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It’s your duty to pay solemn respects on Memorial Day: Editorial

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” — Joseph Rodman Drake, in his poem “To the Defenders of …
Columnists

O’Reilly will be missed; he bucked partisan ideology: James Miller

The King of Cable has been defenestrated. After much fanfare, Bill O’Reilly has been tipped off his throne at the cable news giant Fox News. The irascible host of the eponymous “Factor,” …

Incivility is reason I’m leaving council: Anne Einhorn

I have tried over the last four years to be respectful of my constituents and my colleagues. I have restrained myself from commenting on many posts and Facebook discussions that I found …

RIP, Ringling Bros. — Why is the circus no longer greatest show on Earth?: Brad Deutser

From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth. But, you …

Attend a house concert, right here in Middletown: Susannah Gal

I have dance in my blood. My mother studied ballet and modern dance, and danced in the touring company of the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” when she was a teenager. When I was growing up, she …

Bill helps protect your property rights: Mike Folmer

The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed my and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati’s Senate Bill 8 to reform Pennsylvania’s asset forfeiture laws. Asset forfeitures are civil proceedings …

How long can Trump be tolerated?: Paul Heise

The basic idea of corruption is decay, disintegration and a debased morality. In politics, corruption is dishonest behavior for personal gain, but it can be much more. Sometimes we treat …
Letters

Veterans Affairs — just facts, no hyperbole: Letter to the Editor

The fact is that most of the people in the Department of Veterans Affairs are ethical and competent. The remainder of this opinion piece is not meant to criticize them. By definition reform …

Crematory editorial misses numerous key points: Letter to the Editor

The following paragraphs contain responses and questions to the Press & Journal’s criticisms of Middletown residents’ opposition to the Fager-Finkenbinder Funeral Home’s plan to install and …

Thanks for making military banners a success in borough: Letter to the Editor

We are quickly approaching Memorial Day, a patriotic holiday signifying importance to the American people. This is a time when we honor our brave men and women who bore the ultimate sacrifice for …

Press & Journal’s Miller one of best columnists around: Letter to the Editor

James Miller did it again with his article “Trump better learn from Obamacare replacement" in the April 5 issue. I read many newspapers, including the Harrisburg paper, Lancaster paper, USA …

Dilapidated house on the square in Middletown is a treasure: Letter

I read with great interest Dan Miller’s article on blighted property in the Jan. 11 Press & Journal.  One of the properties up for repair (or razing) is “the dilapidated yellow …

Trump is your president, too, so better get used to it: Letter

The general election was in November 2016. The Electoral College cast its vote in December 2016. Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America in January …

Give permits to park for apartment residents: Reader View

Why does Middletown borough refuse to give parking permits to the residents of Middletown Interfaith Apartments at 107 Mill St.? Yes, the apartments do have parking spaces. Unfortunately, we only …

The ill-effects of TMI linger almost 40 years later: Reader View

I find it interesting that an article about Three Mile Island, 38 years later, was on the front page of the March 5 Sunday Patriot-News. Then on the front page of the Opinion section of the …

Loud few don’t speak for all on PSU students: Kapenstein letter

I hear all of the time about how Middletown needs to accept Penn State Harrisburg and its students as a part of our community. Many people, including myself, believe it will play a big part in …

Uncle George is out of his coma, can’t take 2017

My mother’s much younger brother George was in a terrible accident on Jan. 11, 1992 while working at a construction project.  When Uncle George was put into the medically induced coma, he never came out of it. Many things have happened in …