“Oblivion” review

            I was prejudiced against “Oblivion” since about a week before it opened. A friend of mine got to see the movie in advance and left after the first half hour. At around the thirty-one minute mark, I was jealous of my friend. It’s not a terrible movie in that “clearly a bomb” sort of way, but it failed to […]

Fatal on Chocolate

‘A Drastic Change’

In Palmyra Schools

In the first wave of winter Keystone test results, Palmy­ra High School students scored above state average in all areas administered, according to Pennsylvania Keystone Exams School Content Area Summary Report for Palmy­ra Area School District. The Keystone Exams are end-of- course assessments designed to assess performance in the content areas of Algebra I, Biology, and Literature. In Algebra I, […]

‘Living In Today’s Reality’

Downtown Hershey

Downtown Hershey, the hub of Sun Country, is on the verge of epic change … and the dispute over Chipotle is only a proxy for many larger issues like tourism, traffic, the old chocolate factory and the role of the Hershey entities. On April 18, The Sun met with Chris Abruzzo, Chairman of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors, to […]


Letters to the Editor

Just over a month ago, a bus carrying the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The crash killed coach Kristie Quigley and bus driver Anthony Guaetta. Several players were also taken to the Med Center for emergency care. The team has now sent us this letter … The Seton Hill University women’s lacrosse team expresses our […]

Not Like Mike

Your kid isn’t Michael Jordan. Your kid isn’t Michael Phelps. And odds are your kid isn’t even Michael Broadway – a relief pitcher for the Double-A affiliate Harrisburg Senators. This isn’t an original idea and we’ve all heard the statistics, which last time I checked, the odds of becoming a pro athlete was one in 3,600. But after last week’s […]

Notes from the Mayor

The weeks in nice weather (hopefully soon) always seem to get busier as we move into the spring and summer seasons. These past two weeks were no exception to that rule. Working backward from Saturday night, the “Spring Fling” came off well and all in attendance seemed to have a good time. Reading’s own “Uptown Band” provided the music and […]

From Where I Sit

It’s a hard task this week to write about some fun things which wife Rosemary and I enjoyed over this past weekend, what with the happenings earlier in the week in Boston at the Boston Marathon. And, in the days following in which the two brothers responsible for the carnage were run down and killed in the case of 26-yer-old […]

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