“12 Strong”

            “12 Strong” is one of those January movies that wants people to think that it’s in awards contention even though it isn’t. We’re at the point in the year when movies that opened in limited release in December are starting to go wide because of awards season. “The Post” from last week followed that template; it’s technically a 2017 […]

LD Grad Found Dead

Duke Street Fire Police in Hummelstown said a 24-year-old Lower Dauphin grad set his North Duke Street apartment ablaze and then took his own life in the morning hours of Friday, Jan. 19. A search warrant obtained by The Sun details what officers found in the second floor of the apartment after first responders discovered the body of 24-year-old Paul […]

Outdoor Classic in Hersheypark Stadium

500-Spot Parking Garage?

DTSD on Granada Derry Township School Board now has a study offering options about what to do with the district’s Granada Avenue building, but no easy answers. Chris Barnett of the Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates architectural firm presented the results of a five-month $64,000 facilities study during the Monday, Jan. 22, school board meeting. The biggest obstacle remains parking, he […]

Cats Be Gone

Five years ago, Derry Township had a major problem with stray cats. The humane society couldn’t take them and the police were tired of dealing with them. Enter Derry Township Community Cats (DTCC), which just celebrated its 1,000th neutering of a cat since the program began five years ago. Derry Township Community Cats is funded in-part by the township – […]

Letters to the Editor

This week, we have have a letter that weighs in on, well, all sorts of topics… In honor of the recently retired Mayor Miller, I thought it would be relevant to continue his “random thoughts” that usually closed his frequent contributions to your newspaper. Seems like lots going on, so I’ll do my best to keep it brief, and more […]

From Where I Sit

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a war going on in the hospital and medical insurance field. If you watch much television at all, it’s hard to escape the very professional commercials which inform you that Penn State Health-Highmark, UPMC Pinnacle (UPMC standing for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), Holy Spirit-Geisinger and University of Pennsylvania Health System all provide the […]

Castaway Critter of the Week


Police Blotter

DERRY TOWNSHIP LEAVING THE SCENE Police charged 25-year-old Jade E. Gusler of Swatara Township with leaving the scene of a crash, making an illegal turn and failing to give information and render aid. Gusler was charged following a crash on Hersheypark Drive near Walton Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Dec. 22. Police said Gusler didn’t stop after the crash and continued […]