2023-01-05 E-Edition

New Year, New …

And just like that, 2022 came and went, but not without its share of excitement, controversy and drama in Sun Country. It was an exciting night for Jodie and Summer Armstrong, who shared a moment in the square in Hershey during the New Year’s Eve celebration. What’s in store for 2023? Stay tuned for all the stories in the new […]

Want A Mimosa With Your Muffin?

At the Jan. 3 meeting of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors, Community Development Director Chuck Emerick said that two liquor licenses have been requested by businesses in the township, one from Hidden Stills Spirits and the other from First Watch. A public hearing for both requests is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the township building. “I think […]

First Water, Then Fire

Floating equipment, which came in contact with the hot water heater pilot light, was the cause of a fire at the field house at the Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown on Dec. 27, according to Hummelstown Fire Chief Steve Kienzle. Kienzle said earlier in the day, a water leak occurred in the building, likely related to the frigid temperatures […]

Letters to the Editor

Contradicting Editor? In his Dec. 15 editorial, titled “The Other Half,” Drew Weidman writes that “So, the next time you’re tempted to sneer at the pickup truck with anti-government bumper stickers, just remember this…the government probably hasn’t provided Rural America with the same things it’s provided you.” Setting aside the caricature he makes of rural people as anti-government and of […]

Let Them Play


My kids have a schedule that is loosely enforced. There’s meal time, nap time – yes, my 4-year-old still naps – and bed time. It’s a lot less structured than it was when they were babies, of course. I think us parents all recognize the need for a somewhat strict schedule when it comes to newborns. Outside of work, I […]

Notes From The Mayor

Here we are in the new year of 2023. The resolutions that some make rarely last through the first week. A friend suggested that we make some minor changes that hopefully will turn into a major improvement in our personal lives. That makes sense to me and if you falter on those changes, don’t give up. January starts off slow […]

From Where I Sit

Well, we made it to the new year. No paper on Dec. 29, so need to do some catching up. Hope your Christmas was as merry as ours was. We traveled down the Turnpike Christmas Eve day (traffic was light) to daughter Tracy’s, getting there in time to watch the Eagles lose. Christmas day was great. We stayed at the […]

View From Dove Hill

I’m just getting over a bout of the flu, but am feeling much better. I wasn’t able to do any of the normal Christmas stuff and didn’t even feel up to going to the grocery store. Gary put our kids in charge of getting all the food for the holidays, which was tough for me. I’m a control freak, especially […]

Traffic Forecast This Week Around Hershey

Dancing With The StarsHershey TheatreSaturday, Jan. 7Traffic: Medium Hershey Bears vs. CharlotteGiant CenterSaturday, Jan. 7Traffic: Medium Hershey Bears vs. SyracuseGiant CenterSunday, Jan. 8Traffic: Medium