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Museum’s new stairs adhere to history, borough codes

This is in response to the Oct. 26 letter to the editor that mentions the replacement of the stairway at the Historical Museum in Middletown. 1. The stairway is architecturally correct for an early colonial house of the period at which it was … more

Some restrictions are a good thing when remodeling properties

A recent article in the Press And Journal addressed a proposed zoning overlay. I tried to obtain a copy of the overlay, without success, so I haven’t read the wording of that proposal. However, if I interpreted the article correctly, the purpose … more

Donald Trump as president? The very thought is terrifying

I am writing in reference to Diana McGlone’s Sept. 21 column, “Here are the reasons I’m voting Donald Trump for president.” She is quoted as saying, “Donald J. Trump is an example of the American dream and success story. He exemplifies … more

Work remains to fix Pa. liquor system

Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf took steps this year to modernize the commonwealth’s liquor system, but work remains.  State Rep. Mike Reese, R-Westmoreland, recently introduced legislation, House Bill 2357, which will help … more

Trump’s lack of knowledge troubling

I have just finished reading Diana McGlone’s column in the Sept. 21 edition of the Press And Journal.  Her words show me that she has little in depth knowledge about Donald Trump’s actual business practices. That she is willing to … more

Here are the many reasons I’m supporting Hillary Clinton this fall

Here are the reasons why I am choosing Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in the 2016 presidential election. There are already many firsts for Hillary Clinton. She was the first lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 and prior to that she was … more

All common sense went out the window with crematory zoning ruling

Solomon has left the building! In a triumph of marketing over common sense, clear rules, and sworn testimony, the residents of Spring, Union, Pine, Spruce and Emaus streets do not get the protection they deserve and have a right to expect. I do … more

Lower Swatara comprehensive plan: Keep cooperation in mind

This is to provide some background information for the public meeting Aug. 25, 2016, regarding the update to the Lower Swatara Township Comprehensive Plan of 2004.  We are owners of Bryncoed Farm on Fulling Mill Road, encompassing roughly … more

Lower Swatara board does great things for township

For more than a year now, I have regularly attended the Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners’ workshop and legislative meetings. It is one of the ways that I connect with my community since I have retired. It may sound corny to some but I … more

Make Elks Theatre into artists’ space

Reading an article in the Press And Journal recently about the Elks Theatre, I was compelled to share some thoughts on the matter. After a recent visit to Alexandria, Virginia, and touring the Torpedo Factory and Art Center, it seemed an obvious … more
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