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This is a great time of year to attend our community events: Editorial

Activities in our area don’t come to an end when school starts back up. In fact, this is one of the best times of the year in this area to get out in the community and take advantage of the …
Columnists

Exercise serves as a reminder to keep environment clean: Susannah Gal

What do you do for exercise? I know that I’ve talked before about my love of walking and dancing as part of my exercise routine. I also like to do kayaking. I first learned to kayak when I …

Democrats should try to mobilize churchless as a voting bloc: James Haught

Progressives hope for an America where health care is a human right for everyone — and women’s right to choose remains secure — and gays are safe from cruelty — and people of …

Changes mean harm to pharmacists, higher prices for Pennsylvanians: Greg Drew

I write as president of a cooperative company comprised of independent community pharmacies, typical of the community pharmacies throughout our commonwealth. For more than a century, independent, …

What we learned by taking Pennsylvania to court: Matthew Brouillette and Jonathan Goldstein

Two years ago, we filed a historic lawsuit against Gov. Tom Wolf, the General Assembly, the state treasurer, and the auditor general for enacting unbalanced state budgets in violation of …

What would you have done at key points in history?: Mike Folmer

As a former history major, I often reference our past to explain the importance of our founding principles. At times, I’ve been criticized for this by those who use 21st century values to judge …

How is Trump’s tariff working out for steel industry in U.S.? Merrill Matthews

U.S. Steel, one of America’s largest metal makers, just announced it will idle two blast furnaces in the coming months. That could put hundreds of workers out of a job.    The …
Letters

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 …

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, …