today’s news … Thursday, May 30, 2013

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for today“The No. 1 question is, Is the pension system economically viable and sustainable? Some people believe it is. I, personally, do not. I firmly believe we need to make pension changes in Pennsylvania.” – Mike Brubaker, state senator, in this Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era article on Pennsylvania’s underfunded pension system.

fire paradePHOTO: Lancaster County Fireman’s Association

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  • Things must be getting better: PPL announces big rate increaseIntelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era  [Columbia news, views & reviews NOTE: Things are getting better for the water company and PPL.]
  • “U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.” says a syndicated article in today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era [Columbia news, views & reviews NOTE: Things are getting better for the banks, too! Way to help this economy grow, banker crooks!]
  • POLICE LOG:EAST LAMPETER TWP.: Justin A. Prescott, 33, of Columbia, was charged with felony retail theft after he rang in items to random customers in exchange for cash while working at the Nike Factory Store Outlet at Tanger Outlets. Police said the incidents took place during the last two months. Loss to the store was $1,888.42. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • LEGAL NOTICE published in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, May 30, 2013: “Sealed Bid Notice – District Administration Center (DAC) Painting. Bid information available at the District Office, 200 N. 5th St, Columbia, PA 17512, or 717-684-2283. Also available on District website: www.columbia.k12.pa.us, Business Office, Bid Information. Mandatory scheduling of site visit. Bids due Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Laura Cowburn, Board Secretary” [Click to view the bid notice.] [Columbia news, views & reviews NOTE: This is the same legal notice that was published last week, but the Bids due date has been changed from June 6 to June 13.]

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