Vincent J. Rossi, Sr.


Vincent James Rossi, Sr., of Middletown, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at his home, with his loving wife at his side. He was born July 28, 1953, in Hershey to the late Herman and Irene Buatti Rossi. He is survived by his wife, Linda J. Stevens Rossi. He was a 1971 graduate of Hershey […]

2022-07-21 E-Edition

Hershey Comic Con

There was a full roster of characters from your favorite Star Wars, Marvel and other science fiction and fantasy-related movies at the Hershey Comic Con at the Holiday Inn in Grantville. For more, see Page 3.

What Will They Make?

To meet a growing demand for Hershey products, the Hershey Company has pushed forward with the goal to construct a nearly 250,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at the site of the former Friendly’s restaurant along Route 422 in Derry Township. The company presented sketch plans for the facility, dubbed “Project Milton,” to the Derry Township Planning Commission on July 14. Those sketches […]

Letters to the Editor

I applaud Dr. Toni Arnold’s letter regarding the support of Maritza’s Hair Salon to remain in business at the current location. There are so many ways that Maritza and the co-stylists contribute to the Hummelstown community besides being a small business. Good people like Maritza and her co-staff are the core of smalltown culture. From selling Easter eggs for the […]

From Where I Sit

Was somewhat surprised by the June 21st announcement that the original Hershey Community Center, the grand old lady at 14 East Chocolate Avenue, had been sold by The Hershey Company back to the Hershey Trust Company, which handles financial matters for the Milton Hershey School. In Dave Buffington’s June 23rd article, he reported it will now provide additional office and […]

Nothing is Forever

Nothing is forever. It was one of my grandfather’s favorite expressions and even when he was gravely ill, it was something he said in describing his inevitable death. At the time, I thought it was kind of dark and it bothered me. I wanted him to be as sad about his passing as all of us around him were. But […]

Notes From The Mayor

I dropped off a family member this morning (Monday) for an outpatient procedure and I have mixed emotions. Long gone are the days where you went to the waiting room and got updates on how everything is going and when you could be with them in the recovery area waiting for the OK to go home. Now, we wait for […]


From the July 19, 1972 edition of The Sun: U.S. Air Force Sergeant Michael H. Rountree, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Rountree, 129 Jill Drive, Hummelstown, recently helped save the lives of a father and son at Lake Pamono near Kansas City, Mo. Sergeant Rountree and another airman were ashore waiting the return of members of their boating […]

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