Neon lights, Christmas decorations and fresh snow painted a pretty picture on Continental Square on Tuesday night — so pretty, it made me pull over and park for a few minutes to snap some photos.
Do you have photos of York in the snow? Share them at www.ydr.com/gallery.
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This is June.
I’ve got a copilot.
Her name is June. She’s dirty, kind of smelly and often has a few remnants of last night’s dinner in her beard — but no one seems to mind. Continue reading
Mateo Maldonado, 7, left, Nataleah Abate, 6, and Lynn Rodenhaber spot a new pile of trash to pick up along Loucks Mill Road in Spring Garden Township on April 15, 2013. Maldonado’s group of ‘Litter Critters’ has been cleaning up areas in and around the city for months. He is preparing an even larger cleanup project for Earth Day. (FOR THE DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — FILE)
Mateo Maldonado just might be one of the kindest kids in America.
At the very least, Mateo’s efforts to clean up York with his gang of Litter Critters have earned him national recognition and a finalist spot in the Kindest Kid Contest run by Sprout, NBC’s pre-school network. Continue reading
Central Market vendors and restaurant owners showed up at City Council on Tuesday night to share their opinions about a proposal to increase the number of food carts in the downtown area.
But when the public comment session opened, they didn’t get the chance to voice their concerns to council members. Continue reading
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York’s application to the state-created City Revitalization and Improvement Zone program is due tomorrow.
The city was able to move forward with its application after Council approved the creation of a local authority to oversee the program Monday night.
Seven York residents were named to the board during the vote:
- Charles Bacas
- Larry Homsher
- David Confer
- Kendall Menzer
- Robert Pullo
- Robert Simpson
- Patti Stirk
They’ll serve terms ranging from one to seven years and will be charged with approving and allocating funds to local projects if York receives the designation. The authority also has the ability to borrow money for public improvement projects and will determine which areas will be included in the tax-incentive zones.
Shilvosky Buffaloe, acting director of Economic and Community Development, said the authority members won’t be compensated monetarily or with benefits for serving.
What to do with a legacy system that saves lives but will cost the city and businesses a sizable chunk of change to update and maintain?
Well, no one seems to know. Continue reading
When Mayor Kim Bracey met with City Council this week to introduce her proposed 2014 budget — a plan that held tax rates flat and fees flat for residents — she also asked them to consider pay increases for two departmental heads: Jim Gross and Michael O’Rourke.
According to a resolution filed with City Council, Gross, who is head of public works, has foregone cost-of-living increases in 2002, 2005 and 2006. Gross’ salary, effective in 2014, would be $90,500.
Bracey is requesting a pay increase for O’Rourke that would raise his salary to $114,500. O’Rourke also did not receive cost-of-living raises in 2002, 2005 and 2006 and has not had a pay increase since he was hired by the city in 2000, according to a resolution fired with City Council.
Weigh in: Do you think council should approve the pay increases?