Categories Op/Ed

Show Up at Meetings if You Don’t Like Public Projects

As Elizabethtown Borough’s pedestrian-bicycle pathway continues to make progress east of Market Street, we’re seeing more and more griping about it online. Reasonable people can disagree about how, if at all, this sort of project should be done. But many of the arguments being made against this project fail to show any sort of reason. […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Editorial: Lieutenant Governor Debacle Shows Urgent Need for Change

The relationship between the governor of Pennsylvania and the lieutenant governor is sometimes a good one — but when it is, it’s only by chance. For example, Gov. Tom Ridge had an excellent working relationship with Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker. Mr. Ridge, a former congressman and assistant district attorney, turned to Mr. Schweiker, a former […]

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Categories Op/EdPolice & Fire

Editorial: State Should Have Consistent Regulations for Police Hiring

Elizabethtown Police Chief Jack Mentzer noted something odd when discussing how his agency’s hiring procedure differs from that of the Northwest Regional and Susquehanna Regional police departments: He has to follow a civil service hiring procedure set up in the 1950s and his colleagues in the regional police forces don’t. Surely it made sense at […]

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