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Keep up great work, local students: Editorial

The Middletown football team continued its amazing success this year, and we wish it the best as it tries to grab the one thing that’s eluded it in the previous two seasons — a state …
Columnists

A month to be thankful for community assets: Susannah Gal

This is a month of giving thanks — to our veterans for their service to our country on Nov. 11 and to the abundance of our harvest on Thanksgiving Day. I would like to echo those sentiments …

Looking forward to 2019 — we need discussions, not more confrontations: Mike Folmer

Thank you to the voters of the 48th Senate District for re-electing me! I’m honored to have received your overwhelming support, and I look forward to again representing you in the Pennsylvania …

A message to the media: Give us not our daily Trump ...: Steve Klinger

The media seem to be impaled on the horns of a dilemma: Cover Donald Trump and, if they do so with a shred of integrity and concern for the truth, their reportage will inevitably be negative. …

Are evangelicals the American Taliban?: Bob Topper

If you believe in the separation of church and state, then you probably think that evangelicals exert far too much influence on American life, our politics and culture. When I remarked to a …

State legislators are destroying lifelines for small businesses: Rusty Weiss

Running a business is a blood sport. Just half survive their first five years. Only one in three makes it to year 10.  When disaster strikes — sales dip, equipment breaks — most …

Romanian trip winds up with beautiful cities, trip to Dracula’s Castle: Ed O'Connor

Editor’s note: This column wraps up Ed O’Connor’s tales of his trip to Romania. We left our Timisoara apartment at 8 a.m. bound for our four-day whirlwind tour of Transylvania. …
Letters

‘I’m not going to help you put the Press & Journal out of business’: Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following open letter to Middletown Borough Council was published in the Nov. 8 edition of The Sun newspaper and is being reprinted here with permission. Dear council …

Don’t make Three Mile Island a ‘politically favored’ plant: Letter to the Editor

This is in response to Steve Letavic’s column on Oct. 24, “Legislature, take action to save TMI.” First of all, this is not an attack on Mr. Letavic. I simply want to add my …

Middletown needs to pass ordinance so that LGBTQ residents are protected: Letter to the Editor

We are writing in gratitude and speaking to the hesitation regarding the proposed action to protect the rights of the LGBTQ population here in Middletown. As a married, lesbian couple, who own …

George Scott too liberal to be in Congress: Letter to the Editor

George Scott is not right for the 10th Congressional District, and will not be getting my support in November. Here’s why: While he claims to be politically moderate, he is a traditional …

Lower Swatara works hard to address concerns: Todd Truntz

I read the Press & Journal’s latest critique of the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners personnel management in its Aug. 29 editorial. As a board member and a resident who has a lot …

Commission needed to create fair voting districts: Letter to the Editor

I have been volunteering with Fair Districts PA (www.fairdistrictspa.com)for about 15 months and have sat in on Pennsylvania Senate and House state government committee meetings. I have followed …

Middletown Swim Club board appreciates chance to be heard: Letter to the Editor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Press & Journal for giving us a platform to state our position as a new board of directors with the Middletown Swim Club. When we first …

PSU student’s cars, not students themselves, are issue: Letter to the Editor

The following comments are in response to both an article and an editorial in the May 16 Press & Journal with respect to parking problems resulting from college students in rental properties, and …

Let citizens help draw district boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Is the plumbing working right related to the pipes of Pennsylvania democracy? It took awhile (three election cycles, 2012, 2014 and 2016) to show the evidence of a legal term called …

Middletown Area School District leadership silences students on walkout: Letter to the Editor

  As a parent of Middletown Area School District students, I received the March 7 National School Walkout letter from the superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski. While I appreciate the …