2019-08-01 E-Edition

Eyes on the Price

Ezra Good from Palmyra eyes up a fastball during the 66th annual Haps Boyer Tournament, which Palmyra would go on to win. For more on the team’s tourney-title run, see Page 13. Photo: Geno Simonetti.

Shine a Light

‘Hot Dog!’

Essays by our readers Growing up as a dancer in Lower Dauphin, I could not wait for the day I’d finally be old enough to join the high school musical spring productions and step into my spotlight. My freshman year, I was cast as a featured chorus member in “Bye Bye Birdie,” eager to begin dance rehearsals I knew I’d […]

Who’s Happy With the Pool?

After five years of studies and analyses, endless meetings, a divided public, rejected construction bids, and the expenditure of $2 million, the Derry Township Board of Supervisors compromised on a plan for a new community center costing around $33.5 million. Unfortunately, their plan probably satisfies very few people. The supervisors themselves acknowledged this fact moments before voting at their July […]

2020 Is Here Already


UPDATE (Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m.): As of the 5 p.m. deadline, Dauphin County officials had received no nomination papers for “independent” candidates looking to run for Derry Township supervisor or school board. Write-in campaigns are still possible, but extremely difficult. It may be mid-summer and people may be taking vacations, but politics is now a 365-day-a-year business … – […]

The Alert That Saved A Home

This day and age our life is full of alerts. Email alerts, text alerts and alerts from Alexa, letting us know when our packages have arrived, when our doorbell rings and when our favorite store is having a “blowout” sale. In many cases, we’ve become desensitized to everything our electronic devices are trying to tell us and we practically have […]

Letters to the Editor

One programming note before we begin. The Sun will be closed for its summer break from Aug. 1. through Aug. 7. There will be no issue Aug. 8, but our office will reopen on that date. Our next issue will be Aug. 15. Thank you for your patience. Now on to the show … Just wanted to take a moment […]

From Where I Sit

As we’re getting ready for the Sun’s annual vacation week, thought I’d catch up on a few odds and ends before we go. In case you may be wondering why do we shut down the paper for a week, skip an issue (this year Aug. 8) rather than have staff members set their own vacation scheduled and publish the paper […]

Notes from the Mayor

Let me start off by saying that when I said an option to put a four-way stop sign at the Duke/Hoernerstown intersection was out of line for many reasons, to include it’s not my area of expertise. What I do know is the intersection seems to be more dangerous than others and if the experts have ideas to make it […]

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