today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today… “‘The fact that Tom Tillett is delivering messages from Williams is what disturbs me. I believe Tillett is making calls on behalf of Williams” – Williams pipeline opponent, Brenda Sieglitzch commenting on the absolute arrogance of US Representative Joe Pitts’ legislative aide in this Lancaster Online article: “Calls, e-mails made by U.S. Rep. Pitts’ aide to pipeline opponents after election anger some.”
- So, if everyone knows that 97% of Pitts’ campaign fund of nearly $1.3 million came from big money interests, how does this pretender keep getting elected? Remember we get what they pay for and we, evidently, vote for.
- “Change is generally long in coming at public schools, but Pequea Valley is the local district to watch if you’re interested in innovative design — both in physical structures and the new kinds of classes they’ve developed.” – This is one of the comments to this Lancaster Online article: “Classroom makeover: how schools are rethinking what learning looks like”
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- Ephrata VFW bucks national trend; attracts younger members – The Ephrata Review
- Meanwhile, the VFW in Lititz is closed – Lancaster Online [NOTE1:It’s a crying shame that the “ah, sugar” moment blows away the good deeds, just last year the Post’s Auxilliary was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Community Service Post Award.] [NOTE2: The “ah, sugar” is a euphemism.]
- Vandalism is terrorism: Police investigate vandalism in Columbia Borough – FOX 43 TV
- “A former clerk for a York City district judge stole$1,221.96 in county money from his office, apparently to pay her son’s medical bills,” reports The York Dispatch.
- “It is stories like this that should stick out in the mind of the public. While all cops are not bad, some are. Trusting police to ALWAYS tell the truth and to uphold their oath is just blind ignorance.” – Comment following this WGAL-TV8 story about a Derry Township police officer arrested for allegedly stealing drugs from the police evidence room.
- In Lebanon, the municipality sends press releases to local media – Lebanon Daily News
- The editorial in LNP – Always Lancaster today warns, “Don’t get taken when you decide to give” and contains prudent advice for those who decide to make contributions to “charitable” organizations. The opinion reminds readers: “If you want to give to organizations that are less familiar, do a little research.” Columbia news, views & reviews has been exhorting its readers to check out any organization which asks for money and claims “not-for-profit status.” We are reminded of President Reagan’s “Trust but verify” admonition. Just because someone tells you the entity is a charitable entity doesn’t mean it has filed and received the required documentation. And find out how the entity uses the money.