today’s news … Sunday, December 21, 2014

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

Quote for today … “ … that for most every newspaper that isn’t a major national or international brand, the paywalls are looking like dismal failures.” – techdirt.com

cpd press releaseThe above Columbia Police Department news release appears at its facebook page Columbia news, views & reviews applauds the Columbia Police Department for communicating with its citizens and interested parties via social media. Take the next step, share news releases with all local media including online news resources in Columbia.

  • Let “Xenophobia” ring

holiday market

  • Restaurant inspections in York County The York Dispatch [NOTE: York’s newspapers have paywalls that inhibit people from reading their posts after a minimal number of view each month … unless people pay to become subscribers. We will include links to the referenced articles, though readers may not be able to read the article.] In the most recent inspections listed in York County, the McDonald’s store on South George Street racked up a large number of food serving establishment violations.
  • Readability is a website that pulls the content from any page and shows it to you in a nice, readable format, removing all the ads, navigation, etc.  Since it uses it’s own servers to render the page content, it’s not actually your browser that is requesting the content.”
  • A complete listing of all inspections at food serving facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide, is available at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.

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