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York newspaper endorsement of Ronald Reagan represented break with support of Dems

The endorsement of Ronald Reagan in 1984 represented a break in Democratic endorsements on the York Daily Record and The Gazette and Daily editorial pages.

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Nine publishers have sat in top chair at York Daily Record/The Gazette and Daily in past 100 years

During the Snowpocalypse in February 2010, the York Daily Record/Sunday News did not follow its customary digital first strategy. In fact, it was digital only. With no power at its company offices, the York Daily Record/Sunday News newsroom staff gathered … Continue reading

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World War II paper shortages prompted change in York, Pa., newspaper size and format

The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., started in World War II as a broadsheet, a full-sized newspaper. It exited the war as a tab or tabloid size (see image below.) Wartime newsprint shortages prompted the change. A present-day reader … Continue reading

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Check out these iconic YDR photos fit for Facebook timeline: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 30, 2012

Tractor’s square dance, yes square dance, at a recent Pennsylvania Farm Show. This photo, one of several available by the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News, is available for posting on Facebook’s new timeline feature. If you’re not a fan of … Continue reading

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10 more questions to test your York smarts, 2011 edition

This journalist got his start for the The Gazette and Daily (which he’s holding) under 0wner J.W. Gitt when no other daily newspaper would hire him. He went on to international fame, and a foundation today carries his name with … Continue reading

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Outhouses common in York only 40 years ago: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 4, 2011

This Walt Partymiller cartoon, titled ‘But Few Care,’  is typical of those he penned for The (York, Pa.) Gazette and Daily for more than 30 years. This Jan. 23, 1968, cartoon captured the moment, indicating York City officials stonewalling against … Continue reading

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Of York County elections of years past, Bury burgers and Goodling apples

Bill Goodling, with his father, longtime U.S. Congressman George Goodling, readies a mobile marketing campaign for his first federal political bid in 1974. Bill Goodling went on to a long tenure in the U.S. House, where he became a ranking … Continue reading

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About Jim McClure

I have been editor of the York Daily Record/York Sunday News and associated digital products since May 2004. Before that, I was the managing editor of the York Daily Record for 15 years. In 2012, I was named East Region Editor for the YDR’s parent Digital First Media, with oversight for 24 daily newsrooms and 50 or more weeklies.

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Those were the days in York County, Pa. Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 31, 2011

Before trucks and supermarkets, meat and produce was delivered door-to-door via wagon. Glen Rock’s Henry Seitz’s wagon is shown here. That’s Henry, center, near the wall. Sherman Seitz is at right and Oscar L. Seitz is left. Every town around … Continue reading

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Growing up in York County, Pa.: No TV. No Internet, no phone. But she had her newspaper.

This is the newspaper that Lois ‘Jane’ Gentzler of East Prospect, Pa., grew up with. This Oct. 13, 1927, edition spotlights the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation in York. Continental Congress met in the Colonial … Continue reading

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