News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2019

Selfies with Steve
World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day!
11-22-2019

070 for National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

Wondering why Town Hall has been illuminated with purple lights this month?

We are one of the several communities in Maine who agreed to do this to help raise awareness about Pancreatic Cancer.

And here’s a bunch of us sporting purple for World Pa...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Deborah McDermott's Retirement Party
11-08-2019

069 with Deborah McDermott

Deborah McDermott will be retiring in a couple weeks. Here we are at a gathering to celebrate her career and her incredibly meaningful contributions to our community, and to wish her well on her new adventures.

If my quotes in the newspaper have read well,...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Congratulations Julie!
09-20-2019

066 with Julie Ethridge

Congratulations are in order!

Julie Ethridge, our Assistant Tax Assessor, has recently become our first Level 3 Certified Maine Assessor. Not many have achieved this status yet, and clearly she's at the top of her game!

We're fortunate here in York to have ...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Steve's First Rodeo!
09-13-2019

067 with Ken Churchill

You may know Ken Churchill as one of our newer Planning Board members, but away from his volunteer time with the Town he is a rodeo cowboy. He's retired from bull riding and now he organizes these events, like last week's Extreme Country Fair in Epping, N...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Selfies with Steve
At the Library with Clementine
09-06-2019

064 with Clementine at YPL

Would it be too corny to lead off with a verse or two of "Oh my darling"? Nope, it's definitely okay because I'm introducing Clementine!

Clementine is a sweet little lab puppy who is the unofficial therapy dog at the Library. You can't help but f...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Congratulations Peg!
8-30-2019

065 with Peg Scamman

A friend and co-worker’s retirement is a mix of joyful and sad. Joyful in the culmination of a wonderful career dedicated to public service, and sad in the fact that we will no longer work together or see each other very often.

Here I am with Peg...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Meet Victor Manougian
08-23-2019

062 with Victor Manougian

Victor Manougian and I took this shot standing in from of his 1968 Ford Chateau 123 Club Wagon van. I's a classic, and yet it't not as old as I am. Hmm...

In his role as a volunteer for the Town of York, Victor serves on our Board of Appeals. In his paying...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Where's Waldo with USS California
08-16-2019

062 with USS California and volunteers

The format of this week's selfie is sort of a "Where's Waldo" theme. Where's Steve? He's there somewhere amid the 100 or so men from USS California, the Veterans' Affairs Committee and others who volunteered this morning to work in First Parish ...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Selfies with Steve
With Rozanna Patane
08-09-2019

061 with Rozanna Patane

Rozanna Patane, Chair of York’s Energy Steering Committee, joined me as I signed the Letter of Commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. The Board of Selectmen voted on July 29th to commit, via this program, to reduce then elimin...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Meet Jim Dube
08-02-2019

060 with Jim Dube

Jim Dube is one of our great public works crew. He is a talented heavy equipment operator, but you’ll see him helping out with anything we ask of our Public Works Department - like cleaning up after the microburst or plowing snow. And he&rsq...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Meet Jon and Günter!
07-12-2019

059 with Gunther and Jon Rogers

I hope you have the chance to meet Jon Rogers and Günter as I did .. moving slowly and at a safe distance!

Günter is the Town's police dog, and Jon works with him day and night. There are a handful of K-9 teams in southern Maine and we are fortunate to hav...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Congratulations Brenda!
06-28-2019

058 with retiring Brenda Bracy

Here is a selfie at the Senior Center with soon-to-be-retired Brenda Bracy. Brenda has worked these past few years at the Senior Center, capping a 4-decade career with the Town. This shot was taken with the crowd at her retirement party.

Thank you for your...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Selfies with Steve
At the County Office with Greg Zinser
06-21-2019

057 with Greg Zinser

Hey! It's National Selfie Day! (Never knew there was such a thing.)

I met today with Greg Zinser, York County Manager, at the County Office in Alfred. Greg found a box of very old papers, some of which relate to York's early history. He graciously reached ...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Selfies with Steve
On the Porch with Stella
06-14-2019

056 with Stella

It's been a while since I posted a selfie and today opportunity knocked. Here I am with Stella, sitting on the bench on the front porch at Town Hall.

Stella is an 8-week old bundle of joyful energy! When Stella isn't taking selfies with me, she hangs out w...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Cell Phone Reception in the Community Room!
04-26-2019

055 with Katie and Mark of Connectivity Point

Cell phone reception? I confess that my mind went in a slightly different direction when I heard there are now 4 bars in the Community Meeting Room at the York Public Library.

Turns out the improved cell reception in our primary meeting room is the work of...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Goodrich Park Walking Trails with Robin Cogger
04-12-2019

054 with Robin Cogger

Here I am with Robin Cogger, York's incredible Parks and Recreation Director! She's doing an outstanding job filling some big shoes at the Grant House.

We're standing at the beginning of the walking paths in Goodrich Park (200 US Route One). The Parks crew...

Read on...

Town Manager
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Selfies with Steve
Selling Property with Terry!
04-05-2019

053 with Terry Pirini

I'm here with Terry Pirini, the Town's realtor, as we close the sale of one of the Town's surplus properties.

It's surprising how many properties the Town has acquired over the years, and Terry is helping the Board of Selectmen sell the properties we don't...

Read on...

Town Manager