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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Submitted photos Crystal Mrakovich before, during and after her head shaving experience at Hairacy with stylist Serena Rhoads and owner Duane Beno.One day, the bartender at the Middletown VFW Post 1620 issued a strange challenge to the patrons … more

Fire damages Spring Street homes

Four people were homeless after a fire damaged a duplex on North Spring Street in Middletown.   Photo by Don Graham The duplex in the 500 block of N. Spring Street was ablaze when firefighters arrived.The cause is still under … more

See you in court: Authority will defend Pappas against council removal try

The Middletown Borough Authority voted 4-1 on Thursday, Nov. 1 to authorize the authority solicitor to defend Chairman Pete Pappas against legal action initiated by Middletown Borough Council to replace Pappas on the authority – the last act … more

Sound Off--11/7

Submissions to Sound Off appear as written. The Press And Journal edits only for clarity and punctuation.   Additional comments and audio versions of some Sound Off comments are available at www.pressandjournal.com.   … more

Readers' Views: Where are they getting the money?

Editor, Yesterday when I went to pay my pound of flesh for the most recent Middletown electric bill (which was $.172 per kilowatt-hour), I was amazed –  I had to play “Where’s Waldo” to find the office where I could make a payment. more

Ed Schafer: A way to keep Bay cleanup affordable

For 40 years, the federal and local governments have been trying to reduce nutrients flowing through our streams, marshes and wetlands surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Excess nitrogen has created dead zones in the bay that should concern … more

The Society of Design is...

Jim Sherraden, manager, curator, chief designer, Hatch Show PrintJim Sherraden leads the charge at Nashville-based Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop and American treasure founded in 1879 that is now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame … more

Sheldon Richman: Life Without FEMA? It Can Happen

Advocates of Big Government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the Superstorm had passed, they had boasted that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. more

Editor's Vocie: When in doubt, stop for a stopped school bus

Remember when, in your youth, you climbed off the school bus in your neighborhood at the end of a school day? more

Publisher's Voice: Why wage political war?

There is a “Them-versus-Us” war raging in Middletown’s council chambers. How can you tell if you’re a “Them” or an “Us?” Here are a couple of telltale signs: more
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