Monthly Archives: April 2013

What’s the grossest thing you have found while cleaning a roadway?

Nearly 10 years ago, I wrote a story about what state Department of Transportation employees find while “spring cleaning” the roads. Ladies’ underwear, discarded guns, needles, briefcases, and money is just a sampling of what have picked up. Many volunteers … Continue reading

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Memorial service to be held for York County officers who died in the line of duty

The York County Police Heritage Museum and the York County Department of Emergency Services will host a memorial service 11 a.m. May 17 for local officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The service allows members of … Continue reading

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Northern York County Regional Police to participate in Drug Take Back

Northern York County Regional Police  and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for … Continue reading

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Why a quarry in Hellam Township looks reddish in the spring

Why has a quarry in Hellam Township turned reddish? That’s what Janett Wilson recently wondered on the York Daily Record/Sunday News Facebook page. She wrote that it has been that way for about two weeks. “I don’t think I’ve seen … Continue reading

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What will record bee die-offs mean for York County farmers?

Across the U.S., beekeepers are opening their hives to find dead and missing bees — again.  And in even greater numbers than before. Scientists have reported the highest number of bee die-offs ever this winter, surpassing 2006 when the new … Continue reading

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Help keep the Rail Trail beautiful in York

Friday’s warmer temperatures sent my fiance and I to the streets to get a little fresh air. As York residents, I like to take advantage of the easy walking that can come from living downtown. After exploring some downtown businesses, … Continue reading

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PennDOT: Highway crashes down statewide, fatalities increase slightly

There were fewer crashes on highways across the state last year. The number of fatalities increased slightly; however, highways deaths in 2012 are the third lowest on record, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation. Here’s … Continue reading

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