Category Archives: York County

New York Times report: Local, state incentives pour in to York County, other businesses

A New York Times investigation of incentives that cities, counties and states award to businesses show 70 listings for York County businesses having received all or part of grants, loans or incentive programs. The top nine listings total $30.3 million.

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In York County and L.A., maps tell homicide stories

The murder of a Los Angeles man allegedly by two people from York reminded me that the Los Angeles Times created an extensive, interactive online database of murders in L.A. County from 2007 on. The Times writes that it created … Continue reading

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West York group keeping an eye on government

I just discovered this blog, called West York Watchdog, which says it’s “intended to share information with the taxpaying public of the West York Area School District. It will include details about board meetings, information about upcoming meetings, and notices … Continue reading

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Holding feds accountable for stimulus spending leads to more and more questions

  It was a straightforward idea: How much federal stimulus money is York County getting, and what is it being spent on?  The answer, reporter Teresa Boeckel found out, was something like trying to find your way out of a maze … Continue reading

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Hitting 1,000

The state Office of Open Records had its 1,000th appeal filed recently. This was the first year for the new office. It serves those who are fighting state and local agencies for the right to access public documents. The 1,000th … Continue reading

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See inside Harley workers’ tentative contract agreement

Harley-Davidson workers got a look at their tentative new contract this morning. It includes a commitment from the company to invest up to $90 million to restructure the York operations and that the company will discontinue its efforts to relocate … Continue reading

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Crunching dropout numbers in York County

A truancy town hall in Dover scheduled for Monday night made me wonder if you could get truancy numbers from the state. And the answer is not literally — at least, I couldn’t find anything on the site — but … Continue reading

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A license to carry

A Lebanon County woman who drew national attention last year for carrying a loaded handgun to her child’s soccer game was shot dead Wednesday in what police are calling a murder suicide. Each year the state police put out a … Continue reading

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