I cannot overemphasize how badly 2017 needed “Coco.” After 2016 saw no fewer than four animated films end up on my year-end Top 10 list, this year has been one of the worst in recent memory for animation. I barely have anything nice to say about “The Boss Baby,” “Despicable Me 3,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” or “Smurfs: The […]

Santa Asks

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Teachers Too Good?

Class Shuffle at Elementary School

The Derry Township School District will be shuffling elementary school teachers as the district prepares to go to full-day kindergarten, but some parents came to the Monday, Nov. 27, board meeting to complain about one particular change – moving gifted teacher Kim Pegher to a sixth-grade classroom. Jennifer Kraschnewski said Pegher was an outstanding and passionate teacher who knows how […]

‘Step outside’

Police Remove Resident From meeting

A PowerPoint presentation about a PowerPoint presentation led to the first ejection of a resident from a Derry Township Supervisors meeting this millennium. The rapid-paced Nov. 28 meeting, which lasted less than 20 minutes, kicked off with public comment. Resident Rich Gamble briefly spoke about parking problems on Hockersville Road before resident Robert Weil spoke. Weil said the presentation would […]

Two-Vehicle Accident

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10 X 2,000 = ?

Tiny Tax increase

The North Londonderry Township Supervisors adopted an ordinance amending the weight limit on some roads in the township at their Nov. 20 meeting. The old ordinance listed a 10-ton or 10,000-pound weight limit on the roads. Ten tons times 2,000 pounds per ton equals 20,000 pounds, not 10,000. “All I can say, probably somebody from a Palmyra High School education,” […]

The Next One

By Dave Buffington Every year, we get a new high-school intern here at The Sun, and every year, we pound the new intern with the same message, the same simple guide to writing a good news story … Who. What. When. Where. Why. We constantly tell them to get those same five “Ws” into every single story, preferably in the […]

Letters to the Editor

I am confused by William S. Jackson’s Nov. 22 column regarding Confederate monuments and his sadness of the National outcry to have them moved or removed. I am also confused by Bill’s thinking that the Confederate leaders were mislead as to why they were going to war in 1861. There was no false information, everyone knew that their cause was […]

That’s Life

One of our Thanksgiving traditions involves cruising through Hershey Sweet Lights and singing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” at the top of our lungs. Pity the poor other motorists who have to listen to our very enthusiastic, but very out-of-tune, rendition of that holiday classic. For me, our crazy carpool karaoke marks the beginning of the Christmas season; the transition […]

From Where I Sit

At its Monday, Nov. 20, meeting, Lower Dauphin School Board adopted, on second reading, revised policies on use of personal electronic devices in the schools and acceptable use of social media and digital communications to bring the district’s policies in line with new regulations from the state Department of Education. This, as the use of the electronic media, such as […]