West Shore passes preliminary budget with tax increase

06/11/2014 09:04 AM EDT
The West Shore School District voted last month to approve a proposed final budget with a 0.56 percent increase in property taxes for residents living in York County. 
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Penn State York graduation, Dec. 19, 2014
12/19/2014 08:01 PM EST - Penn State York's commencement ceremony was 6 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. Full Story

York College graduation, Dec. 17, 2014
12/17/2014 11:50 AM EST - The 2014 winter commencement ceremony for York College was 10:15 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center. Full Story

YTI Career Institute graduation, Nov. 19, 2014
11/20/2014 07:31 AM EST - YTI Career Institute, York and Motorcycle Technology campuses, held its fall commencement ceremony Nov. Full Story

PlanCon: Bill for construction reimbursements passes House
06/11/2014 08:49 AM EDT - The state House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that will make it easier for school districts to apply for state reimbursement for construction projects, and jump-start the reimbursement for schools still waiting to receive payment from the state. Full Story

York City teachers: Rejected contract asked for more than $10K each
06/11/2014 08:42 AM EDT - The York City Education Association will continue to meet with district administrators and hash out a contract — but not if it means each teacher will lose nearly $15,000 a year, a union leader said. Full Story

William Penn arts program draws former New Hope students
06/10/2014 10:59 AM EDT - Amid potential cuts announced Monday, the York City School District's returning performing arts program is helping the district close a budget gap. Full Story

(Emily Amsler/AP)
Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped. Full Story
(Bill Kalina — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)
York City entrepreneurs are perfecting the pretzel

Philip Given, co-owner of the York City Pretzel Co., has a passion for dough. If asked about the quality of his company's pretzels, Given can wax poetic about the juxtaposition between the airy white dough innards compared to the dark brown outside. Full Story
(Jason DeCrow/AP)
AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Full Story