2022-07-14 E-Edition

New Factory, More Everything: Project Milton

The Hershey Company will soon unveil plans for “Project Milton,” a massive, new manufacturing facility to be constructed at the site of the old Friendly’s restaurant along Route 422 in Derry Township. The plans are to be presented at the Thursday, July 14, meeting of the Derry Township Planning Commission. Those “sketch plans” include a 248,594 square foot building which […]

Ghost of Shelley Island

The sky is a dull, colorless gray when JoAnne Little walks the coast of Shelley Island in Londonderry Township, much like the specter of Three Mile Island on the horizon. She lifts her feet to avoid the trash kissing the shoreline – wrappers and glass window shards that poke out from the sand, like teeth. Balding grass hints at where […]

Letters to the Editor

William Jackson wrote a very informative article (The Sun June 23) about the Hummelstown Revolution War Gun Factory. For several years Dr. Wayne Heckert and I did research to verify information about the Revolutionary War gun factory. Our goal was to obtain a historic marker. On April 24, 2012, we received the official letter from PA Historical and Museum Commission […]

Save the Wood

Perhaps you’ve heard the news that the Wildcat rollercoaster at Hersheypark will be closed at the end of the month. Presumably, it will be torn down. Presumably, a new ride to be named later, will be constructed in its place. The Wildcat first opened in 1996 and was named in honor of Hersheypark’s first rollercoaster, which was built in 1923. […]

View From Dove Hill

I sat in my car waiting to pull out onto 422 in Palmdale. There was a line of cars at the red light on 322, including a a car with a teenage girl driving and a young man sitting in the passenger seat. They were completely unaware I wanted to pull out, as both of their faces were buried in […]

From Where I Sit

Was down to Gettysburg on Monday, June 6, to the WWII American Experience Museum for their initial flag-raising ceremony and D-Day Remembrance event. The new museum, created by my friend Frank Buck and including his vast collection of World War II vehicles, is not quite ready for a grand opening ceremony. The building is complete and an outstanding facility for […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

Pedal to the Metal

Traffic Forecast This Week Around Hershey

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