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OPINION York doc: Don't listen to Dr. Pandelidis, or even to me, listen to pandemic experts (opinion)

Posted by communications on May 22, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Reading Dr. Steven Pandelidis’ opinion piece on the pandemic makes me feel obliged to respond and show there are other physicians in York who do not agree with him. I am one.

 

Where to start? First, before I retired from family practice, Steve and I were colleagues in the York medical community. He cared skillfully and compassionately for a number of my patients. Much appreciated.

 

However, neither of us was trained in the specialties of Virology, Epi...

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OP-ED: Are we in this together?

Posted by communications on May 22, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

“We’re all in this together” is the catchphrase of solidarity. It is a simple, but profound thought that when a crisis has affected all of us to one degree or another, this shared experience unites us.

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/contributors/2020/05/18/op-ed-we-together/5212162002/?fbclid=IwAR34Rxa4dlPQvtY3uWXB9owmQo-IvhyYLroWg2QnKjYhFhBj_YmHiN1z4eU" target="_blank">Continue to read

Gov. Wolf waives fees for background checks

Posted by communications on June 10, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Gov. Tom Wolf waives the fees for the state police background checks and child abuse clearances that adult volunteers who come into direct contact with children are required by the state's Child Protective Services Law to obtain. For employees who have interaction with children in their paid capacity, the fee for each of those clearances will be dropped to $8, starting July 25.  

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Beau Biden, Vice President´┐Ż??s son, dies of brain cancer

Posted by communications on May 30, 2015 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington Post

By Paul Kane May 30 at 11:15 PM

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the son of Vice President Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for several years.

more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2015/05/30/e1ac5a2a-0731-11e5-a428-c984eb077d4e_story.html

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Just posted: The list of write-in winners

Posted by communications on May 29, 2015 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

York County ‏@YorkCounty_PA May 29

Just posted: The list of write-in winners from the municipal primary

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EDITORIAL: Motivate voters, win elections

Posted by communications on May 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

EDITORIAL: Motivate voters, win elections

York Dispatch

POSTED: 05/22/2015 11:07:26 AM EDT | UPDATED: 8 DAYS AGO0 COMMENTS

 

Registered Republicans have outnumbered Democrats in York County for years — but the local political landscape isn't as bright red as one might think.

 

The GOP's 129,710-to-95,907 edge is significant, but not insurmountable. It's nothing, for instance, compared to true-blue Phi...

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Hoke, Reilly, two others advance to York County commissioner ballot

Posted by communications on May 21, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

York Daily Record/Sunday News

From left chairperson Bob Kefauver, and nominees for county commissioner Henry Nixon and Doug Hoke voice their surprise at how the republican ...


http://www.ydr.com/politics/ci_28151394/hoke-reilly-two-others-advance-york-county-commissioner


Auditor General DePasquale Says Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP's Ability to Oversee Industry, Protect Water Quality

Posted by communications on July 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

DEP unprepared in 2009; now understaffed, underfunded and inconsistent


HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that a recent audit shows that the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints.


“There are very dedicated hard-working people at DEP...

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OPPONENT'S ADVERTISEMENT DISTRACTS FROM LACK OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND BAD RESULTS

Posted by communications on July 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM – The following statement is from Linda Small: "State Sen. Scott Wagner’s campaign paid for a full page newspaper advertisement blaming unions for the fact that Republicans in Harrisburg can’t get things done. Wagner and Republicans need to take responsibility for their own lack of accomplishment. Their policies don’t work. It is fortunate for us that Republicans have not been able to pass more of their agenda. It devastates public education and pushes ...

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OPPONENT STILL BLAMING WORKERS, BUT UPS HIS LOW MINIMUM WAGE

Posted by communications on July 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM (Jul 16, 2014) – Linda Small released the following statement:


“State Sen. Wagner is still blaming workers for low wages and completely missing some key points in comments on his campaign email linking to a video entitled “Land of the Freebies, Home of the Enslaved.” Following his remarks a few weeks ago stating that there are plenty of higher wage jobs in the economy but workers need to have alarm clocks and be able to pass drug tests to ...

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Auditor General DePasquale Cuts Car Fleet by 65 Percent, Improves Travel Efficiency for Net Savings of More Than $750,000 Annually

Posted by communications on July 8, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Additional cost-cutting measures save another $564,000 annually

 

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today he saved taxpayers more than $750,000 by cutting the Department of the Auditor General’s vehicle fleet by more than 65 percent and improving travel efficiency, which increases his annual cost-cutting savings to more than $1.2 million.


DePasquale eliminated 158 cars from the vehicle fleet since he took office in 2013, ...

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STATE SENATOR WAGNER STATEMENTS INAPPROPRIATE, OFFENSIVE

Posted by communications on June 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM (Jun 6, 2014) – State Senate candidate Linda Small called State Sen. Scott Wagner’s statements comparing unions to Hitler inappropriate, offensive and wrong. Her statement follows:

 

“Sen. Wagner has clearly gone too far in making inappropriate and offensive statements comparing unions to Hitler and Putin. Sadly, when asked about those comments, he added even more dictators like Hussein and Stalin to the list. Sen. Wagner should apologize for t...

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94th House Q&A: David Colon, Kelly Henshaw and Stan Saylor

Posted by communications on April 22, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From the York Dispatch: 94th House Q&A: David Colon, Kelly Henshaw and Stan Saylor

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DAVID COLON ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR 94TH STATE HOUSE SEAT

Posted by communications on February 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Iraq War Veteran To Seek State House Seat

 

YORK, PA – David Colon, an Iraq War veteran with several military decorations,announced Thursday his candidacy for the 94th LegislativeDistrict.

 

“I am seeking to be the next State Representative for the 94th Districtbecause I want to change the status quo in Harrisburg. When I look at mydistrict and York County as a whole, I do not see small town politics. Instead,I see small town politics struggling ...

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PERFORMANCE REVIEW: EDUCATION

Posted by communications on February 19, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM (Feb. 19, 2014) – Local school taxes are up but public schools are struggling under Gov. Tom Corbett and Republican Rep. Ron Miller (R-93), candidate for the PA Senate 28th district seat in the Mar. 18th special election. Linda Small, Democratic candidate for the seat, offers a new approach to change things for the better.

 

“York County school districts are cutting teachers and school taxes are increasing because of Gov. Corbett and Rep. Miller’...

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YORK COUNTY COMMISSIONER DOUG HOKE ENDORSES SMALL FOR PA SENATE

Posted by communications on February 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM (Feb. 12, 2014) - York County Commissioner Vice President Doug Hoke endorsed Linda Small for the PA Senate 28th district seat today. Small is running in the special election for the seat on March 18th, 2014.

 

“Linda Small is the right person to get to work on growing jobs, restoring education funding and holding the line on tax increases. She is willing to dig down and find the root causes of the tough issues we face. Linda will work to ensure York Co...

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PERFORMANCE REVIEW: JOBS

Posted by communications on February 11, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM (Feb. 10, 2014) - Pennsylvania ranked 48th among states in job creation in 2013. Linda Small, candidate for the PA Senate 28th district special election, reviews her opponent’s contribution to the dismal job performance for the state.

 

Gov. Corbett and Rep. Ron Miller (R-93) have made corporate support at taxpayer’s expense a cornerstone of their economic program. They rejected a severance tax for Marcellus Shale gas drilling similar to what other s...

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PA UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES TO ABOVE NATIONAL RATE UNDER REPUBLICANS

Posted by communications on October 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW FREEDOM (Oct. 24, 2012) - In September, for the first time in nearly 10 years, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was worse than the national rate. State Representative candidate Linda Small calls on her opponent to reverse failed Republican budget choices and cuts to improve the jobs climate for Pennsylvania workers.


For almost all of the years under Gov. Rendell, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was better than the national rate. Under Gov. Corbett ...

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ENDORSES ROB TEPLITZ FOR STATE SENATE

Posted by communications on October 19, 2012 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

HARRISBURG (October 19, 2012) — Democracy for America has endorsed Rob Teplitz for the open state Senate seat in the 15th district. DFA, a grassroots organization, has over 54,000 members in Pennsylvania and over one million members nationwide.


DFA endorses local candidates who are committed to the values of community, security, and liberty. "These candidates exemplify what we value at DFA,” said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. “The belief that grassroot...

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MORE EDUCATORS ACROSS PA ENDORSE ROB TEPLITZ FOR STATE SENATE

Posted by communications on October 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

AFT-PA joins teachers, college professors, and advocates


HARRISBURG (October 18, 2012) — The American Federation of Teachers-Pennsylvania has endorsed Rob Teplitz for the open state Senate seat in the 15th district. AFT Pennsylvania represents more than 36,000 members across the Commonwealth, including teachers and school-related personnel, health care professionals, higher education faculty members, and state employees.


“I am passionate about ...

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