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Pat Delany

LETTER: Proposed changes would hurt Pa. seniors

07/02/2015 10:56 AM EDT
While many taxpayers and the media are paying close attention to ongoing state budget negotiations, this weekend the state Department of Human Services (DHS) published proposed changes to its reimbursement formula for nursing home facilities that will reward some of Pennsylvania's lower-staffed facilities by slashing funds from higher-staffed providers. 
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LETTER: A moral imperative on climate change
07/02/2015 10:50 AM EDT - The pope in Rome just pointed out that it is our duty to care for the Earth. He says we should live in respect of nature, in cooperation with it. Full Story

LETTER: Rendell off base on liquor privatization
07/01/2015 01:25 AM EDT - Having worked closely with Gov. Ed Rendell during his tenure, I was surprised that he seems to have lost touch with the fiscal impact that dismantling the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) would have on the state (State budgeting should be a bipartisan process: Ed Rendell. Full Story

LETTER: York City School Board — Please come see me after class
07/01/2015 01:23 AM EDT - Remember your very first day of school? Maybe you had a brand new backpack, and squeaky new shoes. Maybe you were nervous about meeting the other new kids? Full Story

LETTER: Thanks for hoppy fundraiser
06/18/2015 12:41 PM EDT - The York County Heritage Trust's History Untapped is in the books, and Saturday night's event was unique among brewfests: a smaller, more intimate experience with craft beer tastings, fabulous food pairings and live music, set in the environs of the Agricultural & Industrial Museum. Full Story

LETTER: Land trust supports shale tax
06/18/2015 12:40 PM EDT - The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, which is made up of 75 of Pennsylvania's leading land conservation organizations, endorses the Gov. Full Story

LETTER: Santorum should take own advice
06/16/2015 09:18 AM EDT - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum needs to follow Rick Santorum's advice. On June 18, the pope is expected to release his much anticipated encyclical on the environment, a statement from the Catholic Church on the moral issues associated with climate change, in hopes of rallying Catholics worldwide and having an impact on climate negotiations being held in Paris this December. Full Story

LETTER: Beautiful music, historic bandstand
06/16/2015 09:17 AM EDT - The Spring Garden Band played in the Farquhar Park bandstand on June 7 for a concert sponsored by the Avenues Neighborhood Association. Full Story

LETTER: Thank you from Clancy
06/12/2015 12:32 PM EDT - I am honored and humbled by the results of my primary election for magisterial district judge, winning both Republican and Democratic sides of the ballot. Full Story

LETTER: PINK Partners celebrate breast cancer survival
06/15/2015 09:30 AM EDT - On May 9, P.I.N. K. Partners (PINK), the York County breast cancer survivors nonprofit, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a 5K Fun Run at John Rudy Park. Full Story

  • LETTER: Speak up on liquor licenses - 06/08/2015 08:34 AM EDT
  • LETTER: Bloss looks forward to serving - 06/02/2015 01:57 PM EDT
  • LETTER: Praise for Run the Memorials - 06/02/2015 01:55 PM EDT
  • LETTER: A thank you from Byrnes - 05/28/2015 09:21 AM EDT
  • LETTER: Hill-Evans thanks supporters - 05/28/2015 09:21 AM EDT
  • LETTER: No justice for Donny - 05/20/2015 01:46 PM EDT
  • LETTER: Stay the course in Central York - 05/15/2015 09:01 AM EDT
  • LETTER: Clancy ready for DJ bench - 05/15/2015 08:56 AM EDT
  • (Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
    Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

    cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
    Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. Full Story
    (Rick Bowmer/AP)
    APNewsBreak: New details on alleged Emile Hirsch assault

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Full Story