Monthly Archives: July 2009

More on court decision to stop release of school employees’ addresses

Thanks to Kim de Bourbon of the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition for clarifying my confusion about the nature of this ruling and offering important commentary on it. Click on ‘comments’ on the post below. And, Marc Levy of The … Continue reading

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‘Torture the unsuspecting’ with public records

When Daily Record/Sunday News correspondent Teresa McMinn asked various townships and boroughs about how they kept meeting minutes for a story that appeared in last Sunday’s paper, probably the most, shall we say, creative response came from Hanover borough manager … Continue reading

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Court: School employees’ addresses not public record

A Commonwealth Court judge ruled Tuesday that addresses of public school employees are not public record and can not be released “until further order of this court.” The state open records office’s Web site describes the ruling as a “temporary … Continue reading

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Worth a look

If you scroll down the page and look to the right side, you’ll come across a new feature on Record Tracker: A blogroll of blogs we read and recommend. We’ll add to the list soon. Meanwhile, if you know of … Continue reading

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Again with North Codorus and its meeting minutes

It can’t be possible that North Codorus Township is the only municipality that’s in a bit of a spat with its residents over meeting minutes, but, as we reported in Sunday’s paper, the issue there keeps on going. Previously, residents … Continue reading

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Look up …

… to the top of this page. You’ll see the words “Submit a Tip.” If you click the link, you’ll see a form you can fill out recommending a story we should cover, or a rumor we should check out, … Continue reading

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Open records office protests anticipated budget cuts

Not like you couldn’t see this coming, but the state’s new open records office is letting people know what’s at stake if its budget is slashed — as, apparently, is likely given the state’s budget deficit. Every agency can (and … Continue reading

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Update: York County new public records site

I e-mailed back and forth with Brad Jacobs, the county’s register of wills/clerk of orphans’ court.  He said most of the calls his office gets are simply, Do you have an estate on file, or, Is my marriage license on … Continue reading

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York County puts more public records online

York County’s register of wills and clerk of orphans’ court has made some public records available online. For example, you can search marriage licenses from 1949 to the present, or estate records from 1994 to the present. On both sites, … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Documents, Chapter 2

This could really become a running series, particularly if Friend of Record Tracker Eric Wise keeps helping us with a sharp eye. For a long time, Virginia Tech officials could not find the mental health counseling records of mass murderer … Continue reading

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