Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chambers Road traffic light controversy continues

Some people aren’t happy that a traffic light at Route 124 and Chambers Road in York Township will be removed when crews widen the road in coming years. Residents who live nearby say it will make it hard for them … Continue reading

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Flooding at Princess and Albemarle

  Carmen Owens reports that this is the lake that forms at the intersection of East Princess and Albemarle streets in the city every time it rains heavily. Owens wrote: “I understand that East Princess Street is to be resurfaced … Continue reading

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Susquehanna River Basin Commission tries new public hearing tactic

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission held its first public hearing for oral testimony of water withdrawal applications on Feb.16. The Commission, an interstate watershed agency that manages the resources of the central Pennsylvania basin, previously heard from applicants the day … Continue reading

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Field of plastic bags

Ever notice the plastic bags dotting the properties that border Route 30 and Roosevelt Avenue on the side where there is a grocery store, banks and a strip of land that serves as a buffer from the roads? The other … Continue reading

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Bicycle riders encouraged to use road, not sidewalks

Last week a caller, who didn’t identify himself, described his frustration with people who ride bicycles on the sidewalks.  And those who ride in the wrong direction on a one-way street. Riding on sidewalks isn’t encouraged, according to the state … Continue reading

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That’s some detour!

This detour sign is at the intersection of Route 616 and College Avenue Extended, aka Salem Road, aka Dogtown Road. For those keeping score at home, that’s about four miles from Highland Avenue. The detour signs — at this crossroads … Continue reading

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PennDOT plans to fix faded lines on Interstate 83

Crews have started demolishing the Sherman Street bridge over Interstate 83, and one commenter has noticed a problem on the highway in this area. Traffic has been shifted in this area for more than a year, and the painted lines … Continue reading

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Twenties want some changes

The twenty-somethings over at the Twenty & Change blog talk about things they would like to see fixed in York County. They focused on such issues as city potholes, nightlife for young people in southern York County, green space in … Continue reading

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Some tips to avoid traffic jams

OK, I drive Route 30, the length of the thing, at least twice every day. East to west. West to east. Every day. It’s annoying. It’s maddening. It’s, it’s, it’s…well, you get the idea. For a town this size, it … Continue reading

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Fuel tanker almost strikes bridge in Seven Valleys

A fuel tanker almost hit the bridge in Seven Valleys last week, again highlighting the need to do something about this span. The driver was visibly shaken, Michael Malone of North Codorus Township wrote in an email. The driver even … Continue reading

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