All posts by Patrick Burns

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  • DA files murder charges against Slaymaker-Walker

    Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman held a press conference this morning to announce multiple  charges, including 3rd-degree murder,  against Debra Slaymaker-Walker after the car she was driving Oct. 26 crashed into several vehicles at Warwick High...

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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  • Warwick students, staff, first responders remember 9/11

    On Sept. 11, 2001, the morning sky was clear and blue. Seventeen years later, students, first responders and school officials gathered at Warwick High School on Sept. 11, 2018 to remember the tragedy of 9/11. The students...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • They’ve all come to look for America

    I remember like it was yesterday watching David Bowie on the floor opening the show sitting alone cross-legged on stage playing a tiny keyboard in a slow intro to a soaring cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.”...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • ‘Covering’ the Lititz sinkhole

     Sinkhole Commentary BY Patrick Burns I’ve covered dozens of newspaper beats dating back to the 1990s. The most memorable — besides Darby Borough, where I once phoned in my council meeting story from Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital after...

    • Posted July 29, 2018
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  • Smucker’s statement after House Budget Committee passes budget for ’19

    House Budget Committee Passes FY19 Budget Resolution   U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker  issued the following statement after the House Budget Committee passed the budget for fiscal year 2019, Budget for a Brighter American Future, by a vote...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors

    The sixth annual Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors (PAWW) was held on May 12, 2018, to raise awareness and funds for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., the nonprofit organization that assists Pennsylvania’s own wounded warriors. Recently, the...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Champions!

    It was only a few years ago that state champions Anthony Quagliata, left, and Nick Breznak played Warwick Little League at Wilbur Fields. The pair made history Friday as part of Lancaster Catholic High School’s first-ever state baseball championship...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Warwick SD halves tax hike; hires Schofield

    Soon-to-be-retired Lititz Police Detective Sergeant John Schofield, hired to a newly created security position It was a roller coaster ride as the 2018-19 budget deadline closed on the Warwick School Board. Ultimately, the board on Tuesday adopted...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Remembering Joy O’Shea Woomer trial

    This week I Remember the Joy O’Shea Woomer trial. It’s been several weeks since I took over as news editor and it’s been a learning experience — a few bumps but I think we’ve established a successful team whose...

    • Posted June 19, 2018
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  • The ‘Right-to-No’ law

      The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole recently  refused a Right-to-Know request for denied-parole documentation for Joy O’Shea Woomer. The case offers an example of the latitude some government agencies have on Right-to-Know requests. Woomer  has served almost 10 years of a...

    • Posted June 19, 2018
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