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Drunken driving, senseless tragedies: Editorial

We don’t want to imagine the horror that played out on Interstate 83 on Friday night. Three people are dead because of one man’s total disregard for others, if the charges against Jack …
Columnists

Books are better when shared with a group: Susannah Gal

Do you enjoy sharing a book with someone else? I love reading. Often my favorites are mysteries and historical fiction based on real events in the past. I find it great fun to share those literary …

Ten million new trees can help stem tide of state’s rushing waters: Harry Campbell

Drone photographer John Pavoncello has pictured the Susquehanna River during its gentle rolling in the spring and bulging with jagged ice flows in winter. But it was his fly-over during an angry, …

Kavanaugh vote a positive, but may hurt unity in U.S.: James Miller

The Kavanaugh contretemps is over. And what did our nation get for all the trouble? No unalloyed good, that’s for sure. The fruits of the protracted publicity war are all rotten: …

‘Candidate Wolf’ sounds great, but isn’t real: Matthew Brouillette

Whether the recent, one-and-only gubernatorial debate between Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner was actually a “debate” is — well — up for debate. Both candidates had very …

Romanian trip continues with wonderful sights, cheap beer and bad jazz: Ed O'Connor

Romania is a strikingly beautiful country. As I had previously mentioned, we used the third largest city, Timisoara, as our base for four weeks. After our guided, formal walking tour, we explored the …

Facebook is giving sex discrimination in employment ads a new life: Galen Sherwin

In 1967, the newly formed National Organization for Women staged a weeklong protest of The New York Times and other newspapers. Their demonstration targeted the longstanding practice of printing …
Letters

Middletown needs to pass ordinance so that LGBTQ residents are protected: Letter to the Editor

We are writing in gratitude and speaking to the hesitation regarding the proposed action to protect the rights of the LGBTQ population here in Middletown. As a married, lesbian couple, who own …

George Scott too liberal to be in Congress: Letter to the Editor

George Scott is not right for the 10th Congressional District, and will not be getting my support in November. Here’s why: While he claims to be politically moderate, he is a traditional …

Lower Swatara works hard to address concerns: Todd Truntz

I read the Press & Journal’s latest critique of the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners personnel management in its Aug. 29 editorial. As a board member and a resident who has a lot …

Commission needed to create fair voting districts: Letter to the Editor

I have been volunteering with Fair Districts PA (www.fairdistrictspa.com)for about 15 months and have sat in on Pennsylvania Senate and House state government committee meetings. I have followed …

Middletown Swim Club board appreciates chance to be heard: Letter to the Editor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Press & Journal for giving us a platform to state our position as a new board of directors with the Middletown Swim Club. When we first …

PSU student’s cars, not students themselves, are issue: Letter to the Editor

The following comments are in response to both an article and an editorial in the May 16 Press & Journal with respect to parking problems resulting from college students in rental properties, and …

Let citizens help draw district boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Is the plumbing working right related to the pipes of Pennsylvania democracy? It took awhile (three election cycles, 2012, 2014 and 2016) to show the evidence of a legal term called …

Middletown Area School District leadership silences students on walkout: Letter to the Editor

  As a parent of Middletown Area School District students, I received the March 7 National School Walkout letter from the superintendent, Dr. Lori Suski. While I appreciate the …

Get safer schools by design: Letter to the Editor

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools. While the debate will continue at the national level on proposals for arming …

Column on death row inmates’ rights a joke: Letter to the Editor

I’m writing in regards to the Jan. 31 column “Pa. death row like torture for its inmates” by Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. What a joke. Let me …