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Strong zoning and codes key for borough and its residents: Editorial

In an editorial more than two years ago, we stated that “code enforcement and zoning might sound boring, but they can help make our borough a more attractive place to live and …
Columnists

Resolving conflict can help in many parts of your life: Susannah Gal

In previous columns, I’ve talked about my love of learning new things. Well, a course I took in early October reflects an idea I have for my retirement. The class is Basic Mediation …

Pennsylvania legislators must invest in state’s farmers: Bill Chain

Pennsylvania’s final watershed implementation plan to clean up the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and meet its commitments under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by …

Should you be afraid of fascists in your community?: Wim Laven

I get accused of “being over the top” and using hyperbole by conservative friends and acquaintances with increasing frequency. This is caused, in large part, by me being a vocal and …

Both parties’ drug plans would chill innovation, threaten American lives: Drew Johnson

Since Nancy Pelosi became House speaker in 2007, Republicans have spent an incredible amount of time and energy pushing back against her progressive policy proposals. That’s why it’s odd …

U.S.-Mexico-Canada pact benefits Pennsylvania greatly Pennsylvania: Darlene Robbins

In the more than 25 years since the United States, Mexico and Canada struck the first North American trade deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, manufacturing output in the United States has …

Great job to the ‘other sports,’ and to Kaylor: Editorial

Football is a very popular sport for the Middletown Area School District, and rightfully so. Football is a popular sport across the United States. The NFL has risen to the top of all the …
Letters

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 …

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 …