After early setbacks, First Friday has become a York fixture

Downtown retailers report that the monthly events are top sales nights and have become a key part of their marketing strategies.
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Melissa Grove remembers watching the snow fall on a Friday night in December, almost nine years ago. Grove, the owner of Sweet Melissa's Dream, was keeping her boutique open late for York's premier First Friday. 
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Caterpillar third-quarter profit increases

Caterpillar Inc. increased its third-quarter profit, topping analyst forecasts by a wide margin. The heavy-equipment maker posted a profit of $1. Full Story

Boscov's celebrates centennial with sales, focus on company history

The way Boscov's tells the story, the company started when Solomon Boscov, 23, immigrated to Reading, PA in 1914, after being mistakenly told that everyone there spoke Yiddish, which actually was Pennsylvania Dutch. Full Story

Public hearing on proposed Met-Ed rate increase to be Nov. 4 in Reading

The state Public Utility Commission on Friday announced the schedule for public hearings about FirstEnergy Corp. Full Story

Our business staff talks about life beyond the stocks page, including the search for pants that fit and the struggle against debt.


Restaurant inspections: Mamma's Pizza in Manchester Township out of compliance

10/23/2014 11:14 AM EDT
In compliance Inspected Oct. 9 • York Suburban High School, Spring Garden Township • Valley View Elementary School, Spring Garden Township • Stony Brook Elementary School, Springettsbury Township • Rutter's #35, Newberry Township • Rutter's #53, Newberry 
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Search York County, Adams County deed transfers

Our searchable database shows real estate bought and sold in York and Adams counties since November 2013. Search by school district, township or borough, seller, buyer or street address.  Full Story

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
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Rowling writes backstory of Potter character

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J. Full Story