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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 …
Columnists

It’s terrifying that we are militarizing police under a cloak of secrecy: Lisa Rosenberg

In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that …

Temperatures don’t matter if it’s too noisy to sleep: Ed O’Connor

From all that I have seen and read, central Pennsylvania is enjoying a decent summer, except for an overabundance of July rain. I saw videos and photos of flood damage in the area. It sure …

The deep threats of dark money have been known for decades: Paul Heise

The subtitle of the recent book “Dark Money” is “The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” Is there a cabal of billionaires who are secretly spending …

Still work to be done on making medical cannabis a reality: Mike Folmer

One of my proudest accomplishments in the Pennsylvania Senate was passage of Act 16 of 2016, which will bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. My goal has been — and continues to be — giving …

Less time spent on standardized tests good for students: Tom Mehaffie

Students and parents in the 106th District can breathe a small sigh of relief as they head back to school for the 2017-18 academic year. Thanks to a new development at the state level, students will …

If you don’t want a future of heat, flash floods and ticks, act now: Carol Nechemias

For many, climate change represents a distant threat, but the future is now.  If you have a 10-year-old child or grandchild, that youngster will reach his or her mid-30s when, according to …
Letters

Editorial was wrong — UPS bad deal for Lower Swatara Township: Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the Press & Journal editorial “UPS hub solid addition for township” dated Sept. 6. The editorial cites plans of UPS planning to construct a near 1 …

Don’t replace Kids Kastle completely; keep the wood: Letter to the Editor

I read where money is being raised to maintain and refurbish the Kids Kastle.  I was recently in Hershey near the swimming pool and library where their wooden structures have been completely …

Racism is racism, and too many recent comparisons don’t make sense: Letter to the Editor

The news cycle spins so fast that it’s difficult to contemplate one event before the next one crowds out the latter from our minds.  James Miller’s piece in last week’s …

Highspire Historical Society needs funds to fix Wilson House: Letter to the Editor

Forty years ago, the Highspire Historical Society purchased the Wilson House from the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority. The members at that time thought it important to preserve this …

Show your support to help keep TMI open: Letter to the Editor

This spring, the owners of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station announced that it will close in 2019 unless Pennsylvania lawmakers pass needed policy reform. As fire chief for the …

Why does borough pay solicitor so much?: Letter to the Editor

On Dec. 31, 2012, the contract with the Middletown Borough Police Association employed by Middletown Borough ended. Contract negotiations had already started but eventually ended and were taken to …

Recalling reason for LGBT Pride Month, right here in Middletown: Letter to the Editor

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month was celebrated in June because of the Stonewall Riot that took place at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village part of Manhattan in New …

Why is Lower Dauphin trying to cut librarians?: Letter to the Editor

In an interview with abc27 on May 17, The Lower Dauphin School District director of community relations claimed, “You do the best with the resources you have before you go back to the taxpayers and …

Banners are a great honor for veterans: Letter to the Editor

What’s a great way to start my day? Taking my father, William Thompson, to breakfast at Kuppy’s and we turn the corner in Middletown and there is his Hometown Hero Banner front and center. …

Veterans Affairs — just facts, no hyperbole: Letter to the Editor

The fact is that most of the people in the Department of Veterans Affairs are ethical and competent. The remainder of this opinion piece is not meant to criticize them. By definition reform …