“Fifty Shades Darker”

            The “Fifty Shades” franchise is commercially successful but critically despised. I’ve heard all manner of nasty things said about the books, and 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” tied for Worst Picture at the Razzies. “Fifty Shades Darker” is no redeemer, I assure you. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the series likes the abuse it takes from […]

Smoke Over Sun Country

Jackson Faces Federal Charges

Following IRS, FBI Raid A month after the IRS and FBI raided his home on Elm Avenue in Hershey, a federal grand jury has indicted 57-year-old Michael J. Jackson. The indictment totals 28 counts of charges that include wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment, which was unsealed Feb. 15, Jackson, “Devised a scheme to […]

Right Turn to Rage?

Motorist vs. Motorcyclist A Middletown man faces an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly head-butted a man during a road rage incident in Hummelstown on Saturday, Feb. 18. Police charged 32-yearold Alan L. Barb with aggravated assault in the alleged incident, which reportedly happened in an alley off East Main Street, near the former Warner Motors, shortly before noon. The […]

Letters to the Editor

Of course, the Derry Township TIF proposal to finance a parking garage in downtown Hershey continues to attract foes and friends … As the “one opponent” cited (but not named) in self-described downtown property owner George Achorn’s OpEd in favor of the downtown Hershey TIF (The Sun, Feb. 9), allow me to retort. Achorn makes the case that the square […]

The Heart

If an informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy, then deliberate misinformation – aka “fake news” – strikes at the heart of democracy. Derry Township School District is taking steps to protect that heart by educating its students to identify these stories. The district’s staff gave a brief presentation on fake news and digital responsibility to the […]

That’s Life

Everyone Has a Story

Just when I think all the negativity and ugliness polluting our modern discourse is going to make my head explode, some bright light comes along to crush the darkness. Every day I swear I need to take a “media break,” to escape the vitriol and hatred filling cable, Facebook, Twitter, online forums and all the other 24-7 news sources. Can’t […]

From Where I Sit

Noted the passing of Harold Denton this past week and it brought back some unhappy memories of the 1979 meltdown of the Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Londonderry Township. We always had a police scanner going at The Sun just to keep up with anything going on that might require our immediate attention or photographs. On the morning […]

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