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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

It's great to talk about electric bill concerns, but hold off on changes for now: Editorial

We appreciate that Middletown Borough Council is reviewing its policies on how borough residents pay their electric bills. It is worthwhile to take a look from time to time, although there is a … 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

Borough officials' attack on Press & Journal unfounded: Editorial

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

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

Do these lawsuits over Suez water and sewer lease make sense financially?: Editorial

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

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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