Monthly Archives: May 2013

A look at line painting on the roads from PennDOT’s numbers

Now that the weather has turned warmer, drivers will be seeing line painting crews out on the road. During the next several months, crews with the state Department of Transportation will be painting more than 120,000 miles of traffic lines … Continue reading

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After years of waiting, widening of the “York split” expected to start this summer

There’s some good news for Harrisburg commuters: The widening of the “York split” is expected to begin later this summer. The new Lowther Street bridge over Interstate 83 just opened this week to one lane of traffic in each direction, … Continue reading

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PennDOT reveals YouTube page to keep drivers updated

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation revealed a YouTube channel on Monday to help keep drivers up to date on road conditions, according to a news release. So far on the channel, users can find: Time lapse video from the May … Continue reading

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Police in York County conduct active shooter drills

Several police departments took part in active shooter drills in an effort to be prepared should any such incident take place at schools within their jurisdictions. Security officers from Harrisburg Area Community College’s York campus and members of the York … Continue reading

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Maryland commuters: New law will make it easier for police to stop drivers using cell phones

Maryland commuters: If you’re still haven’t put down the cell phone while you’re driving, you’ll need to know that it will soon be easier for police to stop and ticket you for the violation. The law is changing this fall. … Continue reading

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YAUFR provides hundreds of smoke alarms through grant program

A Fire Prevention and Safety Grant awarded to York Area United Fire and Rescue in 2009 has helped supply Spring Garden and Springettsbury township residents with more than 400 free smoke alarms, according to a news release issued Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Stewartstown Railroad leases locomotive to Steam Into History Inc.

The¬†Stewartstown Railroad hasn’t been in the news lately, but it will be again soon as one of its locomotives will be put to use in New Freedom. Stewartstown Railroad is leasing its No. 10 locomotive — a 44-ton diesel-electric made … Continue reading

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Has the Post Office called you back lately?

I thought it would be easy to get in touch with the York City Post Office — they are, after all, in the business of communication. But it’s my first couple of weeks on the job, and I guess I … Continue reading

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Driver: More signs needed to warn motorists about closure on Springwood Road in York Township

Roxanne Wisnewski and her husband recently were trying to get from Springettsbury Township to Red Lion only to run into a roadblock. They used Camp Betty Washington, then turned onto Springwood Road to head to Chapel Church Road. ¬†Near Chapel … Continue reading

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