“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

            Back in 2015, “Jurassic World” briefly set the box office record for biggest opening weekend of all time with $208 million before climbing to #3 on the overall domestic chart. It seemed as though people couldn’t get enough of dinosaurs chowing down on some arrogant human victims. Now comes “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, which opened this past weekend to […]

Down For Free

Good Guy vs. Gunman

Armed Robberies at Turkey Hill, Rutter’s Among gun owners, there’s an old expression, “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.” Some evidence to support that saying came in a pair of incidents in the early hours of Saturday morning, June 23. At approximately 2 a.m., according to Derry Township police, a […]

Quarry Hearing Crowded

Sales Deal Signed Nearly 30 people showed up for a public hearing preceding the South Hanover Township (SHT) Board of Supervisors’ meeting June 26 to discuss the proposed rezoning of the Pennsy Supply quarry across the Swatara Creek from Hummelstown Borough. The area in question contains 252.2 acres. The issue in question is whether it should be rezoned from Residential […]

Baby on Board

DTPD Officers Honored Police officers do a lot more than conduct traffic stops, make arrests, and perform investigations. They save lives, and every now and then, they even help bring a new baby into the world. At the June 26 Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting, four police officers received a Letter of Recognition for saving the lives of opioid-overdose […]


We interrupt our regular programming for a special announcement from the Managing Partner of The Sun: I’m back! That’s right, I’m back in the editorial spot again. Don’t panic. It’s only for a week. And it’s for a really, really good reason. The real editor, Drew, and his lovely partner, Megan, had their second child on Friday. And a beautiful […]

Letters to the Editor

We begin this week with a letter from a reader who was charged with harassment by Derry Township Police on May 14. The charge was dismissed by Judge Dominic Pelino in District Court on June 21 … I’ve received a great amount of hardship and pressure due to this info being printed. Hardship by teachers at LD, the field hockey […]

That’s Life

I have found the secret to solving all the world’s problems. No weapons of mass destruction, no behind-the-scenes negotiations, no trade tariffs, no classified briefings. Nope. Just a beach, a comfortable chair, a good book, and some adult refreshment. Bam. Case closed. As I’m writing this, I can hear the unmistakable soundtrack of the Outer Banks of North Carolina outside […]

From Where I Sit

A couple of announced pending retirements this past week will see a couple of friends moving on to new directions in their lives. Kathleen Pavelko will close out her 19 years as a chief executive officer of the WITF public radio and television station with its headquarters located in the Public Media Center in Swatara Township. Her leaving will come […]

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