Night Out. It not only has drawn thousands and thousands of people over the years to Hoffer Park, but it won a national award in 2016 as a sign of its … more

Rich Nigerian princes? Scams are way past that: Editorial

Scams are hardly new. From Ponzi schemes to fake charities to selling the Brooklyn Bridge to unsuspecting visitors to New York, people have been bilked for centuries. As technology improves, so … more

Mouchette deserves raise, and he should stay on as Middletown police chief: Editorial

We urge Middletown Borough Council to pay interim Police Chief George Mouchette a reasonable salary to keep him on permanently. Since coming on in early January, our impression is that he has done … more

Enjoy Farm Show, and learn something: Editorial

Strength in Our Diversity. That’s the theme for the Pennsylvania Farm Show this year, the 102nd edition. It gets underway with a Food Court preview day on Friday and continues through Jan. … 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

Think through outdoor bar seating before rushing a decision because of summer: Editorial

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

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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

Council votes to hire law firms taken in private raise concerns: Editorial

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

How about a new Elks Theatre deadline? April 30 sounds right: Editorial

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

Subway cleanup: Small groups make a difference: Editorial

American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead is widely quoted as saying: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that … more
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