Monthly Archives: April 2012

Former councilwoman and rival challenges ARD recommendation for former Councilwoman Toni Smith

Former York City Councilwoman Vickie Washington has asked that a judge rule on whether a pretrial diversionary program is appropriate for former York City Councilwoman Toni Smith. Smith was charged in October with donating cash in excess of $950 for … Continue reading

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York: the littlest big town

I went to last Saturday’s “Go Green in the City” on a whim. I felt tired, sick and my allergies were acting up. I finally decided to get out of the house because maybe a bit of sunshine would do … Continue reading

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Penn State York’s Green Team to clean up campus woods

Penn State York’s Green Team is celebrating their first Earth Day as an official organization by bringing students together to clean up the wooded property by their campus. Annie Haines, the co-creator of the group, said that all are welcome … Continue reading

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A man named Squirrel and a set of jumper cables

I’ve been having car troubles. And it seems that York is the worst place for car troubles. Last week, my car suddenly became haunted. While driving around at night, covering the news, my interior light would flicker, the locks would … Continue reading

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True Life: I’m a Townie

My college experience took me away for four years but since graduating in August, I’ve been back in my hometown of York. When I first returned, I  constantly complained that my friends were either still away at school or had … Continue reading

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Thank you Barb Marsh!

People do good deeds everyday. And each kind, generous, selfless act deserves a genuine ‘thanks.’ This is my effort to make a public, and very sincere, thank you to Barb Marsh. Yesterday evening, I drove to Weis supermarket on Roosevelt … Continue reading

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York’s very awesome gender-bending, feral cat-comparing, Soft Kitty-prioritizing council meeting

With only six items on the agenda last night, York City Council’s meeting was far from the newsiest I’ve ever attended, but as anyone who was watching from home can attest to, the meeting was awesome. To be fair, council … Continue reading

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Stoopin’ in York city: A snapshot from Monday

Monday marked the beginning of some warm weather inside the York city limits. And we all know what that means. It’s stoop season. Full disclosure: I suffer from stoop envy. My stoop on West Philadelphia Street is a measly slab … Continue reading

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Start your Friday with a recap of York’s State of the City

Good morning, Yorkers. It’s Friday and you know what that means. That’s right, your friendly city beat reporter will be spending the evening babysitting the newsroom police scanner while the rest of you hit the bars. Yes, I’m on the … Continue reading

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Live, Jeff Koons, flash mobs … Your wall-to-wall State of the City coverage starts here

It’s your favorite night of the year and mine, folks. That’s right, it’s time for York’s annual State of the City Address. In case you’re not an avid State of the City fan like myself, this is the one night … Continue reading

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