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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a press conference Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

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First New Year's baby in Lancaster County hospital born at 7:43 a.m. Friday morning

Janell and Max Wilson welcomed a baby boy and the county's first baby born at a hospital in 2021 Friday morning.

The Lebanon County couple was surprised that Locklen Stephen Wilson, their 8-pound, 5-ounce, boy was the first baby of the year because he was delivered at 7:43 a.m. at Women & Babies Hospital — since 2010, the latest the county's first child of the year has been born was 2:14 a.m.

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Visitor tours at Lancaster County farm animal sanctuary threatened by dispute over shared driveway

Traffic on a narrow lane stretching through farmland has divided neighbors in rural Mount Joy Township, where, as a result, officials have been asked to revoke a permit that allows guests to visit a local animal sanctuary.

If granted, the revocation would threaten ongoing work at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization based on 18 acres along Milton Grove Road, the sanctuary’s executive director, Sarah Salluzzo, said.

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New price hikes, restrictions at Lancaster County compost site frustrate residents, neighbors

Imminent changes at a Manheim Township composting facility have churned up confusion and frustration among both locals and outsiders, who are now speaking out against the plan to increase fees and limit non-resident access.

The changes are scheduled to begin Saturday, Jan. 2, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be revised, according Samuel Mecum, president of the township’s board of commissioners.

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Election reform had bipartisan support in 2019. How did we get here? [analysis]

They were for it before they were against it.

The landmark election law that expanded mail-in voting in Pennsylvania was a Republican bill shepherded by Republican legislative leaders, passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly in October 2019 with the votes of nearly every Republican legislator.

Then President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

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Some Lancaster County restaurants react after Gov. Wolf announces recent COVID-19 restrictions will expire Monday.

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to talk about COVID-19 and its impact on Pennsylvania.

Specifically, Wolf announced restrictions put in place almost three weeks ago will expire Monday.

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