2020-03-05 E-Edition



Ramps to be Joined

Way back in 2015, The Sun reported that PennDOT was planning to do something to ease traffic troubles on Route 322 between Hershey and Hummelstown. The project – then estimated to cost $5 million – would connect the Route 322 eastbound on-ramp from Waltonville Road all the way to the off-ramp for Route 322 westbound. The project would also include […]

Locals Sound Off on Coronavirus

While the number of Americans infected with the coronavirus continues to rise, officials consider whether to implement new restrictions and preventative measures to help control the spread of the disease. Local authorities say they will follow guidelines from the federal and state government in enacting responses to the epidemic, but are monitoring the rapidly changing situation carefully. Dr. Catharine Paules, […]

Rest Easy Chico

He was inexperienced, but eager to get to work. He could barely sit still, pacing back and forth as his overnight work shift was about to begin. It was one of his first nights working the police beat with his partner, Sergeant Tony Clements. His name was Chico and he was a K9 for the Derry Township Police Department. Last […]

Letters to the Editor

About the rec center situation: let’s breathe for a moment and realize how we got here. The 2017-18 version of the Board of Supervisors, led by Susan Cort, prodded, pushed, and forced down the taxpayers’ throats a deal most residents did not want.The village citizens’ needs were buried under the appeal of another tourist attraction with little offstreet parking and […]

From Where I Sit

Just received my Jan-March issue of Reflections, the newsletter of the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, and noted our recently remodeled and updated office, archives and museum has a new name: The History Center. In addition and more to the point, it announced this year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of both Hershey’s St.Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Hershey […]

Notes From The Mayor

The main topic that should be on everyone’s minds these days is the Coronavirus. Our Emergency Management Agency will meet this week to prepare (not scare) in the event of a local outbreak. My own research says that wearing a mask when you’re healthy doesn’t do much good but is a big help if you are sick. The one thing […]

50 Years Ago


From The Sun, Mar. 6, 1970: Club Pack 74 of Trinity United Methodist Church held its annual Blue and Gold banquet Thursday, Feb. 26. The program was opened with everyone pledging allegiance to the flag. The master of ceremonies for the evening was James Grove, assistant cubmaster. Rev. Robert Stokes, pastor of Trinity Church, gave the invocation. Last Thursday night, […]

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