Category Archives: Animals

Pit bulls involved in large percentage of animal bites, health official says

Part of Terri Fitzgerald’s job as Animal Bite Prevention Program coordinator for the city’s health bureau is to keep a tally of animal-bite reports in York. Fitzgerald often sees a spike in animal bites during warmer weather. Lately, she said, … Continue reading

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A story of a random act of kindness (with a lot of dog photos)

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.

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Harboring of pigeons banned in York City

Don’t bring your pigeons to York. The city doesn’t want them. And if you plan to install a jukebox in your business, know that you’re subject to a yearly tax on your music maker.

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Running by animals, and at least one animal monument, on the Rail Trail

The York County Heritage Rail Trail is where I do most of my running. I love the chickens. But I never paid much attention to the dog monument until I heard a This American Life episode about animal sacrifice:

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Good news, bad news for the Chesapeake Bay

It’s easy to forget the Codorus Creek meandering slowly through York. It’s even easier to overlook the quiet brook’s connection to the Chesapeake Bay. Just a few miles downstream from York, the Codorus joins the Susquehanna River near Saginaw. The … 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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Night creatures return for some York City trash

I think I know why the city critters are hanging around my fire escape. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Bradley, an ugly little opossum that likes to scare me at night when I try to put my recyclables … Continue reading

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When critters invade my city apartment

Several weeks ago, I thought I saw a monster on my fire escape. I had just returned home from a rainy night of reporting and went to throw a few items in the recycle bin. I threw my shoulder into … Continue reading

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Who is enforcing York’s dog poop ordinance?

After the passage of York’s pooper scooper ordinance Tuesday night, I had a couple people contact me on Twitter to ask me how they could complain about any violations they’ve found. For those of you who haven’t been caught up … Continue reading

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Two events will close streets in York Saturday

Streets will be closed in York Saturday for two events.     The annual York Education Day Parade will begin at Hannah Penn Middle School at 1 p.m. and travel south on Edgar Street, west on Pershing Avenue and end at … Continue reading

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