“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

            “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” takes place between Episodes III and IV of the official “Star Wars” series. It answers the question of how Princess Leia came to be in possession of the plans for the Death Star at the beginning of Episode IV. It also answers the question of why the Death Star was built with a […]

Sunoco Pays Up

Mariner East Pipeline The way for Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline is clearer as deals have been reached for easements with a number of Sun Country property owners. Sunoco paid out more than $180,000 in total to property owners in the Laurel Woods area south of Hershey. Under the deals, made in the fall, Sunoco ended its “condemnation” proceedings against […]

Miracle on Route 322

No Serious Injuries In Fiery 322 Crash

Miraculously, no one was seriously injured when a vehicle struck a telephone pole and burst into flames on the 900 block of East Governor Road on Thursday morning, Dec. 15. According to police, Felix Sugint, 49, of Palmyra, was driving a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor when he crashed into a telephone pole along the road. Derry Township Police Chief Garth Warner […]

Sorry, No Starbucks

Chafia Plan Changes Again Plans have changed for the old Miller Chevrolet property, located on the 500 block of East Chocolate Avenue in Derry Township, as Chafia Capital Partners has withdrawn its request for a restaurant with a drive-thru on the property. Chafia altered its previous relief request for the drive-thru as part of a two-restaurant plan at the Dec. […]

Tony Versus Tank

From Hershey to Italy Editor’s Note: This is the latest in our occasional series of stories on World War II veterans from Sun Country. Watch for more. At the end of the hall hangs a framed collection of photos and mementos from the 1940s, including a Purple Heart medal, one of two earned by the freshly minted young soldier whose […]

Letters to the Editor

Just a reminder … This is our last issue of 2016. We’ll be out for our annual Christmas vacation until we reopen Thursday, Dec. 29, and our next issue will be the Jan. 5, 2017, issue. Thanks for your patience! Now, on to the show, which first features a reaction to one of last week’s letters … To one of […]

A New Hope

If the pollsters are to be believed – which, I admit, is a shaky assumption – belief in religion has fallen to all-time lows. Fewer and fewer children are attending Sunday school. More and more people are getting married “outside of the church.” Also according to the pollsters, the number of Americans who identify themselves as atheists has doubled in […]

That’s Life

‘May Peace Prevail’ One local woman has found a unique way to share the holiday message of “Let there be peace on earth” by displaying an international symbol of hope and love right in her front yard. Carole Denham recently planted a Peace Pole at her Hummelstown home, hoping to help bring a little light to the darkness of hatred […]

From Where I Sit

It was with great unhappiness I received a letter last Thursday from the Antique Automobile Club of America’s national board of directors stating they had made the decision to discontinue their relationship and financial support with the AACA Museum, the facility located on Route 39 north of Hershey in South Hanover Township. In the letter from the AACA national board […]

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