• ‘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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  • More than two dozen residents of nearby Moravian Manor attended a recent Lititz Borough Council meeting to voice their complaints about the detour that has been in place since shortly after a sinkhole opened on the 500 block of West Second Avenue in March. Photo by Laura Knowles
    Lititz to repair, reopen W. Second Ave.

    Three-phase sinkhole repair will take six to eight days; work could begin next week The damaged 500 block of West Second Avenue may soon be repaired and reopened to traffic. Lititz Borough Council has hammered out an...

    • Posted July 18, 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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  • Mick’s takes a gamble on Keno

    Pa. Lottery’s live Keno wagering launched Tuesday at Mick’s Though locally elected state and municipal officials have directly opposed the opening of neighborhood gambling sites, Mick’s All American Pub of Lititz Tuesday quietly launched live Keno wagering...

    • Posted May 31, 2018
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  • May 15 primary election field set

                By PATRICK BURNS News Editor   While the 2018 Pennsylvania primary offers few contested races, the May 15 election will determine the names printed on the November general election ballot —...

    • Posted May 11, 2018
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  • Oh Snap!

    Preston Whitcraft, iconic, five-decade news photographer, readies to retire this week “What’s a weekend?” That’s been the typical response photographer Preston Whitcraft reserved for Friday afternoon queries about plans for his “presumed” days off. Preston, who this...

    • Posted April 13, 2018
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  • State Sen. Ryan Aument (left) met Tuesday in Harrisburg with Pamela Buckwalter (right), whose husband, Robert, and tow truck driver Ralph Watrous II, were run down and killed on Route 222
    Lawmakers discuss highway safety for emergency workers

    Aument and Zimmerman held two meetings to consider steps to create greater awareness of PA’s “Stay Clear Law” in light of local tragedy The 1:30 a.m. accident which killed a tow truck driver and a stranded motorist...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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