Monthly Archives: August 2012

PennDOT: Plank Road bridge over Interstate 83 will not reopen this month

The Plank Road bridge over Interstate 83 in the Shrewsbury area was expected to reopen in late August, but that’s not going to happen, according to the state Department of Transportation. “The bridge is finished, but the roadway approaches still … Continue reading

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Crews are working on Lehman Road realignment project in North Codorus Township

View Larger Map Didn’t see much construction work on Lehman Road in North Codorus Township this week? Crews were doing¬† preparation work for the realignment project, Greg Penny, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said in an email. The … Continue reading

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Tired of near collisions on North Queen Street in York

I’ve lived in York for two years and it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve traveled down North Queen Street to cut across Arch to George Street — I’ve had to swerve or slam on my brakes to avoid nailing … Continue reading

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York County firefighters wonder about the future of volunteer departments

In the two years that I’ve been writing about emergency responders in York County, I’ve learned a lot about area firefighters. I’ve tried recently to do more stories on these men and women other than when they are battling a … Continue reading

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Chief Deputy Prosecutor Timothy Barker talked about distracted driving on national panel recently; thinks more education needs to be done for repeat offenders

Distracted driving has been a hot issue, and Timothy Barker, chief deputy prosecutor with the York County District Attorney’s Office,¬† served on a national expert panel a few months ago to talk about the problem. Officials talked about all sorts … Continue reading

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Police: Rumors about York and North York gang initiations are not true

Rumors about home invasions in North York spread to Facebook and Twitter Saturday night and had several residents concerned about their safety. After several concerned messages from residents, we followed up on the issue and confirmed none of the rumors … Continue reading

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SeeClickFix updated for mobile web, iPhone app

Updates to the SeeClickFix mobile web and iPhone app were available to users Tuesday, according to a news release. An app also is available to Android users, but the iPhone app was the one most recently updated. Now when users … Continue reading

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Have you had problems with your GPS unit taking you to your destination?

Have you ever run into a problem with directions given by your GPS unit? Recently, a 22-year-old man was burned at a party in Maryland, and another person tried to take him to the nearest medical facility. The GPS unit, … Continue reading

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“Nextdoor” provides virtual watch group to keep neighbors informed

Tuesday’s National Night Out event partnered with a new social media tool to introduce neighborhoods to a virtual watch group. Nextdoor provides a free website for residents to sign up based on their neighborhood. Users can enter their information on … Continue reading

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Why do you think traffic deaths are down so far this year in York County?

Traffic deaths nationwide showed a 13.5 percent increase during the first quarter of this year, based on early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a report. But in York County, the trend so far this year … Continue reading

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