today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Quote for today … “We don’t need to have more discrimination at this point.” – Lancaster School District Board member Fanny Castellanos in this Lancaster Online article about the District’s adoption of broad non-discrimination practices.
Another quote for today … “You would think with the car show coming this weekend they would find a way to clean it…it’s an embarrassment as it stands. Between the nasty streets and the torn up sidewalks on Locust Street this should be interesting. There has to be a way to keep this town clean.” – from one of many facebook posts here about the streets not being cleaned in Columbia.
- Internet access is a public utility | Court of Appeals decision yesterday ” … affirms Washington’s ability to regulate Internet providers like legacy telephone companies.” – The Washington Post
- But the deep pockets of the cable providers will fight the decision to the Supreme Court. And they’ll get the solid support of those at the trough.
- … or you could buy this 7,000 sq. ft. house – Pennlive
- School District of Lancaster steps in front | transgender and discrimination issue – Lancaster Online
- Seems every school district has planned increased taxes this year | Wonder whether anyone remembers the story of the Goose with the Golden Eggs?
- Uglification and more traffic congestion | Wegmans, a hotel and “high-end residential units” coming on Harrisburg Pike across from Long’s Park. – page one article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
- Rack ’em up! | “U.S. credit card borrowing surges; more defaults soon?” – Philly.com
- Seems lots of folks want to have it all by not doing things the “old fashioned way: working: Utz’s gets scammed by an employee: to the tune of $1.5 million. – Dollar General gets “coupon scammed” – Pennlive
- Borough’s Advertising Survey | Interesting: “(Columbia Borough will continue to post all information on our website www.columbiapa.net and by email blast) | When did / will the Borough Website start listing LEGAL NOTICES or RFP’s (A request for proposal (RFP) is a solicitation, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals.)? For instance, will the borough advertise for submissions for a manager for the Columbia Market House?