“Prisoners”



            I see “Prisoners” as the unofficial kickoff of awards season. Little by little, we’re going to be seeing more movies that rely on critical praise to sell tickets instead of blatant bankability. “Prisoners” deals with heavy subject matter, mostly involving child abduction, so the story has little to offer the blockbuster crowd. It’s not that the film completely eschews […]

Homecoming Court



Out Of Time?

Shakey’s/Overtime

Just as construction begins on the new Chipotle restaurant in downtown Hershey, an old Hershey haunt has reached its end. Overtime Sports Bar on Mill Street in Hershey has closed, as the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has moved to force the sale of the bar’s liquor license. For years, Overtime was known as Shakey’s and for the “Shakey Shuttle” […]

‘I Obviously Disagree’

Trees or Families?

Proposed zoning district changes around Mt. Gretna brought 27 people out to the South Londonderry Township Planning Commission meeting Sept. 17. Gene Otto asked that the Eastern Enterprises properties be changed from “conservation” to “low density residential” zoning. The Comprehensive Plan updates made in 2003 led to this land being changed from residential zoning to conservation zoning. Township manager Thomas […]

Letters to the Editor



Before we get started, all of us at The Sun would like to extend our condolences to the Hartwell/Good families on the passing of the family’s matriarch, Margaretta Hartwell. From 1913 to 1970, the Hartwell family owned and produced The Sun, and when Debbie and I purchased the paper six years ago, Margaretta reached out to us, supported the changes […]

From Where I Sit



Thank heavens, the kids are all back in school now and we will be spared the avalanche of “Back to School” advertising for clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch foods, you name it. I guess just about everything but cars and booze! Made me think back to my growing up days in Texas when I saw the flyer in the Sunday paper […]

Down on the “Pharm”



If you think what you’re about to read doesn’t apply to the happy, wealthy neighborhoods of Sun Country, you’re wrong. – Ed. If a masked gunman stormed a classroom and unleashed a hailstorm of bullets, killing six children, the horrific news would dominate the nation’s media coverage for weeks. A call for stricter gun laws, mental health reform, and school […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



Summer’s End Special

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. DERRY TOWNSHIP SIMPLEASSAULT CHARGE Police have charged 31-year-old Thomas M. Wagner of West Chocolate Avenue following an alleged incident, Saturday, Sept. 14, on West Chocolate Avenue. Wagner faces simple assault and recklessly endangering another person charges in the alleged incident. Police […]