Category Archives: City of York

On Facebook, York city merchant to customers: “You suck.”

Heading into the biggest retail weekend of the year, one downtown York merchant has a message for his customers. Well, 99 percent of them (according to a post on his Facebook page). “You suck.” It’s an unusual sentiment for a … Continue reading

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Did WellSpan make you famous?

Usually, I don’t pay attention to TV commercials. For the most part, they all appear similar and do little to convey the benefits or negatives of a particular product. TV commercials are a signal to get up and grab a … Continue reading

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Will Perdue’s proposed plant help farmers grow profits?

Video streaming by Ustream Weather, soil condition and labor are not the only big-ticket issues that are important to farmers. Before they’ve harvested their crop, farmers need to know how much it’s worth. They need to know where it’s going … Continue reading

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Why do you hate your job?

I like what I do for a living. Most days, I’m fortunate that I get to meet new people and report on interesting topics. But, not everyone has found similar satisfaction with their chosen career. In fact, I would expect … Continue reading

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For these guys, what they do is more than just a popular York County hobby

I collect action figures that were popular in the 1980s. Maybe in 20 years, if I decide to sell my collection, I can recoup my investment. But, that’s as far as my silly hobby goes. A complete line of Masters … Continue reading

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Is now the best time to sell your house in York County?

When I bought my house nearly nine years ago, my mortgage broker practically screamed that 2004 was the best year to buy house. He assured us that mortgage rates had hit rock bottom and that if we didn’t buy a … Continue reading

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Do ghosts inhabit York County landmarks?

Spring Grove residents are full of ideas about what could be next for the Hoke House – a more than 250-year-old farmhouse currently owned by Rutter’s. The Mayor of Spring Grove has suggested that the vacant stone house become a … Continue reading

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Lafayette Club offers chance to buy into York County history

. In the past, one of the few ways to gain entry into the former Lafayette Club in York was either as a guest attending a catered function or by becoming a member of the exclusive social and networking club … Continue reading

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Odd rules for York City parking

Most residents who regularly park in York City have more than one story about how they believed they were unfairly cited by the downtown parking bureau. Yesterday, I joined that crew. But, in the process, I learned something that will … Continue reading

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Would you support a merit-based mortgage assistance program?

Last night, moments after writing out a check to pay my mortgage, I noticed a USA Today story that detailed a new federal loan modification program designed to help struggling homeowners. Geared toward homeowners with loans backed by Freddie Mac … Continue reading

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