“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

            In amongst the jokes and the cheesy 80’s soundtrack, a theme of redemption ran throughout 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The team was comprised of various lowlifes who finally got a chance to do something decent and found out that they actually liked it because they’re all big softies at heart. Now comes the sequel that figures that since […]

Facing The Threat

UDVFC at 100 The present is built on the past and leads to the future. That idea will play out Saturday, May 13, noon-3 p.m., when Union Deposit Volunteer Fire Company (UDVFC) 47 invites the public to tour its new fire station at 101 Patriot Way and be part of the company’s celebration of its 100th anniversary of providing service […]

M&H Faces Foes

Dozens of citizens turned out for a joint Hummelstown Borough Council and Derry Township Supervisors meeting May 3 to discuss Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad’s proposal to move its interchange point from Middletown to the borough. The proposal, which M&H wants completed by July 1, could result in hundreds of freight loads passing through Hummelstown and across Route 322, something that […]

Full Day, More Money

DTSD Tax Increase? The Derry Township School Board has decided to increase real estate taxes next year after all, at least until it decides whether it wants to move toward full-day kindergarten. The board voted unanimously at its Monday, May 8, meeting to raise taxes by 1.25 percent in its preliminary budget. The board could still roll that back during […]


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Letters to the Editor

I attended the public hearing on the M&H relocating its interchange with Norfolk Southern. I went because I was worried how the crossings would be protected. Instead the public officials seemed to be more interested in presenting all of the worst case scenarios. As someone who is working on a railroad I took exception with several things said and unsaid […]

Dear Snowflake

If you’re a high school senior, I’m about to tell you a whole lot of stuff you probably don’t want to hear. A bunch of mean, ugly, nasty things your overprotective dad, overworked mom and over-regulated teachers don’t have the guts to say. Ready? Buckle up. May marks the start of the senior silly season, and during those months, at […]

That’s Life

‘May Our Minds Meet’

Students love to give their teachers special little thank you presents at the end of the school year to show how much they appreciate their time and efforts. But two Derry Township School District educators recently received a truly unique expression of gratitude from students who also attend a local Hindu school. Jackie Castleman, Hershey K-5 elementary principal, and Katie […]

From Where I Sit

Wow! What a surprise a couple of weeks ago when I heard the news that Hollywood producer and screenwriter Donald P. Bellisario had donated $30 million to Penn State University earmarked for the transformation of the university’s College of Communications. It became the fifth largest gift in history to Penn State. Who is Donald P. Bellisario? If you watch much […]

Run for the Children

The Palmyra Area Recreation and Parks Commission (PARPC) will host its 12th annual Palmyra Run for the Children event May 13, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Paramount Sports Complex at 21 Landings Drive. This chip timed event includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run for youth under age 13. For more info, visit […]