Today’s news … Friday, June 17, 2016

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

Today’s quote … Heroin is a symptom of the underlying corruption that permeates our society. – Comment following this LNP – Always Lancaster editorial.

Today’s second quote … “My cat would make a better president than these two.” – Comment following this Pennlive editorial cartoon.

  • Something to consider: The Borough is asking citizens to “vote” on whether they want to see LEGAL NOTICES in one of two publications. One, LNP – Always Lancaster, the seven-day-a-week general circulation newspaper serving Lancaster County, primarily,  also publishes legal notices online at The other, Central Penn Business Journal, describes itself as a “business newspaper of record for Central Pennsylvania.” It, too, has an online presence, but we were unable to locate any Legal Notices at the Website. Perhaps that’s because only paid subscribers have full access to the Website.
  • Another Website, Pennsylvania Public Notices, A/K/A “ in collaboration with participating newspapers and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association brings you public notice advertisements from throughout Pennsylvania.” You can sign-up at the Website to receive “public notice subject matter categories that have already been created, or you can create a customized search request with keywords and categories. You can also select the newspaper(s) or area(s) you want PublicNoticeMessenger to search. Once a day, PublicNoticeMessenger finds notices that match your selections and delivers them to you by e-mail.” But there’s a charge for that service.
  • Readers can, though, search the clunky database to find Legal Notices. The database lists the no-longer-used-name for LNP – Always Lancaster: Intelligencer Journal-Lancaster New Era and Sunday News.
  • It’s also possible to search for publication members of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association; the Central Penn Business Journal is listed as a member publication. “The search includes newspapers, online publications, business journals, out-of-state publications, and college newspapers that are members of of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.”

20 - bugs

locust eyesoreIsn’t it time to do something about these central business district eyesores? The disrepair of the Hotel Columbia / Hotel Locust and the structure next door have to speak loudly to any body looking at the downtown. The hole in the canvas awning – the general shabbiness of these three separate addresses shout “blight.” This is what potential residents, investors and business operators see when they leave the Borough Hall across the street.

The Urban Dictionary defines blight as: “The feeling, when walking through a part of town, that this neighborhood has seen better days. The decline of a part of the city from thriving neighborhood to encroaching ghettodom. The first signs of blight are poorly kept properties, damaged building facades and an increasing number of ‘for sale’ signs.”

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