Monthly Archives: June 2006

Letter writer: How was that bat mitzvah story news?

Last York Town Square post, I wrote about a recent letter to the editor writer who called the York Daily Record/Sunday News a commie newspaper. Now, we’re accused of running too much good news. A letter writer wondered why we … Continue reading

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Criticism of Geno’s leads to ‘commie’ claim

A letter published in the York Daily Record this week criticized us for not supporting Geno’s Steaks for posting a sign requiring English when ordering. “The York Daily Record will never change,” he wrote. “You are still the same commie … Continue reading

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Dogs, cats float through York County’s air

York County’s Balloon Fest, held for the third year at John C. Rudy Park, is growing in popularity. To tie into this hot air balloon festival, former York County Heritage Trust achivist June Lloyd wrote about some of the quirky … Continue reading

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York, Pa., a community in change

I pressed my view that the York-area is stronger because of its growing acceptance of its Civil War heritage in a Sunday column. http://www.ydr.com/search/ci_3982907 For example, the more we come to grips with York’s surrender to the invading Confederates, the … Continue reading

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Journalist Robert Maynard tops among York Daily Record’s alumni

Robert Maynard at his desk at the York, Pa., Gazette and Daily in the 1960s. The noted newsman received his journalistic break at the J.W. Gitt-owned newspaper. The feisty newspaper rejected Barry Goldwater advertising in 1964. A newspaper could reject … Continue reading

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Almost … a double deck bridge across the Susquehanna River?

Well, you learn something every day. Wrightsville Bridge No. 4, crossing the Susquehanna River from 1897 through the early 1960s, was equipped to handle a never-built second deck. That information comes from a booklet marking the Columbia Civil War Centennial, … Continue reading

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Late June marks pivotal moments in York, Pa.’s, history

Late June has marked several hinge events in the York area. This weekend’s Patriot observance in York http://www.ydr.com/newsfull/ci_3952025 focuses on the Civil War. Consider the following tightly bunched moments:

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Civil War in York County, by the numbers

York’s Patriot Days this weekend might raise the question for some about what actually happened in York County in those days before the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The following is a quick overview, taken from ‘East of Gettysburg’ :

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From gold panning to iron mining

A York Daily Record/Sunday News publication “100 Days of Summer” provides numerous opportunities to learn about York County and the city of York. The publication lists special exhibits at area museums plus intriguing events in the field: — A Gold … Continue reading

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York editor/blogger writes about the writer’s life

I wrote about writing and journalism and history in the York Sunday News on June 18 with the following lead-in note: “I hate to write,” a sage managed to pen, “but love to have written.” …

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