Out of the Kitchen

DTSD Revolt Fails

Donahue Walks Out

The Derry Township School District board kicked off a new school year with the same old fireworks. An ordinary looking agenda item to approve a school board “development conference” turned into a failed attempt to overthrow the leadership of the Derry Township School District board Monday, Aug. 13. The 2-5 vote came after an angry dispute among the board members […]

Burning Tar, Fuming Super

Good Help Is Hard to Find

At the Aug. 8 meeting of the Conewago Township supervisors, Board Chairman Joel Buckley cited reports of “burning asphalt shingles, tar paper, flames 20 feet high … at night” on Schoolhouse Road. He asked solicitor Jon Yost if it can be curtailed. “If he is burning his own for business, it may be commercial activity. If he is burning someone […]

Sun on Vacation

MHS Reverses Course

Under Cavanaugh

Facing a federal lawsuit and national criticism, the Milton Hershey School has reversed course – and apologized – in the case of the HIVpositive youth who was refused admission to the school. In a statement issued Aug. 6, MHS President Anthony Colistra said, “Milton Hershey School will no longer refuse admission to otherwise qualified students who have HIV. As a […]

Update: Waterland Case

Just as we were going to press, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an indictment against Adam Busby, 64, of Dublin, Ireland, in the case of threats made against the University of Pittsburgh during the spring semester. In June, a 2006 Hershey High grad,Alexander Waterland, was arrested by the FBI for threatening the university. It is unclear what, if any, […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for your patience as we took our summer vacation last week! Now, let’s get back to the mailbag, the very full mailbag … Passing Through I was recently passing through the Palmyra area on July 26th on my way to visit my dad in North Carolina. I had a very harrowing experience on Route 81S. I would […]


Are you disgusted with the media? Well, I’m part of it, and I’m disgusted, too. And it’s not the liberal or conservative bias that bugs me. When I watch Fox News (rarely), I expect conservative bias. When I read the Washington Post (frequently), I expect liberal bias. The problem is that most of the news is fake, outrage-of-the-day nonsense that […]

Fun in The Sun

Police News

The information here is based on official police reports. Charges made may vary from the final disposition of cases. HUMMELSTOWN STOLEN BIKE A bike was stolen from a residence on the 200 block of West Main Street, sometime betweenThursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3. According to police, it is a pink Magna Great Divide mountain bike. Anyone with info […]