Today’s news … Sunday, January 31, 2016

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

Quote for today  “The Manheim Township School District needs to get its business — the district’s and the taxpayers’ business — in order. And it should accept the fact that it is bound by law to conduct that business with transparency.” – from this LNP – Always Lancaster editorial blasting Manheim Township for its exceptionalism.

Second Quote for today … “Our congressmen, Pat Meehan and Joseph Pitts, consistently vote against what is best for the average Pennsylvanian and for what benefits big businesses.” – a letter to the editor writer who “gets it” in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

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  • Appears a “personality flap” has been brewing as one citizen commented at a recent meeting asking, “to see the board members work together and communicate openly to all members.” The Township secretary’s minutes of meetings are comprehensive, though no minutes for January’s meeting is posted.
  • Hard for a rational person to understand: “overtime pay stems from a lack of workforce planning” | An article about the high cost of overtime in Pittsburgh. “Mayor Bill Peduto — who makes $107,500 and is normally the third highest-paid city employee — doesn’t rank among the city’s 300 highest-paid employees when you factor in overtime.” – Public Source
  • Appears last week’s snow storm sidelined the inspectors as neither York nor Lancaster‘s daily newspapers “restaurant inspections” articles have current restaurant inspection; the reports are from the previous weeks. – The York Daily Record and Lancaster Online
  • 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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  • Athena – Athena is a simple device with a big mission – to protect women from assaults with the touch of a button. Once pressed, it emits a loud alarm and messages friends and family with your current location.


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