For more, see Page 3. Photo: Nathan Merkel.

Bald Eagle

One is the loneliest number … Will our favorite Sun Country bald eagle couple, Mary and Joseph, come together before Valentines Day? For the answer, see Page 6.

Sun Setting on TMI?

The effort to save Three Mile Island has officially kicked into high gear. On Feb. 4, a bipartisan group of state legislators proposed a bill that could prevent TMI and Pennsylvania’s four other nuclear plants from being mothballed. These lawmakers include two who represent parts of Sun Country: Representative Tom Mehaffie of the 106th House district and Senator Mike Folmer […]

Gas Leak, Power Out

What made the electricity go out in the “village” area of downtown Hershey on Tuesday evening, Feb. 5? Not a storm or a squirrel, but a gas leak. A gas leak at a home on the 100 block of West Caracas Avenue led PPL to switch off power to about 700 customers on the west side of downtown Hershey. Meanwhile, […]

I’m a Puffer

I break the law every day before I go to work. Each morning, in anticipation of taking my 7-month-old daughter and my 3-year-old son to day care, I warm my car up. I let it run for 10 or 15 minutes while I go inside, finish getting the kids dressed, and by the time I come back out, the car […]

Letters to the Editor

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week with many Sun Country residents purchasing heart-adorned cards, boxes of chocolates, and bouquets of red roses, …all of which to show their love and affection for another person. February 14th is also National Donor Day. As a 2016 liver organ transplant recipient at the Hershey Medical Center, I thought it was equally important […]

From Where I Sit

It almost passed me by without remembering it, but a brief mention in the Sunday Parade section of the Patriot reminded me … author J.D. Salinger’s 100th birthday was in January this year. If I have to tell you who J.D. Salinger is, you might as well skip to the next item. For those who do remember, it was 1951 […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

What’s Your Side Hustle?

Traffic Forecast – This Week Around Hershey

Hershey Bears vs. Charlotte Giant Center Feb. 9 & Feb. 10 Heavy Hershey Bears vs. Wilkes Barre Giant Center Feb. 13 Heavy Swan Lake Hershey Theatre Feb. 8 Light