2014-10-23

“Fury”



            “Fury” is a brutal war movie that wants to provide a jarring, emotional experience. It succeeds on the first front, though its emotional moments do feel forced. It’s trying to be Oscar bait, but I don’t see it getting many nominations outside of its admittedly impressive sound effects. Audiences are supposed to see it and say, “It’s not pretty, […]

Sinkhole. Plugged.



Despite a delay that forced a redesign of the “bridge” over the Route 422 sinkhole in North Londonderry Township, PennDOT has told The Sun the project is back on track and the busy highway could be reopened by the end of October. The irregularly-shaped concrete slab that will serve as the deck of the bridge was poured Oct. 1. Photo: […]

Sunoco Wins PUC Vote

Propane to Flow Through Sun Country

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) ruled Sunoco Logistics is a “public utility” during the commission’s Oct. 2 meeting. Several Sun Country municipalities, including Derry and East Hanover townships, had voted to oppose declaring Sunoco Logistics a public utility. East Hanover Township manager Ron Reeder had voiced concern at the East Hanover Township Supervisors Aug. 5 meeting that if Sunoco […]

Fix or Flat?

Damaged Home In Innsbrook

A long-running dispute over a water-damaged townhouse in The Village of Innsbrook landed in front of the Derry Township Zoning Hearing Board on Oct. 15. The Village of Innsbrook Condominium Association asked the board to allow the substitution of one non-conforming structure for another. The non-conforming structure is 883 Alpine Drive, which was condemned by the township in December 2013. […]

Eyesore? Greeting?

Lingle Cell Tower

The Palmyra Zoning Hearing Board delayed making a decision in the long-running case of the proposed North Lingle Avenue cell tower at its Oct. 20 meeting. Shenandoah Personal Communications – aka “Shentel” – wants to construct a cell tower on the east side of North Lingle Avenue, just north of Route 422. The location is close to the Derry Township […]

Letters to the Editor



Patty Kathryn Wylie was crowned Miss Hummelstown 2015 at the 40th annual Miss Hummelstown Pageant held Saturday, October 13, 2014. Miss Wylie was sponsored by the Hummelstown Rotary Club, and was one of 18 girls from the Junior Class at Lower Dauphin who participated in the Pageant. Each girl was sponsored by a community organization and required to present a […]

Groundhog Day



Every few days, I have the same conversation. The person on the other side of the conversation changes. The words don’t. It’s not an unpleasant conversation, just repetitive, and so I figure maybe, just maybe, if I repeat it here, I won’t have to have to repeat it again. And so, with apologies to Bill Murray, here we go … […]

From Where I Sit



Finishing up the Oct. 10-11 antique car week activities, Friday, Oct. 10, was a busy day. Started out at 11 a.m. inside Hersheypark Stadium with the running of the racecars entered for the AACA Eastern National Fall Meet on Saturday. As mentioned before, all cars have to be driven on the field and, with some of the more exotic race […]

Castaway Critter of the Week



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Police News



The information here is based on official police reports. charges made may vary from the final disposition of cases. DERRY TOWNSHIP PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS Police charged 29-year-old Terence L. Smith of Old West Chocolate Avenue with public drunkenness in connection with an alleged incident Jan. 1. Police said Smith was “yelling and acting in a violent tumultuous manner.” Police charged 35-year-old […]