Concerned Citizens of Hershey and Derry Township
Note the following press
Supervisor election below.
"Families for Great Hershey Schools" Announces Campaign:
Cronin, Grab, Hagan, Morelli on school board ticket
(March 17, 2009
- A political
action committee has been formed in support of
candidates for Derry Township School Director.
"Families for Great Hershey
supporting incumbents Donna Cronin and John Grab,
and newcomers Mary
Beth Hagan and Chris Morelli," announced Mark Winter, -chairman of the
"We believe this
team can bring a new level of thinking and community
involvement to the oversight and decision-making of
the school board."
candidates filed their paperwork and petitions last
"Our schools define our community, so our whole
community must be given the
opportunity to share their talents and ideas to help
us succeed in providing great schools
for Hershey," said Winter. "The candidates that make
up this ticket have a long history
of working to improve our community."
Hagan and Morelli are united in their commitment to
the children, parents
and taxpayers of the Derry Township School District.
Their "open community
discussion" approach will provide a fresh start in
establishing confidence and community
consensus in board decisions regarding academics,
taxes, safety, spending, staffing and
the importance in "giving special attention and
consideration to all financial
issues and decisions regarding our school, while the
community and country navigate the
current recession." He adds that their group "will
strive to take what is a good school and make it
better, by reviewing current and past practices and
recommending change." Grab
agrees, stating, "We are all committed to ensuring the
continuation of the outstanding
educational opportunities offered to Derry Township
students, as well as, preserving and
enhancing the property values of Derry Township's
taxpayers by providing an exceptional school system.
Hagan "looks forward to providing Hershey with
approachable school board members who will listen to
the concerns of all of our citizens and represent
them with integrity
while ensuring that all students of Derry Township
are provided with a first class
believe in any one of us, it is important that they
realize that they need ALL of
us on the board in order to make a real difference
in how we are able to both represent and include
them." states Cronin.
"The challenges we face are too tough for the board to go it alone or
trust just a handful
of `experts'," Winter said. "What's important is
that we as citizens truly know the issues
we face and have
sufficient information so that we can contribute to
solutions, or at least understand what facts are
behind a board decision we may disagree with."
The primary election is on Tuesday, May 21st.
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Hershey open to combination, Cadbury eyed:
NEW YORK (Reuters)
"The charitable trust that controls a
majority of Hershey Co.'s voting rights has
reversed its opposition to a possible
merger, perhaps opening the way to a
combination with Britain's Cadbury
Schweppes, the Wall Street Journal said on
In 2002, the trust pulled Hershey off the
market in the wake of opposition from
Pennsylvania officials and community groups
who feared plant closures and job losses.
A sale could take place by late summer,
people familiar with the matter also said,
according to the newspaper."
Workers OK plan to slash Hershey jobs
Lebanon Daily News, PA -
Mar 31, 2007
"Workers at The Hershey Company’s two union
plants in Derry Township last night voted
overwhelmingly to adopt a plan that will result in a
work-force reduction of 600 to 650 jobs over the
next three years."
Mar. 29 /preservehershey.org/
management figure of
15 plus years in
indicated today that
he believes the
dispersing its work
force as part of a
plan to sell the
Foods the community
caused such an
uproar that the
company backed down.
Now the plan appears
to be to eliminate
much of the local
report is from a
individual that left
the company due to
with the way the
company does its
Hershey residents plan
6, 2007 "Like many living in the
shadow of the largest chocolate factory in the
world, the 57-year resident is worried that plans by
The Hershey Company to cut 1,500 or more jobs
(comment: some say 3,000), trim production lines and
build a new manufacturing plant south of the border
in Mexico over the next three years will
dramatically her town of Hershey."
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