2022-06-16 E-Edition

You Did It!

What’s a high school graduation without snagging a selfie with your friend? Here, Hershey High grads MacKenzie Brown and Elizabeth Bogrett posed for a selfie together after the school’s commencement ceremony, held June 8 at Giant Center. For more of this year’s graduations, see page 4 and 5.

DTSD Raises Taxes


At the Derry Township School District’s June 13 meeting, the board voted to approve the $71 million final budget for the 2022-2023 school year, solidifying a 3.4% property tax increase and a 7.7% rise in spending from the prior year’s budget. The new budget was passed 6-2, with board members Ericka Schmidt and Robert Bennett both voting no. The 2022-2023 […]

Letters to the Editor

I just read “From Where I Sit,” by William Jackson. I was sorry to see another emotionally driven article. We have over 20,000 gun laws on the books now. Multiple laws were broken in these horrible acts . The press constantly goes on and on about sensible new laws ,it is the perpetrator not the fault of an object that […]

Shine on Brightly


Last Sunday, the CBS News program, “60 Minutes,” did an extensive piece on the troubles facing local newspapers, particularly those newspapers owned by cost-cutting corporations, like Alden Global Capital. To quote the “60 Minutes” story: Jon Wertheim (of CBS): Why is this firm particularly nefarious? David Jackson (former Chicago Tribune reporter): Well, Alden has sort of a playbook of going […]

Notes From The Mayor


How about the LD Boys volleyball team? They found themselves behind twice in the match, but the “Fightin’ Falcons” were not to be denied the title of state champions for a second year in a row. I was at the square along with a crowd of supporters as the team enjoyed the ceremonial parade on top of the firetruck. Congratulations […]

From Where I Sit


As regular readers of my column know, I’m still a “car guy,” enjoying visiting the AACA Museum out on Route 39, participating in our Susquehanna Valley Vintage Sports Car Club events (Even though my sports cars are gone!) and watching the NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula I races on television when I can. That was especially true this year when I […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Traffic Forecast This Week Around Hershey

HersheyparkSummer SeasonOpen DailyTraffic: Medium Relay for LifeLower Dauphin High SchoolJune 17-18Traffic: Light

Driver Ejected in Crash

One person was taken to the hospital after they were reportedly ejected from the rear of their vehicle (left) following this two-vehicle crash at Route 743 and Colebrook Road in Conewago Township around 5:30 p.m. June 12. The patient was transported to the Med Center by Life Lion EMS, but the extent of their injuries is unknown. A report on […]