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In dealing with the coronavirus, listen to the experts and we will beat this: Editorial

Looking at where we’ve come in just a week regarding the coronavirus gives us concerns about where we will be in a month or so. Last week’s editorial urged everyone to remain calm and …
Columnists

No amount of money, effort or liberty-stealing laws can end war, even on coronavirus: Ed O'Connor

Hello, fellow prisoners. How is the situation with the Chinese Communist Wuhan flu in your little slice of Pennsylvania? Enjoying your taste of socialism? Socialism: The government gets to do …

Pa. lawmakers must act now to slow coronavirus crisis, avoid regulatory straitjacket: Nathan Benefield

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Pennsylvania workers, health care providers, and students and families are faced with unprecedented obstacles that demand action from Harrisburg. …

On business closures, ‘say what you mean, mean what you say, Mr. Governor’: Dave Arnold

In these uncertain times, it is critical that public officials be able to disseminate factual information for the good of constituents. Effective and efficient communication is vital at a moment like …

Child porn bill will help protect children: Dave Arnold

I’ve been in law enforcement for more than 18 years. I was elected district attorney in Lebanon County and served in that capacity from Jan. 1, 2006, through Jan. 28, 2020, when I resigned to …

Pipeline hate is misplaced; they function in best interest of environment: Michael Barton

Sixteen-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg admonished global leaders at last year’s United Nations: “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money …

Concessions on Conowingo Dam will be bad for Susquehanna River: Nick DiPasquale

Ever since the federal license allowing it to operate the Conowingo Dam expired in 2014, Exelon Corp. has fought updated permit requirements that would better protect affected waterways and aquatic …
Letters

Win for Librandi is best for economy: Letter to the Editor

The initial conclusion in the Press & Journal’s Feb. 26 editorial “Librandi electricity case could affect your rates” was accurate, but its ultimate conclusion was entirely …

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 …