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Early loan repayment great chance to help businesses: Editorial

We know that the large chunk of money recently repaid to the borough of Middletown by the Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works isn’t a true windfall. After all, the $1.5 million was a …
Columnists

Cuenca vs. Chisinau: Ex-pat praises new home: Ed O'Connor

Coming from the relatively cool temperatures in Cuenca, Ecuador, to the summer heat of Chisinau, Moldova, climatically similar to Pennsylvania, will take some adjustment. Wow, has it been hot! …

State budget better than expected, but worse than hoped: Nathan Benefield

Have you ever remembered you have company coming over in an hour and your house is a mess? That’s usually how it works for me. Panicking, I fill up a jumbo-size garbage bag with trash, quickly …

Yes, we have a problem at the border ... it’s us: Robert Koehler

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from …

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What I learned from election reform — it’s difficult, painful: Mike Folmer

Long before I became chairman of the Senate State Government Committee, I worked to reform election laws. It’s one of the reasons I wanted to chair the committee. First adopted in 1937, …

Pennsylvania union laws behind times: Greg Hartnett

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that public sector employees like me, who are not union members, don’t have to pay union fees as a condition of employment. For decades, teacher contracts …
Letters

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 …

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 …

Penn State students need to work on positive impact for area: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to a recent letter in the Press & Journal about borough zoning restrictions from Kenneth Gatten III, vice president of the Student Government Association of Penn State …

Public forums aimed at fight vs. drug use: Letter to the Editor

In the Community Calendar printed in the March 27 Press & Journal, April 20 is listed as “Pot Smokers Day.” As a sponsor of the monthly calendar and county commissioner who …

Here’s why PSU Harrisburg students should not be kept at arm’s length: Letter to the Editor

In a recent Press & Journal letter to the editor by Middletown resident Larry Smith, he defends what he says are the Middletown Borough Council’s “zoning restrictions ... aimed …

Borough of Steelton doesn’t condone use of marijuana: Letter to the Editor

This is in regard to the April calendar printed in the March 27 issue. The borough of Steelton periodically sponsors the monthly calendar as we did for April. The calendar lists Saturday, April 20, …

Borough zoning regulations aimed at PSU students are necessary: Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to recent articles in the Press & Journal about borough zoning restrictions and their unpopularity with Penn State Harrisburg students, specifically statements quoted …

Legalizing marijuana would be a bad move for state; it's a dangerous drug: Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following originally was written as a presentation for Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s marijuana legalization “listening tour” in Mechanicsburg last week. …

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is today: Letter to the Editor

Every day, thousands of law enforcement officers across the country leave their families and loved ones at home while they faithfully protect the communities they serve. Every law enforcement …