Category Archives: Election

What did York City Council primary winners spend since May?

Supporters for Carol Hill-Evans Brought in: $50 Spent: $1,526.51 The incumbent council president’s committee brought $4,700 from her last report, spending about one-third of it from May 5 to June 8. Some of that was reimbursement to her, with the … Continue reading

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What did York City Council candidates receive, spend on campaigns?

Carol Hill-Evans and Supporters for Carol Hill-Evans Brought in: $2,225 Spent: $1,540.15 Her largest contribution, $1,000, came from REALTORS Association of York and Adams Counties. Her largest expense was $739.22 to Louisville, Kentucky-based My Campaign Store, LLC, for yard signs. Noteworthy: … Continue reading

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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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