today’s news … Monday, January 4, 2016

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

Quote for today … “The article doesn’t mention that these increases are required to fund the skimming of funds for use by PennDOT. Signed into law when Rendell was Governor. These increases were written into the same law signed by Governor Ed Rendell.” – Comment (one of 87) following this Pennlive article about the PA Turnpike toll increase. According to the article, the “Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to raise toll rates every year until 2044.”


  • The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America. This is the 100th year of the Farm Show beginning on January 9.


  • Better question might be “What can’t you do when you win the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night?”

opening day pa turnpikeCredit: Courtesy Pennsylvania State Archives
“Enthusiastic travelers line up their cars for opening day on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, October 1, 1940 | Nearly 27,000 autos crowded the Pennsylvania Turnpike on its first weekend. The toll of one cent per mile didn’t discourage traffic, and neither did the speed limit: initially, the Turnpike had no posted limit.”

18Short cut into or out of the shopping center?

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