2019-04-04

Nick of Time

Lower Dauphin’s Daniel Snowden narrowly beats out a play at first base, as Palmyra’s Austin Beal takes the throw. For more action on the diamond, see Sports. Photo: Geno Simonetti. Subscription Required! You must be an active subscriber to access this content! Please Login below or Subscribe! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Bids Bust Budget


Derry Township has received bids for construction of its new community center, and those bids have come in at more than $37 million, busting the $32 million budget for the project. Bids were sought for five contracts – general construction, mechanical construction, electrical construction, plumbing construction and fire protection – and the bidding closed Tuesday, April 2, at 2 p.m. […]

Supervisor Wants Decriminalization


What could evolve into a heated controversy started with a simple question. At the March 26 Derry Township Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisor Rick Zmuda asked, “What do you think Lancaster, York, Steelton, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, and State College have in common?” Zmuda next rattled off a list of states and said, “They’ve all decriminalized small amounts of […]

Our Rock Stars


I often use this space to rag on big government and mock its inefficiency and bureaucracy. But not this week. This week, I’m going to commend our government. Well, not the entire government. Just a few government employees who just made things a whole lot easier for us and a whole lot better for our readers. Let me explain. For […]

Letters to the Editor

The Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation will host the 12th annual Charity Golf Outing on Friday, May 3 at Manada Golf Club in Grantville. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes a boxed lunch, and picnic dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The Lower […]

From Where I Sit


In my column last week, I took note of the retirement of Kathleen Pavelco as CEO of WITF Public Media after 19 years at the helm. I also mentioned she had immediately recognized the shortcomings of the station’s location in the former Anna L. Carter Elementary School in Harrisburg. The move to that building had resulted in my resignation from […]

View From Dove Hill


Anybody who is a fan of baseball can tell you that it is a unique sport. As comedian George Carlin says, “There are things in baseball that are just bizarre to a point that makes our love affair grow, as opposed to the violent, war-like conditions of football.” My adored grandma Schwenk always had the radio tuned to either the […]

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Traffic Forecast This Week Around Hershey

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