today’s news … Sunday, June 15, 2014

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

Quote for today… “I was thinking, ‘Are you crazy? You don’t want to run a fiberglass boat in that section of the river.'” – Jim Cox, owner of Chiques Rock Outfitters, in this Sunday News article entitled, “A boater’s guide to getting on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County.”


  • STUDY:  “The American people believe that the country’s housing environment is changing.  While most non-owners (70%) aspire to own a home someday, homeownership is not viewed as the vehicle to building wealth that it once was, and the public believes that renting has grown in appeal while owning has declined.” – MacArthur Foundation
  • Restaurant inspections in Lancaster County: ” … it is clearly evident that the person in charge is not performing the primary duty of ensuring compliance with the Food Code to protect public health.” This is the phrase used in the inspector’s report on COUNTRY BOY MEATS. 2108 NEW DANVILLE PIKE LANCASTER, PA 17603 according to the article in today’s Sunday News and at the state’s inspection Website. You just know the management of these places just don’t care about food safety; why would anyone go there? Sunday News
  • Editorial: A plea for open government – The Sunday News editorial says “no documents to help residents understand what the supervisors are discussing” and “Few people … could even hear what was being said …” and “A microphone was not properly working … .”
  • The editorial continues: The residents of East Earl deserve better. They deserve an open government where the supervisors conduct township business in a transparent and honest way. They deserve good government. They deserve government officials who do not have disdain for them.”
  • “The Historical Architectural Review Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers of Borough Hall, 308 Locust St., Columbia.” Several property owners want seek to replace wood trim with PVC and there’ll be an update on historic inventory surveys. – Sunday News

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