Host by Judith Randall, teacher and artist at Middlesex Community College on Sunday Sept 14th commemorating the 200 year anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner"....The events include a historical presentation, a poetry reading, a group singing of the national anthem (all verses) and a K - 12 Juried Student Art Exhibition. Below is the flier for the student art exhibition. If you have some budding young patriot artists in your family please encourage them to enter their work. If not, just come to the joyful commemoration to express your love and gratitude for our great country!
July 31, 2014
July 30, 2014
Last week we asked readers the following question:Reader Poll on Immigration: What if it was happening in Middletown?
Question: What are your thoughts on the recent influx of illegal immigrants crossing the border into Texas? If you were president, how would you handle the situation? If the government were to send buses of immigrants to Middletown, what would be your reaction?
Below are the responses we got on our facebook page and in response to this blog post.
Also shared is Mayor Drew's thoughts on immigration from his facebook page and our readers responses in sharing this. Thanks to all who chimed in!
- Sebastian Giuliano Note to Dan: they are not "immigrants". Immigration is a legal process by which an alien gains, first, lawful residence in the country and, ultimately, citizenship. One who has gone through this process is properly designated an "immigrant"; one who is going through the process is a "resident alien". One who is here in contravention of the immigration laws is an "illegal alien". If that fact "turns [your] stomach", you will have a hard time upholding the laws you swore to uphold.
I don't know if you remember the naturalization ceremony held at City Hall on July 2. Those new American Citizens went through a lengthy process to get to that special day in their lives. Don't insult them by equating them with those who break the law and sneak into the country.