“Get Out”

            “Get Out” is a horror movie opening on a non-holiday weekend in February. It’s rated R, so it can kiss a big chunk of the teen audience goodbye. It’s not part of an established franchise, so it can’t get by on a familiar character or concept. Its cast includes some reliable hands, but nobody with a lot of box […]

Nightmare on Trinidad

Home Invasion in Hershey You’re a woman, sleeping alone in your own home in your own bed. In the middle of the night, you wake up finding an unknown man hovering over you. It isn’t a nightmare. It happened here. According to Derry Township police, a woman living on Trinidad Avenue in downtown Hershey awoke at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. […]

‘Rain Tax’ Credits Approved

Adopt an Inlet? Don’t like paying that new stormwater fee? Good news, Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) approved a stormwater credit system at its Feb. 27 meeting. There are 17 stormwater credits in the approved system. Michael Callahan, stormwater program coordinator, said 14 of the credits were available to residents and 16 were available for non-residential uses. The credit available […]

Dogs, Bombs And People

Uber in Sun Country Planes, trains, buses and bikes – the ways we get around. Add Uber to the list with a Sun Country man sitting in the driver’s seat. John Marcucci started driving for Uber last June. He said he had seen an ad on TV and online and checked out the application process, which included a background and […]


I’m a liar. But first, let me tell you some true stories … When I first came to Harrisburg 30 or so years ago, I went to work for a newly-elected state official, a somewhat rumpled former school teacher. The man, who lived in a neatly trimmed Hershey home at the time, was a conservative Republican who campaigned on fiscal […]

Letters to the Editor

The plan to use a “TIF” – “tax increment financing” plan – to finance a parking garage in downtown Hershey continues to draw fire … It is interesting to see all of the hullaballoo the proposed commercial development at the old post office site is causing. The TIF controversy adds more interest. The proposed development includes a very expensive multi […]

That’s Life

‘You Matter’ LeAnn Hull began her advocacy for suicidal teens not long after her youngest son took his own life in their Phoenix home. She learned that the deputy investigating Andy Hull’s death had been traumatized by the scene in the 16-year-old’s bedroom. Hull wanted the man to learn more about Andy, nicknamed “Sunshine,” than what he had seen that […]

From Where I Sit

After a couple of weekends on the road to Philadelphia for the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) annual meeting and last weekend’s talk at the Simeone Museum, was glad to hang around home for a change. Was busy this past Wednesday and Thursday as I had a visit with Mark Vargas, who is the curator and head librarian for […]

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Mehaffie Sets Open House

New State Rep Rep. Tom Mehaffie has invited residents of the 106th Legislative District to attend an open house event Tuesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at his district office located at 250 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. The event is open to all residents of the 106th District, which includes Conewago Township, Derry Township and Hummelstown Borough […]