Category Archives: Election

Bracey to give State of the City address tonight

You’re cordially invited to Mayor Kim Bracey’s State of the City Address beginning with a reception 5 p.m. tonight at York College. Bracey, who is facing York City Council President Carol Hill-Evans in the May 21st democratic primary, will present … Continue reading

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Todd Platts weighs in on York city parade

In the years I’ve covered York and Adams counties, I can honestly say few public officials have been more accessible than Todd Platts. Politics aside, I could always count on the now-former Congressman to answer questions on whatever story I … Continue reading

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An election night autograph session

Jason Plotkin, I suppose, can’t be everywhere. Sure, the Daily Record photographer had a pretty good view of the proceedings on election night, perched on a banquet-room chair at a gathering of Democrats. You can tell from the picture. But … Continue reading

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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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Case against ousted New Castle councilman similar to York dispute

The recent ouster of a Lawrence County city councilman on the basis of his past criminal convictions looks a bit like the ongoing legal dispute over York Councilman Michael Helfrich’s ability to serve. The New Castle News is reporting that … Continue reading

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Say goodbye to 2011 with this unpublished story

As we bid farewell to 2011 and long-time York City Councilwoman Toni Smith, I would like to share this little gem that never made it into the paper. The following is a sidebar I filed after a tense, outburst-filled meeting … Continue reading

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Helfrich’s mom: “You’re either a good guy, or you’re not a good guy.”

There were plenty of new faces at York City Council last night as new members were sworn in, but only one had a dinner date afterward with newly sworn-in York City Councilman Michael Helfrich. Helfrich’s mom, Christine Helfrich, traveled from … Continue reading

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County issues response to council recount petition

A hearing on the petition for a recount in the York City Council race has not yet been scheduled, but county officials filed an answer Monday. The petition, which was filed by Councilwoman Toni Smith, contends that a recount is … Continue reading

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York City Council race could be partially certified

The York County Board of Elections will meet Tuesday to vote on final certification for some of the results of the York City Council race, despite a request for a recount. The race, which has been contested by Councilwoman Toni … Continue reading

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Smith gains 17 votes in York council race recount

York City Council write-in candidate Michael Helfrich now leads incumbent councilwoman Toni Smith by only six votes, according to adjusted results released Wednesday. The revision, which give Smith a 17 vote boost, was made after absentee votes were reviewed and … Continue reading

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