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Stay vigilant over deadly school shootings: Editorial

It’s been more than 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting, where two seniors murdered 12 students and one teacher in Colorado. It was a horrific day in U.S. history, on April …
Columnists

Glaciers, whales and cruise ship shows are Alaska highlights: Susannah Gal

Well, to continue our phenomenal trip to Alaska that I started to describe in my last column: After the first week of driving between Fairbanks and Seward, we boarded a large cruise ship. We were …

Biggest news of the 21st century? Collapse of religion: James Haught

What’s the most significant occurrence so far in the 21st century? Worsening weather calamities caused by global warming? Endless suicide bombings and massacres by religious fanatics in …

How did I travel to a country that doesn’t exist?: Ed O'Connor

Hello once again. I hope your summer is going well. My summer is zipping right along. Since my last correspondence, we have been doing some traveling and exploring. Our first day trip from Moldova …

Snap your fingers ... there goes $1,000; the story of the state budget: Mike Folmer

Snap your fingers. Snap them again, again and again. Now, imagine having a fistful of $1,000 bills in your other hand. Under the 2019-2020 General Fund budget, Pennsylvania will spend more than …

#MeToo movement puts big damper on inner-office romance: James Miller

True story: I met my wife at work. Our courtship started when we were putting in long hours at a conservative nonprofit. The office environment was lax and loose despite the expectations, which …

State funding will help Shireman Tract, other projects: Tom Mehaffie

As your state legislator, I am focused on advocating for the 106th District and securing funding for its economic development, transportation infrastructure and schools. I’m happy to tell …
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, …