2021-01-07 E-Edition

‘Blood From a Turnip’

The defunct 230 Diner on East Harrisburg Pike continues to be a thorn in Londonderry Township’s side. The dilapidated former restaurant has been sitting vacant years after it was gutted by a fire in 2013. Since then, no one, including the owner, seems to know what to do with the property. The board of supervisors briefly discussed the property, which […]

ECE Coming to Route 322

Last fall, the Milton Hershey School and Hershey Trust Company made a high-visibility announcement of their plan to build a series of “Early Childhood Education” centers across the state. Now, they’ve chosen a high-visibility location for the first of those centers. At the Jan. 5 meeting of the Derry Township Planning Commission, the School and Trust revealed a plan to […]

Content to Be a Jerk?

There’s a scene in the movie Goodfellas where the main characters are sitting around the table at Tommy’s (played by Joe Pesci) mother’s house. Tommy’s mother tells a story about when she was a kid, a man would visit her home and sit around the table and barely talk. On one occasion, the man opened up only to have negative […]

Letters to the Editor

Recently, I haven’t been getting some of my papers. I know you’ve been having trouble with the post office in Harrisburg getting the paper out on time for the local area. The Sun usually shows up at my door on Friday, Saturday at the latest. But I’ve been receiving papers 1-3 weeks late nor not at all. The Nov. 12 […]

From Where I Sit

In the Christmas season just past, we didn’t really have a lot to be happy about except for the announcement of the release of two vaccines, which, over the coming months, will hopefully bring to an end the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The shutting down of businesses across the country in the effort to stop the spread of the virus still […]

50 Years Ago

From The Sun, Jan. 6, 1971: The Farm Show complex in Harrisburg will be bulging at the seams with animals the week of Jan. 11-15. That’s the week the 55th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held here. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shreffler of 406 N. Hanover St., Union Deposit, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Dec. 24. The […]

Shine a Light

Opinions by our readers

Boy Scout Troop 97 of Middletown has faced the challenges of 2020 with all the qualities the Boy Scout Oath and Law hold in highest regard, and the outcome has been a year of accomplishments and celebrations. To start the year, Scout Master Bill Lee had the pleasure of congratulating Owen Wealand and Cole Carlson on obtaining the highest scouting […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

2020 In Photos, Best of the Worst