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“EXTENSIVE’’ MISMANAGEMENT?: Staff squandered electric trust to avert fiscal disaster, borough officials charge

One critical day in 1998, Middletown controversially settled a lawsuit with electric supplier Met-Ed. The borough would lose its long-term bargain rate contract for electricity with the utility, but would be compensated with $18 million to keep … more


But 12-year-old David Murphy vowed to fight it It began, of all places, on a Disney cruise. The vacation of a lifetime for a child. Swimming pools, 3D movies, Mickey and Minnie and a crew of Disney characters prancing on the ship's decks, … more

Margaret Ettinger

Margaret E. “Peggy” Ettinger, 81, of Middletown, entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, at her home after a courageous battle with leukemia. more

They trade their recess for Ghanaian music

It’s drums, not kickball, for these Kunkel students You can hear some new sounds during recess at Middletown’s Kunkel Elementary School these days.It’s not sneakers making solid contact with kickballs. It’s not the creaking of swings. … more

Readers' Views: Compassionate Care

Editor,   From Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, the Lebanon VA Medical Center honored the dedicated women and men we in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) consider to be the compassionate backbone of the veterans’ health care … more

Readers' Views: Make a difference at the polls

Editor, A letter to the citizens of Middletown: I am writing to you today because in a few short days you have the chance to make a difference. more

Sound Off--05/15/13

Click here to submit a Sound OFF. Submissions to Sound Off appear as written. The Press And Journal edits only for clarity and punctuation.   “Ain’t nobody worried whether that part-time Royalton officer has his job – we got … more

Woods and Waters: Persistent hunter gets the gobbler during turkey season

The Shanks’ yearly spring turkey hunt with Choanoke Outfitters in Woodland, N.C. again proved that persistence and some luck pay big dividends.   This season, the lodge held Skip Myers, Gerald Staub, my wife Lynn and me.  Another … more

Five Lions earn conference honors

Photo by Seth Goodyear Penn State Harrisburg’s North Eastern Athletic Conference all-conference second-team selections: Bryan Balshy (6), Colton Houseal (29), Jim Klingerman (13) and Branden Rutt (8)Five players on Penn State Harrisburg’s … more

Still in the hunt: Raiders conquer Cougars, hold onto playoff spot

Middletown held onto a District 3 Class AAA playoff spot through the next-to-last week of the regular season by beating Harrisburg 9-0 on Tuesday, May 7 in MIddletown. more
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