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Set aside petty bickering on military banners: Editorial

Why do our borough leaders have to take something wonderful like the Middletown Hometown Heroes military banner program and start tearing it down almost immediately after it starts? These …
Columnists

RIP, Ringling Bros. — Why is the circus no longer greatest show on Earth?: Brad Deutser

From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. But, you …

Attend a house concert, right here in Middletown: Susannah Gal

I have dance in my blood. My mother studied ballet and modern dance, and danced in the touring company of the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” when she was a teenager. When I was growing up, she …

Bill helps protect your property rights: Mike Folmer

The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed my and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati’s Senate Bill 8 to reform Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture laws. Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings …

How long can Trump be tolerated?: Paul Heise

The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat …

Crybaby presidential loser — sound familiar?: Ed O'Connor

And the winner is ... Lenin Moreno, the new president-elect of Ecuador. Finally! After the initial election and then the run-off election between the two top candidates, Moreno emerged victorious …

Brexit and Trump-Sanders are part of something bigger: Paul Heise

Brexit, the vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, is not the catastrophe that people seem to think it is. The European Union-watchers would have you believe that the departure of …
Letters

Crematory editorial misses numerous key points: Letter to the Editor

The following paragraphs contain responses and questions to the Press & Journal’s criticisms of Middletown residents’ opposition to the Fager-Finkenbinder Funeral Home’s plan to install and …

Thanks for making military banners a success in borough: Letter to the Editor

We are quickly approaching Memorial Day, a patriotic holiday signifying importance to the American people. This is a time when we honor our brave men and women who bore the ultimate sacrifice for …

Press & Journal’s Miller one of best columnists around: Letter to the Editor

James Miller did it again with his article “Trump better learn from Obamacare replacement" in the April 5 issue. I read many newspapers, including the Harrisburg paper, Lancaster paper, USA …

Dilapidated house on the square in Middletown is a treasure: Letter

I read with great interest Dan Miller’s article on blighted property in the Jan. 11 Press & Journal.  One of the properties up for repair (or razing) is “the dilapidated yellow …

Trump is your president, too, so better get used to it: Letter

The general election was in November 2016. The Electoral College cast its vote in December 2016. Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America in January …

Give permits to park for apartment residents: Reader View

Why does Middletown borough refuse to give parking permits to the residents of Middletown Interfaith Apartments at 107 Mill St.? Yes, the apartments do have parking spaces. Unfortunately, we only …

The ill-effects of TMI linger almost 40 years later: Reader View

I find it interesting that an article about Three Mile Island, 38 years later, was on the front page of the March 5 Sunday Patriot-News. Then on the front page of the Opinion section of the …

Loud few don’t speak for all on PSU students: Kapenstein letter

I hear all of the time about how Middletown needs to accept Penn State Harrisburg and its students as a part of our community. Many people, including myself, believe it will play a big part in …

Uncle George is out of his coma, can’t take 2017

My mother’s much younger brother George was in a terrible accident on Jan. 11, 1992 while working at a construction project.  When Uncle George was put into the medically induced coma, he never came out of it. Many things have happened in …

Press And Journal article was misleading on police meeting

In recent months, I have not been very active on social media, but I feel that I must address an issue that has greatly upset me in the last few days. First, I will give some background information …