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Mapping out city crimes

A Web site has started taking the city’s online crime data and posting it on a map. Get more information and get a link to the Web site at Record Tracker, a blog about open records.

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City vs. country

Loads of people complain that bad schools are hampering revitalization of downtown York. The school taxes are the highest in the county. The test scores are among the worst in the state. There’s a new plan to open a new … Continue reading

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Walking weather leads to discoveries

Last evening after work I went for a walk downtown and noticed a three new businesses. First, on North Queen Street we saw a sign advertising restaurant space. It would be great to have a neighborhood place to grab some … Continue reading

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I love gardens PART II

As it turns out, a group of friends and I might get a plot in the city to plant our garden. It’s a program run by the United Way, and you share space (and the workload) with others who garden … Continue reading

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I love gardens

If you love gardening (or have been inspired to start by our First Lady) but don’t have a yard, here’s some info on a community garden as written in a news brief by my co-worker Teresa Boeckel. This community garden … Continue reading

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Missed the noise

Sometimes we complain about it being noisy in the city, but this weekend I sort of missed it. I was visiting my grandmother on her farm in Clearfield County. She lives back a dirt road and there aren’t any neighbors, … Continue reading

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Snow/ice/slush GAHHH!

Well. I take back all of yesterday’s joy over the snow. Today’s glop isn’t fun snow. The “wintery mix” that fell last night and this morning left an undelightful covering of ice on top of the nice, sweet fluffy snow … Continue reading

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It snowed (for real!)

(Photo is from a google search, and I thought it was funny. We don’t have this much snow in York.) This morning, when I woke up at 6 a.m., I heard cars driving through something that sounded suspiciously like snow. … Continue reading

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Pepper spray backfire

Last month I got some pepper spray as a just-in-case sort of thing. After reading the instructions, I’ve often wondered when I should use it. I mean, what if the attacker has a gun? Will the pepper spray only serve … Continue reading

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Cleaning up

(Photo credit: Max Whittaker for The New York Times) I read an interesting story Sunday in the New York Times about a program that enlists city garbage collectors to report crime tips to police. Seems like a great idea in … Continue reading

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