Members of the Lower Dauphin Field Hockey team celebrate their 2-1 victory over Emmaus and backto back state AAA championships. For more on the Falcons’ historic win, check out the coverage you’ll only find in this week’s Sun Sports section. Photo: Geno Simonetti. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe! […]

DTSD ‘Executive Council’ Blasted

‘Childish and Improper’

The Derry Township School Board is on the cusp of change. The Nov. 18 board meeting marked the last meeting for “old guard” board members Bill Parrish, John Gräb and Chris Morelli, and the public did not let them go quietly. The meeting was buzzing with the concerns regarding “the Staudenmaier report” that was made public in last week’s issue […]


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‘Desperate Families’

Must They Move?

In Harrisburg, the General Assembly is now debating legislation that could legalize “medical marijuana” in the state. But while that debate rages, a Sun Country grandmother struggles with a personal dilemma. Here is her story in her own words … His name is Garrett; we call him “G.” He is almost 3 years old. He likes trains, cows, and switches […]

Taxes Going Up

In North Londonderry

The North Londonderry Township supervisors, at their Nov. 18 meeting, tentatively approved a 2014 township budget that includes a 3.62 percent real estate tax increase. The budget calls for an increase from 1.38 mills to 1.43 mills for the real estate tax. Township Manager Gordy Watts said the increase is due to the change in total assessed value for the […]

Letters to the Editor

Before we get started … Our friends at Hummelstown Food Bank have some special holiday needs. They’re looking for canned sweet potatoes (small and medium sizes), canned corn, canned green beans, boxed turkey stuffing mix and bottled apple juice. You can drop those things off at the Food Bank (in the basement of Zion Lutheran Church, 100 W. Main St., […]

Advance the Ball

I’ve never smoked. Marijuana or tobacco. Ever. In fact, I’ve never used an illegal drug of any kind. I rarely drink. For me, a big wager is when I bet Debbie an apology. I’m happily married with one wife, a bunch of kids and a herd of dogs and cats. And a big night for me is when I curl […]

Shine a Light

Essays from our readers

A Real HomecomingBy Whitney Grespin Lower Dauphin celebrated its Homecoming Week in October, but the high school’s activities went far beyond spirit days and community service to include exposure to professional development opportunities for students. Lower Dauphin has a track record of producing exceptional alumni. While there are semi-regular undergrad acceptances to Ivy League schools or full scholarships awarded, it […]

From Where I Sit

Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. That date, along with Sept. 11, 2001, are two which are emblazoned on the memory of just about every American who was of an age to record the events of those two days in their mind. Like many of you, I hadn’t given much thought about the approaching of the 50th anniversary of the date when […]

Sticks & Biscuits 5K Race Nov. 27

The Palmyra Ice Hockey Club will host its fifth annual Sticks & Biscuits 5K on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 8:15 a.m. near the In-the-Net Sports Complex on Brandt Road in Palmyra. Online registration is available and limited to the first 1,500 participants. Visit www.sticksandbiscuits5k.com for registration and race information. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to access this […]