WEB EXCLUSIVE: What Is Wrong With A Property Tax?

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This is the second in a series of eight articles by Representative Ryan on eliminating property taxes. By Representative Frank Ryan What is wrong with a property tax? As we continue to explore the reasons behind our efforts to eliminate property taxes, the concerns with a property tax as a means of taxation must be examined. For those who are […]

Police: He Came Here to Defraud


An Ohio Man is facing a string of charges after Derry Township Police said he stole a Hershey contractor’s identity and used it to make over $20,000 of purchases at Lowe’s and Home Depot. Otha W. Randall Sr., 54, of Toledo, Ohio is facing charges that include a felony charge of running a corrupt organization through “racketeering activity,” criminal conspiracy, […]

Not Just for Boys

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Lilly Mackley told her father, Heath Mackley, she was going to be an Eagle Scout when she was 9 years old. Though it wasn’t an option for her at the time, he tried to explain to his daughter that she could strive for a Gold Award – the most prestigious honor with the Girl Scouts – she insisted otherwise. Lilly, […]

Letters to the Editor

As Chair of the Hershey Indivisible Team, I would like to invite residents of PA 10th Congressional District to attend a Town Hall at the Hershey Public Library on Saturday, February 23rd, from 10:00 am until noon. We have invited Representative, Congressman Scott Perry, to join us for an opportunity to share his ideas on health care, the environment, military […]

We Need Our Nukes

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The approach of the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident is unleashing a flood of memories. I was a Hershey High School sophomore in March 1979. Despite my youth, I understood events reasonably well because of my interest in science, which later blossomed into a career in science journalism. My family lived 5 miles downwind from the […]

From Where I Sit


Spent an interesting afternoon last Sunday as the Harrisburg Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and my Harris Ferry Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution held our annual joint Washington’s Birthday luncheon at West Shore Country Club. Yes, I know, the third Monday of February is now celebrated as Presidents Day, but we still celebrate what it originally was designated […]

Shine a Light

Paying the Bill

By Brian Link The Derry Township budget was approved based on projections that include three major increases in Township revenue 1) New Property Tax Revenue, 2) Septage Revenue from Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA), and 3) Giant Center Refinancing (hotel tax reallocation). According to the Supervisor’s projections these new or increased revenue streams would account for 23 percent of the […]

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Traffic Forecast – This Week Around Hershey

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