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Fitzpatrick, Lopez examples of stellar student-athletes: Editorial

We often laud our high school sports athletes. Each edition of the Press & Journal dedicates a page or two to their exploits. Youth sports, even at the high school level, should be about …
Columnists

State Legislature dedicated to ending human trafficking: Tom Mehaffie

In 2014, the Legislature created the first comprehensive definition of human trafficking and provided tools to combat the crime. It strengthened protections for victims during court proceedings, …

Educator shortage in Pennsylvania nears critical point: Rich Askey

Do you like living in a world with doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs and artists? We wouldn’t have any of these professionals — or countless others — without educators. Education …

Taking lessons from the unusual presidential candidacy of Andrew Yang: James E. Miller

Andrew Yang wisely ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after garnering no delegates in either the Iowa caucus or New Hampshire primary. Although the Taiwanese entrepreneur joins …

Responsible budget? Only in your dreams, Pennsylvanians: Nathan Benefield

In his sixth budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf asked us to “imagine” what Pennsylvania would look like if he could purchase everything on his wish list. To cover the costs, he wants to raise …

Legalizing recreational marijuana is a headache for business owners: Rob Shearer

While Lt. Gov. John Fetterman crusades on legalizing recreational marijuana, one poll released last fall suggests Pennsylvanians may not be eager to jump on the bandwagon. They’re right to …

Help environment by limiting population boom: Gary Wockner

America’s population is soaring. Our nation houses 330 million people. And each year, that number grows by 2 million. By 2065, more than 440 million people may call the United States …
Letters

Faith helps through TMI meltdown, documentary: Letter to the Editor

Thank God for the gift of family, friends and neighbors. I am thankful for my Christian faith, growing in a relationship with Jesus, trying to serve others, finding yourself is joy. In my …

Rep. Mehaffie key to disability legislation: Letter to the Editor

Thank you to Rep. Thomas Mehaffie for his leadership and steadfast work on addressing autism spectrum disorders in our commonwealth. Mehaffie has authored House Bill 1900, which I was proud to …

We need information about care for children at border: Letter to the Editor

I was 16 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. And I remember the events leading up to it. Even though I was only a teenager, I heard talk of Adolf Hitler persecuting the Jews, …

Middletown Swim Club offers thanks to community: Letter to the Editor

The last day of the 2019 season at the Middletown Swim Club was Sunday, Aug. 25. Emotions run wild as we write this, and the first one that comes to mind is sadness. The closing of the pool …

How much more Trump must we be forced to tolerate?: Letter to the Editor

Make no bones about it, Donald Trump’s presidency should be assigned to the dustbin of history! Trump’s bones, indeed his skeleton, have already made history. Due to “bone …

Pennsylvania parole system needs review after deaths: Letter to the Editor

The Pennsylvania General Assembly must hold hearings to determine the effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s parole system after an Associated Press report recently found six homicides allegedly …

Londonderry Township has stood in the way regarding efforts at 230 Diner: Letter to the Editor

My name is Helen Haggag. I am the wife of Essam Haggag that has owned the former 230 Diner since the year 1999. I would just like to say that the only truth in the article dated June 5 seems to …

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Here are ways to develop Middletown’s economy; PSU should play role: Letter to the Editor

How can Middletown develop its economy? During a recent borough meeting, council members pondered this question. Some suggested they “fight the blight” by restoring dilapidated and …

We are fortunate TMI will be shutting down: Letter to the Editor

Dream of the time when citizens know we live with truth and justice in a safe and secure energy future. I do. Together, I believe we’re committed to clean air and water, protecting our …