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Housing growth will have huge impact on area: Editorial

We’ve talked many times in editorials about the impact that commercial growth likely will have on the area. We’ve discussed the new hotels going up near the airport, the potential for … more

Thanks, businesses that back education: Editorial

Phoenix Contact, and the president of its U.S. operations, Jack Nehlig, deserve a great deal of credit for their support of safety efforts for the Middletown Area School District. Nehlig decided … more

Elks Theatre for sale, but now what?: Editorial

It’s been more than three years since the Elks Theatre closed. Now, it’s up for sale. Who has the vision to see it through the next 100 years, in what likely will be a new … 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

Does borough have parking problem?: Editorial

Penn State Harrisburg is the college on the hill, out of sight for most Middletown residents and therefore out of mind when it comes to their daily lives. But of course those Penn State students … 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

If Bunky’s is sold, what should replace it?: Editorial

“He’s had a ton of chances and many years to do that repair. At what point are we taking the building? I don’t know how many chances you give.” We agree for the most part … more

Earth Day has taken us a long way, but what is next?: Editorial

Sunday will mark the 48th anniversary Earth Day, and while knowledge and concerns about the environment have never been at a higher level, we are concerned about where we are headed. According to … 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

Don’t make a deadly mistake in a work zone on our highways: Editorial

Lou Carotenuto is the foreman for a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation paving crew in Lancaster County. Last year, according to the PennDOT website, he and his crew were finishing a … more
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