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Shelly, Beshore islands tenants have little power to remain: Editorial

The seasonal tenants of Shelly and Beshore islands in the Susquehanna River don’t own their land. They lease it. That, to us, is the key thing to keep in mind when the emotional and …
Columnists

Middletown provides me little reminders of Europe: Susannah Gal

Bonjour! Guten Tag! Gruezie! Buon giorno! Buenos dias! Bom dia! Good morning!  These are some of the different ways I have learned to say “Good morning” when I’ve lived …

We can change Vietnam’s legacy from landmines and Agent Orange: Kathleen Rogers and Heidi Kuhn

In March 1975, the United States fled from a protracted war in Vietnam, a war that claimed more than 58,000 Americans, and close to 2 million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians.  The United …

It’s terrifying that we are militarizing police under a cloak of secrecy: Lisa Rosenberg

In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the president issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that …

Temperatures don’t matter if it’s too noisy to sleep: Ed O’Connor

From all that I have seen and read, central Pennsylvania is enjoying a decent summer, except for an overabundance of July rain. I saw videos and photos of flood damage in the area. It sure …

The deep threats of dark money have been known for decades: Paul Heise

The subtitle of the recent book “Dark Money” is “The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” Is there a cabal of billionaires who are secretly spending …

Still work to be done on making medical cannabis a reality: Mike Folmer

One of my proudest accomplishments in the Pennsylvania Senate was passage of Act 16 of 2016, which will bring medical cannabis to Pennsylvania. My goal has been — and continues to be — giving …
Letters

Address issue with political boundaries: Letter to the Editor

Middletown has experienced gerrymandering, and this is not a Democrat or Republican issue. It is a citizen issue, regarding the manner in which Pennsylvania political boundaries are …

Editorial was wrong — UPS bad deal for Lower Swatara Township: Letter to the Editor

I am writing in response to the Press & Journal editorial “UPS hub solid addition for township” dated Sept. 6. The editorial cites plans of UPS planning to construct a near 1 …

Don’t replace Kids Kastle completely; keep the wood: Letter to the Editor

I read where money is being raised to maintain and refurbish the Kids Kastle.  I was recently in Hershey near the swimming pool and library where their wooden structures have been completely …

Racism is racism, and too many recent comparisons don’t make sense: Letter to the Editor

The news cycle spins so fast that it’s difficult to contemplate one event before the next one crowds out the latter from our minds.  James Miller’s piece in last week’s …

Highspire Historical Society needs funds to fix Wilson House: Letter to the Editor

Forty years ago, the Highspire Historical Society purchased the Wilson House from the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority. The members at that time thought it important to preserve this …

Show your support to help keep TMI open: Letter to the Editor

This spring, the owners of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station announced that it will close in 2019 unless Pennsylvania lawmakers pass needed policy reform. As fire chief for the …

Why does borough pay solicitor so much?: Letter to the Editor

On Dec. 31, 2012, the contract with the Middletown Borough Police Association employed by Middletown Borough ended. Contract negotiations had already started but eventually ended and were taken to …

Recalling reason for LGBT Pride Month, right here in Middletown: Letter to the Editor

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month was celebrated in June because of the Stonewall Riot that took place at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village part of Manhattan in New …

Why is Lower Dauphin trying to cut librarians?: Letter to the Editor

In an interview with abc27 on May 17, The Lower Dauphin School District director of community relations claimed, “You do the best with the resources you have before you go back to the taxpayers and …

Banners are a great honor for veterans: Letter to the Editor

What’s a great way to start my day? Taking my father, William Thompson, to breakfast at Kuppy’s and we turn the corner in Middletown and there is his Hometown Hero Banner front and center. …