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Pat Delany

EDITORIAL: Another natural foods option

09/01/2015 08:25 AM EDT
There are people in York County who spend a lot of time shopping. We're not talking clothes or electronics or even shoes. 
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A furry shoulder to lean on
08/31/2015 02:58 PM EDT - Thumbs up: To comfort dogs — which, along with their handlers, are specially trained to provide solace to those in difficult situations. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Don't hesitate, vaccinate
08/28/2015 07:36 AM EDT - A free clinic held this week as part of an ongoing initiative by the York City Bureau of Health highlights the need for immunizing children — and adults. Full Story

Budget woes? Let's talk
08/27/2015 01:15 AM EDT - We met this week with Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, to get up to speed on some issues of importance to our readers. Full Story

EDITORIAL: DEP has credibility problem in Hellam Township
08/26/2015 01:47 AM EDT - Five thousand dollars might not sound like a lot of money, especially at a time when governments tend to count by millions and billions. Full Story

OP-ED: Pa. needs sensible budget compromises
08/26/2015 01:45 AM EDT - The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday that Pennsylvania created 66,500 jobs in the last 12 months. Full Story

EDITORIAL: After Narcan ... then what?
08/25/2015 09:12 AM EDT - Forty people have been saved from overdosing on drugs this year in York County by police officers administering naloxone. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Nice work, Action Jackson
08/24/2015 09:30 AM EDT - Thumbs up: To Brett Jackson, who is credited with stopping an attempted sexual assault in York City Friday night, then chasing the alleged attacker into police custody. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Rooting for Red Land
08/21/2015 01:36 AM EDT - Finding a story that unites everyone in a community is a rare and precious thing. Too often these days, we tend to focus on the issues — social, economic or political — that separate us. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Wish you were here
08/20/2015 11:57 AM EDT - Everyone needs a change of scenery once in while. For working stiffs, that usually means making sure everything is in order at work, and all that needs to be done has been done before we hit the road. Full Story

Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state senator who named his son McKinley after North America's tallest mountain peak isn't too pleased with the president's decision to change its name back to Denali. Full Story
(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Onions deliver a robust soup for little effort

Talk about a vegetable that's everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. Full Story