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Pat Delany

EDITORIAL: York County needs domestic violence task force

08/03/2015 11:15 AM EDT
A mental health professional last week acknowledged something is seriously wrong in our little corner of Pennsylvania. 
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EDITORIAL: Flagged for support
07/30/2015 08:50 AM EDT - No one needs to sell us on a bill to increase penalties for drivers who break the law in road construction zones, putting workers' lives at risk. Full Story

EDITORIAL: York County Dems' unforced error
07/28/2015 11:38 AM EDT - After the May primary, we noted York County Republicans' advantage over Democrats in voter registration isn't insurmountable. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Fix weak texting law
07/27/2015 11:27 AM EDT - Face it: When Pennsylvania lawmakers mandated seat-belt use in vehicles way back in 1987, they did so because they thought some of us were too dumb to look out for ourselves. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Here we are again, West York
07/26/2015 04:13 PM EDT - West York Council, it's taking a lot of effort not to say, "We told you so." But what's the point of bringing up the not-so-distant past — the requests for police service costs from five neighboring departments, then the public shredding of the unopened proposals, and the sudden signing (against the advice of your solicitor) of a three-year police contract? Full Story

EDITORIAL: End of eyesore in sight
07/23/2015 11:39 AM EDT - Thumbs up: It's about time. The former Danskin building at 300 N. State St. closed its doors in 2009. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Help expand safe haven nursery
07/22/2015 10:26 AM EDT - There's a place in York City where the only goal is to make sure children are safe. That's it. Just a safe space for children 6 and under when their family is in upheaval for whatever reason. Full Story

EDITORIAL: They learn it from you, parents
07/21/2015 12:36 PM EDT - Many of us probably remember a public service announcement that was mocked and became a meme in a time before the Internet cranked out new memes daily. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Zero for common sense
07/21/2015 01:28 PM EDT - When did schools give up on teaching problem-solving skills? No, not the kind where the train leaves the station at 9 a. Full Story

EDITORIAL: Oh really, Mr. Perry?
07/17/2015 11:23 AM EDT - From getting cut off and dismissed on live TV to helping shut down the government over what even he admitted was lost cause, Scott Perry is no stranger to cringe-worthy performances. Full Story

Report: Man arrested, tried to carjack unmarked police car

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run. Full Story
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From Scratch: Just give that 'green spaghetti' a try

Pasta with pesto Genovese may be ubiquitous in the rest of the United States now, but it hadn't yet "arrived" in York County when I tried serving it to my dinner guests. Full Story
(Hopper Stone/AP)
Box office top 20: 'Mission: Impossible' nets $55.5 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" coasted to the top of the box office in its first weekend in theaters, collecting a solid $55. Full Story