In Opinions on March 25, 2011 at 9:00 am
We found the following worthwhile reading in today’s Intelligencer Journal/New Era:
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Pam Guilfoyle, Washington Boro, (Teachers did it, will lawmakers?) lauds school district personnel who are agreeing to not take pay raises while challenging “public servants” in the Commonwealth’s legislature to “actually putting in the time and effort to do the jobs that you were elected to do.”
Steve A. Shannon, Lancaster, (Corbett’s budget a real ‘gem’) wonders who created the deficit: citizens or “Could it have been caused by the wasteful spending of our 253 honest lawmakers?”
Irene and Stan Buch, Manor Township, (The people are speaking) agree “that our new governor should tax Marcellus shale and cut the Legislature.”
DIGITAL PICTURES TELL A LOT
We always read the Kim Komando column in the Intel; today Kim alerts her readers to the danger of inadvertent and innocent information sharing in digital photography. Read today’s column and find out more about Cree.py.
And from the York Daily Record:
Police and firefighters have tough jobs
Read more about a Wrightsville man’s issue incidents: Wrightsville man Tasered repeatedly after fighting with police, firefighters
From the Reading Eagle:
As tax filing time approaches, there is a column about tax season entitled “Trying to beat tax man a losing game – Believe these myths and you could land in jail.” The article cites this IRA publication: The truth about frivolous tax arguments.
In History and Heritage, Treasures on March 25, 2011 at 5:55 am
“What’s the best ice cream flavor in the Turkey Hill line-up?” Turkey Hill announces its Ultimate Flavor Tournament
; check it out.
And you can help save farmland at the 12th Annual Turkey Hill Country Classic!
If you want to further support the community and the farmland we so proudly love, or if you just want to come out for a good time, set your calendars for May 7, 2011
. That will be the day of the 12th Annual Turkey Hill Country Classic
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Proceeds for the event support the Lancaster Farmland Trust. Since 1988, The Trust has preserved 360 farms and over 22,500 acres of the richest agricultural soils in the country located here in the heart of Lancaster County. Over the last few years, the Turkey Hill Country Classic has raised close to $57,000 for the Trust.
You can register online for running and cycling events.
In Opinions, Opportunities on March 25, 2011 at 5:32 am
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.
Columbia and the surrounding areas of Marietta, Wrightsville, Mountville and Washington Boro offer some of the best-kept secrets in the county; all you have to do is walk around these towns and you come across really cool treasures: magnificent architecture; history (everywhere you look); a superb place to walk with a one-mile bridge spanning the Susquehanna; great antique shops and wonderful, sincere, smiling people!
There, however, are a few worst secrets … kept. We cannot understand why some people in some organizations want to hide information that belongs to the citizens; we just do not understand why this information is not readily available on Internet Websites for inspection. Citizens have a right to know and they want to see data; prospective visitors and citizens want to know more about the organizations and agencies in the area.
What’s the reason for the secrecy? What is the big deal? Why do municipal agencies and not-for-profit organizations want to hide (or not show) financial records as mandated by the IRS and the Commonwealth?
In 2011, using the Internet to get information is quite common!