2022-03-10 E-Edition

Blowing Smoke

On March 8, around 11:30 a.m., volunteers from across Sun Country responded to a fire at Zach-Vac air duct cleaning service, 3300 East Harrisburg Pike in Londonderry Township. Water supply was an issue for the firefighters, and multiple tankers were called to the scene. For more, see Page 4. Photo: Olivia Lewis.

Just Another Apartment Complex?

The Hershey Trust Company is continuing to seek changes to the master plan for the Hershey West End Project – a 245-acre, mixed use residential development to be built between Waltonville and Bullfrog Valley roads – namely an increase in the number of multi-family apartment units from single-family townhomes. But at the public hearing held March 8, Derry Township supervisors […]

Death at Wastewater Plant

A Hershey youth, Gabriel Lerch, age 19, has reportedly drowned in an incident at South Londonderry Township’s wastewater treatment facility on South Lingle Avenue near the Campbelltown Redner’s store. South Londonderry Police confirmed the death in a statement released late afternoon, Monday, March 7. The department said the man was discovered around 7 a.m., Saturday, March 5. The Lebanon County […]

Letters to the Editor

Being a supporter of the arts, I am puzzled why both Hershey and Lower Dauphin high schools chose the same weekend for their plays this year. Perhaps others were able to see both of them? It would have been great to support each of them, if presented on different weekends. Hope they both were successful! Kudos! Maybe a calendar discussion […]

50 Years Ago

From The Sun March 22, 1972: The annual Hummelstown Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored jointly by the Hummelstown chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, will be held on April 1 on the lawn of the Legion Post Home on Walton Avenue, Hummelstown. The poison control center at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The […]

Fasnacht Day!

I consider myself a Fasnacht expert. I was born and raised in eastern Lebanon County and every year on Shrove Tuesday, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, it’s time to make the donuts. For those not familiar, the tradition of Fasnacht Day entails eating the very best foods, mainly donuts, before the Lenten fast. But similar to a family coming together […]

From Where I Sit

A quick observation. What I feared might happen, as outlined in last week’s column has come to pass. Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned the Russian army loose to conquer the country of Ukraine. In his somewhat disjointed ramblings there is an echo of Joseph Stalin and a desire to put the old Soviet Union back together again. There are […]

The Real Scene

One of the biggest challenges in buying a home – especially for first-time homeowners –is coming up with the funds for closing costs and a down payment. Lenders usually require at least 3% of the home value for the down payment, right? And closing costs, including home appraisal, home inspection, courier fee, credit report, title insurance, pre-paid interest, property tax […]

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