2020-07-16 E-Edition


Mashed on Main


In the pouring rain, first responders work the scene of an accident, where a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a telephone pole on West Main Street in Palmyra on Friday, July 10. Two days later, in Hummelstown, crews were busy on Main Street with a rollover crash. For more on that incident, see Page 4.

‘Be Ready To Pivot’


Derry Township students will be returning to school a week later than planned in order to give teachers more time to prepare for what looks to be an extremely challenging year. The school board unanimously approved the change during its Tuesday, July 14, special Zoom meeting. Students will start Aug. 31 instead of Aug. 24. Teachers will have inservice training […]

Supers Set Special Meet


Several supervisors spoke about the Greater Hershey Transportation Study draft at the July 14 online meeting of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors. The proposal, authored by the HRG engineering firm for the township, is only a draft, but if implemented, it would bring fundamental changes to the roads you drive on in the Hershey area. The proposal was described […]

HE&R Cuts Continue


Hersheypark may have reopened, but the layoffs continue at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R). In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry earlier this month, HE&R said 603 of its employees would remain unemployed at least through September … and perhaps longer. “Unfortunately, government COVID-19 directives have repeatedly been […]

Letters to the Editor


Enjoyed your July 9, 2020 Editorial, “Play Ball.” The sentence that jumped out at me was, “The sound of a ball hitting a metal bat during night games at the park down the street lulled me to sleep when I was a kid.” In my day, it was “the crack of the bat” (wooden), not “the ding of the bat” […]

Editorial: More Questions Than Answers


I went on a personal mission Monday morning after I got to the office. My objective: Find out the status of Spring Creek Golf Course. I’m relatively new to the golf scene and was looking forward to playing the course I’ve passed many a time while driving down 422. But, it doesn’t look like I’m going to get that opportunity. […]

From Where I Sit


Spent an interesting weekend two weeks ago watching the entire presentation of Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary on WITF-TV, both most of the day Saturday and Sunday. The entire series is 16 hours long. If you’re not familiar, it starts with the beginning of what has overall been called country music, but includes hillbilly, honky tonk, western swing, country or, […]

50 Years Ago


From The Sun, July 17, 1970: The Lunar Rock will be the highlight of the NASA Aerospace Exposition Hershey from July 15 thru July 22 at the Hershey Community Center. This fragment of lunar rock, brought back during the Apollo 11 Mission, is very probably the most valuable stone in man’s possession today if evaluated only through its rarity. “Derry […]

Shine a Light

FREE I’ll have a DSUE with that!

Opinions by our readers While I may remain frustrated with Donald Trump’s delivery and style, I am very appreciative of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which increased the Federal Estate Tax Exemption (currently $11.58 million per person in 2020) and the planning that followed for Sun Country folks. However, this increased exemption amount is due to sunset in […]