Vacation Over, Sun Returning

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Newcomer to Replace Memmi


  The Derry Township Republican Committee has chosen family law attorney Christine Taylor Brann to run for Derry Township supervisor, replacing incumbent Skip Memmi on the fall ballot.   Watch for full details in the next issue of The Sun. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe!

Library Groups Oppose ‘Master Plan’


     In a joint resolution passed Aug. 10, two key groups associated with the Hershey Public Library — the Hershey Public Library Board and the Hershey Public Library Endowment Board — announced their opposition to key elements of the “master plan” proposed by Derry Township School District.    The resolution reads:    Be it resolved that the Friends of […]

Up From The Ashes

Murphy's Reopening, But Could Be Sold

  On Tuesday, June 30, a fire destroyed two buildings owned by Murphy’s Home Center and an adjacent home. Since the fire, crews have been working to clean up and repair the estimated $1 million in damage. While Murphy’s has not reopened yet, Suzy Murphy, who opened the store with her parents 35 years ago, said you can expect it […]

From Where I Sit

Was watching the late news last Thursday night when a news flash came across that the federal government had called an end to the supposed stimulus program they had been calling the “Clunker Program” to get cars which get poor gas mileage off the road. They were offering from $3,200 to $4,500 cash incentive to turn them in on a […]

Shine a light Essays from our readers

goodbye coach May

On March 29th 1984, the Baltimore Colts loaded up their moving vans in the middle of the night and left a city in which they had flourished for over 30 years. They had won championships and had the rabid support of legions of dedicated fans. But because of the interests of a few, they were torn forever from those who […]

Police confirm MHS Abuse report

The Derry Township Police Department has confirmed that it received a report in 1998 that a Milton Hershey School student was abused by accused child molester Charles Koons in 1989. “We did receive the complaint from this victim’s mother in March of 1998. An investigation was started, however, the reported details are incomplete and open ended,” Derry Township Police Chief […]

No charges in gun incident

Police have not charged the man they say is behind an “incident that involved a firearm” outside Gold’s Gym in Hummelstown. The incident occurred around 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, when police were called to 583 E. Main St. after receiving reports a man was in possession of a gun. Derry Township Police Lieutenant David Holl told The Sun, “No […]

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New lD Field out for Bids

By William S. Jackson The Lower Dauphin School Board met Monday, Aug. 3, and heard its middle school project, which will provide an additional entrance from East Main Street, more than 140 additional parking places and an artificial turf multi-sport playing field and grandstand, went out for contractor bids July 31. Mark Barnhart of EI Associates architectural firm of Harrisburg […]