Monthly Archives: December 2012

The streets are clear: How does PennDOT do it?

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation maintains 40,ooo miles of roads and 25,00o miles of bridges across the state, adding up to 96,000 snow-lane miles, according to its website. That many miles of pavement, mixed with a nasty winter storm seems to offer the … Continue reading

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York Countians’ thoughts on Fiscal Cliff dilemma are as polarized as Washington’s

The deadline to the impending Fiscal Cliff is so close that it can now be counted in hours, rather than days. And while there has been a desparate bi-partisan call for cooperation in the waning hours, a deal has yet to … Continue reading

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‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ trip planned

Maybe you’re looking for “a pickle barrel of laughs.” York’s Jewish Community Center has you covered.

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Christmas time in York County

A few days ago, the editors asked me to work on a Christmas package pulling together some odd and unique facts about York County. The end result is a set of 12 Christmas “factoids” you’ll find on tomorrow’s front page. … Continue reading

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HRC chair’s resignation letter shared

On Wednesday, the chair of the city Human Relations Commission submitted her resignation. She then forwarded that letter to the newspaper. Here it is, in its entirety:

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One York city print, two different prices?

Well, I’m no art expert. But likely that snazzy new print of York city isn’t worth more, just because they’re selling it at city hall. Right?

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Crepe Lady versus Hot Dog Guy? …Not exactly.

Hot Dog Guy? Sure, he knows what she’s talking about. He knows just where Crepe Lady is coming from, he said on Friday. The fleeting right to run a little stand on Continental Square in York means plenty to him … Continue reading

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Custard for a cause in York

Bring on Play, city officials said. But first, bring on some frozen custard.

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A York City Council budget plan emerges

Councilman Michael Helfrich has a plan. For sure, it’s a little complicated — we’re talking about the city budget after all. If approved by the city council, it would bring some changes to the 2013 budget. But does he have … Continue reading

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York Countians plan to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy during holidays

When I pitched a story idea about holiday giving to my editor, I was thinking to myself, “Do we really need another story about nonprofits in the paper?” I wasn’t sure he would go for it. The holidays always inspire … Continue reading

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