Category Archives: History

Defining York’s neighborhoods

Former York City Fire & Rescue assistant chief Greg Halpin inquired via Facebook why a recent YDR article described a police shooting incident in the Yorktowne Homes neighborhood as having occurred in Fireside. “It seems that some of the local media … Continue reading

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Satterlee: No “backwards ideas” when applying for marriage license with partner

After David Satterlee and his partner of 13 years, Will Guntrum, became the first gay couple to receive a marriage license in York last Wednesday, Satterlee still had a meeting to go to. Later that night, the York City Councilman … Continue reading

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Take a virtual York art walk

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Golden Beauty Supply gets OK from City Council for demolition project

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Lost Codorus Street neighborhood to be rediscovered at reunion

Sometimes there are parts of cities — those bulging entities that always seem hungry for land, homes and buildings — that disappear. As boundaries expand outward, spots of loss pockmark the tapestry of urban neighborhoods and business districts. The Codorus … Continue reading

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York on the brink of another Confederate invasion

The Confederate Army wasn’t out for blood when they invaded York — they were looking for bread, cash and a new pair of shoes, said Melanie Hady, director of marketing and public relations for the York County Heritage Trust. “They … Continue reading

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The 411 on an old city directory

“York’s pioneers were a sturdy folk.”

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York sign updated, back at road’s edge

York’s public works department, signing on. That was the word this week from city supervisor Dave Rudolph, who said that old cast-iron “Keystone Marker” — recently taken down by a city crew — has been replaced along East Prospect Street. … Continue reading

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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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Strange Laws: Don’t sleep outside on your refrigerator

It’s OK to fall asleep on top of your refrigerator indoors, but take a nap on your favorite appliance outside and you’re breaking the law, according to a compilation of some of the strangest laws in Pennsylvania. And don’t even … Continue reading

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