ROSES: Well, wilted ones, to the Postal Service to making plans to reduce hours at several local post offices rather than close them. We'd rather they maintain current hours, but limiting hours to cut costs is a better alternative to closure.
ROSES: Posthumously, to noted local organist Samuel Keeney, for the joy he gave many through his playing - and also for fostering music locally through sales of pianos and organs.
ROSES: To the completion of the new prison outmate housing facility near the York County Prison. The facility will allow the county to use space at the jail for revenue-providing INS detainees.
ROSES: To Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., for working to find compromise on immigration reform, something the recent election results suggest is sorely needed.
ROSES: To former Live lead singer Ed Kowalczyk for his recent show at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. It sure would be great to see him reunite with his old band.
ROSES: To Northeastern Area EMS for exploring the possibility of putting a substation in Conewago Township to better serve the area.
THORNS: To news that the number of York County children without health insurance has been on the rise in recent years. There's no excuse for that because Pennsylvania is a "universal coverage state" for children - it's available through CHIP.
ROSES: To the 120 students who graduated from YTI Career Institute Wednesday at a ceremony at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.
ROSES: To Glen Rock for deciding keep coverage by the Southern York County Regional Police.
ROSES: To state Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township, for being re-elected as state House majority whip - the No. 3 position in House leadership.
ROSES: To Northern York County Regional Police for some dogged investigation that led to the arrest of a Conewago Township man for allegedly committing identity theft. The suspect is innocent until proven guilty. Police officials described an elaborate investigation that led to the arrest.
ROSES: Posthumously, to Jack Barton for his long record of public service in many roles: city council member, county chief public defender, county solicitor, recorder of deeds and district justice. He died Nov. 5 at 89.